Hotaling Leads MCLA Women to Win

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - The MCLA women's basketball team held visiting Cobleskill to 25 percent shooting, and Kayla Hotaling collected a double double in leading the Trailblazers past the Fighting Tigers 62-44 in non conference action on Saturday.
Hotaling notched 13 points, 12 rebounds, and recorded five blocks in the win. Courtney Durivage came off the bench to score 11 points and was the only other Trailblazer in double figures. Ashley Clawson had a solid floor game notching a game best 6 assists.
Cobleskill (1-2) was paced by Ashley Creighton's 14 points and Shelby Preston ended with 10 points and a game best 15 boards.  Morgan Bullis came off the bench to score 10 points as well.
MCLA (2-2) started fast sprinting out to an 18-6 lead after the first quarter as Courtney Pingelski fueled the offense with all nine of her points in the quarter.  The Trailblazers coasted into halftime leading 36-17 at the break, and were ahead 52-24 heading into the fourth.  
Cobleskill made things interesting using a 15-0 run to start the fourth quarter slicing the lead to 52-29 with still 5:36 remaining. MCLA had the answer though using an 8-0 run of their own to stem the tide and then cruise to the win.
MCLA forced Cobleskill into 23 turnovers which led to 27 points for the home team. The Trailblazers used full court pressure to translate into 15 steals.
The Trailblazers will look to get above .500 on Tuesday when they head to Becker College.
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