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Women's basketball routs Castleton at Norwich







NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- First-year Allie Beaulieu scored a season-high 21 points to lead the Bates College women's basketball team to an 82-54 victory over Castleton State Friday on the first day of the Ed Hockenbury Classic at Norwich University. The Bobcats (4-2) will meet Norwich tomorrow in the tournament championship game at 3 p.m.

Beaulieu (Swampscott, Mass.) hit 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 3 of 6 from behind the three-point line, and added five rebounds and four assists and three steals. The rookie forward has scored in double figures in four out of six games for the Bobcats.

A pair of Beaulieu free throws early in the first half started a run of 13 unanswered points, which included a three-pointer by senior Kellie Goodridge and a pair of layups by junior Christine McCall (Lowell, Mass.), for a 20-4 advantage with 9:44 left. Bates extended the run to 21-2 as another three by Goodridge made it 28-6 with 7:23 to play in the period, and Bates went on to lead 38-17 at halftime.

Goodridge (Merrimack, N.H.) added 13 points and senior Lauren Yanofsky (Belmont, Mass.) added 11 points with five steals. First-year Taryn O'Connell (Georgetown, Mass.) scored nine points, McCall added eight, and sophomore Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) passed out five assists. Vanessa Powers had 17 points as the only scorer in double figures for the Cadets (2-4). 

STATS: Bates 82, Castleton 54