|Babson Tops MCLA Women at Springfield College Tourney|
|06:55PM / Sunday, December 31, 2017|
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Babson College broke open a tie game in the third quarter, and Payton Ouimette notched a double-double with 19 points and 17 rebounds as the Beavers defeated MCLA, 75-51, Sunday in the Naismith Classic at Springfield College.
Babson (7-4) and MCLA were knotted at 25-25 at halftime. The Beavers outscored the Trailblazers 31-16 in the pivotal third quarter to take command. Ouimette scored 11 of her 19 points in the second half.
The Beavers came out of the locker room, and Elizabeth Lane and Tea Spellacy drilled back to back 3-pointers to open up a 31-25 lead. The Traiblazers (4-6) pulled within one at 33-32 after Courtney Pingelski hit a 3 of her own, but from the there the Beavers took over.
MCLA placed four players in double figures led by Drury graduate Emily Moulton and Pingelski who each had 12 points. Sam Gawron and Hoosac Valley's Mckenzie Robinson ended with 10 apiece. The Trailblazers were hampered by 27 turnovers in the setback.
The Trailblazers will continue their difficult stretch of games this week as they head to Schenectady, N.Y., to face Union on Tuesday night for another non conference matchup.