Colgate Women's Basketball Hangs On for 76-75 Win Over Lafayette
Jan. 23, 2005
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Led by Emily Braseth's career-high 35 points, Colgate out-gunned Lafayette, 76-75, in Patriot League women's basketball action on Sunday.
Five players, led by Lindsay Myers' 21 points, scored in double figures for Lafayette, which posted its highest single-game point total in over two years.
Colgate seemingly took control of the contest via a 15-2 run midway through the second half that extended a four-point lead to 17, 59-42. Lafayette, however, reeled off 13 straight points, six by freshman Val Gomez, to cut the margin to 59-55 with 6:13 remaining. Following a timeout, Colgate's Allison Lipinski hit consecutive three-pointers just 25 seconds apart to bump the lead back to 10, 65-55, with 5:20 left.
The Raider lead was still eight with under two minutes left when Lafayette began its final push. Brianne Welte sank a pair of foul shots, and Kara Stetler rattled home a three-pointer to cut it to three, 73-70, with 52 seconds left. The teams traded baskets, and the Raiders' Megan Ballard split a pair of foul shots with Lafayette forced to foul on the defensive end. Kristin Doherty knocked in a three-pointer with under a second left, but Colgate's inbounds pass into the frontcourt was able to erase the final 0.8 off the clock before the Leopards could foul.
Lafayette (3-14 overall, 1-4 Patriot League) led by as many as seven in the early going, but Colgate (5-13, 1-4) used a 13-5 spurt to take its first lead, 20-19, with six minutes left in the first half. The lead changed hands four times down the stretch in the opening stanza, with a Doherty triple in the final minute sending the teams to the locker room tied at 30.
The Leopards' 75 points were the most in a single game for a Lafayette team since an 89-80 win at Colgate on Jan. 11, 2003. Lafayette's 45 second-half points on Sunday were the most since a 48-point first half in that same game in Hamilton.
Braseth, the league's co-preseason player of the year, hit 14-of-24 shots from the floor and 7-of-7 from the foul line. She also collected nine rebounds and three steals.
Welte collected her second career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Also in double figures for the Leopards were Doherty with 13 and Stetler and Gomez with 10 apiece.
Lafayette rounds out its six-game homestand on Tuesday, hosting Princeton at 7 p.m.
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