Connecticut College 70, Saint Joseph College (Conn.) 42
Verrengia Nets 10 Points-Camels Hold 28-to-6 Advantage in Scoring Off the Bench
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women´s basketball team (3-3) cruised to 70-42 victory against Saint Joseph College at Luce Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon. Junior Tori Verrengia (Plymouth, Mass.) had 10 points and the Camel reserves out-scored the Blue Jays´ bench 28-to-6 in the triumph.
Jenn Shinall (Redding, Conn.) had 13 points, five steals and four rebounds for the Camels. Senior Emily Cummings (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) scored all of her 12 points in the second stanza. Taylor Sawatzki (Holderness, N.H.) chipped in with eight points, four rebounds on 3-for-4 shooting from the field.
Sophomore Ilaria Schiano (Wallingford, Conn.) poured in a game-high 23 points, and was a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe for the Blue Jays in the setback. Nathalie Mastarreno (Glastonbury, Conn.) contributed eight points, five rebounds and three assists for Saint Joseph College.
The Camels raced out to a 23-5 first half lead and never really looked back. Jenn Shinall buried a triple with 8:36 remaining and sister Jacqueline Shinall canned another trey with 7:52 to go that capped the rally for the Camels. Mastarreno converted a pair of free throws with 5:45 left to pull the Blue Jays to within a dozed in a 23-11 game. But the Camels out-scored the visitors 14-to-7 in the closing moments and held a 37-18 advantage at the break.
In the second stanza, the Camels opened the half with a lethal 20-to-4 run to break the game wide open. Jenn Shinall converted two of her five steals into easy buckets in transition during the run. Verrengia converted back-to-back lay ups before Amy Towne (Stamford, Conn .) added a freebie from the foul line to extend the lead to 57-24 with 12:10 remaining.
The Camels held a 46-to-21 advantage on the backboards and continued to pull away for the 70-42 triumph.
December 5, 2009