NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Lasell University women's basketball team suffered an 81-51 loss to Colby-Sawyer College Saturday afternoon in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) contest at the Coffin Fieldhouse.
Senior Lexie Hamilton (Sunapee, N.H.) recorded her second triple-double in seven days and third of her career to lead the Chargers. Colby-Sawyer improves to 14-7 overall and 4-4 in the GNAC, while Lasell falls to 9-12 overall and 2-7 in the conference.
Hamilton finished with 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. The senior guard was 5-of-5 from the floor, 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Senior Tianna Sugars (Oxford, Maine) posted her 13th double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Sydney Noyes (Newbury, Mass.) made 8-of-11 shots for 16 points.
The home team shot 65% in the first quarter and hit 4-of-6 three-pointers to lead 33-10 after 10 minutes. The defense held Lasell to a pair of made three points and four free throws. Hamilton scored 13 of her 17 points in the frame.
For the second quarter in a row, the Chargers scored 14 points in the paint. Colby-Sawyer only added a point to its lead, however, due in part to Lasell converting on all eight free throw attempts in the frame. The Chargers led 50-26 at the break.
Each team made four buckets in the third and Colby-Sawyer outscored Lasell 16-13 to go on top 66-39 after three.
Freshman Kyle Marquis (Penacook, N.H.) scored five points in the fourth to add to the Colby-Sawyer lead. Junior Meg Carroll (Douglas, Mass.) also had five for Lasell, but the Chargers were too much and went on for the 81-51 victory.
Colby-Sawyer shot 43.1% for the game and held Lasell to 21.7%. The Chargers dominated the glass with a 56-36 discrepancy in rebounds.
The Lasers travel to Rivier on Tuesday at 7 p.m., while the Chargers host Norwich on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)
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