NEW LONDON, Conn.—Junior Mairead Hynes (Mahopac, N.Y.) poured in a game-high 17 points with six rebounds as Connecticut College celebrated the 100th win of Head Coach Brian Wilson in a 70-53 against Hamilton College Friday night in Luce Field House.
Hynes was 8-for-12 from the field in 26 minutes of action. Sophomore Payton Ouimette (Medfield, Mass.) chipped in with 14 points and four rebounds in the win. Sami Ashton (Clinton, Conn.) added eight points and five rebounds in the triumph.
The surging Camels improved their record to 10-2 (1-0 NESCAC) with their fourths straight win. Hamilton evened its record at 5-5 (0-1 NESCAC) with the loss but the Continentals have been much better of late, taking five wins in their past seven outings.
Junior forward Lauren Getman (Manlius, N.Y.) netted a team-best 11 points in the setback for the visitors. Carly O'Hern (Jamesville, N.Y.) and Marie Steiner (Pully, Switzerland) both reached double-digits with 10 points each. Sophomore guard Kendall Rallins (Matteson, Ill.) ripped down a game-high eight rebounds for the visitors.
The Camels built a 9-0 lead early and vaulted their way out to a 13-2 edge when Hynes collected a steal and drove to the paint for two with 4:07 remaining. Connecticut College carried a 19-7 lead after one.
In the second quarter the hosts put together a 14-0 run to take complete control of the contest. Caroline Pangallo (Fairfield, Conn.) sparked the Camels on their rally when she put in a runner from the left side of the arc with 8:28 to go. Hynes followed with a deuce before Kylie Caouette (Ashburnham, Mass.) netted back to back threes. Ouimette closed out the scoring surge, putting in a layup with 5:33 remaining to make it a 35-9 game.
Hamilton clawed back with a 7-0 run of their own over the closing 2:26 to make it a 39-20 lead at the break. O'Hern closed out the rally, burying a triple with 53 seconds left for the visitors.
Hamilton did a nice job in the second half. The visitors played the Camels to a 21-21 tie in the third and out-scored Connecticut College 12-10 in the fourth quarter. O'Hern knocked down another trey with 2:36 remaining to make it a 65-52 game but the Continentals could not get any closer.
Connecticut College senior Liz Malman (Mendham, N.J.) was honored in a pre-game ceremony recognizing her achievement of reaching the 1,000 point club back on December 10. Malman had six points and five assists tonight and has accounted for 1,017 points and 207 helpers in her prolific playing career.