WAYNE, N.J. — Colby College opened up a 29-18 halftime lead and held on to beat Stevens Institute of Technology 58-48 in an opening round game of the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament at William Paterson University Friday night.
The Mules will play William Paterson in a second-round game Saturday at 6 p.m. Colby has advanced past the first round for the second straight year.
Diana Manduca tallied 13 points, four steals and three assists to pace the Mules. Aarika Ritchie had 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals while Rachael Mack contributed nine points and 12 rebounds.
Victoria Webber scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Ducks.
Webber 3-10-16, O’Connor 2-4-8, Spadaro 2-1-6, Barrett 2-0-5, Tessitore 2-0-4, Garcia 1-1-4, Lavin 1-0-3, Armstrong 0-2-2, Benjamin, Thompson
Manduca 5-1-13, Ritchie 3-6-12, Mack 4-1-9, Vaughan 2-2-6, McLaughlin 2-2-6, Kowalski 0-4-4, Adler 1-0-3, Bennett 1-1-3, Potvin 1-0-2
3-pt. goals: Garcia, Spadaro, Barrett, Lavin; Manduca 2, Adler
Halftime: Colby 29-18
Cornell 75, Brown 66
ITHACA, N.Y. — Josh Figini scored seven of his nine points in the final 3:36 and Cornell scored the game’s last 13 points to defeat Brown 75-66 on Friday night.
Chris Wroblewski scored 14 points and had seven assists and six rebounds to lead the Big Red (9-18, 5-8 Ivy League), which won both its games this season against the Bears (11-16, 4-9). Andrew Ferry added 13 points and Mark Coury had 12.
After leading 66-62, Brown was scoreless for the final 6:54 of the game. A 3-pointer by Figini with 3:36 remaining gave Cornell its first lead of the second half, 67-66, and it never trailed again.
Tucker Halpern led Brown with 18 points. Seventeen came in the first half, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left for a 41-39 halftime lead.
Peter Sullivan had 12 points for the Bears, moving into fifth place on Brown’s career scoring list with 1,340.