Women's Hoops Drops NEWMAC Opener at Babson

Women's Hoops Drops NEWMAC Opener at Babson

SCORE: Wheaton 56 - Babson 77

RECORDS: Wheaton (2-2, 0-1 NEWMAC) - Babson (3-1, 1-0 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Babson Park, Mass. (Staake Gymnasium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Wheaton was led by a 12-point, 5-rebound showing from Emily Cuthbertson and a team-high 15 points from Natalie Wind.
  • Senior Rebecca Olivieri netted 7 points to go along with an assist in 21 minutes of work off the bench for the Lyons. 
  • Ruthie Zientek chipped in across the board, as she scored five and notched 6 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal. 
  • Two Babson players recorded a game-high 16 points; Payton Ouimette used that and 16 boards for a double-double, while Tea Spellacy went 6-8 from the field. 
  • Wheaton connected on 11 of 19 3-point attempts, for a 57.9 percentage from downtown. The Lyons shot 91.7% on free throws, hitting 11 of 12. 
  • The Lyons opened the contest with the first shot of the night, a three from Wind, but the Beavers exited the first quarter on top, 21-17.
  • Wheaton kept the pace in the second quarter, only trailing the Beavers 16-15 at the buzzer. Babson entered the locker room up 37-32 at the half. 
  • Wind hit another three in the first minute of the third to close the gap to three. The hosts then used 6-0 and 8-0 runs from there to build a 15-point lead heading into the final period. 
  • Babson ran away with the game in the fourth, scoring nine unanswered from the opening whistle and eventually pocketing the 77-56 victory. 

THE BASICS:

  • Field Goals: Wheaton 17-57 / Babson 28-70
  • 3-Point FG: Wheaton 11-19 / Babson 7-22
  • 3-Point Percentage: Wheaton 57.9 / Babson 31.8
  • Free Throw: Wheaton 11-12 / Babson 14-20
  • Free Throw Percentage: Wheaton 91.7 / Babson 70
  • Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 10 / Babson 17

UP NEXT: Wheaton comes home to Emerson Gymnasium to host the Gators of Pine Manor College this Saturday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m. VIDEO / LIVE STATS