Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
TUFTS KNOCKS OFF PREVIOUSLY UNDEFEATED ENDICOTT COLLEGE, 75-64
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 75, Endicott 64
At Beverly, MA
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
|Tiffany Kornegay was one of five Jumbos who
scored in double digits
BEVERLY -- All five Tufts University starters
finished in double-figures as the Jumbos topped previously unbeaten
Endicott, 75-64, in non-conference women's basketball action on
Tuesday evening. Tufts' Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) finished
the night with 20 points and 15 rebounds for her third-straight
Endicott opened the game with back-to-back layups by
Ashley Vitale (Wilmington, MA) and Ceciley Chisholm (Lexington, MA)
to jump out to a 4-0 lead. Tufts, however, responded by rattling off
a 20-6 run that included seven points by junior guard Vanessa
Miller (Cincinnati, OH). The visitors would push their lead to
as many as 23 points in the opening half, cruising into the
intermission with a 36-17 advantage.
It took Endicott just six minutes in the second half
to accumulate its entire first half scoring, as the Gulls chipped
the Tufts' lead down to nine with a 13-0 run. The lead would stay at
nine until the 12:32 mark, and that's when the Jumbos began to heat
up from behind the arc. Junior Colleen Hart (Needham, MA)
knocked down a three-ball, followed a Tiffany Kornegay (Carver,
MA) trey to put the guests up 15. Tufts then struck again as
Hart dialed in from deep followed by a three-pointer from Miller,
blowing the game wide open at 59-40.
Trailing by 17 with five minutes remaining, Endicott
hung around for the remainder of the contest as Ceciley Chisholm
scored five points in a 1:30 span, cutting the lead to 12. A
three-ball by Kaylin Burke (Leominster, MA) made it a nine point
game before Miller put the game out of reach with consecutive late
Kornegay also notched a double-double for Tufts with
12 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Kate Barnosky (Huntington
Station, NY) had 14 points and seven rebounds, while Miller
notched 12 points.
Endicott's Chisholm finished with a game-high 23
points, 21 of which came in the second half. Vitale had 14 points to
go along with 10 rebounds. Junior Ashley Wright (Merrimack, NH)
scored 15 points and added two steals. The Gulls, who shot 50
percent on the night, were an impressive 22 of 30 from the field in
the second half (73.3 percent).
Tufts (2-1) returns to action on Sunday as the
Jumbos take on the Judges of Brandeis University at 1:00 pm.
Endicott looks to rebound on December 2nd when the Gulls play the
final game of their four-game home stand against Suffolk University
at 7:00 pm.