Near double-double for Serbent '19 in women's hoops setback

Halie Serbent '19 (Michael P. Doherty photo)
Halie Serbent '19 (Michael P. Doherty photo)

Bridgewater State University rallied in the fourth quarter for a 54-52 win against the Hamilton College Continentals in the Williams College Classic at Chandler Gym on Saturday night.

It was the first game of the season for both teams. Hamilton squares off with nationally ranked No. 16 Montclair State University on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m.

Halie Serbent '19 was one rebound away from her first double-double as she finished with 11 points and a career-best nine boards for the Continentals. Mackenzie Aldridge '20 was 4 of 6 from long range and dropped in a team-high 12 points in her first collegiate contest. Lauren Getman '18 chipped in nine points and Samantha Srinivasan '18 added eight rebounds and a game-high four assists.

Nicole Bostick poured in 17 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Bears. Bostick was 8 of 9 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, in just 15 minutes off the bench. Sara Dasilva contributed 11 points and Chelsea Saucier had seven. Bridgewater State was outrebounded 43-29 but committed just nine turnovers.

A Bostick 3-pointer -- one of five she made in the fourth quarter -- tied the score at 47-47 with 2:34 left. A layup by Saucier gave the Bears their first lead with 2:03 remaining and completed an 11-2 run but two free throws by Getman pulled Hamilton back into a 49-49 deadlock with 1:34 to go. Bostick's final trifecta put Bridgewater State into the lead for good with 1:12 left and Stephanie DeSantis drained a pair of free throws for a 54-49 cushion with 36 seconds remaining. An Aldridge basket from beyond the arc with two seconds to go accounted for the final margin.

Aldridge nailed a 3-pointer less than 90 seconds into the game and the Continentals led for the next 36 minutes. Hamilton held leads of 12-5 after the first quarter, 28-20 at the half and 36-30 after three. Another Aldridge 3-pointer gave the Continentals their first double-digit lead at 15-5 early in the second quarter. Hamilton took its largest lead of the night of 12 points at 23-11 on a Serbent 3-pointer late in the quarter.