NEW LONDON, Conn. – A strong second half by Mitchell College helped the hosting Mariners top Southern Vermont College 74-34 Saturday afternoon in a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball tilt at Yarnall Athletic Center.
MC had a 35-20 lead at halftime, and the Mariners then kept SVC to single digits in each of the last two periods to run away with it.
Southern Vermont (6-17, 4-12 NECC) is back at home for its next game—that being a 7 p.m. Tuesday tilt against Becker College.
Mountaineer freshman Julia Ryan (Clifton Park, N.Y.) had a team-high seven points in addition to three rebounds and two assists. Senior Maddy Main (Bennington, Vt.) grabbed a team-best nine boards while freshman Liv Pressley (Richmondville, N.Y.) posted six points for the visitors.
Mitchell had just a 36-35 edge in rebounds but took advantage of miscues to outscore SVC 36-7 in points off turnovers.
Ryan and junior Taylor Mallett (Berwick, Maine) drilled back-to-back triples early in the game to give Southern Vermont a slim upper hand, but Mitchell was able to close out the frame with its own pair of 3-pointers and head into the second on top 14-10. The Mariners then recorded 11-straight points to garner some separation before halftime.
MC came out of the intermission and started put it away in the third. The hosts outscored SVC by 15 in the quarter, and Mitchell then topped the Mountaineers 19-9 in the final 10 minutes.
– #LetsGoSVC –