Womens Basketball

Jenna Klaes '14 Leads Women's Basketball Rally for 50-37 Victory over Farmingdale in NYU New Year's Classic

Wesleyan outscored Farmingdale, 11-0, to start the second half, erasing a 27-19 halftime deficit, and went on for a 50-37 victory in an opening-day contest during the NYU New Year's Classic Mon., Jan. 2 in the team's first game in over three weeks.  Wesleyan plays NYU in its next game Tues., Jan. 3 while Farmingdale takes on Oswego St. in the pre-designated match-ups on the second day.  NYU was a 72-51 victor over Oswego today.  The NYU-Wesleyan affair will have both a webcast and LiveStats which can be seen by clicking each word.
Jenna Klaes '14 (#14, main photo) scored all of her team-high 11 points in the second half, including a three-pointer with 14:41 to go that put Wesleyan ahead for good, 28-27.  The Cardinals ended up with a 31-10 scoring margin in the second half despite being outrebounded, 53-33, in the contest, 29-13 in the first half.  Wesleyan limited Farmingdale to three field goals in the second half on 3-of-22 shooting from the floor to pull away.  The final score represented the game's greatest differential.  Klaes also had three assists and two steals on the day while Amber Wessells '14 (#22, photo insert lower right) had six points, six assists and six steals as Wesleyan forced 27 Ram turnovers.

Sam LaCroce '12 and Emily Lippe '12 each chipped in with 12 points while Lippe paced the Cards on the boards with six.