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Claire Hunsinger '13

Women's basketball cruises to easy victory

Contact Jim Taylor 315-859-4685
Posted February 2, 2011
Tags Women's Basketball

Claire Hunsinger '13 came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points and led Hamilton College to a 66-44 win against Morrisville State College in a non-league women's basketball game at Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Feb. 2.

Hunsinger scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half. She was 6 of 9 from the field and 4-for-4 at the free-throw line, and grabbed six rebounds.

Madie Harlem '13 drained four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for the Continentals. Dani Feigin '14 scored nine points off the bench on a trio of 3-pointers, Lisa Olszewski '11 chipped in eight points and a game-high nine rebounds, Blue Sanders '13 handed out six assists and pulled down seven boards, and Kim Goidell '13 added five assists and three steals.

Nijee Scott '14 paced Morrisville State with a game-high 19 points. Keyla Arce '13 had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Nijah Townsend '14 recorded seven points and eight boards.

Hamilton (7-8 overall) has won all three meetings with the Mustangs. The Continentals were credited with 20 assists on 24 made field goals.

Morrisville State (3-15) dropped its third straight game. The Mustangs shot 29 percent from the field.

The game was competitive early as there were three lead changes and two ties in the first seven minutes. Morrisville State led 15-12 with 9:48 left in the first half, but the Mustangs went almost 12 minutes before they made another basket.

Hamilton took advantage of Morrisville State's cold shooting to the tune of a 20-1 run that spanned the first and second halves. The Continentals led 30-16 at the break as Harlem scored all 11 of her first-half points during the run. The Mustangs shot 22 percent from the floor in the first half.

Olszewski capped the run with a jumper that made the score 32-16 just 14 seconds into the second half. Morrisville State didn't get closer than 11 points the rest of the night. Hamilton took its largest lead of 23 points at 64-41 on a jumper by Hunsinger with about a minute to go.

The Continentals travel to Skidmore College for a Liberty League game on Friday, Feb. 4. The Mustangs are at Penn State-Abington for a North Eastern Athletic Conference contest on Saturday, Feb. 5.

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