Teams: Women's Basketball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS EARN 83-62 VICTORY AT HOME AGAINST WILLIAMS IN NESCAC
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 83, Williams 62
At Medford, MA
Friday, January 16, 2009
|Senior Katie Tausanovitch had 12 points and
MEDFORD -- Sophomore guard Colleen Hart (Needham, MA)
scored 16 points with nine assists to lead the #12 ranked Tufts
University women's basketball team to an 83-62 victory against
Williams College in the NESCAC opener for both squads on Friday
night at Cousens Gym.
Hart hit on four of five three-point attempts, including three in
the first half when the Jumbos took a double-digit lead. Junior
Julia Baily (Farmington, CT) added a double-double to the Tufts
effort, scoring 14 points with 12 rebounds. The Jumbos won for the
seventh straight game, improving to 10-1 overall.
Williams (5-10, 0-1 NESCAC) received an outstanding game from
sophomore Jessica Harris (Cortland Manor, NY), who finished
with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Senior tri-captain Mika Peterman
(Los Altos, CA) had 14 points for the Ephs. The loss was their
fourth in a row.
Tufts was up 14-3 five and a half minutes into the game. They got
points from six different players during the opening run, including threes
by Hart and senior co-captain Kim Moynihan (West Hartford, CT).
After Williams baskets by sophomore Taylor Shea (Allendale, NJ) and Peterman cut the gap to 14-7,
the Jumbos built the lead to 17 points to take charge. They scored
10 straight points and led 24-7 on a basket by first-year Rachel Figaro
(Windham, NH) at the nine-minute mark. The Ephs closed to within
11 (28-17) behind six points from Harris, but two three-pointers
by Hart helped push the Tufts lead back up to 16 (40-24) at the
The Jumbos received points from nine different players while jumping
to their halftime lead. Hart led the way with nine and also
added six first-half assists. The Jumbos forced 15 Williams
turnovers in the first 20 minutes, with Figaro coming up with four
steals. Harris, with 12 points, had half of the Ephs' total at
Tufts maintained its healthy advantage in the second half, going
up by 20 on a lay-up by senior Katie Tausanovitch (Lyme, NH)
that made it 48-28 two minutes into the period. The closest Williams
would get was 16 points, 53-37, after a three-pointer by Peterman
and a free throw by Harris with 14:48 remaining. The Tufts advantage
got as high as 25 points, 79-54, following two free throws by junior
Casey Sullivan (Berlin, CT) with 4:50 to play. The Jumbos
cruised to the finish line, with all 17 players on the roster
getting into the game.
Tufts finished at 51.5 percent shooting (35/68), including six
for nine from three-point land. They had 22 assists and 14 steals in
the game, as the Ephs finished with 23 turnovers. Figaro contributed
13 points, seven rebounds and five steals in total, while
Tausanovitch scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Sullivan's
10 points matched her season high.
Williams hit at just 32.8 percent from the floor (22/67),
including five for 18 from beyond the arch (27.8 percent). They
battled with the Jumbos on the boards, falling just short overall
with a 42-41 final count, but pulling down 20 offensive rebounds to
13 for Tufts. Shea (11 points, 12 rebounds) joined Harris in
recording a double-double for the visitors.
The Ephs had won five out of the last seven and nine of the last
13 contests between the teams.