Hamilton tops UC in battle of local rivals


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Oneonta native Madie Harlem had a game high 22 points for Hamilton College, who beat Utica 62-49 Saturday.  Senior Meghan Fiore (Epping, NH/Epping) tallied her second double-double of the season for UC, after totaling 20 points and 11 rebounds, but it was not enough.   

The Continentals jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first 6:47 of the contest and did not look back as they cruised to their second victory of the year. Madie Harlem had a game-high 22 points and Samantha Graber chipped in with ten points of her own to pace Hamilton.

Fiore was 9-for-13 from the floor and added two free throws, while junior Alyssa Filkins (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) had a team-best four assists to lead UC.  With 20 points on the day, Fiore moved into sixth place on the College's all-time scoring list (1,210 points)
Sophomore Samantha Stayer (Allegany, NY/Allegany-Limestone) was second on the team with nine points and added five boards, and freshman Mary Miceli (New Rochelle, NY/New Rochelle) grabbed eight rebounds of her own.  Junior Bridget Greenwald (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills) had eight points and snagged two balls off the glass, while Christy Traglia (Mohawk, NY/Mohawk) and Kelcei Edmonds (Pittsburgh, PA/Shady Side Academy) were each 2-for-2 from the line. 

Hamilton improves to 2-3, while UC falls to 3-3 on the season.  The Pioneers return to action Tuesday as they travel to Hartwick for their Empire 8 Conference opener at 6 p.m.

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