Women's Basketball Takes Down Connecticut College Behind Strong 2nd Half, 67-62

Women's Basketball Takes Down Connecticut College Behind Strong 2nd Half, 67-62

SCORE: Wheaton 67 - Connecticut College 62

RECORDS: Wheaton (5-8) - Connecticut College (5-9)

LOCATION: New London, CT (Luce Fieldhouse)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Wheaton took down Conn College 67-62 in a back and forth game as Sophomore Sadie Shore led the Lyons with a career-high 22 points.
  • The Camels opened the scoring with a made three by Sami Ashton just over a minute into the contest.
  • After two made free throws from Shore, the Lyons took their first lead of the game at 6-5 with 7:03 remaining in the first quarter.
  • Shore and Mikayla Pucci combined for the Lyons first twelve points giving them a 12-9 lead with 4:44 remaining in the first quarter.
  • First-Year Bri Forbes had two lay-ups to close out the first quarter giving Wheaton the lead 16-13.
  • Conn College started the 2nd quarter off on a 13-0 run making the score 16-26 in favor of the Camels.
  • Midway through the second quarter Wheaton went on a 9-3 run making it a 2 point game with 2:24 remaining in the second quarter.
  • The Camels took a 34-30 lead going into halftime.
  • Wheaton opened up the third quarter with an 8-0 run after a made three from Ashley Hill giving them a 38-34 lead just 2 minutes into the third.
  • After Conn College took a 43-42 lead with 4:08 left in the third, the Lyons went on a 9-2 run giving them a 51-45 lead going into the fourth quarter.
  • An old-fashion three-point play by Pucci gave the Lyons a 58-47 lead with 7:57 remaining in the game.
  • Ashton kept the Camels in the game down the stretch making it just a two-point game with 1:43 remaining.
  • A made free throw by Hill gave the Lyons a 65-62 lead with just eleven seconds remaining.
  • The Lyons had a great defensive effort to close out the game, giving them a win over NESCAC foe, Conn College 67-62

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Shore finished the game with a career-high 22 points and added 8 rebounds.
  • Wheaton shot 16-of-18 from the free-throw line giving them an 88.9% from the charity stripe.
  • Pucci finished with 13 points while Forbes added 12.
  • The Camel's Ashton scored 22 points while adding 6 steals.
  • Wheaton shot 51.1% from the field while going 5-of-11 from behind the arc.

UP NEXT: The Lyons head back to Emerson Gymnasium for their NEWMAC opener on Saturday, Jan. 18 against Mount Holyoke at 3:00 p.m.