Women's basketball heads to Potsdam for 2nd game of season

Women's basketball heads to Potsdam for 2nd game of season

The Hamilton College women's basketball team travels to Potsdam, N.Y., for a non-conference game against SUNY Potsdam on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Opening tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Potsdam's Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. Hamilton cruised to a 91-58 win against Green Mountain College in the Continentals' season opener on Nov. 17. Mahogany Green picked up her first victory as a college head coach after spending the last 16 years as an assistant with several Division I programs.

The Potsdam Bears are 2-2 overall after defeating SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Canton at the Kevin Fee Roos Classic over the weekend. Potsdam is 0-2 at home with losses against St. Lawrence University (62-46) and Utica College (60-43).

Hamilton returns four players who started nine or more games as well as three of its top four scorers from last season. The Continentals won 11 of their first 13 games before they finished with an overall record of 14-10. Hamilton hosts NESCAC games against Wesleyan (Jan. 11), Connecticut College (Jan. 12), Middlebury (Feb. 8) and Williams (Feb. 9).

The Continentals will also welcome William Smith College and SUNY Cortland to Margaret Bundy Scott Field House for non-conference games on Dec. 6 and Jan. 22, respectively. Hamilton will compete in Norwich University's Ed Hockenbury Classic on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The Continentals take on Framingham State University in Friday's opening round.

Halie Serbent '19 led the team last season with 10.3 points per game and shot 77.3 percent at the free-throw line. The 6-foot, 1-inch guard/forward is the leading returner with 5.3 rebounds per game in 2017-18. Serbent and Gareth Coalson '19 are the team captains.

Guard Carly O'Hern '20 (8.4 ppg, team-high 28 3-point baskets) was selected for the all-tournament team at SUNY Brockport in November 2017. Marie Steiner '20 averaged 7.7 points per game and shot 34.7 percent from beyond the arc. Mackenzie Aldridge '20 (3.6 ppg), Kendall Rallins '19 (24 starts, 3.4 ppg, 52 assists, 28 steals), Scout Lansing '21 and Kayla Glemaud '21 should all see playing time in the backcourt again.

Mia Caterisano '19 -- a 6-1 forward -- played in all 24 games and averaged 4.0 points and shot 51.9 percent from the field. The 6-2 Coalson started this season on the sidelines with an injury but hopes to return to the lineup.