Arnold '22 drops in season-high 18 in women's basketball loss

Liz Arnold '22 scored a season-high 18 points against Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon (Josh McKee photo).
Liz Arnold '22 scored a season-high 18 points against Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon (Josh McKee photo).

Connecticut College took the lead for good by allowing just five points in the third quarter, and the Camels went on to post a 62-53 NESCAC win against the Hamilton College Continentals at Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Saturday afternoon.

The Continentals (8-5, 0-3 NESCAC) enjoyed a 51-30 cushion on the glass and outscored Conn. College 12-2 on second-chance points. The Camels committed just eight turnovers and made more free throws (16) than Hamilton attempted (11).

Liz Arnold '22 paced the Continentals with a season-high 18 points and is second on the team with 10.4 per game. Kendall Rallins '19 grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds and Mackenzie Aldridge '20 dished out four assists.

Sami Ashton led Conn. College (11-5, 2-2) with 12 points, nine boards and five steals. Kylie Caouette chipped in 10 points and five assists off the bench, Dana Muckstadt contributed 10 points, and Margaret Corcoran helped lead the defense with three blocked shots.

Hamilton led 33-29 at the half and still held a 37-32 edge after two Arnold free throws early in the third quarter. The Camels then took over with a 17-0 run that spanned the next seven minutes. An Ashton 3-pointer tied the score with 7:20 left and Ashley Howe put Conn. College ahead for good at 40-37 with another trifecta 47 seconds later. A layup by Claire Gulbin capped the spurt and handed the Camels a 49-37 advantage with 1:32 remaining. The Continentals made just one field goal in the third quarter.

Conn. College led 50-38 after three and Hamilton didn't get closer than seven points during the fourth quarter. Halie Serbent '19 scored six points for the Continentals in the fourth.

Hamilton got off to a fast start as it allowed just one basket the first five minutes in jumping out to an 11-4 lead. After a 3-pointer by the Camels' Casey Walsh, the Continentals scored the next seven points for a commanding 18-7 advantage with 2:02 left in the first quarter. Mia Caterisano '19 converted an old-fashioned 3-point play, Marie Steiner '20 made a driving layup, and Kayla Glemaud '21 added a jumper. Glemaud beat the buzzer with a layup and Hamilton held a 20-10 lead at the end of one.

Conn. College scored the first eight points of the second quarter and pulled within two at 20-18 with 7:23 to go. The Continentals didn't lead by more than six points the rest of the quarter. Arnold scored seven points for Hamilton and the Camels shot 53.8 percent from the field during the quarter.

The Continentals are on the road at SUNY Brockport for a non-conference game on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m.