Oswego, NY - Sophomore Ashley Loggins (Albany, NY) recorded a double-double in the first half and came within one rebound of tying the school single-game mark for boards in a game as the Clarkson University Women's Basketball time cruised to a 78-49 victory over SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday afternoon at the Max Ziel Tournament.
The Golden Knights evened their record at 1-1 on the season. They will play at Cazenovia College on Tuesday evening.
Cara Manfredi (Glastonbury, CT) tossed in a 3-pointer just 16 seconds into the game and the Golden Knights never trailed again for the remainder of the contest. Cobleskill came back to within three points at the 12:58 mark, but over the next five-plus minutes, the Knights pushed their advantage to double digits with a 12-2 run and finished off the opening half with an 18-point advantage (39-21). Cobleskill shot just 4-for-25 from the floor, but was able to stay within striking distance thanks to a 13-for-17 performance from the free throw line.
Loggins had 18 points and 11 rebounds, including seven offensive boards, in the first half, while Manfredi chipped in 10 points and four rebounds. Tracee Schiebel led Cobleskill with nine points, going 7-for-8 from the free throw line.
In the second half, Clarkson extended their lead to 20 points quickly and the advantage never dipped below that margin for the remainder of the game, topping 30 points on a couple of occasions before finally settling at 29 for the final count.
Loggins finished with 24 points and 19 rebounds, coming within one carom of tying the single-game record set by Jen Martin in 2002. Even more impressive, Loggins totals came in just 24 minutes of action off the bench. Manfredi recorded her second straight 20-point game, and also added in eight rebounds. The junior shot 6-for-11 from the floor with four 3-point field goals. Isabella Esposito (Essex, VT) also tossed in 12 points to go along with five rebounds, and freshman Stephanie Grobe (White River Junction, VT) produced seven points, eight rebounds, three assists, and four steals.
For Cobleskill, Schiebel finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, and four steals. Clarkson held a 59-39 edge in rebounding in the game and held Cobleskill to just over 20 percent shooting (12-for-56) from the floor.