Northfield, VT.—The Hamilton College women's basketball team defeated Framingham State by a score of 70-60 Friday evening in the opening round of the Ed Hockenbury Classic hosted by Norwich.
Score: Hamilton College 70, Framingham State University 60
Records:Hamilton College (5-0), Framingham State (1-2)
Location: Andrews Hall Gymnasium – Northfield, VT
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The second game of the day between Hamilton and Framingham State was tight end-to-end, with Hamilton pulling away towards the end to come away with the victory over the Rams.
- It was a one-point game late in the fourth quarter, but back-to-back threes from Halie Serbent and Carly O'Hern opened the Hamilton lead to 61-54 with barely two minutes remaining.
- Scout Lansing hit a pair of free throws to seal the 70-60 victory, as Hamilton advanced to the championship game.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Hamilton did an exceptional job of spreading the offensive wealth around, as four different players reached double-digit point totals. Serbent led the way with a game-high 17 on 6-10 shooting along with eight rebounds and a pair of assists.
- Elizabeth Arnold went 4-5 from the field and 2-2 from three to total 14 points while also collecting nine rebounds.
- As a team, the Continentals shot a robust 42.4% from the field on the evening.
- Emily Velozo (Tewksbury, Mass.) was the driving force for the Rams, with a game-high 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting.
- Tiphani Harris (Revere, Mass.) led everyone with 12 rebounds on the night, while Mary Kate O'Day (Berlin, Mass.) totaled 12 points and three rebounds.
- Today's results set up a 1:00 matchup between Framingham State and the University of Maine at Augusta in the third-place game, and a 3:00 PM championship tilt between Hamilton College and the Cadets of Norwich University.
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*Portions of release courtesy of Norwich sports information