February 10, 2006

Slugs Let One Slip

February 10, 2006
Slugs Let One Slip


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Women's Basketball team watched another win slip away in the second half tonight against host Colorado College. The Slugs were plagued with turnovers once again (27 total), and went into halftime with the score tied at 31, despite committing 14 first half turnovers. The Tigers would out-hustle the Slugs to start off the second half allowing them to go on a 27-5 run a take a 17 point lead with 8 minutes left in the game. Chipping away at the Tiger lead, the Slugs would pull back within 10 but Colorado College would hold on, finishing with a 76-64 victory.

An evenly matched shooting game, Colorado outrebounded the Slugs 42-28, pulling down 19 offensive rebounds that led to easy second chance points. Colorado also went to the line 40 times to the Slugs' 16, converting 23 total points from the charity stripe.

Freshman Kayleigh Calandri led all scorers with 21 points, shooting 50% from the field and knocking down 2 3-pointers. Calandri also added 2 steals in 33 minutes of play.

With only one other Slug in double-digits, Megan Gaynor would hold down the paint as she finished with 13 points against the Tigers' solid post play. Gaynor added 8 rebounds, 4 of which were offensive. On defense, Megan stepped up to take 3 charges in the second half to help the Slugs chip away at the Tigers lead.

Four Tigers finished in double digits, Melanie Auguste lead the way with a double-double; 17 points, 10 rebounds. Jane Igoe had 18 points, while Paige Whitney and Megan McCallister both had 10.

For the Slugs, Senior Jenna Chabot broke another Slug record tonight. Hitting 2 more 3-pointers she brought her season total to 53, giving her the record for most 3-pointers in a single season. Chabot needs two more field goals to break the single season record for most field goals, 121. Jenna has one more chance as the Slugs will play their season finale at 1pm tomorrow against the University of Dallas.