Women's hoops picks up 10th win in 54-46 comeback victory
Hamilton College 's Halie Serbent '19 scored nine of her team-high 14 points in the second half and the Continentals came from behind for a 54-46 non-conference win against the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons in women's basketball action at Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Tuesday night.
The Continentals (10-5 overall) trailed by as many as nine points in the first quarter but outscored Cortland 13-8 in the third and sealed the win in the fourth by outscoring the visitors 24-16.
Marie Steiner '20 dropped in nine points and collected six rebounds. Kelcie Zarle '22 chipped in eight points and two steals, Liz Arnold '22 grabbed six boards and Kayla Glemaud '21 added seven rebounds and three steals.
Tanna Mohammed paced Cortland (7-9) with 14 points and two steals. Katie Carey had seven points, Justine Crespo totaled seven rebounds and five points and Meghan Flanagan brought down six rebounds.
The fourth quarter began deadlocked at 30-30 and saw two lead changes and one tie before Zarle's jumper gave Hamilton the lead for good at 36-35 with 6:28 left on the clock. Serbent knocked down two free throws to tie the game 32-32 at 9:39. Steiner's layup at 9:18 made the score 34-32, giving the Continentals its first lead since the opening quarter. Following Zarle's go-ahead jump shot, Hamilton went on a 12-5 run, capped off by a downtown jumper from Serbent at 1:28, to gain an eight-point advantage at 48-40. Hamilton closed the final 34 seconds of the contest by going 4-of-4 from the charity stripe to secure the win.