Hamilton College built a 15-point halftime lead on great shooting and the visiting Continentals breezed to a 54-40 Liberty League win against Vassar College at the Athletics & Fitness Center on Feb. 7.
Hamilton (12-7 overall, 5-4 Liberty) stretched its win streak to three games. The Continentals shot 52 percent from the field in the first half and held a comfortable 32-17 lead at the break.
Sydney Fasulo '09 led Hamilton with 13 points. Madelyn McGuinnis '09 chipped in eight points, three assists and three blocked shots. Sarah Schrader '09 grabbed eight rebounds and handed out four assists. Reisa Asimovic '11 led the defense with four steals. The bench accounted for 18 points.
Vassar (3-17, 0-9) led 14-8 midway through the first half. The Continentals then made their move with 17 straight points for a 25-14 advantage with 1:45 left in the half. Molly Kane '09 hit a three-pointer as the horn sounded at the end of the half for the 15-point lead.
The Brewers pulled within seven points at 34-27 with 14:29 remaining in the second half. A Lisa Olszewski '11 layup and a three-pointer by Laura Wetmore '09 pushed Hamilton's lead back to 12 points and Vassar never threatened again.
The Continentals' defense handcuffed the Brewers for much of the contest as Vassar shot 28 percent from the field. Hamilton has held opponents to less than 50 points seven times this season.
The Continentals return home to play Clarkson University for another league game on Friday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m.