Jenn Shinall Tallies 20 Points, Seven Assists, Six Steals & Five Boards for Camels
BRISTOL, R.I.--The Connecticut College women´s basketball team (4-3) cruised to a 75-53 victory (3-5) at Roger Williams University Tuesday night. The Camels opened the second half with a lethal 16-to-2 run and never looked back.
Sophomore Jenn Shinall (Redding, Conn.) paced the Camels with 20 points, seven assists, six steals, and five rebounds. Jacqueline Shinall (Redding, Conn.) and Emily Cummings (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) netted 11 points each in the second straight win for Connecticut College.
Ryan Weekes (Worcester, Mass.) dumped in a game-high 21 points to lead the Hawks in the setback. Sophomore Paige Congdon (Westwood, Mass.) finished with nine points and eight rebounds in the contest for Roger Williams.
Cummings was a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point range with 11 points in the opening half but Weekes equaled her output on perfect 4-for-4 shooting and the teams headed to the intermission knotted up at 34 apiece.
In the second stanza, Jenn Shinall sparked the Camels on their 16-to-2 run with four field goals. Sister Jacqueline capped the rally with a triple at the 14:27 mark and the visitors enjoyed a 50-36 advantage. Later on in the half, Weekes converted consecutive field goals to pull the Hawks to within nine at 56-47 with 8:13 remaining.
But the Camels countered with a 7-to-0 run over the next 2:26 to push the lead back to 63-47. Tori Verrengia (Plymouth, Mass.) scored five points during the stretch and buried a jumper with 5:06 remaining to close out the rally.
The Camels´ pressure defense induced 13 second half turnovers, converting the miscues into 12 points. Senior Rita Holak (Windham, N.H.) ripped down a team-high six rebounds for the visitors.
Connecticut College will visit Pine Manor College this Thursday night for a 7:00 p.m. game in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
December 8, 2009