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Wesleyan Outlasts Connecticut College 66-58

Ave Tompkins posted a double-double (11P, 13R) during the victory.
Ave Tompkins posted a double-double (11P, 13R) during the victory.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's basketball team (9-7, 1-3) outlasted Connecticut College on the road on Sunday to pick up a 66-58 victory over the Camels (5-10, 1-2).

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The hosts burst out to a 7-2 advantage capped by a three from Emily Tripp.
  • The Cardinals chipped away at the deficit, cutting it to one (11-10) on a jumper by Maggie Lee,
  • The Camels went on a 8-2 burst to extend the lead to 19-13 with 15 seconds remaining, but Wesleyan cut it to three (19-16) on a charity toss from Marina Petruzzi to end the first quarter.
  • The teams went back-and-forth in the early minutes of the second stanza. The Cardinals took a 26-22 edge on a jumper by Caleigh Ryan with 3:15 remaining, but a 5-0 burst gave the Camels a 27-26 edged with 53 seconds to go in the half.
  • A free throw by Wesleyan's Katy O'Connor knotted the game 27-27 heading into the break.
  • Wesleyan scored the opening four points of the second half and never trailed for the remainder of the game.
  • The Camels did not go away and came within two points on a pair of occasions, but the visitors always had an answer at the other end.
  • Connecticut College cut the deficit to two (47-45) at the 9:26 mark of the final frame.
  • The Cardinals responded with a 10-4 burst capped by a jumper from Ryan for the 57-49 advantage.
  • Wesleyan slowly increased its lead, forcing the Camels to foul in the final minutes, but the Cardinals hung on for the win..  

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • O'Connor and Ava Tompkins each registered a double-double to lead the way for Wesleyan. O'Connor finished with 17 points and 14 boards, while Tompkins had 11 points and 13 rebounds to go along with two blocked shots.
  • Ryan recorded 12 points for the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals outrebounded the Camels by a 49-37 margin and pulled down 19 offensive boards.
  • Ashton paced Connecticut College with 25 points and six rebounds.
  • Muckstadt had a strong all-around performance with eight points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots, and two steals.
  • Claire Gulbin also reached twin figures with 14 points.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals are idle until Saturday, January 25th when they head to Suffolk for a 4:30 p.m. tip-off.