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Kim Goidell '13

Women's basketball rides big second half run to easy win

Contact Mike Matt 315-859-4535
Posted November 28, 2011
Tags Women's Basketball

Kim Goidell '13 made all eight of her field goal attempts and scored a career-high 21 points to lead Hamilton College to a 59-40 win over Elmira College in a non-conference game at Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Nov. 28.

Goidell was 4-for-5 at the free-throw line, and posted a game-high three steals. Madie Harlem '13 added 18 points and led the Continentals with seven rebounds. Dani Feigin '14 dished out three assists in her first action of the season. Rachel Sobel '15 chipped in three assists, and Adrianna Pulford '15 grabbed six rebounds.

Kelsey Geisler '15 led the Soaring Eagles with 12 points, while Jessica Zoltowski '14 pulled down nine rebounds. Maria Thannhauser '14 added eight points.

A three-point play by Alexis Perryman '15 gave Elmira a 7-5 lead with 11:15 remaining in the first half. But a quick 6-0 Hamilton run gave the Continentals the lead for good with 9:49 left. Olivia Pimm '14 started the spurt with a layup, followed by a jumper by Goidell and another layup by Harlem.

Hamilton (2-2 overall) led by as many as seven at 23-16 with 2:50 remaining after a 3-pointer by Goidell. The Continentals held a 26-21 advantage at the break.

A jumper by Goidell with 17:57 left sparked an 18-2 Hamilton run to start the second half. Zoltowski's jumper 14 seconds later cut the Soaring Eagles' deficit to 28-23. But the Continentals took command, scoring the next 16 points and holding Elmira without a basket for the next 8 minutes, 32 seconds. Goidell scored 11 of Hamilton's 18 points during the run.

The Continentals led by as many as 23 points at 48-25 with 6:11 remaining, and the closest the Soaring Eagles got the rest of the way was 14. Hamilton held Elmira (0-5) to just 23.2 percent shooting from the floor. The Soaring Eagles made one of eight shots from beyond the arc in the second half.

Hamilton hosts Union College for a non-conference game on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.

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