Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
#12 JUMBOS KEEP EMERSON AT BAY IN 59-49 VICTORY
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 59, Emerson 49
At Medford, MA
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
|Sophomore Tiffany Kornegay's 16 points paced
Tufts to its 16th win
MEDFORD � Sophomore Tiffany Kornegay (Carver, MA) scored
16 points and senior Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) added 14
points with eight rebounds as the 12th ranked Tufts University
women's basketball team improved to 16-2 with a 59-49 victory over
Emerson College on Tuesday night at Cousens Gymnasium.
Tufts did not trail in the game, but found the visiting Lions
within four points late in the second half. The Jumbos finished off
the win, improving to 6-0 at home. Emerson junior Lauren Zaniboni
gave Tufts problems under the basket, recording game-highs of 17
points and 13 rebounds. The Lions lost a three-game winning streak
and fell below .500 to 8-9 overall.
The Jumbos took advantage of 15 first-half turnovers by Emerson
to lead 34-21 at intermission. They closed the half with a 10-1 run,
including four points by junior forward Sarah Nolet (Los Altos,
CA). Kornegay had 10 points at the break for Tufts, while
Zaniboni was at eight points and nine rebounds for the Lions.
Tufts pushed the lead to 17 points by scoring the first four
points of the second half. However, a 10-0 run by Emerson cut the
margin down to 38-31 with 15:30 on the clock. The stretch included
three-pointers by Lions Olivia DiNucci (Pittsburgh, PA) and Theresa
McCabe (Rye, NY).
The margin would stay in single-digits for most of the rest of
the game. Tufts led 49-39 following a three-pointer by junior
Colleen Hart (Needham, MA) at 6:42. Emerson scored the next six
points and trailed just 49-45 after two Zaniboni free throws with
2:39 on the clock. The Jumbos answered by scoring the six straight
points, while the Lions missed three shots and turned the ball over
once, allowing the hosts to wrap up the victory.
Junior Vanessa Miller (Cincinnati, OH) added seven points,
five steals, and four rebounds for Tufts. Sophomore Kate Barnosky
(Huntington Station, NY) finished with six points, eight
rebounds, four assists and four steals. Tufts continued to do a good
job of taking care of the ball, as their 11 turnovers brought their
total in the last three games to 27.
McCabe had three three-pointers and 11 points overall for
Emerson. The Lions decisively won the battle of the boards 43-31,
with junior Kathy Andrade (Hull, MA) adding 10 to the cause (five
offensive). DiNucci had eight points and seven rebounds for the
visitors, who ended up with 27 total turnovers.
Tufts returns to NESCAC action on Friday with a road game at
Wesleyan. Emerson plays a GNAC contest at home against Pine Manor on