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Tufts 56    Trinity, CT 49

At Hartford, CT
Saturday, January 13, 2007

Game Statistics

Taryn Miller-Stevens had 13 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals in the Tufts win at Trinity

HARTFORD -- Senior guard Taryn Miller-Stevens (Avon, Ct) totaled 13 points, five rebounds, a game-high six assists, and three steals to lead the visiting Tufts University Jumbos to a 56-49 win over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's basketball action this afternoon at Oosting Gymnasium. The Jumbos improve to 9-5 overall and 2-0 in the league, while Trinity drops to 8-5 overall and 0-2 in the NESCAC.

Trinity opened the game with an 11-4 run and went ahead, 18-9, with six minutes left in the first half on a three-pointer by freshman guard Claire Arnstein (Hicksville, NY). The Bantams held Tufts to three field goals in its first 22 attempts, but the Jumbos battled back and took the lead with under a minute left before the break at 22-20 on lay-up by junior center Khalilah Ummah (Litchfield, ME). Tufts made just 25 percent of its shots from the field in the first half (9-36) and missed all 13 of its tries from behind the arc, but forced 12 Bantam turnovers and held Trinity to nine field goals in 26 attempts (34.6%). 

Tufts never trailed in the second half, going ahead, 24-22, on a lay-up by senior co-captain center Libby Park (Massina, NY) and extending its lead to double digits on two occasions. Trinity closed the gap to 53-47 with just over a minute left on the clock on a pair of free throws by freshman guard Tess Donie (Worcester, MA) but could get no closer.

Ummah finished with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Park added 12 points and six boards for the Jumbos. Tufts forced 21 turnovers and blocked nine Trinity shots on the defensive end.

Senior captain Sarah Cox (Norwell, MA) led all scorers with 14 points and all rebounders with nine grabs, while freshman center Christine Card (Waterbury, CT) had 12 points and four assists, and Donie added 10 points for Trinity.