NEW LONDON, NH – In their final game of the Colby-Sawyer Tip Off, the Colby College Women's Basketball team cruised to a 73-41 victory over Fitchburg St.
Both teams came into the game looking to avenge their loss from the day before and notch their first win of the season. The Colby Mules and Fitchburg St. Falcons each took some time to hit their stride but Colby guard Alisha Aube and Fitchburg St. guard Angelina Marazzi were each able to find the bottom of the net for their respective teams to get the ball rolling. The Mules and Falcons traded baskets and solid defense for the remainder of the quarter but Colby was able to make a few more shots to take a 13-7 lead to end the first.
The Mules came out looking to build on their six point lead but the Falcons had other ideas. Fitchburg St. was able to cut the lead to two points with 8:23 left but that's as close as they would get. Ainsley Burns, Brooke Guiffre, and Paige Russell all had a 3 point field goal to help Colby keep Fitchburg St. at arm's length and take a 31-19 lead into half time.
After trading baskets to start the half, Colby held their largest lead of the game after a Guiffre 3 pointer with 7:02 left in the third to put the Mules up by 14. As they had done throughout the entire game, Colby kept hitting from long range, including a pair from Keagan Dunbar, to push their lead to 51-30 to end the third.
Marazzi and Payton Holmes of the Falcons did all they could to help keep the falcons in the game with 14 and 8 points, respectively, but the balanced scoring attack of the Mules proved to be too much for the Falcons to handle. The Mules kept pushing the envelope in the fourth quarter to help pave the way for at 73-41 Colby College victory. They Mules had four players score in double figures, including Brooke Guiffre (15), Aube (11), Dunbar (10), and Paige Russell (10).
The Colby College Mules next play on Tuesday, 11/19, at Maine Maritime Academy at 7:00 pm.