Women's Basketball Defeats Colby, Headed To NESCAC Tourney

2/12/05 - Middlebury clinched the sixth spot for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament as they defeated Colby, 66-59. The Panthers will take on third-seeded Williams next Saturday in a quarterfinal match-up.

An even first half saw Middlebury take a 29-25 lead into the halftime break. The Middlebury defense turned up the pressure in the second half, as they ended the game having forced 28 Colby turnovers. The Panthers slowly increased the lead in the second half, taking it to a game-high 14 with 2:02 left to play.

Micaela McVary led the team with 17 points, Maryanne Verzosa added 14, while Kate Fisher chipped in with 12.