NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Jenna Lovett posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Connecticut College to a 74-47 triumph over the Bates College women's basketball team at Luce Field House Saturday.
Lovett was 4-for-6 from the field and 7-for-8 at the charity stripe. She also finished with three blocks.
The Camels improved their record to 14-5 and moved to 4-2 in the NESCAC. Bates slipped to 9-10 with the setback and is still winless in conference action (0-6).
Liz Malman poured in a team-high 20 points while adding seven rebounds and three assists for the winning side. Mairead Hynes finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds en route to a double-double of her own. Carlee Smith had 10 points and five assists in a 5-for-7 shooting performance.
The Bobcats were paced by first-year forward Nina Davenport (Freeport, Maine), who scored 22 of her game-high 25 points in the first half, a day after netting a career-high 29 points against Wesleyan. Davenport added five rebounds in the loss and was 11-for-22 from the field.
Sophomore Allie Coppola (Tarrytown, N.Y.) finished with eight points and 13 rebounds to go with five assists in the contest, while junior Chelsea Nason (Boxford, Mass.) added seven rebounds.
Malman vaulted the Camels out to a 30-22 advantage when she knocked down a jumper with 3:44 remaining in the first half. But Davenport answered back with the next two hoops for the Bobcats, trimming the deficit to 30-26 with a steal and bucket in transition with 2:50 to play.
With 42 seconds left, Davenport converted another field goal to provide the visitors with their first lead, 33-32. But Willa McKinley closed out the half with a basket for the Camels and the hosts carried a 34-33 advantage into the break.
Connecticut College took control in the second stanza with a lethal 25-to-0 run over 10:15 of action.
Malman converted a field goal in transition to make it a 58-37 contest with 7:14 remaining. Then, with 6:54 to go, Malman helped lead the Camels on a 2-on-1 break with a steal and dish to Smith, who banked one in to close out the torrid scoring surge and put the Camels in complete control with a 60-37 cushion.
Connecticut College converted at an 85% clip from the charity stripe, netting 17-of-20 shots. The hosts enjoyed a 45-to-36 advantage on the boards.
Bates will resume play with a 7pm NESCAC game at Williams College on Friday.
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