The Middlebury women's basketball team is off to its best start in school history at 10-0 after a 64-44 road win at Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.) The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Knights (8-3) on Monday afternoon. The Panthers return to action on Friday when they open NESCAC play at Connecticut College with a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.
Middlebury held a 13-4 lead in the first quarter behind five points from Kira Waldman and four from Catherine Harrison. Mt. St. Mary came within six (13-7) before the Panthers held a 21-9 advantage after a quarter on a three from Emily Wander.
A 6-0 spurt in the second quarter gave the visitors a 32-12 advantage on a three from Alex Huffman at the 5:23 mark.
Leading 37-21 to open the second half, Middlebury slowly extended its lead, going up 49-28 on a three from Waldman with 1:38 remaining in the third session.
The Knights did not challenge in the fourth quarter as the Panthers cruised to the road win.
Maya Davis led Middlebury with 14 points and 12 rebounds, going 5-6 from the floor. Harrison scored a dozen with eight rebounds, while Waldman netted 10 points. Colleen Caveney scored seven in the game with a career-high eight assists. Alyna Baharozian chipped in with nine points off the bench, while Betsy Knox added seven.
Annie Keenan and Morina Bojka each scored 11 for the Knights
Middlebury dominated the paint, outscoring the Knights 24-14, and cashed in 21 second-chance points. The Panthers also outrebounded Mount Saint Mary 53-25.