MILLBURY, Mass. — Colby-Sawyer College senior and Millbury High School graduate Cailin Bullett scored a career-high 31 points as the Chargers defeated Thomas College 91-53 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Saturday afternoon.
Prior to the game, the Colby-Sawyer seniors were honored for their four years of hard work and dedication to the women’s basketball program.
Bullett scored more than 1,000 points for Millbury and at the time of her graduation owned records for both points and assists. She was also a four-time Southern Worcester County League all-star.
Colby-Sawyer improves to 17-4 overall and remains perfect in NAC play at 14-0. Thomas falls to 5-14 overall and 4-10 in the conference.
Bullett got off to a hot start as she scored 11 of Colby-Sawyer’s first 16 points. She ended the first half with 21 points, which was the total scored by the Thomas team. Colby-Sawyer led 43-21 at the break. The Chargers scored 12 points off nine Thomas turnovers in the frame.
In the second half, Bullett was held to 10 points but piled up seven assists to give her 10 for the game. Colby-Sawyer forced 11 more turnovers and ended the game with a 22-0 edge in points off turnovers. The Chargers committed just four miscues in the game.
Bullett led all scorers with 31 points and added 10 assists. She also was 13-14 from the free throw line, which ties a school record for free throws made in a game with Noelle Surette who knocked in 13 on December 2, 2006 at Roger Williams. Sophomore Kelsey Cahill recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Taylor DeSanty added 11 points, while sophomore Kelsey Bragdon tallied 10 points and eight rebounds.
Colby-Sawyer travels to Husson on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. tip. Thomas hosts Fisher on Tuesday at 5 p.m.