Mitchell Rallies in Fourth Quarter to Win at SVC

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BENNINGTON, Vt. -- The Mitchell College women's basketball team stayed unbeaten in New England Collegiate Conference play with a 51-39 victory at Southern Vermont College on Saturday afternoon at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

The Mariners, who picked up their third straight win, outscored SVC 16-5 in the fourth quarter to improve to 7-0 in NECC action. The trio of Kelsey Hernandez, Amina Wiley and Le'Sandra Turner led the way. Hernandez finished with a game-high 17 points, 13 of which came in the second half. Wiley and Turner each turned in double-doubles, the former with 16 points and 12 boards and the latter with 13 points and a game-high 13 caroms.

Liv Pressley was the only Mountaineer in double figures with 10 points. Maddy Main supplied six points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

Mitchell got off to a slow start and trailed 15-7 after one period. The Mariners flipped the script in the second quarter, outscoring the Mountaineers 13-7 to trail by just two at the break.

The lead changed hands five times in the third quarter, with the final switch coming on a three by Hernandez at the end of the period that left the Mariners with a 35-34 lead with 10 minutes to go. Mitchell then scored the first 14 points of the final quarter to seal the win. Southern Vermont didn't score for more than eight minutes and recorded just one field goal in the stanza.

Mitchell (8-5 overall) will next host Eastern Nazarene College on Tuesday, January 15 at 6 p.m.