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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

Game Statistics

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) tonight.

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 bagged 10.

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.

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