COLBY PULLS AWAY FROM TUFTS IN NESCAC QUARTER-FINAL
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Colby 65 Tufts 54
at Waterville, Me.
Tuesday, February 20, 2001
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WATERVILLE, Me. -- Host and second-seed Colby College fended off the seventh-seeded Tufts University Jumbos for a 65-54 victory in the first round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament on Tuesday night. Colby advances to the semi-finals at Amherst on Saturday, while Tufts finished the year at 14-9.
Colby got balanced scoring throughout its lineup with seniors Kim Condon and Jen Hallee leading the way with 12 and 10 points respectively. The Jumbos were led by 14 points and 13 rebounds from sophomore center Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY).
Led by sophomore Erin Harrington's (Fall River, MA) three-point shooting in the second half, when the Jumbos were four for nine from behind the arc, Tufts tightened the game as Colby went cold from long distance. The host White Mules were strong in the paint behind Katy Lawson and Sarah Walsh (17 points combined), and hit 18 of 24 free throws in the second half as they pulled away from the Jumbos late. Colby out-scored Tufts, 24-9, from the free throw line overall.
The Jumbos were within four with less than 10 minutes to play, but could not gain a lead. Harrington and freshman Maritsa Christoudias (Saddle River, NJ) each scored 12 points for Tufts.