NEW LONDON, N.H. – Colby-Sawyer College senior Noelle Surette (Buxton, Maine) broke the school’s single-game scoring record Tuesday night by scoring 37 points to lead the Chargers to a 77-64 win over Plymouth State University in non-conference women’s basketball action at Coffin Field House.
Surette broke the single-game scoring record previously held by Beth Chartier, who scored 35 points in 1996 in a game at Salve Regina University. Surette also pulled down 13 rebounds for Colby-Sawyer to record her second double-double of the season. Terri Duffy (Marshfield, Mass.) added 22 points and 13 rebounds of her own for her second double-double of her career, while Amy Hebert (Keene, N.H) led the Chargers with a career-high 10 assists.
Leading the way for the Panthers was sophomore Karly Gray (Southampton, Mass.), who came off the bench to score 13 points. Senior Meg MacDonald (Salem, N.H.) chipped in 11 points and junior Kayla Morin (Pascoag, R.I.) rounded out the double-digit scorers for the Panthers with 10.
Colby-Sawyer opened the game on a 16-4 run and never looked back as they cruised to a 43-27 halftime lead. The Chargers led by 26 points early in the second half, but Plymouth State did not go away. The Panthers cut the Charger lead to 10 points with 2:15 to go but could get no closer than eight as the Chargers held on for the 13-point victory.
The Chargers return to action when they host Tufts University on Saturday at 1 p.m., while the Panthers host Salem State on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
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