NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's basketball team drilled 16 shots from long range en route to recording a convincing 76-48 win over Mitchell at the Yarnall Athletic Center on Tuesday evening.
Connecticut College, which had eight different players dial up from long distance in the contest, only trailed by a 4-3 score in the contest when Amina Wiley drove in for a layup at the 8:48 mark. After taking a 30-second timeout with a 12-8 advantage at the midway point of the frame, the Camels exploded by ending the quarter on a 14-2 run. Senior Caroline Pangallo (Fairfield, Conn.), freshman Audrey Shaev (Scarsdale, N.Y.), and junior Sami Ashton (Clinton, Conn.) all drained a 3-pointer during the stretch to give the visitors a commanding 26-10 advantage through 10 minutes of action.
Following an evenly played second quarter, the Camels took control again by outscoring the Mariners by a 21-8 margin in the third stanza by once again utilizing the long ball. Senior Kylie Caouette (Ashburnham, Mass.) and sophomore Casey Walsh (Phoenixville, Pa.) each converted twice from beyond the arc to help balloon the margin to 31 through 30 minutes, providing more than enough insurance for the team to remain undefeated during the young season.
Ashton scored 19 points, registered three steals and dished out two assists to lead the way for Connecticut College. Caouette finished with 15 points, including a team-leading four 3-pointers, and Walsh chipped in 11. Junior Ashley Howe (Saco, Maine) added four helpers.
Mitchell (1-3) was paced by Wiley in the defeat. She led all scorers with 28 points by shooting 10-of-14 from the floor and also grabbed 12 rebounds to notch a double-double.
Connecticut College (5-0) will look to remain undefeated when it next visits Worcester State on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.