NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Wesleyan University women's basketball team set a program record with 103 points--surpassing the old mark of 100 which occurred twice in 1988 and again in 2009--as the Cardinals cruised to a commanding 103-35 win over Goucher College at the Music City Classic on Saturday. Six players scored in double-figures for Wesleyan Saturday as it improved to 8-2 overall. Following the loss, the Gophers dropped to 0-11 on the season.
- Wesleyan scored the first 15 points of the game in less than four minutes of action, and never looked back.
- The Cardinals held a commanding 32-10 lead after the first quarter and continued to increase their lead in the second as a three-pointer by Maeve Vitale '18 with just :22 remaining on the clock gave Wesleyan a 60-19 lead at halftime.
- The second half was a similar story as the Cardinals held Goucher to just 16 points in the final 20 minutes of regulation, outscoring them 33-9 in the third quarter and 10-7 in the fourth en route to the decisive victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Tara Berger '19 led all players with 14 points while Remi French '20 grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. Berger was joined in double-figures by Katy O'Connor '21 with 12 points, Maddie Bledsoe '18, Kadijah Mathews '18 and Olivia Gorman '19 with 11 points each, and Maeve Vitale '18 and Ericka Ekhator '21 with 10 points apiece. Ava Tompkins '20 dished out a game-high eight assists.
- Kerry Chun led the Gophers with 13 points and Nicole Wolard secured a team-high eight rebounds.
- Wesleyan returns to the court Friday, Jan. 5 and will play at Little Three rival Williams in its NESCAC opener. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.