Women's basketball overpowers Wells

Claire Hunsinger '13
Claire Hunsinger '13

Claire Hunsinger '13 posted 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench in her first action this season, and led visiting Hamilton College to a 52-23 rout of Wells College in a non-conference game played in Aurora, N.Y., on Dec. 5.

The 23 points scored by Wells are the fewest by a Hamilton opponent since an 83-17 win against William Smith College in 1982-83. The Continentals held the Express to 29 percent shooting from the field, and helped cause 20 turnovers with 15 steals.

Hunsinger didn't appear in the first six games of 2011-12 due to injury. She was 6 of 11 from the floor with four offensive rebounds against Wells.

Madie Harlem '13 led all players with 21 points and five steals. Kim Goidell '13 handed out six assists and made three steals, and Olivia Pimm '14 grabbed seven boards. Half of Hamilton's 42 rebounds were on the offensive glass. The Continentals committed just eight turnovers.

Allison Pine paced the Express with seven points, and Kristen Ryan pulled down seven rebounds. Wells has lost five straight after opening the season with a win.

Hamilton (3-4 overall) grabbed a 3-0 lead on a three-point play by Harlem and never trailed. The Express was still within four points at 12-8 on a layup by Brittany White with 9:33 left in the half. The Continentals ran off the next 11 points for a 23-8 advantage, and led by double-digits the rest of the night. Harlem scored five points during the spurt. Hamilton led 26-10 at the break.

Harlem opened the second half with two baskets as the Continentals didn't let Wells get closer than 15 points during the final 20 minutes.

Hamilton travels to Morrisville State College for another non-conference game on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m.

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