Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS ROUT BOWDOIN FOR SCHOOL RECORD 20TH VICTORY
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 83, Bowdoin 56
At Medford, MA
Friday, February 15, 2008
|Jenna Gomez scored a career-high 19 points
for the Jumbos
MEDFORD -- Tufts University's Khalilah Ummah (Litchfield, ME),
Jenna Gomez (Norfolk, MA) and Katie Tausanovitch (Lyme,
NH) combined for 55 points on 25 for 36 shooting (69.4 percent)
as the Jumbo women's basketball team thumped Bowdoin College, 83-56,
in a NESCAC game at Cousens Gym on Friday night.
The win was the 20th of the season for Tufts (20-2, 6-2 NESCAC),
breaking the team record for victories set by the 1986-87 Tufts team
that went 19-3. The 27-point final margin was the biggest loss ever
in NESCAC play for the visiting Polar Bears (17-6, 6-2), and their
worst loss overall since 1995. The win was Tufts' first over Bowdoin
since December 1994.
Ummah finished with a game-high 20 points, knocking down 10 of 16
shots, and added 12 rebounds. Gomez scored on 8 of 12 shots and had
a career-high 19 points. Tausanovitch was 7 for 8 from the floor and
tallied 16 points. The Jumbos shot 57.8 percent overall (37/64) and
the 83 points were the most they scored in a game since December
2006 against Wellesley (90-45).
Bowdoin was overmatched in the post, especially with leader Jill
Anelauskas (Medfield, MA) not at full-strength. She played 13
minutes, including just two in the second half. First-year Katie
Bergeron (Bradley, ME) led the Polar Bears with 15 points.
The game was tied at 13-13 before Tufts took the lead for good on
a lay-up by sophomore Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) at 11:29.
That was the start of a 25-6 run by the Jumbos that gave them a
38-19 advantage with 1:30 to go until halftime. They led 42-25 at
the break. Tausanovitch scored eight points during the big Tufts run
and had 12 at the half. Gomez had 10 and Ummah scored eight.
Bergeron led Bowdoin with eight points at intermission.
Tufts expanded the lead in the second half. It surpassed 20
points, 50-29, on Ummah's lay-up at 16:27. The lead touched 30
points (72-42) on another lay-up by Ummah at 7:09. The margin topped
out at 35 points, 77-42, after a three-point play by sophomore guard
Katie Wholey (Marshfield, MA) with 5:52 on the clock. Tufts
shot even better in the second half, hitting at 60 percent (18/30).
The Jumbos dominated the boards, collecting 43 rebounds to 19 for
Bowdoin. They were credited with 21 assists, led by five each from
guards Colleen Hart (Needham, MA) and Vanessa Miller
(Cincinnati, OH). Baily recorded eight points, four rebounds and
Bergeron led three Polar Bears who scored in double digits.
Junior Alexa Kaubris (Rumford, ME) finished with 13 points, hitting
5 of 8 shots including three three-pointers. Sophomore Caitlin Hynes
(Owl's Head, ME) scored 11 points. The Polar Bears hit eight
three-pointers in the game, with Bergeron also netting three.
Tufts, Bowdoin and Amherst are tied for first place in NESCAC
with 6-2 records heading into the final day of the regular season
tomorrow. The victory clinched a home court berth into the
conference tournament for Tufts. They still have a chance at earning
the #1 seed, depending on NESCAC results tomorrow.