JUMBOS STORM BACK TO WIN OPENER OVER JOHNSON & WALES, 75-63

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 75    Johnson & Wales 63

at Medford, MA
Tuesday, November 23, 1999

Johnson & Wales (1-2)   39   24   =   63
Tufts (1-0)   31   44   =   75

Johnson & Wales: Janeth Ospino 4-0-12; Michelle Killen 3-1-7; Lynda Kashouh 1-0-2; Shana Eigen 1-0-2; Allyson Pidgeon 6-0-12; Katie Flynn 0-0-0; Laura Hutchison 5-1-11; Jinelle Brown 2-3-7; Tehesha Parsons 5-0-10; Totals 27-5-63.

Three-pointers (4/15): Ospina 4.
Rebounds (44): Parsons 13, Brown 8.
Assists (12): Killen 5.

Tufts: Molly Baker 7-6-20; Melissa Harvill 0-2-2; Emily Desmarais 1-2-4; Erin Harrington 2-2-6; Hilary Dunn 0-4-4; Katie Kehrberger 3-0-6; Jayme Busnengo 0-0-0; Karen Robator 0-0-0; Shira Fishman 1-4-7; Meghann Gill 1-0-2; Emily Goodman 9-6-24; Totals 24-26-75.

Three-pointers (1/4): Fishman.
Rebounds (41): Harrington 8, Baker 7.
Assists (19): Fishman 5.

MEDFORD -- Senior co-captain Molly Baker (Northfield, MA) and freshman Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY) combined for 31 points in the second half, helping the host Tufts Jumbos to a 75-63 comeback victory over Johnson & Wales in the season-opener on Tuesday night.

Tufts trailed 39-31 at the half, but Baker and Goodman cut into the deficit with quick and strong work under the basket. When Baker assisted freshman Erin Harrington's (Fall River, MA) hoop with 8:47 remaining, Tufts led 59-55 and did not look back. Goodman had 12 of her game-high 24 points in the second half and Baker added 19 of her 20 points in the same frame. The Jumbos were 15 of 26 from the floor overall in the second half (57.7 percent).

Behind 10 points from junior Tehesha Parsons (Bushnell, FL) in the first half, Johnson & Wales looked like they were going to spoil the Tufts opener. Free-throw shooting hurt the Wildcats, as they were 1 for 9 in the first half and 5 of 15 overall. Tufts, on the other hand, went to the line 39 times and sank 26 freebies. Senior Janeth Ospino (Newport Beach, CA), who was 4 for 4 on three-pointers, and freshman Allyson Pidgeon (Shoreham, NY) both had 12 points to lead the Wildcats (1-2).

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