JUMBOS FINISH FIRST SEMESTER 5-0 WITH 70-45 WHOOPIN' OF WHEATON
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 70 Wheaton 45
at Norton, Mass.
Saturday, December 11, 1999
Tufts: Molly Baker 5-4-14; Melissa Harvill 2-0-4; Emily Desmarais 0-0-0; Sarah Conlon 0-0-0; Erin Harrington 3-3-10; Hilary Dunn 1-2-4; Katie Kehrberger 1-0-2; Jayme Busnengo 1-2-4; Karen Robator 2-0-4; Shira Fishman 3-0-8; Lisa Nugent 0-0-0; Emily Goodman 7-4-18; Meghan Brown 0-0-0; Meghann Gill 1-0-2; Totals 26-15-70.
Three-pointers (3/6): Fishman 2-3, Harrington 1-1, Desmarais 0-1, Gill
Rebounds (38): Baker 8, Fishman 6, Goodman 6.
Assists (15): Dunn 3, Fishman 3.
Wheaton: Erin Largess 3-2-11; Kerry Deshefy 2-0-6; Lisaa Roberts 0-0-0; Stacy Auerr 2-2-6; Lisa Pensinger 0-0-0; Wendy Allegrone 0-0-0; Katherine Buell 0-0-0; Jessica Arment 3-0-6; Siobhan Kelley 0-0-0; April Dingwell 5-0-10; Bonnie Campbell 0-0-0; Jennifer Schefiliti 0-0-0; Dustan Peet 3-0-6; Totals 18-4-45.
Three-pointers (5/15): Largess 3-6, Deshefy 2-4, Roberts 0-1,
Allegrone 0-1, Arment 0-1, Schefiliti 0-2.
Rebounds (46): Auerr 6, Dingwell 6.
Assists (16): Largess 5.
NORTON, Mass. -- The Tufts University women's basketball team remained undefeated (5-0)
heading into the semester break with a big 70-45 victory at Wheaton College on Saturday
afternoon. That is the team's best start since the 1991-92 squad won its first seven and
went on to finish 15-6.
After six lead changes and six ties in the opening half, Tufts went on an 8-2 run in the closing minutes, as the Jumbos took a 33-28 advantage into the intermission. Tufts freshman center Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY) made her presence felt on the court early in the first half with five points and five rebounds.
The Jumbos opened the second half with another 8-2 run, increasing their lead to 41-30
with a little over 15 minutes to play. Lyons freshman Erin Largess bounced back and hit
two three-pointers to break Tufts' momentum with 14:18 remaining in the half. The Jumbos
would then take the game into their own hands, as they reeled off 14 straight points,
while holding Wheaton scoreless over the next seven minutes and twenty seconds. This
offensive stretch for Tufts proved to be the back-breaker for the Lyons, as the Jumbos
extended their lead to 55-36 and never looked back.
Goodman led the charge for Tufts, as she recorded a game-high 18 points (7-13 FG) in 26 minutes. Senior captain Molly Baker (Northfield, MA) finished the contest with 14 points and a game-high seven rebounds, while freshman Erin Harrington (Fall River, MA) rounded out the Jumbos double-figure scoring with 10 points (3-3 FG, 3-4 FT) in 16 minutes.
The Jumbos are off until hosting Wellesley College on January 13 at 7 p.m.