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Colby-Sawyer edges PSC

Courtesy Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)

NEW LONDON, N.H. -- Junior Amy Callahan (Rochester, N.H.) scored a career-high 24 points Thursday evening to help lead the Colby-Sawyer women's basketball team to 78-74 home win over the Plymouth State Panthers.

Trailing 25-23 with 3:00 minutes to play in the opening half, the Chargers closed the period on an 11-0 run which was extended to 17 straight points at the beginning of the second period. Colby-Sawyer led by as many as 17 points (50-33) with 14:09 to play when the Panthers went on a 20-4 run to pull within one (54-53) with 8:58 on the clock. The Chargers, 6-1, answered with six straight points and did not let Plymouth State get closer than three points the rest of the night. Colby-Sawyer gained an advantage at the free throw line by going 21-for-27 from the stripe, while the Panthers, 5-2, were just 6-of-18.

Each team saw four players score in double figures. CSC junior Ashley Bramwell (Marshfield, Mass.) had 19 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while senior Sara Hammond (Belmont, N.H.) and junior Sue Ganas (Shrewsbury, Mass.) added 17 and 10 points, respectively. Senior Krystyna Zagorski (Matawan, N.J.) paced the Panthers with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and sophomore Virginia Rohrborn (Salisbury, N.H.) had a double-double of her own with 11 points and 10 boards off the bench. Sophomore Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) chipped in 18 points for Plymouth and classmate Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) added 14 points.

Both teams will be in action again on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Colby-Sawyer will look to avenge a loss in last year's Commonwealth Coast Conference championship at Eastern Nazarene in Quincy, Mass., while the Panthers will go to Danbury, Ct., for a Little East Conference games versus Western Connecticut.