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Tufts 74, Trinity (CT) 52

At Medford, MA
Saturday, January 19, 2008

Game Statistics

Junior Katie Tausanovitch had 10 points, seven rebounds and two assists in the victory

MEDFORD -- The Tufts women's basketball team opened up a 22-point halftime lead (49-27) and sailed to a 74-52 victory in NESCAC action against Trinity College on Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gymnasium.

The 49 points in the first 20 minutes was the best offensive half of the season so far for Tufts. They shot 57.5 percent (23/40) with 15 assists in the half. Ten Jumbos scored overall during the half, led by seven from first-year guard Lindsay Weiner (Rockville, MD). It was the most points in a half by Tufts since they scored 50 against Wellesley in the second half last season on December 9.

After Trinity pulled within 10-7 on a three-pointer by sophomore Claire Arnstein (Hicksville, NY) early on, the Jumbos ran off the next eight points to lead 18-7 at the 14-minute mark. They would increase their lead to 20 points (31-11) with nine minutes to go until halftime after a 13-4 stretch that included five points by Weiner.

Senior co-captain Kathleen Conlon (Sagamore Beach, MA) hit a three-pointer for Trinity and a lay-up by first-year Molly McGlynn (Sleepy Hollow, NY) got the Bantams within 15 at 31-16. That's as close as the visitors would be for the rest of the game.

The Tufts lead peaked at 33 points (72-39) on a jumper by sophomore Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) with 5:47 left in the second half. From there, Trinity finished the game with a 13-2 run for the 75-52 final. First-year guard Kristen Fahey (Cumberland, RI) hit two jumpers during that span for the Bantams.

Both coaches emptied their benches in the lopsided game. Eleven Jumbos played double-figures in minutes, and Trinity had nine. Tufts, ranked #14 in the national poll, improves to 13-1 overall and 1-1 in NESCAC. Trinity drops to 8-5 overall and 0-2 in the league.

Senior co-captain Khalilah Ummah (Litchfield, ME), junior Katie Tausanovitch (Lyme, NH) and Baily all scored 10 points to pace the Tufts attack. Baily added 10 rebounds and three assists, Ummah had seven rebounds and four blocks and Tausanovitch finished with seven rebounds and two assists. First-year guard Colleen Hart (Needham, MA) matched her season-high with seven assists. The Jumbos finished with a 50.7 field goal percentage (34/67) and 21 assists, both bests of the season.

Sophomore Christine Card (Waterbury, CT) led the Bantams with 10 points and added five rebounds. Fahey finished at seven points, four assists and three steals. First-year Rebecca Cohn (San Francisco, CA) was the best Bantam on the boards with seven. Trinity was 4 for 9 from three-point territory.