PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Colby-Sawyer College used a balanced scoring attack and a strong shooting effort Thursday night to earn an 80-63 victory over Plymouth State University in a non-conference women’s basketball game at Foley Gymnasium.
The game was a match-up of last year’s ECAC New England Tournament finalists. The visitors led most of the way and improved to 8-5 on the season, while PSU dropped to 8-8 on the campaign.
Four players scored between 12 and 14 points for the Chargers. Sophomore K.J. Krasko (Medford, Mass.) led the way with 14 points, nine coming from three-point range. Junior Jamie Peterman (Nottingham, N.H.) hit 6-of-7 from the field and finished with 12 points and a team-high 10 rebounds, while sophomore Kristen Sorenson (Coventry, Conn.) and Anne Coulter (Hudson, N.H.) also scored 12 points apiece.
The Panthers got a season-high 18 points off the bench from freshman Kaitlin Linehan (Boston, Mass.), who was successful on 7-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Freshman Ashley White (Merrimack, N.H.) added 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and sophomore Katie Susat (Glastonbury, Conn.) added 11 points.
Colby-Sawyer took a double-digit lead (21-9) midway through the first half, and went up by as much as 22 points (40-18) before settling for a 46-27 halftime advantage. The Panthers stayed in the game during the second half, but couldn’t get the deficit below 14 points as CSC maintained its double-digit lead the rest of the way.
The Chargers hit on 32-of-64 for the game and had a 43-38 rebounding advantage. Colby-Sawyer also had 22 assists and 19 turnovers. PSU connected on only 36 percent of its shots, and had an assist-turnover ratio of 9-22.
Both teams return to conference action on Saturday, PSU hosting Rhode Island College at Foley Gymnasium in a Little East Conference game (1:00 p.m.) and Colby-Sawyer visiting Endicott for a Commonwealth Coast Conference match-up (3:00 p.m.)
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