Bennett leads women's basketball past Tufts

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 22, 2011
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Jayde Bennett

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Jayde Bennett (Lynn, Mass.) had her first collegiate double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds as Colby College had five players in double figures in a 67-54 victory over Tufts University on Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Bennett, who is just 5-foot-4, had seven points and seven rebounds in the second half. She was 2-for-4 from the field, 7-for-10 from the foul line, and dished three assists.

Colby moves to 12-3 overall and 2-1 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference after beating Bates College on Friday night in triple overtime. Tufts fell to 12-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

Jules Kowalski (Montville, N.J.) also had a double-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and she blocked three shots. Kelly Potvin (Sherborn, Mass.) came off the bench with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Jil Vaughan (Wareham, Mass.) and Rachael Mack (Augusta, Maine) both had 10 points and six boards. Diana Manduca (Portland, Maine) had a game-high seven assists and Aarika Ritchie (Lee, Maine) had six points with two big 3-point shots in the second half.

Tufts, playing without NESCAC leading scorer Colleen Hart (Needham, Mass.) because of an injury, received 16 points from Liz Moynihan (Storrs, Conn.). Collier Clegg (Evanston, Ill.) added 10 points and Tiffany Kornegay (Carver, Mass.) finished with eight points and five rebounds.

Colby held a 30-27 lead at halftime and only led 36-35 when Kornegay hit a basket with 13:57 to play. The Mules used a 10-0 run over the next four-plus minutes to take a 46-35 margin when Kowalski nailed two free throws with 9:30 to play.

The Jumbos got as close as seven points on two occasions the rest of the way, the second coming with just 1:49 to play when Caitlin McClure (Arlington, Va.) nailed a 3-point shot to cut the margin to 60-53. Kowalski scored inside with 1:10 to play and Manduca hit a pair of free throws with 49 seconds left to give Colby breathing room at 64-53.

The Mules had a 51-29 rebounding advantage and also helped their own cause by shooting 85 percent (22-for-26) from the foul line.

COLBY 67, TUFTS 54

TUFTS (12-3, 2-2 NESCAC)

Liz Moynihan 5-15 5-8 16; Collier Clegg 4-13 0-0 10; Tiffany Kornegay 4-12

0-0 8; Bre Dufault 3-5 0-1 7; Ali Rocchi 1-4 3-4 5; Caitlin McClure 1-2 1-2

4; Sarah Nolet 1-2 0-0 2; Sam Tye 0-1 2-2 2; Lindsay Weiner 0-1 0-0 0;

Vanessa Miller 0-7 0-0 0. Totals 19-62 11-17 54.

COLBY (12-3, 2-1 NESCAC)

Julianne Kowalski 5-9 3-4 13; Kelly Potvin 3-8 6-6 12; Jayde Bennett 2-4

7-10 11; Jil Vaughan 3-6 4-4 10; Rachael Mack 5-6 0-0 10; Aarika Ritchie

2-10 0-0 6; Jacky McLaughlin 1-4 0-0 3; Diana Manduca 0-5 2-2 2; Jen Nale

0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 22-26 67.

Tufts.........................   27   27  -   54

Colby.........................   30   37  -   67

3-point goals--Tufts 5-15 (Collier Clegg 2-7; Bre Dufault 1-2; Caitlin

McClure 1-2; Liz Moynihan 1-3; Vanessa Miller 0-1), Colby 3-12 (Aarika

Ritchie 2-4; Jacky McLaughlin 1-3; Diana Manduca 0-4; Jen Nale 0-1). Fouled

out--Tufts-Tiffany Kornegay, Colby-None. Rebounds--Tufts 29 (Ali Rocchi 5;

Tiffany Kornegay 5), Colby 51 (Julianne Kowalski 12). Assists--Tufts 9

(Vanessa Miller 4), Colby 18 (Diana Manduca 7). Total fouls--Tufts 20, Colby

17. Technical fouls--Tufts-None, Colby-None. A-300


 
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