Women's basketball routs SUNY Brockport by 21 on the road

Mackenzie Aldridge '20 (Josh McKee photo)
Mackenzie Aldridge '20 (Josh McKee photo)

Five Hamilton College players scored in double figures and the Continentals posted an 80-59 non-conference win against the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles at Brockport's Vlogianitis Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

Hamilton (9-5 overall) shot 52.8 percent from the floor including 9 of 16 from 3-point range. It was the second time this season the Continentals shot better than 50 percent. Hamilton also owned a 39-31 edge on the glass.

Carly O'Hern '20 drained four shots from beyond the arc and finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists for the Continentals. Mackenzie Aldridge '20 tied a season high with 14 points and was credited with three steals in 20 minutes off the bench. Marie Steiner '20 chipped in 13 points, Halie Serbent '19 had 12 and Kelcie Zarle '22 added 10. Kendall Rallins '19, who grabbed a career-high 10 boards on Saturday, led Hamilton with eight.

Emily Nestler paced the Golden Eagles (5-9) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Kylee Rosbrook contributed 13 points and seven boards, and Chelsea Henry scored 12 points. Julianna Taylor handed out four assists and blocked two shots.

The Continentals jumped out to a 10-2 lead and never trailed. Serbent sandwiched two baskets around two Brockport free throws, O'Hern nailed a jumper and then found Rallins for a layup. Steiner's bucket with 6:23 left in the first quarter gave Hamilton the eight-point lead.

The Golden Eagles didn't get closer than four points the rest of the night. The Continentals led 24-15 at the end of one and went up by 19 at 40-21 after two free throws by Serbent with 2:14 remaining in the second quarter. Brockport scored the last eight points of the quarter and pulled within 40-29 at the break.

Hamilton led by double digits the entire second half including 57-46 after three quarters. Zarle's layup with 3:38 to go gave the Continentals their first 20-point lead at 75-55.

Hamilton travels to Amherst College for a NESCAC game on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. The Mammoths are ranked third in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division III Top 25 poll and fifth in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll.