Walsh scores career-high 20 points for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Colby-Sawyer College women's basketball team overcame a 33-31 halftime deficit to defeat Plymouth State University, 77-65, Tuesday evening at the Hogan Sports Center.
The Chargers shot 58.6 percent in the second half, while holding the Panthers to 26.2 percent from the floor. Colby-Sawyer improves to 4-1 on the season, while Plymouth State drops to 1-4.
Juniors Taylor DeSanty and Cailin Bullett led the Chargers with 19 points apiece. Bullett was 7-11 from the floor and added 11 rebounds and five assists. Sophomore Mari Meserve scored six points and collected a game-high 15 rebounds. Freshman Kelsey Cahill added six points and four rebounds off the bench.
Plymouth State was led by a career-high 20 points from junior Kellie Walsh. Walsh tallied five rebounds and a game-best five steals as well. Senior guard Michaela Galvin added a season-high 13 points, and junior Colleen O'Hara registered nine points, seven rebounds, four steals and a pair of blocks.
The Panthers built their first half lead by capitalizing on 14 offensive rebounds. They turned those boards into 15 second chance points. Plymouth also took advantage of 12 Charger turnovers, which resulted in 16 points. Colby-Sawyer was able to stay within striking distance thank to a 14-8 edge in points in the paint and 11 points off the bench.
PSU continued to hold a small lead into the second and was up 46-45 with 11 minutes to play. Colby-Sawyer took command of the contest from that point sparked by a 20-7 run over the next five minutes. The Chargers defense held on and did not let the visitors get closer than nine for the remaining six minutes.
Colby-Sawyer begins North Atlantic Conference action on Thursday with a home game against Lyndon at 7:30 pm. Plymouth returns home to host Salem State on Thursday at 5:30 pm.
(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)
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