Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
TUFTS WINS SIXTH STRAIGHT WITH 66-55 NON-CONFERENCE FINAL AT
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 66, Bates 55
At Lewiston, ME
Saturday, January 10, 2009
|Julia Baily's 18 points led the Jumbos, who
improved to 9-1
LEWISTON, Me. -- The Tufts University women's basketball team,
ranked 15th in the D3hoops.com national poll, seized a 32-21
halftime lead and rode it to a 66-55 non-conference victory Saturday
afternoon at Bates College.
The Jumbos (9-1) won their sixth straight game and will next host
Williams on Friday night (Jan. 16) at Cousens Gym in their NESCAC
opener. Bates (10-4) will host Colby on Tuesday at 7 pm in the
Bobcats' final tune-up before beginning conference play on January
16 against Middlebury.
Junior Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) scored a team-high 18
points for Tufts, which shot 51.9 percent from the field (28/54)
compared to Bates' 35.1 percent (20/57). Sophomore guard Colleen
Hart (Needham, MA) added 13 points, six rebounds, six assists
and three steals for the Jumbos, while seniors Kim Moynihan (West
Hartford, CT) and Katie Tausanovitch (Lyme, NH) added 12
and 10 points, respectively. Tausanovitch had a game-high nine
rebounds while first-year Rachel Figaro (Windham, NH) had
eight rebounds in addition to nine points, propelling the Jumbos to
a 38-32 advantage on the boards.
Lauren Yanofksy scored 18 points for the Bobcats, including 16 in
the second half, and added five rebounds and four steals. Val
Beckwith chipped in with 14 points, while Kellie Goodridge scored
six points with a team-high seven rebounds.
Tufts never trailed in the game, as a three-pointer by Moynihan
broke a 2-2 tie and began an early 9-2 run. A 6-0 spurt, featuring a
pair of hoops by Baily, midway through the first half put the Jumbos
in firm control at 28-15, prompting a Bates timeout. A pair of foul
shots by Beckwith and another freebie by Goodridge cut the lead to
nine, but a layup by Tausanovitch made it 32-21 at the half.
Bates managed to keep Tufts within shouting distance for much of
the second half on the strength of a 20-3 advantage in points off
turnovers, as well as an improved shooting percentage of 44.8
percent (13/29) in the period compared to 25.0 percent (7/28) in the
first half. But Tufts began to pull away to a 17-point lead and led
66-49 with 2:12 to go before a pair of three-pointers by Maggie
DePoy and ShawnRose Lanchantin cut the final margin to 11 at 66-55.
Prior to DePoy's three the Bobcats were shooting 1 for 14 from
behind the arc.