NEW LONDON, N.H. – Eryn Doiron (Wilton, Maine) scored a career-high 20 points, on 7-of-8 shooting and six three-pointers, to lead Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball to a 54-37 victory over Colby-Sawyer College on Friday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Coffin Field House.
With the victory the Mariners improve to 12-7 on the season and 8-5 in the conference, while the Chargers fall to 15-5 overall and 10-3 in NAC play. Maine Maritime returns to action tomorrow afternoon against New England College at 1:00 pm, for another NAC matchup.
The Mariners struck first with an Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) jumper, but Colby-Sawyer jumped out to a 12-2 lead. Doiron came out hot in the first quarter, making all three of her shots to lead the Mariners with eight points in just six minutes. The Chargers held onto a narrow 14-12 advantage after the first quarter.
Both teams struggled in the second quarter, but the Chargers broke nearly seven minutes of scoreless basketball with a jump shot to take a 16-12 lead. The Mariners responded with six-unanswered points to take an 18-16 lead with 2:47 remaining in the half. Despite outscoring the Chargers in the second quarter, the Mariners entered halftime down 19-18.
The two teams exchanged scores to start the third quarter, until another three from Doiron sparked a 10-2 run, giving the Mariners a 31-25 lead. Maine Maritime took a 34-29 advantage into the final quarter and never looked back, going on a 10-point run to start the fourth en route to the 54-37 victory.
Doiron added five rebounds, three assists and two steals to go along with her game-high 20 points, while Felix chipped in with 11 points, six assists, five rebounds, a steal and a block and Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) added nine points and three rebounds.
Tianna Sugars led the Chargers with a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds and Lexie Hamilton also contributed 10 points, and added seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.
The Mariners shot 41.2 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from beyond the arc, while the Chargers shot 25.0 percent from the floor and just 12.5 percent from three-point land. Maine Maritime also held a 38-32 edge in rebounds.