LEE -- Three Lee players scored in double figures and first-year coach Jenna Gangell recorded her first varsity win as the Wildcats beat Hampden Charter 57-29 on Thursday night.
The game was tied at 12 after one quarter, but the Wildcats outscored Hampden 11-4 in the second quarter and blew the game open with a 20-6 third stanza.
Nikki Laudon had 14 points to lead the Wildcats. Freshman Cara Walker had 13 points and 6 rebounds while Karli Retzel had 10 points. Kendra Williams had 9 points and 9 boards for Lee and point guard Alyssa Kelly picked up 5 assists.
For Hampden Charter, Makayla Thompson scored a game-high 15 points.
Williams women 56, Babson 47
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Ellen Cook had a game-high 21 points and 12th-ranked Williams won the opening game of the Daytona Beach Shootout.
It was a wire-to-wire, but not completely comfortable win for 9-0 Williams. Kellie Macdonald hit a jumper off the opening tip, Jane Thompson hit a pair of free throws and then Macdonald scored on a drive to the basket off a Babson miss to make it 6-0.
The Beavers regained their composure and eventually got to within a point at 17-16 on a pair of free throws by Lindsey Roche with 7:57 left in the first half. But Williams took a 27-24 halftime lead and held off Babson in the second half.
Thompson chipped in with 11 points for the Ephs. Roche had 10 to pace Babson.
Swain is top coach
NAPLES, Fla. -- Williams women's tennis coach Alison Swain was presented with the ITA-Wilson NCAA Division III coach of the year award at the ITA Convention.
Swain's Ephs were 23-4 in 2012-13 but won a sixth consecutive NCAA Division III title.