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JUMBOS OUTLAST TRINITY COLLEGE FOR 68-58 NESCAC VICTORY

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 68, Trinity (CT) 58

At Medford, MA
Friday, February 5, 2010

Game Statistics

Junior tri-captain Vanessa Miller scored all 10 of her points in the second half
 

MEDFORD -- The #10 Tufts University Jumbos outlasted the Trinity College Bantams, 68-58, in a game that was nip-and-tuck throughout on Friday night in NESCAC women's basketball action at Cousens Gymnasium.

Each team shot above 50 percent during the first half and the first 20 minutes ended on a half-court three-pointer by Trinity senior Claire Arnstein (Hicksville, NY) which tied the game at 35 apiece. Sophomore Tiffany Kornegay (Carver, MA) and junior Colleen Hart (Needham, MA) each scored in double-figures in the first half.

Neither team could establish momentum early in the second half as there were four ties in the half, and seven overall for the game. Tufts finally took the lead for good, 51-49, on a jumper by senior Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) with 12:03 remaining. Baily collected a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds for the contest.

Tufts build its lead to nine with 5:40 left and continued on for the victory being led by 21 points from Hart, who was four for six from three-point range. Kornegay finished with 14 while junior Vanessa Miller (Cincinnati, OH) cracked double-figures with 10 points.

Arnstein finished as the leading scorer for the Bantams with 15 points. Sophomore Kaitlin Ciarleglio (Waterbury, CT) and first-year Carly Napier (Pittsford, NY) both chipped in with 12 points apiece, while senior Christine Card (Waterbury, CT) snagged a team-high 12 rebounds.

The Jumbos are now 19-2 overall and 6-1 in the NESCAC. They will host #1 in the nation Amherst College on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm. Trinity moves on to play a NESCAC contest at Bates tomorrow at 2 pm.

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