Women's Basketball Falls To Tufts

January 7, 2012

Middlebury dropped its second straight NESCAC game as the Panthers (3-9, 0-3) fell 66-43 to Tufts (11-2, 2-0) in Pepin Gym. The loss was the second to the Jumbos in five days after falling on January 2nd at the Maine Maritime Tournament. Middlebury returns to action next weekend with NESCAC contests at Connecticut College and Wesleyan.

Tufts came out charging, taking a 13-2 lead in the game’s first 5:54. A two from Middlebury’s Scarlet Kirk and a three from Sarah Marcus cut the lead to 13-7 at the 13:10 mark. Tufts slowly extended its taking, earning its biggest margin of 15 points on a three from Kelsey Morehead with less than a minute to go in the half. The Jumbos took a 33-21 lead into the intermission, holding Middlebury to 6-20 shooting from the floor and forcing 13 turnovers.

Tufts led by 12 at the 15:34 mark, going on an 8-2 spurt to take a 47-28 advantage with 10:40 left to play. Threes from Hannah Foley and Kate Barnosky sparked the run. The Panthers came within 16 with 6:36 left to play, but that’s as close as they’d get as the Jumbos pulled away for the 66-43 win.

Brittany Perfetti led Middlebury with 13 points, while Tracy Borsinger scored seven and Kirk had eight rebounds.

Barnosky scored a game-high 14 for Tufts on 5-7 shooting, Tiffany Kornegay added a dozen with seven boards, while Morehead scored nine.

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