Feb 09, 2018
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Despite Colby College's Haley Driscoll reaching 1,000 career points, Wesleyan University pulled away for a 74-62 NESCAC women's basketball win Friday.
The Mules drop to 10-13 overall and 3-6 in the NESCAC. Colby is one of four teams (Williams, Trinity, Connecticut College) with 3-6 records heading into the final regular season games of the year. Three of the four teams will make the league playoffs.
Colby plays a huge game at Conn College on Saturday at 3 p.m.
By the numbers
* Driscoll (pictured) was 12-for-23 from the field, pulled down five rebounds, and dished four assists. Driscoll is the 18th player in women's basketball history to reach 1,000 points. She heads into Saturday with 1,002 points.
* Paige Russell finished with 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting for the Mules. Ainsley Burns scored nine points.
* Olivia Gorman led the Cardinals with 21 points.
* The game was tied 12-12 when Wesleyan used a 9-2 run the rest of the way to take a 21-14 lead after one quarter.
* The Mules had 19 points in the second quarter to cut the lead to 35-33 at halftime.
* Colby had its final lead of the game in the third quarter on a layup by Sarah Hancock made it 48-46 with 3:05 to play. The Cardinals used a 7-2 run the rest of the way to take the lead for good.
* The Mules scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to cut the margin to 55-54, but Wesleyan pulled away from that point.