The fifth-seeded Wesleyan women’s basketball team came out strong Saturday afternoon against top-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 1 Amherst, but the defending national champions’ stifling defense was too much to overcome as the Mammoths pulled away with a 58-31 win in the NESCAC Semifinals at LeFrak Gymnasium.
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The fifth-seeded Wesleyan (17-7) women’s basketball team will play at top-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 1 Amherst (25-0) this Saturday, Feb. 24 in the NESCAC Semifinals. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. in LeFrak Gymnasium. The winner of Saturday’s Little Three showdown will face the winner of No. 2 Bowdoin (24-1) versus No. 3 Tufts (22-3) in the finals on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m.
For the third time this season, senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week as she helped guide the fifth-seeded Cardinals to a 63-62 road win over No. 4 Middlebury in the NESCAC Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe was incredible in her first NESCAC Tournament game of her career as the went off for game-highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds to help lead the fifth-seeded Wesleyan University women’s basketball team to a thrilling 63-62 road win over fourth-seeded Middlebury College Saturday afternoon in the conference quarterfinals.
Wesleyan University (16-7, 5-5 NESCAC) returns to postseason play for the first time since the 2013-14 season as the Cardinals earned the No. 5 seed in the 2018 NESCAC Women’s Basketball Championships. Wesleyan will play at fourth-seeded Middlebury College (17-7, 6-4 NESCAC) this Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m.
Tara Berger ’19 scored a game-high 15 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting while grabbing nine rebounds and blocking five shots but the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team lost to No. 5 Bowdoin College in its regular-season finale, 88-51.