ECSU 78, Connecticut College 65

ECSU 78, Connecticut College 65

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Julia DePoi (Brookfield, Mass.) netted 16 points Tuesday night, shooting 4-for-6 from the field and 3-for-5 from long distance to lead the Eastern Connecticut State University women's basketball team to a 78-65 victory at Connecticut College Tuesday night. 

The Warriors improved their record to 14-6 with the triumph, while the Camels fell to 12-8 with the loss.

Sophomore Erin Brooks (Billerica, Mass.) chipped in with a baker's dozen, netting 13 points in a 6-for-8 shooting performance. Jill Ritrosky (Pittsfield, Mass.) added nine points, five rebounds and four assists for the winning side. 

Connecticut College senior Tara Gabelman (Irvington, N.Y.) finished with 22 points and nine rebounds.  Carlee Smith (Willimantic, Conn.) netted 14 points for the hosts. Liz Malman (Mendham, N.J.) finished with nine.

The Warriors stormed out to a 51-26 advantage at the half. But the Camels clawed back with a 14-to-5 to run to pull to within 60-47 when Smith knocked down a 16 footer with 9:59 remaining. 

But Brooks pushed the lead back to 62-47 with a hoop in the paint with 6:33 to go. After Smith responded with another jumper for the Camels, Brooks converted another hoop in the paint to make it a 64-49 game with 6:04 remaining.

Gabelman reduced the deficit to 71-60 with 1:12 left but the Camels could not get any closer and the Warriors were able to hold on for the 78-65 triumph. 

Connecticut College converted at an 81% clip from the foul line, shooting 21-for-26 from the charity stripe. The Warriors shot a scorching 75% (6-for-8) from three point distance.