(Aurora, N.Y.)─ Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y./Camden) finished with a career high 33 points and Kristen Ryan (Syracuse, N.Y./Bishop Ludden) chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds to lead the Wells College women's basketball team to a 58-55 victory over the Cazenovia College Wildcats in North Eastern Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon in Aurora. The Express snap a six game skid and improve 3-14 (3-11 NEAC) with the win. The loss drops the Wildcats to 5-9 (3-6 NEAC).
Megan Pomarico (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Spackenkill) finished with 15 points and seven rebounds and Jessica Converse (Rose, N.Y./North Rose-Wolcott) added 10 points and eight rebounds to pace the Wildcats.
The Express shot just 36 percent from the floor but took advantage of their free-throw opportunities, hitting on 19 of 25 from the line. The Wildcats finished 39 percent from the floor and were just 8 of 15 from the free-throw line, while being dominated on the boards 42-34.
It was a back and forth game that featured nine lead changes and 12 ties. The Wildcats took the first lead of the game and would hold a slim lead mid-way through the first half. The Express would go ahead for the first time on a lay-up and would hold a 25-24 lead with less than five minutes remaining in the first half but, two straight lay-ups by Samantha Allen (Sackets Harbor, N.Y./Sackets Harbor) pushed the Wildcats ahead by three, a lead Cazenovia would hold heading into the break up 32-29.
The second half would be a battle for both clubs, with neither team taking more than a six point lead in the half. Down 53-52 with less than two minute to play, the Express would meet the challenge. Roser drained two free-throws to take a 54-53 lead and on following possession the defense would force a Wildcat turnover that led to a fast break lay-up and a 56-53 lead with 41-second to play. The Wildcats would pull to within one (56-55) but the defense was forced to foul putting Roser on the line and she responded, hitting both free-throws to ice the game 58-55.
The Express return to action next on Jan. 29 when they take on NEAC foe Keuka College at 1 p.m. 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