NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Playing their second game in two days, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Trailblazers got off to a sluggish start, but rebounded with a strong second half to pull away from the visiting SUNY-Canton Kangaroos, 61-41. With the win, the Trailblazers are now 5-3 while Canton drops to 4-4.
Lucy Tremblay, coming off a career night on Friday, led MCLA with 14 points, 12 of which came in the second half. Kaitlyn Chenevert added 12 and Johanna Miner finished with 10 points.
MCLA led 20-17 at halftime. The opening half was marred by 24 turnovers and the teams combining to shoot just 23 percent from the floor. The second half was a different story though.
MCLA opened up their first double-digit lead at 38-28 on a free throw by Miner with 12:01 to play. After Canton came within eight points at 46-38, MCLA used a 15-0 run to put the game out of reach. Tremblay had eight points in the decisive spurt.
MCLA rebounded from their poor shooting first-half performance by knocking down 51 percent of their shots in the second half. Their defense pressured Canton into 26 turnovers on the night.
The Trailblazers will close out the semester on Tuesday night when they travel to Smith College.