CLINTON, N.Y. — Samantha Srinivasan drained 16 points and made nine rebounds to lead Hamilton College to a 62-53 victory over Bates in women’s basketball action Friday evening.

Freshman forward Taylor McVeigh scored a career-high 15 points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench to lead the Bobcats (7-15), while sophomore guards Melanie Binkhorst and Carly Christofi added 11 apiece.

Freshman guard Julia Middlebrook scored eight points in the thrid quarter, hitting both of her 3-pointers and both of her free throws, as the Bobcats pulled into a tie at the end of three periods.

The Continentals (14-7) got a bump in the fourth quarter with five straight points, including layups from Mia Caterisano and Halie Serbent, to take the lead for good.

Men’s baketball

Hamilton 89, Bates 57

LEWISTON — Kena Gilmour scored a game-high 19 points as Hamilton earned a 89-57 victory over Bates in men’s basketball action Friday evening.

The Bobcats (11-11) battled tough in the waning minutes of the first half to cut the deficit to seven. Freshman David Akinyemi scored the first point of his career for Bates, while Raheem Spence pulled down a pair of rebounds in his collegiate debut.

The Continentals (18-2) took control of the game with a huge start to the second half. Michael Grassey got things started with a layup and Gilmour went on a personal 9-0 run to extend the lead to 47-29 with 17:17 left in the game.

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