Hamilton 60 Utica 48
January 14, 1997
Jessica Levi scored 20 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and had five blocked shots as Hamilton hung on for a 60-48 victory over Utica College. The Continentals jumped out to a 25-10 lead, keyed by a 10-0 run midway through the first half. But, after trailing 33-19 at halftime, Utica rallied and closed to within six, at 45-39, on a jumper by Heidi Bears with 8:01 remaining. But that was as close as the Pioneers got as Jen Moran scored eight of the Continentals last 15 points. Moran finished with 16 points. Ashley Merriman and Kim Herrig also finished with double figure rbounding totals as Hamilton held a 54-42 edge on the boards. Merriman finished with 13 rebounds and Herrig 10. Andrea Barnes had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Utica, while Bears finished with 13 points.