(Aurora, N.Y.)─ Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y./Camden) poured in a game high 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Wells College women's basketball team opened the second half of their season with a 47-41 victory over the Wilson College Phoenix in North Eastern Athletic Conference action Saturday evening in Aurora. With the win the Express improve to 2-8 (2-6 NEAC) while the Phoenix fall to 2-10 (1-9 NEAC).
Kelly Cornwell (Caledonia, N.Y./Caledonia-Mumford) added six points and four rebounds, Kristen Ryan (Syracuse, N.Y./Bishop Ludden) chipped in with five points and seven rebounds while Paige Stone (Madison, N.Y./Madison) and Rachel Mattraw (Chamont, N.Y./Lyme Central) each finished with five points to round out the scoring for Wells.
Alain Hofer (Duncannon, Pa./Susquenita) paced the Phoenix with a team high 19 points and 11 rebounds while Alashia Butler (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg) and Tara Fields (Berryville, Va./Clarke County) finished with 11 points each for Wilson.
The Express jumped out to an 11-0 lead and wasn't until a Fields lay-up at 10:50 of the first half that the Phoenix would get on the board. Wells continued to control the pace of the game leading by as many as 12 in the half but the Phoenix would close with a short run on a 3-pointer by Butler and a lay-up by Fields, trimming the lead to 25-18 heading into the break.
The Phoenix picked up right where they left off in the first half, going on a 10-2 run to open the second half, taking their first lead of the game 28-27 with 11:57 remaining.
Tied at 31-31, the Express went on an 8-0 run to open up the game while clutch free throws by Stone and Roser with less than four minutes remaining would put the game out of reach for the Phoenix as Wells held on for the conference victory.
The Express return to action tomorrow at 2 p.m. against NEAC opponent College of St. Elizabeth in Aurora.
June 23, 2011 EXPRESS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON REVIEW
March 29, 2011 ROSER EARNS NEAC FIRST TEAM HONORS
February 20, 2011 EXPRESS FALL IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
February 19, 2011 NITTANY LIONS TROUNCE EXPRESS
February 13, 2011 ROSER FINISHES WITH 32 POINTS AND 31 REBOUNDS IN OT VICTORY
February 12, 2011 EXPRESS RALLY BACK FROM 15 POINTS DOWN, FALL IN FINAL SECONDS
February 9, 2011 LAST SECOND SHOT SINKS EXPRESS
February 5, 2011 WILDCATS HOLD OFF EXPRESS
February 3, 2011 COBLESKILL CONTAINS EXPRESS
January 29, 2011 STORM TOP EXPRESS FOR TENTH STRAIGHT
January 24, 2011 ROSER EARNS THIRD NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
January 22, 2011 EXPRESS SNAP SIX GAME SKID WITH WIN OVER WILDCATS
January 20, 2011 DEFENSE LEADS SAXONS PAST EXPRESS
January 18, 2011 ROSER POURS IN 27 POINTS IN LOSS TO COBLESKILL
January 16, 2011 PENN ST.-ABINGTON CRUISES TO VICTORY
January 15, 2011 PENN ST.-BERKS ROLLS TO VICTORY OVER EXPRESS
January 12, 2011 WILDCATS SINK EXPRESS
January 9, 2011 ST. ELIZABETH SOARS PAST EXPRESS
January 8, 2011 ROSER LEADS WELLS PAST WILSON
December 7, 2010 KEUKA DEFENSE HOLDS BACK EXPRESS
December 7, 2010 ROSER EARNS SECOND NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
December 5, 2010 ROSER SCORES 26 IN LOSS TO HARRISBURG
December 4, 2010 BISON CHARGE OVER EXPRESS IN SECOND HALF
December 1, 2010 CAZENOVIA KNOCKS OFF EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 HAMILTON DEFENSE OVERPOWERS EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 ROSER NAMED NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
November 23, 2010 WELLS DEFEATS MORRISVILLE FOR FIRST VICTORY IN PROGRAM HISTORY
November 21, 2010 ROSER AND RYAN COMBINE FOR 42 POINTS IN LOSS TO WILSON
November 20, 2010 COLLEGE OF ST. ELIZABETH EDGES EXPRESS
November 15, 2010 WELLS DROPS SEASON OPENER TO HARTWICK
November 15, 2009 WELLS COLLEGE ADDS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL; MIKE O'BRIEN NAMED HEAD COACH
January 31, 2008 SHAWNA LITTLE TABBED NEW HEAD WOMEN'S SOFTBALL AND BASKETBALL COACH
January 1, 2008 WELLS COLLEGE INTRODUCES WOMEN’S AND MEN’S BASKETBALL