Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS MATCH LAST YEAR'S WIN TOTAL WITH VICTORY AT WORCESTER
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 61 Worcester State 45
At Worcester, MA
Thursday, January 18, 2007
|Laura Jasinski - 9 points, 7 rebounds in
Tufts victory at Worcester State
WORCESTER -- The Tufts University women's basketball team continued
its fine play of late by defeating Worcester State College on the
road Thursday night in non-conference action by the final score of
61-45, in Lancer Gymnasium. Tufts improves to 10-5, matching their
victory total of last year. The win is the third in a row for the
Jumbos, and continued a run of predominantly good basketball in
2007. The loss drops the Lancers to 8-7 on the year.
The Jumbos led by by eight points at the break as Tufts shot a
blistering 63.2% from the field in the half. The Jumbos shot 12 for
19 from the field and got scoring efforts from seven players with
senior guards Valerie Krah (Mountain Lakes, NJ) and Taryn
Miller-Stevens (Avon, CT) leading the way with seven points
each. Forward Laura Jasiniski (Leverett, MA) chipped in with
five points in the first stanza. Worcester State was paced by senior
Rachael Odugbela (Providence, RI) who posted 10 points including a
pair of three point shots. Junior Lindsay DelleChiaie (Leominster,
MA) added six points to help keep the Lancers close.
In the second half, Worcester State got the deficit to six points at
41-35 with 12:34 remaining, but weren't able to get any closer as
they only scored 20 points in the half shooting just 25.8% from the
field. Tufts outscored the hosts 20-10 over that final 12 minutes of
Tufts finished with three players in double figures with Krah
posting a game-high 16 points followed by Miller-Stevens with 12
points, four assists and junior Jenna Gomez (Norfolk, MA)
scoring 10 while grabbing six rebounds. DelleChiaie finished with a
team-high 15 points for Worcester State followed by Odugbela who
totaled 12 points and had four assists.
Tufts will host Bates on Saturday in an important NESCAC match-up.
The Jumbos look to be in the mix for one of the home-court berths
into the conference tournament along with Bates and a number of
other teams. Worcester State will return to action on Saturday when
they return to MASCAC play hosting the Trailblazers of MCLA.