BOSTON – Chelsea Campellone recorded a double-double and Alessandra Quadri added 15 points as the Suffolk women's basketball team defeated Colby Sawyer, Saturday afternoon in the team's home opener inside Regan Gymnasium.
Campellone hit five field goals and was a perfect 2-of-2 at the line, while Quadri went 7-of15 from the floor and added a team-best four assists. Kelsey Schiebel and Alexandra Nagri added eight points, respectively, with Schiebel also dishing out four helpers.
Suffolk (3-1) shot 32.4 pecent (23-68) for the game and was 4-of-17 from beyond-the-arc. The Rams outrebounded Colby Sawyer (1-1), 46-43, and held a 30-18 advantage in the paint. The Chargers were led by Amanda Calvo's 15-point effort, which including a 6-of-15 performance from the field.
Colby-Sawyer took a 5-2 edge to open the game as Lexi Iannone hit an early 3-point, but layups from Campellone and Alexandra Clarke gave the Rams their first lead of the day, 6-5. Alessandra broke an 8-all tie with a pull-up jump shot at 3:10 in the opening quarter for a 10-8 margin. The Rams' basket was answered by the Chargers who took a 13-10 lead into the second stanza.
Colby Sawyer used a 10-2 run to stretch its lead to 23-14 with 3:25 remaining before intermission, but Suffolk rallied behind full-court pressure and scored 12 of the final 15 points to deadlock the game at 26-26 at half time. The Rams' run featured five points from Clarke and Qudari.
It was a back-and-forth game out of the intermission with Suffolk out in front 37-33 at the midway point. The lead only blossomed more as the host used a 12-2 spurt to take a 49-34 lead at the end of three quarters of action.
In the final frame, the Chargers chipped away, but the Rams held off any type of comeback to seal the 63-56 victory