Connecticut College Basketball Teams Host Hoops for Hunger Food Drive

Connecticut College Basketball Teams Host Hoops for Hunger Food Drive

NEW LONDON, Conn.-- Connecticut College basketball teams are hosting a Hoops for Hunger Food Drive to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center of New London

Sunday afternoon, the Connecticut College women's basketball team will welcome donations when the Camels host Babson for a 2:00 p.m. game in Luce Field House.

Tuesday night, the men's basketball team will be accepting donations when they host Clark for a 7:00 p.m. game.

Junior Mairead Hynes (Mahopac, N.Y.) posted a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Connecticut College women's basketball team to a 70-65 victory at Western Connecticut State University Tuesday night. 

Hynes scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half, sparking the Camels in a third quarter that saw the Camels out-score the hosts 15-7, turning a one-point halftime deficit into a 52-45 advantage.

The Camels improved their record to 3-0 with the win the Colonials fell to 1-3 with the setback. Junior forward Mairead Hynes (Mahopac, N.Y.) is averaging 15 points and 9.3 rebounds per game to rank second in the NESCAC in both major statistical categories.  Sophomore Payton Ouimette (Medfield, Mass.) is contributing 11 points per outing while also ranking third in the NESCAC on the backboards with nine rebounds a game.

"We are excited to once again combat hunger in southeast Connecticut through our Hoops for Hunger food drive," Connecticut College Head Coach Brian Wilson Said. "We appreciate all that the Gemma Moran Food Center does for our community and we are honored to partner with them in this endeavor.  We encourage everyone attending our game vs. Babson on Sunday November 27 to bring non-perishable food items to the collection location inside Luce Field House." 

Wilson needs just seven wins to reach the century mark in his coaching career in the Whaling City. Senior Liz Malman (Mendham, N.J.) needs just 85 points to reach the 1,000 point barrier for the Camels.

The Camel men will visit Roger Williams University Sunday before they return home to host their Hoops for Hunger Food Drive against Clark.

Juniors Isaiah Robinson (Lynn, Mass.) and Lee Messier (Narragansett, R.I.) are ranked 11th and 12th in NESCAC scoring with 16.0 and 15.7 points per game.  Senior Zuri Pavlin (New York, N.Y.) is hauling in 11.7 boards per game to rank second in the conference.  Sophomore Tyler Rowe (East Hartford, Conn.) is averaging 14.7 points per outing while ranking 2nd in the conference with two steals per game.

Pavlin has hauled in 754 rebounds over the course of his prolific playing career. He needs just 77 more rebounds to pass Peter Dorfman '84 as the program's all-time leader on the backboards.