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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.