Hoopsters on major win streak

The Castleton State College Women’s Basketball team got business done at home this weekend, and is clearly on a roll. The Spartans defeated Wheelock College 72-38, and ended the weekend beating Bay Path College 62-31. The team is now on a seven-game winning streak, and has won 12 out of the last 13 games.

Wheelock College kept things close, cutting the Spartan lead down to 8 points. But just as quickly, Castleton began to pull back away.

Laura Cary led the Spartans with 13 points, putting up a perfect 4 for 4 from the field, and 5 for 6 at the free throw line.

Melissa Verrill posted 11 points, and Jessica Banks contributed 10 points to the victory. Castleton at one point went on a 33-7 scoring run, and by game’s end had 12 players in the scoring column.

The Spartans kept their momentum-rolling going into Saturday’s game against Bay Path College. The victory came through tight defensive play and smart passes on offense.

Jessica Banks led the Spartans with 11 points, followed by Katie Hoxsie, LeeAnne Ketchen, and Kristie Dunchus – all with 7 points. Bay Path held the Spartans scoreless for the first three minutes of the game. But after Castleton got their feet back, they went on a 17-2 scoring run.

The Spartans will hit the road next weekend playing at Maine Maritime on Friday, at 6 p.m., and at Husson on Saturday, at 2 p.m.

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