WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College had all five of its starters in double figures and received nine assists from point guard MK Caverly (pictured) in a 72-63 non-conference win over Bates College on Tuesday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
Caverly had seven of her nine assists in the second half, added 10 points, and five steals. While the Mules had eight steals in the game, Colby's defense consistently forced the Bobcats to shoot in the final 10 seconds of the shot clock.
Bernadette Connors tied for a game-high with 17 points, added seven rebounds, and four assists for Bates. Allie Coppola had 15 points, six rebounds, six assists, and two blocked shots. Carly Christofi was 4-for-6 from 3-point range on the way to 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Lyse Henshaw added nine points for the Bobcats.
Bates had its best quarter in the opening 10 minutes and led 18-15. The Mules bounced back in the second quarter by holding the Bobcats to 3-for-13 shooting while taking a 34-30 halftime lead.