Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
#15 JUMBOS WIN 11th IN A ROW, 57-51 OVER #23 EMMANUEL
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 57, Emmanuel 51
At Medford, MA
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
|Senior Julia Baily scored 11 points on five
for seven shooting in the second half
MEDFORD -- Senior Julia Baily (Farmington, CT)
scored 11 of her game-high 15 points in the second half, and
sophomore guard Tiffany Kornegay (Carver, MA) netted all 10
of her points in the second frame, as the Tufts University women's
basketball team won a battle of national top 25 teams, 57-51,
against Emmanuel College on Tuesday night at Cousens Gym.
Tufts, ranked #15 in the D3Hoops.com poll, improved
to 11-1 with their 11th win in a row. They will attempt to tie the
school record for victories, set by the 2007-08 team, when they host
Bates College on Saturday. The Saints, #23 in the D3Hoops rankings,
dropped to 8-2 overall.
Emmanuel came out of a poorly played first half with
a 16-14 lead. The teams combined for 25 turnovers (13 by Tufts) and
shot just 13 for 59 (22 percent) from the floor, including 0
for 11 on three-pointers. The score was 6-6 at the 10-minute mark
and Emmanuel senior tri-captain Iman Davis (Toms River, NJ)
gave the visitors an 8-6 advantage with a lay-up at 9:38. The Saints
maintained a slim advantage until intermission. Davis and Tufts'
Colleen Hart (Needham, MA) both had six points at the break.
Tufts scored the first two baskets of the second
half, which gave them a lead they would not relinquish. The Jumbos
led by 10, 32-22, when a free throw by Hart capped a 13-4 run. She
had six points during the stretch and Kornegay scored five. Tufts
kept a three-possession margin for a good chunk of time and was up
43-33 after Kornegay's free throw at 5:04.
Emmanuel's Breanna Ockimey (Philadelphia, PA)
answered with a three at the other end, pulling the Saints to within
43-36. However, the Jumbos scored the next six points and had the
biggest margin of the game up 13 at 49-36 with 3:34 on the clock.
Emmanuel didn't pack it in, instead running off eight straight to
cut the gap down to five points (49-44) on back-to-back break-away
lay-ups by junior Kristin LeBel (Tolland, CT).
The Jumbos came out of a time-out and scored four
unanswered points, taking a 53-44 advantage on Hart's jumper with 55
seconds remaining. The Saints showed fight until the end, with a
lay-up by Davis making it 53-48 with 19 seconds to go and a
three-pointer by Tiaunna Nieves (Springfield, MA) bringing it
down to 55-51 with eight seconds remaining. Kornegay and junior
Vanessa Miller (Cincinnati, OH) were four for four from the free
throw line in the final 20 seconds to seal the victory for the
Bailey added seven rebounds and three blocks to her
game, while Hart finished with 14 points, four rebounds and three
steals for the Jumbos. Kornegay also had five rebounds, three
assists and three steals. Sophomore Kate Barnosky's (Huntington
Station, NY) game-high 13 rebounds were complemented by eight
points and three assists. Tufts out-scored Emmanuel 15-6 at the line
in the second half.
Davis had 12 points and seven rebounds for Emmanuel,
which turned it over 26 times in the game. LeBel and Ockimey both
scored 10 points, while 11 rebounds by first-year Fiona O'Dwyer
(Stamford, CT) helped the Saints edge the Jumbos on the boards,