JUMBOS PULL AWAY FROM BABSON IN SECOND HALF FOR 59-46 WIN
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 59 Babson 46
at Medford, MA
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
Babson: Angela Botticelli 3-3-10; Kimberly Knauf 5-2-13; Kerri Lally 0-2-2; Joanna Maher 0-1-1; Patricia Robichaud 0-0-0; Tracy Graham 1-1-3; Patricia Leahy 4-1-9; Pia Bertone-Gross 1-1-3; Ingrid Miller 1-1-3; Meredith Eddy 0-2-2; Kaitlin Conroy 0-0-0; Totals 15-14-46.
Three-pointers (2/14): Botticelli, Knauf.
Rebounds (47): Leahy 10, Graham 8, Bertone-Gross 8.
Assists (8): Graham 3.
Tufts: Molly Baker 4-3-11; Melissa Harvill 0-0-0; Sarah Conlon 1-0-2; Lisa Nugent 0-0-0; Emily Desmarais 1-0-2; Erin Harrington 4-4-12; Hilary Dunn 0-0-0; Katie Kehrberger 1-0-2; Jayme Busnengo 3-2-8; Karen Robator 0-0-0; Shira Fishman 2-1-5; Meghan Brown 0-2-2; Meghann Gill 0-1-1; Emily Goodman 6-2-14; Totals 22-15-59.
Rebounds (48): Baker 15, Goodman 6.
Assists (17): Fishman 4.
MEDFORD -- The Tufts women's basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 59-46 victory over visiting Babson College in New England Division III action on Tuesday night. Freshman Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY) led Tufts in scoring for the second straight game with 14 points, while senior co-captain Molly Baker (Northfield, MA) had 15 rebounds to go with 11 points.
The Jumbos used a group effort to produce a 20-7 surge in the middle of the second half that put away the Beavers. Holding a slim 35-33 advantage with 13 minutes remaining, Tufts built their lead to 49-37 on freshman Erin Harrington's (Fall River, MA) hoop at 5:19. Baker's basket at 2:03 gave the hosts a 55-40 margin and essentially sealed the victory. It was Tufts's first victory versus Babson in five tries dating back to 1992.
Babson shot just 23.4 percent (15/64) from the field, including 7 for 31 (22.6%) in the second half when they scored just 18 points. They were led by 13 points from junior guard Kimberly Knauf (Niskayuna, NY) and 10 rebounds with nine points from freshman forward Patricia Leahy (Dorchester, MA). Tufts, which hit 41.2 percent of its attempts in the second after a 26.7 percent first half, got eight points each from Baker and Goodman, and six from Harrington, in the decisive second half. Tufts junior guard Shira Fishman's (Silver Spring, MD) runner at the buzzer at the end of the first half gave the Jumbos a 29-28 lead.