Women's basketball holds on for win at Rensselaer

Sydney Fasulo '09
Sydney Fasulo '09

Sydney Fasulo '09 scored 16 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out four assists to lead visiting Hamilton College to a 54-50 Liberty League win against Rensselaer at Robison Gym on Feb. 6.

Fasulo moved past Jen Moran '99 and into fourth place on the team's all-time scoring list with 1,225 points. Fasulo recorded her 16th career double-double. Sarah Schrader '09 chipped in 10 points and three steals. Madelyn McGuinnis '09 added eight points.

Hamilton (11-7 overall, 4-4 Liberty) shot 66.7 percent (16-24) from the field in the first half and built a commanding 33-19 lead at the break. The Continentals held a 12-10 lead with 13:15 left, but exploded for a 21-6 run that gave the visitors a 17-point cushion. Kari Skitka '12 made the score 33-16 with a layup with 2:00 remaining. Fasulo finished the half with 12 points.

Hamilton's largest lead of the second half was 15 points, which came just 53 seconds into the half. The Continentals led 36-22 on a Schrader free throw with 18:02 left. Hamilton didn't score another point until Alex Sowinski '10 nailed a three-pointer with 9:19 remaining. However, the Continentals still led by 10 at 39-29.

Hamilton pushed its advantage back up to 14 points twice, including 47-33 on a McGuinnis layup with 4:08 left. Rensselaer (13-5, 5-3) staged a furious rally during the final four minutes, but couldn't get closer than the final four-point margin.

The Continentals shot 51 percent from the floor for the game. Meanwhile, Hamilton limited the Red Hawks to 35 percent. The Continentals held a slim 32-29 edge in rebounds.

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