Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
FIVE IN DOUBLES FIGURES AS JUMBOS DEFEAT WNEC, 73-62
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 73, Western New England 62
At Medford, MA
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
|Kim Moynihan scored 12 points with seven
rebounds for Tufts
MEDFORD � Senior co-captain Khalilah Ummah (Litchfield, ME)
and junior Katie Tausanovitch (Lyme, NH) both scored 13
points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Tufts women's basketball team
improved to 3-0 with a 73-62 victory over Western New England
College on Tuesday night at Cousens Gym.
The Jumbos (3-0) weathered a poor shooting night to take the
victory, hitting just 23 of 66 shots for 34.8 percent. Tufts
out-rebounded the Golden Bears (2-1) 50-38 and out-scored their
guests 25-11 at the free throw line. Junior Kim Moynihan (West
Hartford, CT) added 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and
two steals to the Tufts effort. WNEC senior co-captain Jen Dabrowski
(Plainville, CT) was the game-high scorer with 22 points and added
eight rebounds and six assists.
The visitors had a 22-17 lead after a jumper by Kristi LaBare
(Burke, NY) at 6:40 of the first half. However, a three-pointer by
Stacy Filocco (Olney, MD) gave Tufts the lead for good at
23-22 with 3:17 remaining until halftime.
Trailing 31-27 at intermission, WNEC pulled within one by opening
the second half with a three-pointer by Tiffany DeRosa (Hamden, CT).
However, the Jumbos went on to score 14 of the next 16 points to
take a 13-point, 45-32 lead at 13:23 of the second half. Moynihan
scored five points and Tausanovitch had four during the stretch.
The Tufts lead would primarily be in double figures the rest of
the way. A lay-up by Dabrowski at 3:47 brought the margin under 10
points at 60-51. Another Dabrowski jumper had WNEC within eight at
66-58 with 1:04 left in regulation. Jumbo freshman point guard
Colleen Hart (Needham, MA), who had left the game early in the
first half with an injury but returned to start the second half,
made all of her free throws down the stretch to put away the win for
the Jumbos. She finished the game 10 for 10 from the line.
Five Jumbos overall finished in double figures for points with
Hart and Filocco both adding 10. Filocco had eight in five
first-half minutes. Ummah, the reigning NESCAC Player of the Week,
scored all of her 13 points in the second half.
WNEC, which shot 39 percent (23/59), also received 13 points,
nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks from freshman guard Taryn
Belowsky (New Haven, CT). DeRosa finished with 10 points, four
rebounds, two assists and two steals.