WATERVILLE, Maine — Despite missing time in the fourth quarter with foul trouble, Colby College junior Haley Driscoll finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a 53-46 victory over University of Southern Maine in non-conference women’s basketball Tuesday night.
Driscoll, with four fouls, came back in the contest with just 2:59 left and the Mules holding a 43-42 lead. She scored two straight inside baskets on nice passes from MK Caverly to push the lead to 47-42.
The Huskies twice got the lead back down to three points at 47-44 and 49-46. Alexa Srolovitz hit two free throws with 33 seconds remaining to make it 49-46.
Caverly took over the game with four straight free throws and a key steal in the final 28 seconds of play. She had six points, a game-high eight assists, five rebounds, and four steals.
Katie McCrum added nine points, six rebounds, and five assists for the Mules (10-9 overall). Emily Davis finished with seven points and eight boards, Ainsley Burns had eight points, and Jackie Albanese came off the bench with six points.
Srolovitz was 3-for-5 from 3-point range on the way to a game-high 18 points for the Huskies. Chantel Eells added nine points, four rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. Emily Nicholson had a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with five points and four assists, while Jackie Luckhardt had six points and four assists.
Colby led 24-16 at halftime, but the Huskies played hard on the defensive end and cut the lead to 37-33 after three quarters.