Solid opener for Women's Basketball

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Megan Gaugler '12 had 22 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Skidmore College women's basketball team to a 68-37 win in its season opener against Sage, Tuesday night, Nov. 15.

It was the first game of the season for both teams.

After taking a 25-14 lead into the break, the Thoroughbreds heated up in the second half, shooting 16-of-33 (48.5 percent) from the floor and 7-of-16 (43.8 percent) from beyond the arc. Skidmore opened the half with a 15-2 run, highlighted by 10 points from Gaugler and never looked back. The Thoroughbreds led comfortably throughout the second half and capped the scoring late with a three-pointer from Christina Gargiso '12, giving Skidmore its largest lead of the game.

Gaugler added three steals and two blocks, while Gargiso was the only other player in double-digits with 18 points. Jordyn Wartts '14 chipped in with five points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.

For Sage, Chelsea Martin had seven points to go with four rebounds and two blocks. Kara Hackett had six points and seven rebounds, while Carly Vallee and Nicole Lanteri each finished with six points and four rebounds.

The Thoroughbreds held a 55-36 advantage on the glass and went 9-of-14 at the free throw line compared to 2-of-4 for the

Gators.

Skidmore hosts the annual Skidmore Invitational this weekend, as they host Ursinus at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.

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