Women’s Basketball Falls to Colby in Season-Finale, 55-38

Photo by Lianne Yun '18
Photo by Lianne Yun '18

THE BASICS:

Score: Colby 55, Wesleyan 38
Records:
Wesleyan (7-15, 1-9 NESCAC); Colby (12-11, 4-6 NESCAC)
Location: Waterville, Maine
Date: Saturday, February 11
Time: 3 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University women's basketball team's 2016-17 season came to an end Saturday afternoon as the Cardinals dropped a NESCAC road game against Colby College, 55-38.

FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Trailing by four with less than five minutes remaining in the first quarter, a three-pointer by Maeve Vitale '18 cut the deficit to one at the 4:46 mark.
  • However, the Cardinals were held scoreless the rest of the way as Colby scored five unanswered to take a 14-8 lead entering the second quarter.
  • The Mules took a double-digit lead with 8:10 remaining following a jumper by Ainsley Burns, which gave the home team a 20-9 advantage.
  • Colby continued to increase its lead and took a 32-18 lead into halftime.

SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Despite a strong second half performance by the Cardinals, the first half deficit proved to be too much to overcome.
  • Freshman Ava Tompkins hit a three-pointer with :03 on the clock as Wesleyan trailed 45-29 after three quarters.
  • The closest the Cardinals got the rest of the way was 14 points on several occasions as Colby cruised to the 55-38 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Tompkins and Kadijah Mathews '18 led the team in scoring with seven points each coming off the bench. Heidi Scarth '20 grabbed a team-high six rebounds, and Lauren Gaj '17 and Maddie Bledsoe '18 dished out two assists each. Tara Berger '19 finished with six points, three blocks and four rebounds.
  • Emily Davis led all players with 17 points, while MK Caverly and Burns scored 10 apiece. Caverly also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
  • Wesleyan outrebounded the Mules, 42-31.

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