Connecticut College 71, Bates College 56
Shinall Pours in Game-High 22 Points for Camels
Gabelman Notches 10th Double-Double with 19 Points and 13 Rebounds
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Jenn Shinall (Redding, Conn.) poured in a game-high 22 points and Tara Gabelman (Irvington, N.Y.) erupted with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Connecticut College women's basketball team to a 71-56 victory against Bates College Friday night.
The Camels improve their record to 13-2 and are 4-1 in the NESCAC. The Bobcats slip to 7-9 with a 2-3 record in conference action.
Shinall was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field and had four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Gabelman knocked down 7-of-8 shots from the floor and was 5-for-6 from the charity stripe.
Sophomore Caitlin Cimino (Falmouth, Maine) chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds for the winning side.
Senior Lauren Dobish (Chamersburg, Pa.) finished with 17 points and six rebounds in the setback for Bates. Molly Brown (South Dartmouth, Mass.) added 13 points for the Bobcats while Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) tallied eight points and eight boards for Bates.
The Camels put together a 15-to-6 run in the second stanza to take a 19 point lead. Gabelman put back her own missed shot with 6:35 to go and Shinall then buried a three-ball with 6:01 remaining to break the game open and put the hosts in complete control with a 56-37 advantage.
The Bobcats got the lead down to 10 at one point but could not break into the single digits. Connecticut College converted 13 of its 16 free throws in the second stanza and knocked down 85% (17-for-20) of its shots at the charity stripe in the win.
The Camels put together a 6-to-0 run in the later stages of the first half to build a 12 point advantage. Cimino hit Shinall on a backdoor cut to the hoop to make it a 21-11 game and then Jeanna Dunleavy (Chatham, N.J.) banked in a runner to put the Camels on top 23-11 with 4:32 remaining.
The Camels carried a 28-19 advantage into the break.
The Bobcats will visit Wesleyan University for a 2:00 p.m. game in Middletown, Conn.
Connecticut College will host Tufts University for a 2:00 p.m. game in New London.
January 20, 2012