Chargers Edge Mariners in OT

Chargers Edge Mariners in OT

CASTINE, Maine --Colby-Sawyer scored four unanswered points, in the final minute of overtime, to escape Smith Gymnasium with a 74-69 in a North Atlantic Conference women's basketball game. The Chargers remained unbeatenin the conference at 16-0, 19-4 overall while the Mariners fell to 8-7, 11-11.

Mary Badeen and Bekah Campbell each scored 15 points to pace MMA while Courtney Dufour and Leah Jackson added nine. Jackson pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds and Campbell grabbed 12 boards.

Taylor DeSanty netted a game-high 27 for Colby-Sawyer, Sammi Lehr 15 and Callin Bullett 12. Kelsey Cahill and Ashley Fruzzetti each added nine.

Fruzzetti and Badeen opened overtime trading threes before a free throw by Hanna Lyons put the Mariners up 65-64 with 3:55 left. Casey Everest made it 67-64 with a layup until Lehr converted a traditional three-point play to tie the game for the tenth, and final, time 67-67 with 2:30 remaining. Fruzzetti's three at 2:03 gave the Chargers the lead for good, 70-67.

The second half featured five ties and five lead changes and was tied at 55-55 with 3:42 remaining. Colby-Sawyer took a 61-58 lead on DeSanty's layup with 37 seconds left. Campbell made 61-60 with a layup with 25 seconds left and hit the front end of two free throws with six seconds left to send the game into overtime tied, 61-61.

Even at 10-10, after Devyn Curless-Clark drained a three for Maine Maritime, Colby-Sawyer went on an 11-4 scoring run to lead 21-14 with 7:32 remaining in the opening half. Fruzzetti connected from behind the arc,  Cahill converted two free throws,  Bullet hit a layup and DeSanty netted four straight in the run for the Chargers.

The Mariners answered with a 13-6 scoring run to even the game for the third time, 27-27, with 3:59 left. Badeen scored six in the run, Dufour three and Everest and Jackson two each for Maine Maritime. The Mariners took a 37-30 lead two minutes later after a jumper by Jillian Perron and a three by Dufour before Lehr's layup made it 37-32 at the break.

The Mariners return to action Tuesday hosting Thomas at 7:30 p.m.

 

COLBY-SAWYER 74, MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 69

COLBY-SAWYER (19-4, NAC 16-0)

Taylor DeSanty 11-20 3-6 27; Sammi Lehr 7-10 1-2 15; Cailin Bullett 4-12 4-7 12; Kelsey Cahill 3-6 3-4 9; Ashley Fruzzetti 3-7 0-0 9; Kelsey Bragdon 1-6 0-1 2; Jessica Shenkel 0-1 0-0 0; Mari Meserve 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-62 11-20 74.

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY (11-11,NAC 8-7)

Mary Badeen 5-15 1-2 15; Rebekah Campbell 7-17 1-7 15; Leah Jackson 4-7 1-2 9; Courtney DuFour 3-7 0-0 9; Casey Everest 3-6 1-3 7; Hanna Lyons 3-10 1-2 7; Devyn Curless-Clark 2-6 0-2 5; Jillian Perron 1-3 0-0 2; Kari Jones 0-2 0-0 0; Alyssa Severance 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-73 5-18 69.

Colby-Sawyer..................   32   29   13  -   74

Maine Maritime Academy........   37   24    8  -   69

3-point goals--Colby-Sawyer 5-18 (Ashley Fruzzetti 3-5; Taylor DeSanty 2-5; Cailin Bullett 0-4; Kelsey Bragdon 0-3; Jessica Shenkel 0-1), Maine Maritime Academy 8-22 (Mary Badeen 4-13; Courtney DuFour 3-6; Devyn Curless-Clark 1-2; Kari Jones 0-1). Fouled out--Colby-Sawyer-None, Maine Maritime Academy-Leah Jackson. Rebounds--Colby-Sawyer 41 (Ashley Fruzzetti 7), Maine Maritime Academy 52 (Leah Jackson 14). Assists--Colby-Sawyer 11 (Cailin Bullett 6), Maine Maritime Academy 18 (Hanna Lyons 6). Total fouls--Colby-Sawyer 14, Maine Maritime Academy 22. Technical fouls--Colby-Sawyer-None, Maine Maritime Academy-None. A-48