Tufts 84    Johnson & Wales 66

at Medford, MA
Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Johnson & Wales (0-3) 31 35 = 66
Tufts (1-0) 47 37 = 84

Game Statistics

MEDFORD -- The Tufts women's basketball team scored the game's first 16 points and cruised to an 84-66 victory over Johnson & Wales University in their season and home opener on Tuesday night at Cousens Gym. It was the team's first game on the new wood court installed at Cousens over the summer.

As promised, Head Coach Janice Savitz's team showed great depth. All 12 players who dressed scored at least two points, led by junior forward Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY) with 18. Junior guard Erin Harrington (Fall River, MA) scored 12 and sophomore guard Maritsa Christoudias (Saddle River, NJ) added 11 with four assists.

Goodman scored seven points as Tufts jumped out to a 16-0 lead following her three-point play at 15:49. Johnson & Whales managed to cut the lead in half, to 22-14, with 11:14 remaining after two free throws by Karen Thureson. Tufts pushed the lead back up to 16, 47-31, by halftime, with all 12 players contributing to the scoring by that point.

The second half was more of the same. The Jumbos led comfortably for the whole half and went on to post their seventh straight victory over the Wildcats. Johnson & Wales was led by 12 points from Janet Lopez and Sheila Haver. They had five players in double figures overall.

Tufts returns to action at home against Babson next Tuesday (Nov. 27) at 7 pm.