AURORA, N.Y. – The Wells College women's basketball team posted a come-from-behind 69-58 victory over Morrisville State College on Wednesday at the Farenthold Athletic Wing. With the win, Wells moves to 4-3 overall on the year and to 1-0 within the North Eastern Athletic Conference. The visiting Mustangs drop to 3-3 on the season and to 0-1 against league opponents.
Playing in only 24 minutes due to early foul trouble, junior Ashida Cooper (Bensalem, Pa.) scored a team-leading 18 points and added four steals for Wells. Freshman Shelby Medovich (Harpursville, N.Y.) added 14 points while classmate Carley Ryan (Middleburgh, N.Y.) dropped 13 points in the game.
Morrisville State took the early 2-0 lead, but Wells scored the game's next 14 points to take a commanding 14-2 lead with 7:06 remaining in the first quarter. The Mustangs, however, stunned the Express by scoring 25 of the game's next 32 points to build a 27-21 lead with 7:46 remaining in the first half of play.
The Mustangs would eventually build a game-high 11 point lead after opening the third quarter on a 6-0 run, leading 44-33. Cooper countered for the Express with two layups that sparked an extended run that saw Wells post 13 of the game's next 15 points to tie the game at 46 with 45 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Tied at 48 after 30 minutes of action, Wells exploded for 21 points and ended the game on a 14-2 scoring run that put the Express ahead for good with a Cooper jumper with 6:05 left in the contest. Cooper was ultimately responsible for eight of her team's points across that timespan.
Morrisville State was led by 14 points from Haley Kilmartin. Jordan Anderson scored 12 points and hauled in as many rebounds for the Mustangs while Allison Chase also scored 12 points for Morrisville State off the bench.
Wells returns to action Saturday, Dec. 5 as it faces-off against NEAC-rival SUNY Poly on the road at 3 p.m.