Babson Defeats Women's' Basketball 82-53

Babson Defeats Women's' Basketball 82-53

SCORE: Wheaton 53 - Babson 82

RECORDS: Wheaton (6-8, 2-5 NEWMAC) - Babson (12-2, 6-1 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Babson Park, Mass. (Staake Gymnasium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College women's basketball team returned to the court on Thursday night where they fell short to the Beaver's of Babson College to a scoreline of 82-53. 
  • Wheaton was led by forward Mikayla Pucci and guard Sara McLeman who each contributed nine points apiece. Pucci shot 3-for-4 from the line and picked up three rebounds and a block while McLeman shot 3-6 from the floor and tied for a team-high six boards. 
  • Sadie Shore followed up with a six-point performance from the bench and contributed with a team-high six rebounds while first-year Mia Len tied for a game-high four assists.
  • Babson was led by senior Payton Ouimette who recorded her 10th double-double of the season with a game-high 17 points and also a game-high 13 rebounds. 
  • Babson's strong first half push would be the deciding factor in tonight's game. The Beavers started the scoring off by converting a layup at 9:25. From there, they continued to press the Lyons over the course of the first half, shooting 44.4 percent overall while also making eight of their nine three-pointers in the first frame.
  • The Lyons battled in the second half of the game, outscoring Babson 14-12 in the third quarter and 16-14 in the final frame, but it wouldn't be enough to catch the Beaver's early lead. 
  • With this win, Babson continues their undefeated streak of 10 games, while Wheaton falls to 6-8 overall and 2-5 in conference.

 THE BASICS:

  • Field Goals: Wheaton 19-56 / Babson 30-81
  • 3-Point FG: Wheaton 4-17 / Babson 9-30
  • Free Throw: Wheaton 11-13 / Babson 13-24
  • Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 14 / Babson 21
  • Rebounds: Wheaton 35 / Babson 59
  • Assists: Wheaton 12 / Babson 15

UP NEXT: The Lyons return to the road on Saturday, Jan. 12, where they will take on the Cougars of Clark University at 1:00 p.m.