Posted: Jan 13, 2018
SCORE: Wheaton 81 - Mount Holyoke 48
RECORDS: Wheaton (7-9, 2-5 NEWMAC) - Mount Holyoke (0-14, 0-8 NEWMAC)
LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Emerson Gymnasium)
- Wheaton ended the opening half with a 52-45 advantage over the Mount Holyoke College Lyons, thanks to 14 points and 5 rebounds from Sara McLeman, and 9 points apiece from Ruthie Zientek and Mikayla Pucci.
- The second half was more of an even match, as Wheaton only outscored Mount Holyoke, 29-24 over the final 20 minutes. The hosts would reach their largest lead of the day, however, after Natalie Wind hit a three with 4:29 to go in the third to lift the Lyon advantage to 39.
- McLeman and Pucci went on to lead the Lyons overall, as Pucci scored 14 and McLeman notched a 14-point, 10 rebound double-double. Emily Cuthbertson was productive as well, recording 11 points, 5 assists and 5 boards.
- The visiting Lyons were led by a 20-point performance by Raquel Fitzpatrick. Leah Hodges and GraceAnne Woods totaled 12 and 10 points, respectively, to go along with a combined 6 rebounds in the loss.
- Wheaton's bench produced 32 of the team's 81 points in the win.
- Field Goals: Wheaton 33-79 / Mount Holyoke 21-46
- 3-Point FG: Wheaton 12-34 / Mount Holyoke 2-3
- Free Throw: Wheaton 3-5 / Mount Holyoke 4-7
- Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 27 / Mount Holyoke 4
- Field Goal %: Wheaton 41.8 / Mount Holyoke 45.7
- 3-Point %: Wheaton 35.3 / Mount Holyoke 66.7
- Rebounds: Wheaton 48 / Mount Holyoke 25
- Assists: Wheaton 23 / Mount Holyoke 5