Eagles' Comeback Bid Falls Short Against Colby, 60-56

Monty Rand Photography
Monty Rand Photography

WATERVILLE, Maine - A late comeback bid by the Eagles (14-8, 11-0 NAC) came up as short as they fell to the Colby College Mules (8-14, 2-7 NESCAC) by a score of 60-56 on Tuesday night in their final non-conference match-up of the season. 

IN THE ACTION:

The Eagles opened the scoring by taking an 8-2 lead with 3:21 remaining in the first frame, before Colby battled back with back-to-back three pointers from Ainsley Burns and Brooke Guiffre to tie the game at eight. Sydney Allen gave the Eagles a three point advantage (11-8) as the visitors held onto a 12-11 lead to end the first quarter. A 14-7 second quarter run by the Mules handed them their first lead of the evening and sent the Eagles to the locker room trailing 25-19 at the half. 

A back and forth second half ensued as Allen drained a shot from downtown to cut the home team's lead to six before Burns answered with a three-pointer of her own. A lay-up with 1:25 remaining in the quarter would bump the Eagles within five, 40-35, heading into the final frame. Vaneesa Duarte swished a shot from behind the arc to bring the green and gold within two (41-39) with 8:21 to go, but that would be as close as the Eagles would come to regaining the lead as they ultimately fell to Colby, 60-56. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 

  • Bailey Donovan recorded the eighth double-double of her rookie campaign, leading the Eagles with 19 points while posting 11 rebounds, four blocks, two assists and a steal.

  • Burns scored 19 points in the victory, including shooting 7-14 from the field. 

  • Allen added 18 points for the Eagles as she played every minute of the contest, dishing out three rebounds, five boards and a steal. 

  • Colby held a 36-29 advantage in rebounds, and shot 36% (18-50) from the field compared to the Eagles' 31% (18-58).

UP NEXT!

The Husson women's basketball team will hit the road on Friday, February 14th to face off against the UMaine-Farmington Beavers for a North Atlantic Conference match-up beginning at 5:30pm.