Skidmore College shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half and handed visiting Hamilton College a disappointing 74-59 Liberty League loss at the Sports and Recreation Center on Feb. 20.
The 74 points allowed by Hamilton (14-9 overall, 7-6 Liberty) is a season high. Skidmore improved to 10-14 and 7-6. Hamilton, Skidmore and William Smith College are locked in a three-way tie for fourth place in the league standings. Just the top four teams make the league championship tournament. Each team has one league game remaining on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Hamilton fought back from a 21-12 deficit midway through the first half and cut the Skidmore lead to 32-30 at the break. Sydney Fasulo '09 scored 18 of her 20 points in the opening stanza. Skidmore limited the 6-foot-1 center to just two field goal attempts in the second half.
A jumper by Hamilton's Reisa Asimovic '11 marked the game's seventh tie at 43-43 with 12:30 left. The hosts then went on a decisive 17-4 run to take a 60-47 lead with 7:49 to go. Skidmore led by as many as 17 points and held Hamilton to just 36 percent accuracy from the floor in the second half.
Alex Sowinski '10 chipped in 13 points for the Continentals and Madelyn McGuinnis '09 was credited with four assists. Hamilton travels to first-place Union College on Saturday and aims to keep its postseason hopes alive. Skidmore will host William Smith.