POULTNEY, Vt. – Castleton University received 13 points from Alexis Quenneville as the Spartans handed Green Mountain College a 74-24 loss in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Eagle Dome.
Castleton (10-8, 8-3 NAC) got out to a quick start with 13-straight points before the Eagles' Taylor Hill put an end to the run with a free throw. Makayla Ferrara and Lindsay Sabo each scored six points during the opening run.
The Spartans outscored the Eagles 9-1 the remainder of the quarter, shooting 6-for-11 from behind the three-point line to take a 22-2 lead into the second quarter.
Consecutive jumpers from GMC's Laney Trammell closed the gap to 33-10 with 3:42 remaining in the half, but the Spartans closed out the quarter on a 7-0 run to send them into the break up 40-10.
The Spartans' offense continued to click in the third quarter as the team put up 20 points and the defense remained stout holding the Eagles scoreless over the 10-minute period. Quenneville and Amanda Beatty each scored five points to lead the Spartans in the third.
Green Mountain and Castleton played even in the final stanza each scoring 14 points. Suzanna Moses had seven points while Hill notched four for the Eagles. Ajla Medic led the Spartans in the fourth quarter with five points.
Aside from Quenneville's game-high 13 points, the Spartans received nine points each from Sabo, Farrara and Morgan Raiche. Phoebe Parrish led all rebounders with seven in addition to her five points. Abbie Lesure topped all players with five assists.
GMC was led by Moses who tacked eight points onto the scoring ledger. Hill posted five points and led the team with five rebounds while Trammell connected for four points.
Both teams will be back in action on the road on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. as the Eagles take on New England College while the Spartans visit Colby-Sawyer.