Women's basketball drops game to Skidmore

Alex Sowinski '10
Alex Sowinski '10

Skidmore College shot 53 percent from 3-point range and the Thoroughbreds defeated Hamilton College 67-55 in a Liberty League game at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Feb. 5.

Alex Sowinski '10 drained five 3-pointers and paced Hamilton (11-7 overall, 4-4 Liberty) with 17 points. Blue Sanders '13 chipped in 12 points off the bench. Reisa Asimovic '11 contributed nine points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals. Lisa Olszewski '11 blocked five shots.  
Hamilton committed 23 turnovers, shot 36 percent (19-53) from the field and 52.6 percent (10-19) at the free-throw line. Skidmore (16-3, 8-1) won its fourth straight game and remained in first place in the league standings. The Thoroughbreds shot 39 percent (21-54) from the field, but made 9 of 17 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.

Skidmore scored the first five points, led 13-3 midway through the first half, and never trailed. The Continentals shot just 32 percent (7-22) from the floor in the first half as the Thoroughbreds took a 28-19 lead into the break. Hamilton made just two field goals in the opening 13 minutes.
Skidmore jumped out to a 13-point lead at 36-23 in the first 4:37 of the second half. The Thoroughbreds stretched their lead to as many as 15 points in the second half, including 52-37 after hitting two free throws with 5:21 left.

An 11-1 run by Hamilton pulled the Continentals within 53-48 with 3:13 remaining. The run featured two 3-pointers by Sowinski. Skidmore responded with two free throws. Eliza Howe ’13 hit a jumper with 2:35 left to make the score 55-50. The Thoroughbreds answered with a pair of 3-pointers, and the Continentals could not get any closer.

Hamilton still leads the all-time series, 33-15. The Continentals host Union College on Saturday, Feb. 6, for another league game.
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