November 30, 2022
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IC women’s basketball team defeats SUNY Cortland

The Ithaca College women’s basketball team continued its undefeated start in its game Nov. 29 with a 71–51 win over SUNY Cortland in Cortland. The Bombers are now 4–0 on the year, their best start since the 2012–13 season.

The Bombers got out to an early ninepoint lead in the first quarter, but that was quickly dissolved as the Red Dragons came raging back to end the quarter up three points by a jump shot from senior guard Cassidy Chapko with three seconds left.

The Red Dragons led for a majority of the second quarter and extended their lead slightly, but the South Hill squad kept it close throughout, going into halftime down seven points.

The Blue and Gold switched gears in the second half as they only allowed 15 points for the entire half. They started off on a 13–2 run to take the lead and outscored the Red Dragons 24–8 for the entire quarter. The Bombers ended the quarter up nine points.

The Bombers only allowed seven points in the fourth quarter and put up 18 of their own to finish off their 20 point victory.

Senior forward Erin Ferguson led the way for the Bombers with a season-high of 20 points along with nine rebounds and four steals. Senior guard Ali Ricchiuti and junior guard Jordan Beers each put up 12 points and three rebounds in the win.

Offensive rebounds were key for the Bombers, as they grabbed 14 and were able to turn into 18 points. The Red Dragons had six offensive rebounds and only two second chance points.

The Bombers also dominated the turnover battle, forcing 27 turnovers that were turned into 29 points. Cortland was able to force 15 turnovers for eight points.

The Bombers will return to action at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in New London, Connecticut, against Connecticut College.

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