TUFTS ENDS SALVE REGINA HOME WIN STREAK AT 20 GAMES
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COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 60 Salve Regina 55
At Newport, RI
Tuesday, February 3, 2004
NEWPORT, R.I. - Love hurts. Tufts University junior forward Allison Love (Duxbury MA) scored 16 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds to lead visiting Tufts University over Salve Regina University, 60-55, ending the Seahawks 20-game win streak at Rodgers Recreation Center.
When Seahawk forward Megan Barry (Plainville MA) scored on a lay-up with 4:06 remaining in the first half, Salve Regina enjoyed a 10-point lead (22-12). Tufts responded with the final five points of the half as sophomore guard Jessica Powers (Massepequa NY) and freshman guard Jenny Muller (Andover MA) scored their only field goals before intermission.
Salve Regina opened the second half with an 8-0 run for their largest lead of the game (30-17). The Jumbos' first points of the second half came on a three-pointer by Powers. After a jumper by Lindsay Frederick (Danvers MA) put the Seahawks back up by a dozen points (32-20), Muller hit her second three of the game.
In a ten-minute span, Tufts University went on a 27-9 run and had a 47-41 advantage with 6:17 remaining. Salve Regina could only get within three after an old-fashioned three-point play from Frederick.
The Jumbos (13-4), who shot only 25 percent in the first half, were twice as good in the second shooting 50 percent (14-of-28). Powers scored 17 of her game-high 19 points while Muller had 12 of her 15 points after intermission.
Salve Regina (15-3) had not lost on its home court since an NCAA Division III Tournament game against Kean University in February 2002. The Seahawks were led in scoring by Frederick with 15 points. She also had 10 rebounds. Also in double-figure scoring were Barry with 14 points and Jennifer Leahy (Cresskill NJ) with 11 points.