Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
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
|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
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).
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
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.