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JUMBOS BLAST ALLEGHENY AT LAND OF MAGIC CLASSIC, 83-69

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Land of Magic Classic
Tufts 83, Allegheny 69

At Daytona Beach, FL
Monday, December 28, 2009

Game Statistics

Vanessa Miller's 11 points and five steals helped Tufts to its 10th straight win
 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Junior Colleen Hart (Needham, MA) scored 19 points to lead four players who finished in double-digits as the Tufts University women's basketball team resumed its 2009-10 season with an easy 83-69 victory over Allegheny College at the Land of Magic Classic on Monday afternoon.

The win is the ninth in a row for Tufts, who have not lost since a season-opening, double-overtime loss at SUNY New Paltz on November 20. The Jumbos are approaching the school record of 12 consecutive victories set during the 2007-08 season. Allegheny's Gators dropped to 4-6 overall.

Hart was good on eight of 14 shots in the game and also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Senior Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) added 14 points to the Tufts offense, while sophomore Tiffany Kornegay (Carver, MA) had 12 points and four assists, and junior Vanessa Miller (Cincinnati, OH) scored 11 points (five for eight on field goals) and made five steals.

For the Gators, Heidi Goeller led the way with 16 points. Jill Gregory finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Laura Magnelli scored eight points with five rebounds, and Emily Simone contributed four points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

The Jumbos jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back. Hart scored seven points during the opening stretch. Allegheny's Heidi Goeller scored on a lay-up with 15:42 on the clock to make it 15-5. Tufts then scored the next 12 points, including three-pointers by Barnosky and Miller, turning the lead into 27-5 with 12:27 remaining in the first half and the rout was on. The Tufts advantaged hit 29 points twice in the first half and the Jumbos led 53-25 at halftime.

In the second half, the Tufts lead topped out at 36 points, 67-31, on a lay-up by Hart with 14:39 remaining in the game. The Gators out-scored the Jumbos 21-6 during the final eight minutes to chop the final margin down to 14 points. Goeller scored nine points to lead the strong finish.

After a free day in Florida tomorrow, the Jumbos play Concordia University Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm. Allegheny returns to action at the Land of Magic Classic on Tuesday at noon against Carroll.

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