NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer senior Lexie Hamilton (Sunapee) recorded her second triple-double in seven days and third of her career to help the Chargers to an 81-51 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory over Lasell.
Colby-Sawyer improves to 14-7 overall and 4-4 in the GNAC. The Chargers hosted Norwich on Wednesday. Lasell falls to 9-12 overall and 2-7 in the conference. The Lasers travel to Rivier on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Hamilton finished with 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. The senior guard was 5-of-5 from the floor, 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.
Hamilton passed Kelsey Cahill ’15 on the all-time scoring list with 1,215 points to rank eighth. Senior Tianna Sugars (Oxford, Maine) posted her 13th double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. She moved into fifth in scoring with 1,294 points. First-year Sydney Noyes (Newbury, Mass.) made 8-of-11 shots for 16 points.
Lasell was led by a 13-point effort from senior D’Asia Allen (Providence, R.I.). Senior Amanda Ortiz (Newton, Mass.) added 11 points and four blocks.
The home team shot 65 percent in the first quarter and hit 4-of-6 three-pointers to lead 33-10 after 10 minutes. The defense held Lasell to a pair of made three points and four free throws. Hamilton scored 13 of her 17 points in the frame.
For the second quarter in a row, the Chargers scored 14 points in the paint. Colby-Sawyer only added a point to its lead, however, due in part to Lasell converting on all eight free throw attempts in the frame. The Chargers led 50-26 at the break.
Each team made four buckets in the third and Colby-Sawyer outscored Lasell 16-13 to go on top 66-39 after three.
First-year Kyle Marquis (Penacook, N.H.) scored five points in the fourth to add to the Colby-Sawyer lead. Junior Meg Carroll (Douglas, Mass.) also had five for Lasell, but the Chargers were too much and went on for the 81-51 victory.
Colby-Sawyer shot 43.1 percent for the game and held Lasell to 21.7 percent. The Chargers dominated the glass with a 56-36 discrepancy in rebounds.