Roger Williams 65, Connecticut College 58 OT
Camels Second Half Comeback Falls Just Short in New London
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's basketball team stormed back from a 16-point second half deficit to take a one-point lead with 1:20 to go but Roger Williams University was able to hold on for a 65-58 victory in overtime.
The Hawks improve to 5-2 with the win while the Camels slip to 2-6 with their fifth straight loss.
Alexandra Lanieri (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) led three players in double figures for the visitors with 17 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Elizabeth Kilzi (Waverly, Pa.) chipped in with 15 points and five rebounds for the visitors. Kaitlyn Bovee (Berlin, Conn.) added 11 points and eight boards for the Hawks.
Connecticut College freshman Tara Gabelman (Irvington, N.Y.) erupted with 19 points and 10 rebounds en route to her third double-double of the season. Jenn Shinall (Redding, Conn.) chipped in with 17 points, three rebounds and three assists for the Camels. Junior Kim Horne (Newport, N.H.) added eight points and seven rebounds for the hosts.
The Hawks matched their largest lead of the night at 42-26 when Lanieri converted a field goal with 12:38 remaining in regulation. But the Camels clawed their way back with some pressure defense along with some excellent offensive sets. Gabelman banked in a runner with 1:20 remaining to cap a 12-to-1 run that put the Camels on top 52-51. But Bovee knocked down a three with 17.9 seconds left to put the visitors back on top 54-52.
On the ensuing possession, Shinall was fouled with seven seconds to go and the junior guard converted a pair of free throws to tie things up at 54. As the clock was winding down, Kilzi tried to bank one in for the visitors at the buzzer but the shot rolled off the rim and the game went to overtime.
The Hawks scored the first six point of the overtime and were able to hold on for the 65-58 win. Kilzi scored six of her 15 points in the extra session to lead the visitors.
December 7, 2010