Comeback falls short for women's basketball in loss to Eagles

BANGOR, Maine -- Despite 18 points from Haley Driscoll, the Colby College women's basketball team had a spirited comeback fall short in a 76-73 loss at Husson University on Tuesday night.

Colby drops to 7-7 overall heading into Friday's 7 p.m. home game with Trinity College. Husson, with some impressive wins this season, moved to 12-1.

Driscoll was 7-for-12 from the field, added eight rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. Sarah Hancock (pictured) had a big game with 14 points on 4-for-5 shooting from 3-point range. Emily Davis had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Katie McCrum had nine points and six assists, and MK Caverly finished with nine points and eight assists.

The Mules were 9-for-19 (47.4 percent) on 3-point shots and had assists on 23 of their 26 made field goals. Colby also had a 43-34 margin in rebounds.

Husson had two players with 24 points or more to pull out the win. Kenzie Worcester was 10-for-15 from the field for 28 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Chandler Guerrette added 24 points thanks to 12-for-12 shooting from the foul line. 

Colby led 21-19 after the opening quarter and the game stayed close in the second quarter. The Mules led 32-26 after an inside basket by Driscoll, but the Eagles used an 11-2 run the rest of the way to go up 37-34 at halftime.

Husson opened up a 10-point lead less than five minutes into the third quarter. The Eagles took a 61-50 lead into the final 10 minutes. Husson took its biggest lead at 69-54 with 6:48 left in the game. The Mules, though, battled back and cut the lead to 74-71 on a McCrum 3-point shot with 49 seconds remaining. 

The Eagles' Sami Ireland hit a big jumper with 15 seconds left to push the margin to five points. McCrum added two free throws in the closing seconds.


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