Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS EQUAL WINNING STREAK RECORD WITH 78-52 VICTORY OVER BATES
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 78, Bates 52
At Medford, MA
Saturday, January 9, 2010
|Vanessa Miller had nine steals and seven
offensive rebounds for Tufts
MEDFORD -- The Tufts University women's basketball team tied the
school record with its 12 consecutive victory on Saturday afternoon,
taking a 78-52 non-conference final over Bates College at Cousens
The Jumbos were led by 17 points each from senior forward Julia
Baily (Farmington, CT) and junior guard Colleen Hart (Needham, MA).
Sophomore guard Tiffany Kornegay (Carver, MA) finished with 16
points, and junior Vanessa Miller's (Cincinnati, OH) nine steals in
the game were the most by a Jumbo since December 2000. Tufts (12-1)
matched the 2007-08 squad's winning streak record and will attempt
to set a new mark next Friday night at Williams College in their New
England Small College Athletic Conference opener.
Bates (8-5), which lost its second straight, got a game-high 23
points from first-year Allie Beaulieu (Swampscott, MA). Senior
Lauren Yanofsky (Belmont, MA) finished with 12 points, six rebounds,
and three blocked shots. Sophomore Annie Burns (Topsfield, MA)
recorded a game-high eight assists along with five rebounds for the
The last lead of the game for the Bobcats came at the 14-minute mark
in the first half when a jumper by junior Jessie Igoe (Lexington,
MA) put the visitors up 15-14. Tufts then scored the next 10 points
and led 25-15 on a lay-up by sophomore Kate Barnosky (Huntington
Station, NY) with 9:32 on the clock. Bates twice cut the gap to five
points in the first half, including 34-29 on Yanofsky's lay-up with
2:24 remaining until intermission. The Tufts lead was 10 at the
break (41-31), with 11 points by Hart and 14 by Beaulieu leading
their respective clubs.
Yanofsky's jumper to open the second-half scoring pulled the margin
into single-digits at 41-33, but Baily scored six points during an
8-0 run that had the Jumbos leading 49-33 with 17:18 on the clock.
Bates twice narrowed the margin to 11 points, with Taryn O'Connell's
(Georgetown, MA) jumper making the score 55-44 at the 12-minute
mark. Over the next six-plus minutes, the Jumbos put the game away
with a 16-3 stretch that was capped by Hart's three-pointer giving
the hosts a 71-47 advantage with 5:44 remaining. The margin soon hit
25 and both teams emptied their benches for the final four minutes.
The Jumbos, who scored 27 points off 19 Bates turnovers, were led
defensively by Miller's nine steals. That's the most thefts since
Maritsa Christoudias had nine in a Tufts victory over Lasell on
December 3, 2000. Miller also finished with eight rebounds, seven at
the offensive end. Baily had a game-high 10 boards as the Jumbos won
that battle, 42-30. Tufts shot 53.3 percent (8/15) on
three-pointers, with Hart hitting four of nine.
Bates' Beaulieu was four for four on threes and finished nine for 11
from the field overall. Bates is at Colby for a non-league contest
on Tuesday night.