Women’s hoops defeats hosts in Salem State Holiday Classic

Samantha Srinivasan ‘18 recorded 12 points and six rebounds against Salem State (Josh McKee photo).
Samantha Srinivasan ‘18 recorded 12 points and six rebounds against Salem State (Josh McKee photo).

Samantha Srinivasan '18 and Lauren Getman '18 each scored 12 points and Carly O'Hern '20 added 11 as the Hamilton College women's basketball team defeated Salem State University 77-52 in the consolation game of the Salem State Holiday Classic at Twohig Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. O'Hern, who also had four assists, went 4 of 6 from the field, including 2 of 3 from behind the arc to earn all-tournament honors (pictured below). 

Halie Serbent '19 and Mia Caterisano '19 contributed eight points each, and Mackenzie Aldridge '20 added seven for the Continentals (9-1 overall).

Kia Fernandes recorded a game-high 14 points and seven rebounds for the Vikings (3-8). Norma Waggett scored 11 points and Gianna Moschella notched 10 points.

Hamilton shot 72.7 percent from the field in the first quarter as the Continentals built a 22-9 advantage. Tied at 4-4 with 6:33 left in the opening quarter, Hamilton went on a 12-2 spurt highlighted by back-to-back threes from Srinivasan and Getman. The Continentals scored five straight points in the final 3.5 seconds of the first quarter to take a commanding 22-9 lead into the second. A layup and free throw by O'Hern preceded a steal by Aldridge, who converted at the buzzer for the 13-point cushion. Hamilton extended the margin to as many as 19 points in the second quarter before settling for a 36-21 halftime lead.

The Continentals built their lead to 23 points at 46-23 by scoring 10 straight points following two free throws by Salem's Moschella. O'Hern, who had eight points in the third quarter alone, knocked in her second three-pointer to put Hamilton up 49-23 with 6:27 remaining in the quarter. An Aldridge layup gave Hamilton its largest lead at 58-30 before Brianna Rodriguez connected on a three for the Vikings to make the score 58-33 heading into the fourth.

Hamilton maintained its 25-point advantage throughout the fourth quarter behind a five-point effort by Getman and four points each by Srinivasan and Kayla Glemaud '21.

The Continentals travel to William Smith College (5-3) on Jan. 2 for a non-conference game against the Herons at 5 p.m.