Coast Guard Defeats Smith College

Northampton, MA: The Bears picked up their second New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game last night in New London, CT beating Smith College 61-43.

Laura Hutchinson (Waynesboro, VA) hit three above the arc in the first 4:30 of the game to give Coast Guard an early 14-4 lead with the Bears continuing to increase the lead to 22-4 before taking a 38-20 advantage into the half.

Sophomore Rosie Baldwin (South Strafford, CT) scored a season high 18 points for Smith shooting 9-12 from the floor with classmate Courtney Parker (Berlin, MD) dishing out 7 assists and pulling down a team high 8 rebounds in the loss.

The Bear’s Melissa Martinelli (Vero Beach, FL) recorded her fourth straight double-double with a team high 14 points and 10 rebounds whileCorinne McCormack (Springfield, PA) added a team high 14 points.

With the win, the Coast Guard imporved to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in NEWMAC while Smith fell to 1-11 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

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