Clark Deals Women's Basketball 67-63 Loss to Even Regular Season Series

Clark Deals Women's Basketball 67-63 Loss to Even Regular Season Series

SCORE: Wheaton 63 - Clark 67

RECORDS: Wheaton (6-6, 1-2 NEWMAC) - Clark (7-5, 1-2 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Emerson Gymnasium)


  • After taking game 1 of their regular season series with Clark, Wheaton fell to the Cougars 67-63 tonight at Emerson Gymnasium. 
  • Natalie Wind led the way for the Lyons, totaling 21 points, including 5 three-pointers. 
  • Chelsea Rairdon notched 11 points and 6 rebounds, while Ruthie ZientekMikayla Pucci and Rebecca Olivieri recorded 9 apiece. 
  • Haley Wilder paced the Cougars with 21 points, as Idalis Miranda contributed 15 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Ogechi Ezemma owns the only double-double of the night, as she came in with 10 points and 10 boards. 
  • Clark enjoyed two separate 7-point cushions throughout the first half, but Wheaton was able to keep the visitors at bay on both occasions. A Pucci layup with 3:26 minutes to go would pull the Lyons up to 34-33, but the Cougars scored 10 points to Wheaton's 5 over the remainder of the half to lead 44-38. 
  • Clark earned their largest lead of the night, 12 points, midway through the third quarter. Back-to-back trifectas from Wind and Zientek, however, would cut that advantage in half heading into the final period. 
  • Wind rode the momentum of the previous quarter to start the fourth, draining another 3 as the Lyons found themselves trailing by just three. With 5:47 minutes remaining, Emily Cuthbertson produced with impeccable timing to tie the contest with a three and force a Clark timeout. Pucci then knocked down a free throw 2:27 minutes later to give Wheaton it's first lead since the opening quarter. 
  • The Cougars put the game away with five unanswered points down the stretch, eventually taking home the 67-63 win. 


  • Field Goals: Wheaton 19-62 / Clark 27-53
  • 3-Point FG: Wheaton 12-41 / Clark 6-15
  • Free Throw: Wheaton 13-20 / Clark 7-16
  • Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 11 / Clark 14
  • Field Goal %: Wheaton 30.6 / Clark 50.9
  • 3-Point %: Wheaton 29.3 / Clark 40.0
  • Rebounds: Wheaton 32 / Clark 42

UP NEXT: Wheaton takes on their next NEWMAC opponent on Saturday, January 6, when they host WPI at 1:00 p.m. VIDEO / LIVE STATS