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Women’s Basketball Drops Non-Conference Contest to Division I Army

Casey Walsh

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Connecticut College women's basketball team dropped a non-conference contest to Division I Army by a 74-48 score on Sunday afternoon at Chistl Arena.

Camel senior Margaret Corcoran (Milton, Mass.) opened the scoring with a layup 30 seconds into the contest, but the Black Knights responded with seven unanswered to quickly take control. The hosts ended the first quarter on an 11-0 run, which was capped by Madison Hovren sinking three layups, to take a 13-point advantage into the second frame.

Army (5-6) continued to pad its lead in the second quarter and moved ahead by as many as 23 when Taylor Sullivan finished a pass from Sarah Bohn to make it 35-12 with 2:48 on the clock. The Black Knights would eventually carry an 18-point cushion into halftime, as Corcoran set up junior Sami Ashton (Clinton, Conn.) for a jumper and then sank one herself in the final minute of action.

Even though the Camels outscored the Black Knights in the third quarter by getting a trifecta from Corcoran down the stretch, the host school maintained a comfortable lead throughout the second half. Julia Gibbs extended the margin to as many as 28 by connecting from long range in the waning minutes of the fourth before the hosts would eventually exit the gym with the 26-point victory.

Hovren led the way for Army by racking up 27 points. She also finished the game with 16 rebounds. Bohn added 11 points, and Jess Lewis contributed five assists to go along with five boards and two steals. Taylor Sullivan recorded nine points and five rebounds.

The Camels most notably got strong contributions from Corcoran and Ashton. Corcoran netted 14 points, while Ashton notched 11 points, four rebounds, and two steals. Sophomore Casey Walsh (Phoenixville, Pa.) scored eight points.

Connecticut College (9-3) returns home to begin NESCAC play when it hosts Middlebury on Friday evening at 7 p.m.