PAXTON, Mass. — Colby-Sawyer senior Lexie Hamilton (Sunapee) recorded her second career triple-double to lead the women's basketball team to a 76-61 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) win at Anna Maria on Saturday.
Colby-Sawyer improves to 13-6 overall and 3-3 in the GNAC. The Chargers traveled to Regis on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. tip. Anna Maria dips to 6-14 overall and 2-4 in the conference.
Hamilton finished the day with 15 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds. The 14 assists is tied for second most in a Division III women's basketball game this season. Hamilton moved into ninth in career scoring with 1,160 points.
Senior Tianna Sugars (Oxford, Maine) poured in a game-high 26 points on 12-of-18 shooting to go with nine rebounds. Sugars moved up to sixth in career scoring with 1,260 points and is now fourth in career rebounds with 881. Junior Riley Corrigan (Winooski, Vt.) added a career-high 14 points on 5-of-9 from the floor and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Anna Maria was led by Sierra Johnson's 21 points. Amber Wilson registered 19 points and a team best eight rebounds.
The Chargers began the contest with a 7-0 run, capped by a Corrigan trey. Colby-Sawyer later led 15-5 after another Corrigan three-pointer. The visitors ended the first frame on top 17-7 as they held Anna Maria to two made baskets.
Colby-Sawyer continued to click at the offensive end and was led by a 9-point effort from Sugars in the second. The Chargers shot 53.3% and added to their lead by outscoring the AMCATS 18-15.
In a high scoring third frame, each team made eight buckets, but Colby-Sawyer had five three-pointers with three coming off the hands of first-year Caitlyn Boucher (Swanzey, N.H.). Anna Maria made three treys and trailed 57-42.
Each side scored 19 points in the fourth as Colby-Sawyer cruised to the 76-61 GNAC road win. Sugars had eight in the final stanza.