CLINTON, NY – After winning their season opener on Sunday, the SUNY Poly women's basketball team traveled down the road to Clinton to take on local rival Hamilton College. The Wildcats led after the first quarter and never looked back, outscoring Hamilton in all four quarters to earn a convincing 74-55 win.
Contrary to the Wildcats first game where two players accounted for 78% of the teams scoring output, the Wildcats spread the wealth and had six players with eight points or more in the game.
Khristaijah Jackson (Levittown, Pa.) led all scorers with 17 points. She also had six rebounds, an assist, and a steal. She shot 50% from the field and went three for five from the charity stripe.
Stevie Ray (Syracuse, N.Y.) had a solid game on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. She had 14 points, a game high seven defensive rebounds, four assists, and four steals. She had just one turnover in the game.
Freshman Taylor Aybar (Woodside, N.Y.) had her first double digit scoring performance of her young career. She scored 11 points in 31minutes played. She shot 44 percent from the field and went a perfect three for three from the free throw line. She also had a team high five assists and a steal in the game.
Kiersten Leos (Camden, N.Y.) played a big role off the bench for the Wildcats. She played 20 minutes and scored 11 points. Leos, the freshman from local Camden High School, shot perfect in the game. She went 3-3 from three-point land and was a perfect 2-2 from the free throw line. She also had two rebounds and a steal in the game.
For Hamilton Lauren Getman had a team high 14 points and had six rebounds. Mackenzie Aldridge had 12 points, two steals and an assist. Caroline Barrett had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.
The Wildcats are now 2-0 and complete the sweep of their local rivalry games. The Wildcats will take the court again on November 30th at Cobleskill State. It will be the Wildcats first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game of the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 PM.