Women’s hoop falls to Skidmore

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team dropped a non-league contest to host Skidmore, 63-50, on Saturday as Amber Holgate scored a career-high 15 points off the bench for the Thoroughbreds.
?Middlebury (2-4) jumped out to a four-point lead in the opening minutes of the contest and clung to the lead for most of the first half, pushing it to 17-12 with four minutes remaining on a layup from Sarah Marcus.? ?
The Thoroughbreds (2-4) responded with an 11-0 run to end the first half, with Holgate scoring eight straight points, to give Skidmore a 26-17 lead.? ?
The Thoroughbreds continued to dominate defensively to start the second half, allowing only five points over the first seven minutes. But the Panthers battled back with a 14-5 run midway through the second half, cutting the deficit to 37-34 on a Laura Lowry three-pointer at 11:24.? ?
Skidmore scored the next seven points, building a 44-34 lead. Lowry hit another three with 8:40 to play to put Middlebury within seven, but Skidmore put the game out of reach with back-to-back threes that made it 53-37 with 8:48 left.
For Skidmore, Jordyn Wartts recorded 10 points and 12 rebounds, while adding four steals.?Lowry led the Panthers with 12 points and six rebounds, while Alexis Coolidge and Marcus each scored 11 points.
The Panthers are off until a Dec. 29 home game vs. Oberlin. 

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