Connecticut College 75, Mitchell College 54
Gabelman Tallies 22 Points & 10 Rebounds for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's basketball team shot 62% from the field in the second half and put together a 14-to-0 run to pull away for a 75-54 victory at Mitchell College Monday night.
The Camels (3-6) put an end to their five game slide with the victory, while the Mariners (4-4) had their brief two-game winning streak snapped with the setback.
Tara Gabelman (Irvington, N.Y.) poured in a game-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds en route to her fourth double-double of the season for the Camels. Caitlin Cimino (Falmouth, Maine) chipped in with 10 points for the winning side.
Aly Boyle (Westford, Mass.) and Tina Seretta (Greenfield, Mass.) netted eight points each for the Camels. Boyle had three rebounds and two assists in a 3-for-5 shooting performance while Seretta finished with seven boards in 18 minutes of work.
Jenn Shinall (Redding, Conn.) added seven points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in the victory.
Senior Alix O'Neil (New London, Conn.) scored a team-best 20 points with seven rebounds for the Mariners. Sophomore guard Kaylee Cerruto (Torrington, Conn.) netted 17 points and was 5-for-9 from three-point distance for the hosts.
Gabelman scored 16 points in the opening half and put back an offensive board at the buzzer to vault the Camels out to a 33-25 lead at the break.
In the second stanza, the Camels stormed out of the gates with 14-to-4 run. Boyle put in a runner in the lane to open the second half scoring and capped the rally with a three-ball from the right side with 15:24 remaining, extending the Connecticut College lead to 47-29.
After Mitchell trimmed the deficit to 48-34, the Camels went on a lethal 14-to-0 run over a span of 5:54 to break the game wide open with a 67-34 advantage. Cimino converted a pair of field goals to lead the Camels on their scoring surge.
The Connecticut College bench out-scored the Mariners 29-to-7 in the victory and the visitors enjoyed a 52-to-27 edge on the backboards.
December 13, 2010