Connecticut College 66, Springfield College 60 Shinall Leads Camels with 21 points, 5 boards & 5 steals in 40 Minutes of Action

Tara Gabelman '14 was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Brandeis Women's Basketball Judges Classic
Tara Gabelman '14 was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Brandeis Women's Basketball Judges Classic
Shinall Leads Camels with 21 points, 5 boards & 5 steals in 40 Minutes of Action Gabelman Named to All-Tournament Team for Connecticut College WALTHAM, Mass.--Jenn Shinall (Redding, Conn.) tallied 21 points, five rebounds, five steals and two assists to lead the Connecticut College Camels to a 66-60 victory against Springfield College in the third place game of the Brandeis Women´s Basketball Judges Classic played at Red Auerbach Arena Sunday. The Camels even their record at 1-1 with the victory while the Pride slip to 0-3 with the loss. Shinall logged every minute of action Sunday and was 5-for-7 from three-point distance and a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. Tara Gabelman (Irvington, N.Y.) represented the Camels on the All-Tournament Team. Gabelman scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds en route to a double-double, adding five assists and a pair of blocks. In the two games, Gabelman averaged 16.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists, shooting a 48% clip from the floor (11-for-23) and 89% at the foul line (8-for-9). Caitlin Cimino (Falmouth, Maine) chipped in with a double-double of her own, dropping in 11 points and adding 10 boards for the winning side. Aly Boyle (Westford, Mass.) contributed eight points in 21 minutes of action for Connecticut College. Senior Abby Connors (Douglas, Mass.) netted 12 points to lead Springfield the setback. Meghan Biondolillo (Levittown, N.Y.) reached double figures with 10 points for the Pride. Senior forward Amelia Sapowsky (Ware, Mass.) added nine points and eight rebounds in the loss. Connecticut College reeled off a 9-to-2 run midway through the opening half to build a 24-17 lead. Shinall buried a triple with 9:31 remaining to cap the rally with 9:31 remaining. Gabelman had 14 points in the half and the Camels carried a 39-35 lead into the break. In the second stanza, the Camels continued to hold the advantage, pushing their lead back to seven on a pair of free throws from Cimino with 7:53 to go. But the Pride used a 9-to-2 run to battle back. Connors converted a hoop and one on the line with 2:52 remaining to even the score at 54 apiece. The Camels answered though, pulling ahead for good by scoring the next four points. Shinall knocked down a pair of freebies with 2:50 to play and Gabelman converted a field goal with 2:23 remaining to make it 58-54 game. Connecticut College sealed the victory on the foul line, converting their final six attempts on the charity stripe to close out the 66-60 win. The Camels shot 84% from the line (16-for-19) in the contest and connected on 40% of their attempts from long distance (8-for-20). The Camels ask you to support them with their Hoops for Hunger Food Drive Tuesday night. The women´s team will host the Nichols College Bison at 5:30 p.m. and the men tip-off at 7:30 against Roger Williams University. You can bring your non-perishable food items to the game and they will be donated to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London.

November 21, 2010

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