BUFFALO, N.Y. (12/4/11) – The Colgate women’s basketball team fell to Canisius 63-42 Sunday afternoon at the Koessler Athletic Center.
The Raiders were led by senior Candice Green with 12 points, five rebounds, and five assists while freshman Kelly Reid pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds and six points.
Both teams came out slow until Catherine Lewis broke the scoring drought with a three pointer at 17:08 to give the Raiders a 3-0 lead.
Canisius then went on a 7-0 run, until Mariah Jones and Green found Tricia Oakes for back-to-back baskets in the paint to tie the score 7-7 with 11:52 remaining in the half.
The Griffins stretched their lead 13-7, before Green responded with a three-pointer to pull the Raiders within three, a basket by Canisius put the Griffins back up by five, and Green answered again with a jumper this time to make the score 15-12 with 7:39 remaining.
The run was stopped on a layup from Reid followed by a steal and fast break layup from Jhazmine Lynch, the Raiders trailed 26-17 with 3:39 remaining.
Colgate ended the half on a high note off back-to-back three-pointers from Carole Harris and Missy Repoli to enter the locker room trailing 31-24.
In the second half it was all Canisius. The Griffins opened the second half on an 18-7 run to extend their lead to 49-31 with 8:50 remaining in regulation.
The Raiders attempted to cut into the lead throughout the half, but the Griffins wouldn’t allow as they matched every basket that Colgate made to capture their third win of the season.
Colgate shot 23.9 percent from the field and 19.4 percent from downtown. The Raiders won the battle of the boards 47-45, but turned the ball over 25 times while Canisius turned it over 20 times.
The Raiders will host Wagner College in the first game of the double-header on Saturday, Dec. 10. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Cotterell Court.