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Cardinals Extend Win Streak, Cruise Past C.C.N.Y., 95-58

Photo by Lottie Gidal '23
Photo by Lottie Gidal '23

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's basketball team cruised to a 95-58 win over the City College of New York on Tuesday night in Silloway Gymnasium.

Freshman Maggie Lee led the way for the Cardinals with a season-high 17 points on 3-of-9 shooting from deep as Wesleyan improved to 6-0 on the year. Reilly Boehm led all scorers with 29 points as the Beavers dropped to 0-6.

FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan scored the first five points of the game and never looked back.
  • The Beavers rallied by scoring six of the next eight points to get within one, 7-6, but the Cardinals responded with an 11-0 run capped off by a layup from Marina Petruzzi.
  • Wesleyan led by as much as 18 but a 3-pointer by Tianna Fumasoli with six seconds remaining cut the deficit to 15 as the Cardinals held a 31-16 advantage after 10 minutes of play.
  • C.C.N.Y. opened the second quarter on a 6-2 run to get within 11 following a 3-pointer from Nahomi Zambrano, but Wesleyan responded with a 10-0 stretch. Emma Roush hit one from behind-the-arc at the 3:43 mark to give the home team a 43-22 lead.
  • The Cardinals would go on to hold a 21-point advantage at the break as they led 49-28.

SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan continued to increase its lead in the second half and back-to-back 3-pointers from Lee put the game out of reach as the Cardinals led 67-33 with 3:25 to play in the third quarter.
  • Lee would also close out the third with a buzzer-beater as Wesleyan held a 73-42 advantage entering the fourth.
  • Wesleyan outscored the Beavers in the fourth quarter 22-16.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Five players scored in double-figures for Wesleyan; Lee (17), Maddie Clark (14), Caleigh Ryan (14), Roush (11), and Katy O'Connor (10). Ava Tompkins dished out a career-high 10 assists while Clark added eight, and Abby Gray grabbed a season-high 10 boards to lead the Cardinals in rebounding.
  • Fumasoli joined Boehm in double-digits with 16 as the duo scored 45 of the Beavers' 58 points. Harlean Williams led all players with 13 rebounds.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan is back in action on Sunday, December 1 and will host New York University at 3 p.m.