Defense, 3-pointers lead women's basketball past RIT
The Hamilton College Continentals won their third straight game, 77-52, against the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers in a non-conference contest at Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Saturday afternoon.
Hamilton (6-4 overall) held the Tigers to 30.3 percent (20-66) shooting from the floor. Six of the Continentals’ last seven opponents have shot below 31 percent.
Samantha Graber '16 led the Continentals with a career-high 29 points. Graber made 11 of 14 shots from the floor, pulled down a team-best nine rebounds and added three assists and a pair of steals.
Dani Feigin ’14 and Serena Ward ’16 matched their career-high scoring totals with 20 and 14 points, respectively. Feigin and Ward combined for 10 of the team’s 12 3-point baskets. Feigin’s six 3-pointers were one short of the program’s single-game record, and she added three assists. Ward connected on four 3-pointers and recorded a personal-high four assists.
Olivia Pimm ’14 finished with six points, six rebounds and two steals, and Caroline Barrett ’17 led Hamilton with six assists.
Despite playing for the first time in 25 days (two games were postponed because of weather conditions), the Continentals shot a season-high 50 percent from the floor. They made 18 of their 30 shots (60 percent) in the first half.
Courtney Tennant ’14 led RIT (4-5) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Her final point of the afternoon – a free throw with 3:47 left – was the 1,000th of her career. Julia Bender ’17 scored 10 points off the bench and Mallory Apperson ’14 contributed six points and four steals.
Graber scored 21 points in the first half and Hamilton took a 50-26 lead into intermission. The Continentals held the Tigers to just seven points over the first 11 minutes of the second half and opened up their biggest lead at 67-33 midway through the period.
The Continentals travel to Buffalo State College for another non-conference game at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6. The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 14. RIT plays at Keuka College on Tuesday.