W. Basketball is undefeated so far

The Colby College women’s basketball team continued their hot start to the season last Tuesday when they faced Thomas College at home. The Mules have been in fine form this year and went into the contest 2-0. Katie McCrum ’19 and Desi Smith ’16 led the Mules in scoring with 13 points each as the team  went on to take the victory over the Terriers with a final score of 81-31.

Colby played well on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. All 13 players on the team  scored on Tuesday night, with three in double figures. The Mules shot 45% from the field and made 11 free throws in their impressive victory. Emily Davis ’19 was a force down low and racked up ten rebounds on the night. Haley Driscoll ’18 also contributed, tallying seven points and five rebounds from her position in the paint.

Colby’s defense came up huge in the game, as the team forced 31 turnovers. Carylanne Wolfington ’16 led the Mules with four steals and Davis, Smith, Cam Kelso ’18 and Caitlyn Nolan ’17 each had three. The Mules accumulated 25 team steals over the course of the game. After the blowout, the the team looked towards their game against archrival Bates College.

Colby traveled to Lewiston, Maine on Sunday for an early season matchup against the Bobcats. The team once again had a decent showing offensively, shooting 44% from the field. Smith came up huge for the Mules, shooting 10-13 from the field and scoring 26 points as they went on to pick up a huge win on the road, 62-57.  Wolfington also made a huge contribution in the victory, shooting 5-9 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line to total 13 points. Driscoll was a huge presence down low for the Mules, tallying eight points and grabbing seven rebounds.

The Mules’ defense again proved to be one of the deciding factors in the game as they forced 11 turnovers in the first half. Diplock led the team with four steals in the game.

Colby will play a league contest at home against Bates on January 8, but this week they look ahead to their matchup against the University of Maine on Tuesday night. University of Maine is a Div. I school, and will be a great early season challenge for the Mules as they go into their difficult NESCAC schedule.

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