Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
DOWN AT HALFTIME, JUMBOS COME BACK TO WIN AT WESLEYAN
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 62, Wesleyan 53
At Middletown, CT
Friday, January 29, 2010
|Junior Colleen Hart sits four points shy of
1,000 for her career
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Ranked 12th nationally in Division III this
week, Tufts University (17-2, 4-1 NESCAC) broke a 50-50 tie when
junior Colleen Hart (Needham, MA) drained a three-pointer to
give the Jumbos a 53-50 edge with 5:02 to go, and Tufts went on to
capture a 62-53 NESCAC win at Wesleyan University (7-10, 1-4)
Hart finished with a game-high 24 points, giving her 996 in her
career as she seeks to become the ninth Jumbo in history to crack
the 1000-point barrier. Hart combined with sophomore Tiffany
Kornegay (Carver, MA) to score the final 16 points for the
visitors as Kornegay, who collected 16 points, netted six while Hart
Wesleyan never trailed in the first half, and led by as many as
seven (29-22, 6:12 to go) before taking a slim 33-31 lead into
intermission. Tufts took the lead for the first time in the contest
at 42-41 on a free throw by junior Vanessa Miller (Cincinnati,
OH) with 13:04 left to play. Neither team led by more than two
over the next eight minutes until Hart put Tufts in front to stay.
Wesleyan got 18 points from sophomore Eileen Gaffney and 10 from
sophomore Sam LaCroce. The high rebounder in the game for either
team was Kornegay with six as Wesleyan held a 31-25 edge on the
boards, but turned the ball over 17 times to just eight by Tufts.
Tufts continues its road NESCAC weekend with a trip to
Connecticut College Saturday while the Cardinals host Bates to close
out its NESCAC weekend Saturday.
Game release courtesy of Wesleyan University.