NOVEMBER 20, 2005




            Saratoga Springs, N.Y. –Middlebury College beat Rhode Island College 80-57 to win the 28th Annual Skidmore Invitational Women's Basketball Tournament, Sunday afternoon.  Oneonta State won the consolation game, 61-41.

            Tournament Most Valuable Player Katie Fisher scored 23 points, including 20 in the first half to lead the Panthers (2-0).  Emily Johnson added 16 points and five rebounds off the bench, while Jennifer Kelleher had 10 points and eight rebounds.

            Colleen Feeney led Rhode Island (1-1) with 16 points.  Kari Geisler had 10 points and 16 rebounds, while Jamie Angell had 13 points.

            In the consolation game, Oneonta’s (1-1) defense forced 16 Skidmore turnovers in the first half, holding the Thoroughbreds shooting 25 percent from the field.  Megan Bucci) and Shannon Weir led the Red Dragons with 10 points each, while Gabrielle Doemel had a team-high five assists and two steals.  Skidmore’s Kellye Caufield had a game high 11 points, while Laurel Brown finished with six points and seven assists.

            Earning all-tournament honors were Doemel from Oneonta, Krystal Coke from Skidmore, Fisher and Johnson from Middlebury, and Geisler and Angell from Rhode Island College.

            Skidmore is home on Tuesday against Russell Sage College at 7 p.m.