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Women's basketball drops road contest to Husson

Allie Coppola grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds Saturday against Husson. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

BANGOR, Maine -- Nina Davenport scored a team-high 13 points and Allie Coppola grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds but the Bates women's basketball team fell 60-44 to the Husson University Eagles Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats (2-2) jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter. Davenport '18 (Freeport, Maine) drained a three with 5:08 left in the quarter and Coppola '17 (Tarrytown, N.Y.) followed that up with a made jumper to extend the Bobcat lead to eight 4:33 to go.

But the Eagles (3-0) finished the quarter on a 12-4 run, tying the score at 16 on a Sami Ireland jumper with 10 seconds left. 

After shooting 41.7% in the first quarter, Bates went 0-13 from the field in the second quarter while being out-scored 9-2 by the Eagles.

Down by seven at halftime, the Bobcats rallied to tie the game with 6:47 left in the third quarter when first-year Carly Christofi (Fairlawn, N.J.) drained a three to even the score at 27. Christofi scored eight points, grabbed seven rebounds and tallied three assists off the bench for Bates.

But the Eagles went on an 18-6 run to end the quarter to grab the lead for good.

Four Husson players finished in double figures with Chandler Guerrette scoring a game-high 17 points. The Bobcats struggled from the field, shooting 26.9% on the afternoon. 

The loss snaps an 18-game winning streak for Bates over Husson. It's the first time the Eagles have defeated the Bobcats since 1991.

The Bobcats look to bounce back Tuesday when they visit Colby. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m.