Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
TUFTS WINS SIXTH IN A ROW ON THE ROAD AT WHEATON, 80-71
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 80, Wheaton 71
At Norton, MA
Monday, December 7, 2009
|Vanessa Miller had 10 points, nine rebounds
and seven steals for Tufts
NORTON -- All five Tufts starters reached
double-figure scoring as the women's basketball team won its sixth
game in a row, 80-71, in non-league action at Wheaton College on
The Jumbos, who are receiving national votes from
D3hoops.com, improved to 6-1 on the season. Playing its first home
contest in nearly three weeks following a five-game road swing, the
Lyons fell to 2-5 overall.
Tufts was led by junior Colleen Hart (Needham,
MA), who poured in 22 points to go alongside five rebounds and
four assists. Sophomore Tiffany Kornegay (Carver, MA) matched
her career high of 18 points, as she went seven of eight from the
floor in the first half alone. She also had four steals.
Jumbo senior Julia Baily (Farmington, CT)
posted 12 points, while junior Vanessa Miller (Cincinnati, OH)
and sophomore Kate Barnosky (Huntington Station, NY) added 10
points each. Miller neared a triple-double with nine rebounds and
seven thefts, while Barnosky added eight boards.
Seniors Andrea Bailey (Needham, MA) and Ida Kruse (Vershire,
VT) paced Wheaton offensively with 12 points apiece, with Bailey
adding a game-high-tying five assists and Kruse shooting six of 10.
Classmate Jenny Champney (Bedford, MA) contributed 11 points and
Sophomore Gabbie DePalo (Rumson, NJ) and first year
Natasha Colon Ortiz (Holyoke, MA) and Jeana Trimboli (Norwalk, CT)
had nine points apiece for the Lyons. DePalo dished out five
assists, while Colon Ortiz pulled down six boards in 11 minutes of
The visitors were firing on all cylinders
offensively in the opening half, hitting 20 of their first 30 shots
for a 66.7-percent clip, including draining seven of their initial
11 from deep, good for 63.6 percent, as the Jumbos carried a 52-34
lead into the locker room. A Champney free throw and lay-in provided
the Lyons with a 3-0 edge by 18:38 before the Jumbos went on a 14-3
run for a 14-6 advantage at 13:40. Leading 34-24 at 6:39, Tufts used
a 14-5 spurt to take a commanding 48-29 lead with less than three
minutes to go before the break.
Champney's jumper at 15:08 of the second half
narrowed Wheaton 's deficit to 10 at 55-45, but the Jumbos responded
with 19 of the game's next 25 points for the contest's largest
advantage at 74-51 with 7:22 to go. The Lyons didn't go away
quietly, using a 20-6 run over 6:14 to pull within 80-71 with 51
ticks to go, but it proved to be too little too late. The hosts held
Tufts without a point for the last 4:28.
Coach Carla Berube's Jumbos play in the Regis
College Tournament this weekend, opening against Maine Maritime on
Saturday night at 7 pm. Wheaton remains at home on Wednesday for a
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game
against Clark University at 7 pm.
Press release courtesy of Wheaton College