Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS SUFFER SECOND LOSS AT WILLIAMS, 63-46
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Williams 63, Tufts 46
At Williamstown, MA
Saturday, February 9, 2008
|Khalilah Ummah recorded her sixth
double-double of the year, but it wasn't enough for the Jumbos
WILLIAMSTOWN -- In a physical battle from the
opening whistle, the Williams College women's basketball team (16-6,
5-2) used their best defensive effort of the season to knock off the
14th ranked Tufts Jumbos (19-2, 5-2) on Saturday, 63-46. The Ephs
kept the visiting Jumbos to a mere 22.5 shooting percentage (6/27)
from the floor in the first frame, and limited Tufts to just five
points in the
first ten minutes on the court.
On Seniors Day, the Ephs used some much-needed emotion and adrenaline
following a disappointing loss to Bates last night.
With two players just one-point shy of having all starters in
balanced offensive front coupled with stifling defensive pressure
recipe for success for Williams. The Ephs opened play on a 7-0
kept Tufts scoreless for the first 5:40.
Williams only shot 33.3
percent (9/27) from the floor in the first period, preventing them
from building much of a lead. The
narrowed the score to 12-9 with 6:34 to play before Williams pulled
seven at the half, 22-15, off a pull-up jumper by Mika Peterman with
on the clock.
The home team was able to build upon
its lead in the second half. Two wide-open, three-point shots from Chessie
expanded Williams' advantage to 14 points at the half-way
point of the
second half. Tufts committed their seventh foul with 7:36 to play,
Ephs into the bonus. Williams would finish the game with a 15 of 20
(75 percent) effort from
the charity stripe.
Williams reached a 20-point lead off a transition play. Peterman
ball before launching a deep pass to Niki Savageau. Savageau dished the ball
to Taylor Shea on a bounce pass and she easily laid the ball in for a 51-31
would come within 14 at one point, but Williams lead proved
The Ephs starters combined for 63 of their 66 total points. Shea
recorded her third straight double-double with 16 points and 10
Jackson contributed 15 points, while Peterman added 11 points and 5
Savageau and Dominique de la Torre tallied 9 points on their Senior Day, with de la Torre
grabbing team-high 11 boards.
Senior co-captain Khalilah Ummah (Litchfield, ME) led Tufts with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
First-year guard Colleen
Hart (Needham, MA) and junior Kim
Moynihan (West Hartford, CT) followed Ummah with 10 and 8 points, respectively.
With five teams owning records of 5-2 or better in the NESCAC
standings, the top seed in the upcoming conference tournament is
still up for grabs. The Jumbos, who tied a school record with their
19th win on Friday at Middlebury, host a huge game against first-place Bowdoin (6-1) next Friday at Cousens Gym.
Williams will play at Connecticut College that night.