Trinity 71 Tufts 53

Date: Friday, January 25, 2002
At Medford

Trinity (8-6, 2-1) 28 43 = 71
Tufts (7-8, 0-2) 18 35 = 53

Game Statistics

MEDFORD – Senior guard Alison Hadden (Drexel Hill, PA) scored 12 of her game-high 21 points in the first half as the visiting Trinity College Bantams built an early lead and never looked back to post a 71-53 victory at Tufts in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's basketball action on Friday night.

Two three-pointers by Hadden within 30 seconds turned a 10-6 Trinity advantage into a 16-8 lead with 13:11 to play in the first half. Both teams struggled to score in the middle of the period, with the game at one point running four minutes without either team scoring. A layup by Hadden at 7:18 ended the drought and capped a 7-0 Bantam run that gave them a 20-8 lead. Tufts scored the next five points to close the gap to seven, 20-13, on a free throw by junior Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY) at 5:55. That was the closest the hosts would be for the rest of the night.

Trailing 28-18 at halftime, the Jumbos twice cut the margin to nine points early in the second half. A jumper by junior co-captain Hillary Dunn (Medfield, MA) made the score 32-23 Trinity at 17:07. The Bantams then scored the next eight points, including another three by Hadden, to lead by 17 (40-23) at 15:58. They led by double digits the rest of the way.

Trinity junior Kate McCloskey (Uxbridge, MA) had 12 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks for the winning team. Senior co-captain Bridget Dullea (Longmeadow, MA), who along with Hadden played all 40 minutes, contributed 12 points, four assists and three steals. The Bantams improved to 8-6 overall and 2-1 in NESCAC.

Tufts was led by 16 points and eight rebounds by Goodman. Junior Erin Harrington (Fall River, MA) added 10 points, eight rebounds and three steals. The Jumbos lost their third in a row, falling below .500 to 7-8 overall and to 0-2 in the conference.

The Bantams have won eight of the last nine games in the series.