The Wells College women's basketball team began its 2016-17 season with a 67-53 victory over visiting Alfred University on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Schwartz Center. It was the fifth time in the last six years that Wells opened its season with a victory, and the third year in a row that Wells defeated Alfred to start the year.
Wells jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first quarter and never trailed in the game. The Express made 19 of 28 free-throw attempts and forced 28 turnovers by Alfred.
It was the first victory as head coach of Wells for Tara Ruckh, who takes over the Express program for the 2016-17 season after previously serving as head coach at SUNY Potsdam for 11 years.
After just one day off, Wells is back in action Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at Medaille College.