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Women's basketball coasts past Beavers, 75-59







FARMINGTON, Maine -- The Bates College women's basketball team took down the University of Maine at Farmington 75-59 in non-conference women's basketball action Wednesday night at Dearborn Gymnasium.

The Bobcats (3-2) are slated to take on Castleton State College at Norwich University Friday at 8 p.m. on the first day of the Ed Hockenbury Classic.

Caitlyn Laflin (Farmingdale, Maine) posted game-highs of 18 points and eight rebounds to lead Farmington (1-3), while Ashley Busque (Belgrade, Maine) and Brittany York (Strong, Maine) each netted 10 points.

Senior Lauren Yanofsky (Belmont, Mass.) paced Bates with 16 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Lauren Dobish (Chambersburg, Pa.) chipped in a career-high 13 points in the win, with first-year Allie Beaulieu (Swampscott, Mass.) adding 10 points, her third double-digit game of the season.

The Beavers turned the ball over 30 times in the contest and were held without a 3-point basket. Sophomore Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.), Dobish, sophomore Kelsey Flaherty (South Portland, Maine), senior Kellie Goodridge (Merrimack, N.H.) and junior Christine McCall (Lowell, Mass.) each made three steals in the win. Flaherty and Goodridge scored eight points apiece for Bates.

Leading 13-6, the Bobcats used a 9-2 stretch to distance themselves from the Beavers with a 22-8 lead with 7:45 left to go in the opening half. Yanofsky and Goodridge each scored eight points in the frame, and the advantage increased to 18 on two occasions before the visitors settled into intermission at 37-21.

Bates put the contest away with an 11-0 run in the second half to take a 58-33 command at 10:19. After shooting 23.1 percent (5-21) in the opening half, Farmington was able to chip away at the deficit on the strength of 57.1 percent (16-28) shooting, but the Bobcats went on to the 75-59 victory.

STATS: Bates 75, Farmington 59