Melanie Auguste and Eliese Hansberry combined for 29 points and 17 rebounds to lead Colorado College to a 64-50 victory over Millsaps College on Sunday afternoon at CC’s Reid Gymnasium.
The Tigers improved to 14-7 overall and 7-5 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. CC holds a three-game lead over both Hendrix College and Millsaps for second place in the SCAC’s East Division.
CC’s 14 victories are the second most since the Tigers posted a 17-9 record during the 1989-90. The two wins this weekend also ensured a winning record for just the second time since that season.
Auguste finished with 23 points, nine assists and six rebounds despite picking up three fouls with 2:36 remaining in the first half.
Millsaps trailed by just four points after Tiffany Whitmore scored with 13:23 remaining in the game, but Auguste had eight points, four assists and a pair of rebounds during a 21-8 run that gave CC a 62-45 advantage with 2:04 to play.
Colorado College opened the game with a 10-2 run and led by 10 points after a Jordy Stephenson layup 5:53 into the game. The Tigers led 28-20 when the Majors went on a 10-0 run to take their only lead of the game at 30-28 on a layup by Janice Okeke with 2:36 to play in the opening half.
Another Stephenson layup tied the game after 20 minutes, and then Hansberry scored the first seven points of the second half to put CC ahead for good.
Hansberry finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. She also broke into the top 20 on the program’s career rebounding list, finishing the game at No. 19 with 477.
The Majors were led by Okeke with 11 points and five rebounds, while Brittany Ussin also had 11 points.
The Tigers will play host to Austin College in conference play next Saturday at 6 p.m. This will be the final home game of the regular season for the Tigers as they will then go on the road to finish conference play at Trinity University and Southwest University.