Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS JUMP OUT EARLY AND GET KEY NESCAC WIN OVER WESLEYAN
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 66, Wesleyan 52
At Middletown, CT
Saturday, February 2, 2008
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Ranked 15th nationally in the
latest D3hoops.com poll, Tufts joined Wesleyan, Williams and Bowdoin
as the four NESCAC teams with only one conference loss thus far by
defeating Wesleyan on the road, 66-52, on Saturday afternoon.
Wesleyan had started the day as the only undefeated squad in NESCAC
Tufts jumped out to an 18-5 lead 7:40 into the
contest. Four of the Jumbos' seven baskets during the run were
second-chance scores, two by senior co-captain Khalilah Ummah
(Litchfield, ME) and one each by junior Katie Tausanovitch
(Lyme, NH) and senior co-captain Jenna Gomez (Norfolk, MA).
While Tufts shot 7 for 12 over the first 7:40, Wesleyan hit just two
baskets in 11 tries.
Tufts continued to extend the
margin, going up 27-9 before the Cardinals finished off the final
eight minutes with a 12-4 run to whittle the gap to 10 at
intermission, 31-21. Junior Ali Fourney netted seven of her
game-high 19 points to trigger the surge.
not allow Wesleyan to get under double-digits the entire second
half, keeping the Cardinals at bay by shooting 47 percent from the
field to Wesleyan's 29 percent. Tufts dominated the boards with a
53-27 edge for the game. Tausanovitch led the way with 17, six of
them offensive, while Ummah had 13, also six on the offensive glass.
Both had 12 points as did junior Kim Moynihan (West Hartford, CT),
but sophomore Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) paced the team
with 14 points on 6 for 9 shooting.
Tufts saw it lead
peak at 23 points, 53-30, with 9:25 to play. The closest Wesleyan
got from that point was the final score. Senior Nikki Maletta also
had double-digit scoring for the Cardinals with 16 points. Junior
Meredith Lowe was the Wesleyan high rebounder with 10.
The Jumbos are next at Middlebury on Friday. Wesleyan will be on the
road at Trinity that evening.