Skidmore College shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half and handed visiting Hamilton College a disappointing 74-59 Liberty League loss on Feb. 20. The 74 points are the most that the Continentals have allowed all season.
Hamilton drops to 14-9 overall and 7-6 in the league. Skidmore improves to 10-14 and 7-6. The two teams and William Smith College are locked in a three-way tie at 7-6 in league play for fourth place. Just the top four teams make the league championship tournament. Each team has one league game remaining on Feb. 21.
Hamilton fought back from a 21-12 Skidmore lead midway through the first half, for a 32-30 halftime deficit. Sydney Fasulo '09 scored 18 of her 20 points in the opening stanza. Skidmore allowed the 6-1 forward just two field goal attempts in the second half.
A jumper from Reisa Asimovic '11 marked the game's seventh tie, at 43-43 with 12:30 left on the clock. The hosts went on a decisive 17-4 run to take a 60-47 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.
Hamilton will travel to first-place Union College on Feb. 21 in hopes of keeping its post-season bid alive. Skidmore will host William Smith.