SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team pulled away in the third quarter on Saturday in a 74-59 victory over host Skidmore (2-3).
The Panthers were looking to improve on a 3-0 record when they hosted Castleton on Tuesday after the early holiday deadline for this edition of the Independent. Next up is a game at Cabrini on Saturday.
On this past Saturday Betsy Knox scored a career-high 23 points for the Panthers and added a dozen rebounds. Middlebury outscored the Thoroughbreds, 26-16, in the third quarter after taking a 31-28 lead into the break.
MIDDLEBURY CENTER ERIC McCord hauls down one of his 16 rebounds against Skidmore on Saturday. He was also top scorer for the Panthers with 18 points in the 71-54 win.
Photo by Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — After giving up more than 90 points in back-to-back losses and being outrebounded at Plattsburgh on Tuesday, the Middlebury College men’s basketball team restored order vs. visiting Skidmore on Saturday.
While snapping that brief two-game skid with a 71-54 victory, the Panthers held the 4-3 Thoroughbreds to 32 percent shooting and outrebounded them, 48-44.
With Tuesday’s loss at No. 10 Plattsburgh, the Panthers stand at 6-2 heading into two road games on Dec. 17 and 18. And they probably will drop from last week’s No. 18 ranking in NCAA Division III.
But more importantly,...