Sister versus brother. University president vs University president.
That's what was on the line on Wednesday when Susan Herbst's UConn Huskies took on Jeffery Hersbt's Colgate Raiders. Hopefully Jeffery got 61 points in the family wager otherwise it was his sister who took home bragging rights.
Behind a career-high 20 points from Brianna Banks, UConn went on to a very easy 101-41 win over Colgate in front of 7,934 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT.
The No. 2 Huskies improve to 6-0 on the season while the Raiders fall to 2-4.
In addition to her 20 points, Banks also had three rebounds, five assists and four steals. Stefanie Dolson was a force in the paint with 18 points, seven rebounds and dished out three assists. Kelly Faris, as usual, had a nice all-around game with 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Breanna Stewart led the Huskies with eight rebounds and also had 12 points, two blocked shots and two steals. UConn played this game without sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis who missed the game with concussion symptoms.
Jhazmine Lynch led Colgate with nine points but also had six turnovers. Catherine Lewis added eight points and Kelly Reid led the team with five rebounds.
While the final outcome of this game was never in doubt, it was a good tuneup for the Huskies as they prepare for two games next week with ranked teams in Maryland and Penn State. Both should be UConn's first real tests of the season and it will tell Geno Auriemma where his team is at at this point in the season.
First up will be the Maryland Terrapins on Monday night at the XL Center in Hartford, CT at 7 p.m.
Here are the postgame quotes from UConn head coach Geno Auriemma as well as some of his players.
Here are UConn's postgame notes.
photo credit: john woike – hartford courant (no. 2 in gallery)