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Panthers sweep at Pepin

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -

The Middlebury men's basketball team went on a 20-0 run midway through the first half, on its way to a 94-62 victory over SUNY New Paltz (0-3) in the team's home opener in Pepin Gym. The 24th-ranked Panthers (3-0) return to action on Sunday when they host Endicott at 2:00 p.m., while the Hawks visit Springfield next Tuesday.

Matt St. Amour led all scorers with 27 points on 6-10 shooting from behind the arc with five assists in just 22 minutes. Zach Baines netted 12 points with six boards on 6-7 shooting from the floor, while Eric McCord was 6-8 for 12 points with eight rebounds. Adisa Majors finished with 11 points on 4-5 shooting, Jake Brown dished out nine assists, while Nick Tarantino pulled down nine boards in the win.

Dylan Balducci paced New Paltz with 12 points, Arthur scored 10, while Andrew Seniuk chipped in with eight.

Middlebury shot 52.2 percent from the floor, going 9-16 (.563) from behind the arc in the first half. The Panthers held a 45-33 rebounding advantage, and earned assists on 26 of its 36 field goals.

The Middlebury women's basketball team opened the second half with a 13-0 run, outscoring visiting Johnson State by a 44-22 count in the final two quarters, en route to a 62-34 victory in its home-opening contest Tuesday evening in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (3-0) have a break from action for the Thanksgiving holiday before returning to the court on Thursday, December 1 with a 6:00 p.m. contest at Rensselaer, while the Badgers travel to New England College on December 3.

Colleen Caveney paced a balanced Middlebury attack with 15 points on 6-11 shooting, while Sarah Kaufman chipped in with nine. Catherine Harrison just missed a double-double with eight points and tied for game-high honors with 11 rebounds, while Alex Huffman had a nice all-around game of eight points and season-best totals of 10 rebounds and four steals. Lily Kuntz added eight points off the bench in 16 minutes of play.

Domonique Carter-Stanley led the Badgers with 11 points, while Kasey DeGreenia pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out a team-best four assists.

Courtesy: Middlebury Athletics

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