Connecticut College 57, Hamilton College 50
Dunleavy Tallies 14 Points and Eight Rebounds for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.-Jeanna Dunleavy (Chatham, N.J.) scored 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Connecticut College women's basketball team to a 57-50 victory against Hamilton College at Luce Field House Friday.
The Camels improve their record to 16-4 with a 5-3 mark in the NESCAC, while the Continentals fall to 8-12 with a 1-6 mark in league action.
Carlee Smith (Willimantic, Conn.) chipped in with 10 points and three assists for the Camels. Tara Gabelman (Irvington, N.Y.) ripped down a game-high 12 rebounds to go with seven points for the winning side.
Hamilton College junior Eliza Howe (Westport, Conn.) exploded with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds, shooting 12-for-24 from the field, 1-for-1 from long distance and 2-for-2 on the charity stripe.
Dani Feigin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) chipped in with 17 points, three steals and two assists for the visitors.
Howe and Feigin netted 11 points each in the opening half and the visitors carried a 24-23 advantage into the break.
But the Camels relied on their bench to help them gut out this tightly contested conference tit as the Camel reserves out-scored the Hamilton subs 14-to-8 in the second stanza.
After two ties and three lead chances, the Camels took control with a 7-to-2 run. Gabelman knocked down a jumper with 6:35 remaining to spark the Camels on their rally and Smith capped the rally with a hoop at the 2:35 mark.
Howe was able to cut the Camel lead to 52-48 with 33 seconds left, converting a field goal for th visitors.
However, the Camels were able to put the game away at the charity stripe, converting 5-of-6 their last six attempts on the line to seal the 57-50 victory.
Connecticut College out-rebounded Hamilton College 47-to-37 in the victory.
February 3, 2012