Women's basketball rides big run to defeat Morrisville State
Madie Harlem '13 scored a game-high 20 points to lead Hamilton College to a 62-35 win over Morrisville State College in a non-conference game at Morrisville's STUAC Gymnasium on Dec. 10.
Harlem has scored 20 or more points in four out of Hamilton's eight games. She also pulled down six rebounds to go along with three assists and a game-high four steals. Harlem is averaging 18 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.5 steals per game.
Olivia Pimm '14 added a season-high 12 points and six rebounds, and Dani Feigin '14 chipped in nine points for the Continentals. Kim Goidell '13 posted eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Claire Hunsinger '13 led the team with nine rebounds.
Dyshea Smiley led the Mustangs with nine points, and Tierra Hollins-Hill chipped in eight to go with three assists. Jennel Paul added six points and three steals. Nijah Townsend pulled down a team-high eight rebounds, and Nijee Scott grabbed seven boards.
Hamilton (4-4 overall) scored the game's first six points before Morrisville responded with seven in a row. After Paul hit a pair of free throws to give the Mustangs a 7-6 lead, there were five ties and six lead changes during the next 13 minutes.
Smiley made a layup to give Morrisville (1-6) a 25-22 lead with 2:04 left in the half. But Hamilton responded with a 16-0 run that spanned the two halves to take a 38-25 lead. Pimm scored six points during the spurt. The Continentals held a 28-25 advantage at the break.
Paul hit a jumper with 12:26 left to pull the Mustangs within 38-27, but Hamilton responded with a 9-0 run to make it 47-27 with 9:44 remaining. The Continentals led by double digits the rest of the way, and their largest lead was the final 27-point margin.
Hamilton owned a 44-35 advantage in rebounds, and held Morrisville to just 23.5 percent shooting from the floor. The Continentals lead the all-time series 4-0. Hamilton has limited its last two opponents to a combined total of 58 points.
Hamilton is off until Wednesday, Dec. 28, when it travels to Daytona Beach, Fla., to take on Clark University in the Land of Magic Classic at noon.