Much like the first meeting between the 25-1 Jumbos and the 20-6 Ephs, a tightly contested match unfolded at Cousens in the semifinal round of the NESCAC Tournament, but also like the first meeting, Tufts finished on top 53-40. The Jumbos advance to a second consecutive NESCAC Tournament final.
Top-seeded Tufts looks to win back-to-back conference championships one year after winning the program’s first title when it hosts the remaining rounds of the 2015 NESCAC Women’s Basketball Championship this weekend at Cousens Gymnasium. The top four seeds advanced to the semifinal round for the fifth time in six years.
Shannon Brady scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Bowdoin women's basketball team over Middlebury, 80-52, in the quarterfinals of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium.
With 5.6 seconds left on the clock, Williams' Amanni Fernandez wrestled an inbounds pass away from Connecticut College's Mairead Hynes to seal a 45-44 win over the Camels in Saturday's NESCAC quarterfinal at Chandler Gym.
The 24-1 Jumbos advanced to the semifinal round of the NESCAC tournament after defeating the 12-12 Hamilton Continentals, 64-43, at Cousens Gymnasium. Tufts earned the top seed in the tournament for the third straight year, while Hamilton made their second consecutive and second overall appearance in the post-season tournament.
Tufts has earned the top seed in the 2015 NESCAC Women’s Basketball Championship for the third straight season after posting a perfect league record of 10-0. Quarterfinal action gets underway on Saturday, February 21 with Tufts, Bowdoin, Amherst and Williams hosting the quarterfinal rounds.