Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS LOSE FIRST-PLACE BATTLE AT BOWDOIN
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Bowdoin 60 Tufts 41
At Brunswick, ME
Friday, February 9, 2007
|Jenna Gomez had eight points and six
rebounds for Tufts at Bowdoin
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's
basketball team clinched the top seed for the NESCAC Championship
Tournament with a 60-41 victory over Tufts on Friday evening. The
Polar Bears, ranked first in the latest WBCA National Poll, improve
to 22-1 (8-0 NESCAC) this season while the Jumbos drop to 15-7
Bowdoin jumped out to a 14-2 lead out of the gate as Alexa Kaubris
keyed the run with a pair of three-pointers in the opening six
minutes. The Jumbos cut the lead six points on three occasions
before halftime, but a pair of free-throws from Julia Loonin and a
bucket by Jill Anelauskas gave the Polar Bears a ten-point edge
(29-19) at the break.
The second stanza saw more of the same, as Bowdoin pushed the lead
to 14 points with 12:30 to go on a long-range three-pointer from
Eileen Flaherty. A quick Tufts 6-0 spurt a few minutes later, capped
by hoop-and-harm from Elisa Synborski (Londonderry, NH), was
able to trim the Polar Bear lead to seven points (39-32) with nine
minutes to go. But the hosts replied with a decisive 12-1 run that
ended on a Leah Rubega spinning lay-in to give the Polar Bears a
53-35 edge with 3:58 remaining.
Bowdoin held Tufts to an icy 25% shooting in front of a
near-capacity crowd at Morrell Gymnasium. Flaherty led all scorers
with 13 points, and in the process became the first Bowdoin
basketball player (men's or women's) to eclipse 1,700 points for a
Jill Anelauskas added 12 points for Bowdoin, while Leah Rubega
pitched in 10 points off the bench in a stellar second-half.
Valerie Krah (Mountain Lakes, NJ) was the lone Jumbo in
double-digits, scoring 11 points on the night.
The NESCAC Tournament will begin with first-round games next
Saturday, February 17. Pairings will be announced following the
completion of regular-season play tomorrow evening.