NEW LONDON, Conn.—Sophomore Meg Corcoran (Milton, Mass.) had 12 points, five rebounds and a pair of steals to lead the Connecticut College women's basketball team to a 90-32 victory against the College of New Rochelle at Luce Field House Monday night.
Corcoran was 6-for-7 from the field and added one steal for the Camels. Junior Mairead Hynes (Mahopac, N.Y.) posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, connecting on 5-of-7 shots from the floor. Hynes is now just 39 points away from joining the 1,000 point club for Connecticut College.
Sophomore guard Kylie Caouette (Ashburnham, Mass.) netted 13 points in 13 minutes of action. Ashley Howe (Saco, Maine) contributed with 10 points and six boards in 20 minutes of action off of the pine, shooting 4-for-6 from the field and 1-of-1 from downtown for Connecticut College. Classmate and fellow rookie Nancy Coulverson (South Ozone Park, N.Y.) along with sophomore Caroline Pangallo (Fairfield, Conn.) netted eight points apiece for the hosts.
Connecticut College improved its record to 12-6 with the triumph while the Blue Angels fell to 8-5 with the loss.
Dar'Neisha Brice (Baltimore, Md.) and Melissa Perez (Queens, N.Y.) scored nine points each to lead CNR in the setback. Brice added six steals and three rebounds while Perez finished with two thefts and one board. Sophomore Aaliyah Fields (Hollywood, Md.) chipped in with six points, four rebounds and three steals for the Blue Angels.
Connecticut College enjoyed a 55-26 advantage on the backboards and used that edge to outscore the visitors 17-to-8 on the foul line, accounting for 40 points or 44% of their total offense in the paint.
The Camels put together a 13-to-0 run in the opening quarter to take control early. Hynes put the Camels on top for good with her hoop 1:42 into regulation, adding another bucket in the post with 6:31 to go. Sami Ashton (Clinton, Conn.) assisted on both baskets and had five dimes in the contest. Corcoran extended the lead to 8-2 with a hoop before Caouette dialed long distance with 5:11 remaining to make it an 11-2 contest.
A steal by Hynes led to another easy deuce for Caouette before Howe closed out the run with a put back on an offensive board that catapulted the Camels out to a 15-2 advantage with 3:59 remaining.
Connecticut College continued to pull away, taking a 20-4 lead after one and a 44-12 cushion into the break. The lead ballooned to 69-18 after three quarters. The Blue Angels fought for 40 minutes and played a competitive fourth quarter, scoring 14 of their 32 points in the final 10 minutes of regulation.