Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS BEAT BATES DOWN THE STRETCH FOR THIRD
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 72 Bates 64
Saturday, January 20, 2007
|Jenna Gomez scored a career-high 17 points
in the victory over Bates
MEDFORD � Tufts had a 9-0 run late in the game to erase a two-point
deficit and go on to a 72-64 victory over Bates College in a
quickly-played NESCAC women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon
at Cousens Gym. Junior Jenna Gomez (Norfolk, MA) scored a
career-high 17 points to lead the Jumbos, while senior Valerie Krah
(Mountain Lakes, NJ) had 16.
With Tufts trailing 60-58, a Gomez lay-up with 3:32 left in the
second half tied the score at 60-60. Krah's three-pointer put Tufts
up 63-60 with 2:54 to play. Gomez then scored the next five points
and Tufts led 67-60 with 1:28 on the clock. Tufts grabbed two
offensive rebounds during the stretch, while Bates missed two shots
and turned the ball over once.
The victory was the fourth in a row for the Jumbos, who improved to
3-0 in NESCAC and 11-5 overall. The 11 victories surpasses their
total from a year ago and it was their first win against Bates since
2003. The Bobcats fell to 9-7 overall and 1-2 in the league.
The game was played tightly and briskly, with the margin never
reaching more than eight points and the finishing time less than 90
minutes. The Jumbos led 33-28 at the break behind 10 points from
Krah and eight by Gomez. Senior guard Taryn Miller-Stevens (Avon,
CT) had eight assists for Tufts in the first 20 minutes of play.
Sarah Barton (Portsmouth, NH) and Val Beckwith (Woburn, MA) each had
five points at the half for the Bobcats.
The Jumbos maintained the single-digit lead for the majority of the
second half. They led by eight points, 47-39, after a three-point
play by sophomore Kimberly Moynihan (West Hartford, CT). She would
match her career high with 15 points in the game.
Bates rallied to tie the score at 52-all after a three-point play by
Beckwith capped a 13-5 spurt at 6:31. Five different Bobcats scored
points during the stretch. Bates would take the lead twice when
senior captain Katie Franklin (New Preston, CT) hit three-pointers
that put the visitors ahead 57-56 and 60-58 at the 3:52 mark. Tufts
then scored the next nine points and finished the game with a 12-4
run to earn the clutch win.
Krah and Moynihan both netted three three-pointers apiece as Tufts
hit seven overall for their second-best output of the year from
beyond the arc. Their 10 turnovers was also their second-best
performance of the season in that category.
Bates dominated the boards, 53-37, led by 13 rebounds to go with 14
points from junior Matia Kostakis (Andover, MA). Barton and Beckwith
each added eight rebounds to their double-digit scoring. Barton
recorded 14 points and three steals, while Beckwith finished at 12