November 21, 2009

Wheaton stumbles at host Johns Hopkins during tip-off tournament

BALTIMORE, MD- The Wheaton College women's basketball team held a 10-9 edge midway through the first half but was unable to sustain its lead on Saturday, as the Lyons suffered a 71-37 setback to Johns Hopkins University during the Mike Durgala Memorial Tournament in Goldfarb Gymnasium. 

Wheaton is now 1-1, while the Blue Jays opened their season today.  The Lyons will face Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in tomorrow's consolation game at 1:00 p.m.

Freshman Jeana Trimboli (Norwalk, CT/Trinity Catholic) was Wheaton's lone double-figure scorer with 10 points, going 4-of-8 from the field, to go alongside four assists and four steals.  Senior Andrea Bailey (Needham, MA/Needham) turned in seven points and four assists, while classmate Ida Kruse (Vershire, VT/Rivendell Academy) had seven rebounds.

Johns Hopkins junior Lyndsay Burton (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) went 11-of-13 from the field for 22 points while grabbing 10 rebounds, while senior Anastasia Wynn (Reisterstown, MD/McDonogh) added 12 points.

The hosts jumped out to a 7-0 advantage by 16:41 and a 9-2 lead at 14:50 before the Lyons scored eight unanswered points during 2:35 for a 10-9 edge at 11:57, as Trimboli canned a pair of threes during the stretch.  The Blue Jays answered with a 16-2 spurt over 6:59 for a 25-12 advantage with 3:15 to go.  After Wheaton senior Stephanie Michals (Fairfax, VA/Saint Stephen's & Saint Agnes School) hit a free throw at 2:21, Hopkins closed the half on an 8-2 run and led 33-15 at the intermission.

In the second half, the Blue Jays ripped off 17 of the stanza's first 19 points and didn't look back.  Wheaton knocked down 40 percent of its shots in the frame, but Hopkins hit on 53.3 percent, including a 62.5-percent clip from three-point territory.  For the game, the Lyons were outrebounded by a 42-28 margin and committed 29 turnovers.

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