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Colby-Sawyer Discharges Women's Basketball

By Thomas Kettler
Staff Reporter

Aided by a 16-6 run at the end of the first half which continued into the second half, the Colby-Sawyer Chargers erased a 34-20 MIT lead, and the Colby-Sawyer Chargers defeated the women's basketball team 77-68 on Saturday.

The loss brought Engineers record to 4-6 overall.

In the first half, MIT started effectively and led by 14 points with five minutes left in the half. However, Colby-Sawyer started shooting better from the floor and cut the lead to four by the end of the half. Both teams shot 42 percent from the floor.

Individually, forward Mari Casserberg '94 led the scoring with 14 points, and guard C.J. Doane '95 had 12. Center Kristen Ratliff '95 led the team in rebounds with eight, and forward Jen Boyle '96 had five.

The Chargers continued their hot shooting after the half and went on a 6-0 run that gave them the lead for good. In the half, Colby-Sawyer shot 52 percent, while the Engineers managed only a meager 24 percent.

The Engineers again shot better at the line, 59 percent to 52 percent, they missed the front ends of some 1-1 opportunities that would have gotten them back into the game.

Doane and Ratliff were the bright spots of the second half, scoring 11 and nine respectively. Doane finished with 23; Casserberg finished with 18 and Ratliff 17.

Ratliff led the team in rebounds again with 12, and Boyle had 11. Forward Amy Mackay '97 and Casserberg tied for the team lead in assists with four.

Head coach Suzan Rowe was disappointed with the second half. "We weren't working out there together," she said.