Women's basketball holds off Brockport for win
Hamilton College's Sam Graber '16 posted her second straight double-double and the Continentals edged the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles 53-49 in a non-conference game at Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Nov. 19.
Graber scored 21 points and tied a career high with 14 rebounds for her ninth double-double with the Continentals. She is averaging a double-double so far this season with 19 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.
Adrianna Pulford '15 tied a career best with eight points and Caroline Barrett '17 handed out four assists for Hamilton. Lauren Getman '18 grabbed nine rebounds and Theresa Salud '17 pulled down a career-high eight boards. The Continentals enjoyed a 49-35 advantage on the glass and ended up with 17 offensive rebounds.
Hannah Rehbaum '17 paced Brockport with 17 points and three steals. Olivia Suhr '16 chipped in 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots. Marissa Pike '16 added 10 points and seven boards off the bench. Faith Welch '17 dished out a game-high five assists and was credited with three steals.
Two free throws by Erin Cunningham '16 gave the Golden Eagles their first lead since the first two minutes of the first half at 42-41 with 6:04 left. A jumper by Pulford put Hamilton back up by one before a layup by Rehbaum put Brockport in front for the last time at 44-43 with 4:42 remaining.
A Graber layup gave the Continentals (2-1 overall) the lead for good at 45-44 with 4:14 to go. Serena Ward '16 pushed the lead to 47-44 with a jumper with three minutes left.
The Golden Eagles (1-2) were still within two points at 51-49 after a basket by Pike with 13 seconds remaining. Brockport put Hamilton on the free-throw line with its eighth team foul and Salud missed the front end of the one-and-one but Getman grabbed the offensive rebound. Getman missed her first free throw as well but Pulford came down with another offensive board for the Continentals. Barrett clinched the victory with a pair of free throws with two seconds to go.
Hamilton owned the largest lead of the night of eight points at 37-29 early in the second half. The Golden Eagles erased all of it with an 8-0 run and tied the score with 8:51 left.
Brockport held an early 4-2 advantage but the Continentals went on a 14-5 spurt for a 16-9 lead. Hamilton went on to a 27-21 edge at the break. The Golden Eagles shot just 22.2 percent from the field in the first half.
Brockport shot 27.5 percent from the floor for the game but stayed within striking distance because the Golden Eagles made more free throws (17) than the Continentals attempted (11). Hamilton shot 34.4 percent from the field for the night and missed all seven of its 3-point shots in the second half.
The Continentals travel to Rochester Institute of Technology for a non-conference game on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 5:30 p.m.