UNION, N.J. -- Colby College's MK Caverly (pictured, Point Pleasant, N.J.) made the most of playing in her home state of New Jersey with one of the best games of her collegiate career in the Mules' 69-63 win over Kean University in non-conference women's basketball Friday.
The Mules improve to 6-4 overall and had the benefit of playing a tight game heading into their New England Small College Athletic Conference opener. Colby plays at Bates College on Friday at 7 p.m. and then visits top-ranked Tufts University on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Kean's Jaquetta Owens led all scorers with 21 points, but she shot just 5-for-21 from the field while dishing five assists. De'Mean Bond added 12 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, and two blocks. Ruby Asabor added five blocked shots and six points.
With the Mules trailing 58-57, Davis hit a jumper with 3:31 remaining to give the Mules the lead for good. Kean cut Colby's lead to 62-61 with 1:20 remaining after Owens hit a pair of free throws.
The Mules led 20-15 after a quarter and took a 33-28 lead into intermission. Colby shot 47.9 percent (23-for-48) from the field and held Kean to just 33.9 percent (21-for-62) shooting. The Mules had a 37-33 advantage on the boards.