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SECOND-HALF SURGE LIFTS #16 TUFTS OVER #13 BOWDOIN, 52-40

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 52, Bowdoin 40

At Medford, MA
Saturday, January 23, 2010

Game Statistics

Junior Sarah Nolet hit both of her shots and had six rebounds for Tufts
 

MEDFORD -- The #16 Tufts University Jumbos outscored the #13 Bowdoin College Polar Bears 34-19 in the second half en route to their second straight victory over a Top 25 team, 52-40, in NESCAC women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gymnasium.

Both teams struggled offensively in the first half as each shot under 30 percent. Bowdoin entered the half holding a 21-18 advantage.

Senior Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) scored the first four buckets of the second half for the Jumbos a she piled up a game-high 16 points, including 10 in the second half. The Jumbos would slowly push away from the Polar Bears and took the lead for good at the 9:30 mark on a three-pointer by sophomore Kate Barnosky (Huntington Station, NY).

Barnosky finished with 11 points including three three-point field goals. Baily added a team-high nine rebounds and junior Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) contributed four points and six rebounds off the bench.

Bowdoin did not have a single player finish in double-digit scoring. Senior Leah Rubega (Norwich, CT) tallied eight points with a game-high 12 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end. Sophomore Ellery Gould (East Sandwich, MA) scored a team-high nine points off the bench for the Polar Bears.

Tufts, which defeated #25 Colby 72-57 on Friday night, shot 54.5 percent (12/22) in the second half and finished at 37.3 percent (19/51). The hosts turned the ball over just eight times. Bowdoin struggled from three-point range, going just two for 12.

The Jumbos are now 3-1 in the NESCAC and 15-2 overall. Bowdoin falls to 1-2 in conference and 13-3 overall. Tufts returns to action on Tuesday night in a non-conference game against Emerson set for a 7 pm tip at Cousens Gymnasium. The Polar Bears are also next in action on Tuesday at Maine Maritime for a 6:00 pm start.

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