Women's Basketball Falls To Wellesley
Shooting Woes Plague Jeffs In 62-35 Loss

AMHERST, Mass. - Behind 48% shooting from the field, the Wellesley College women's basketball team cruised past host Amherst College on Thursday night, opening up a 14-point halftime lead and never looking back en route to a 27-point victory.
Leading the way for visiting Wellesley was junior forward Shani Delaney (San Francisco, CA), who posted a game-high 15 points on five of eight shooting, including a 3-3 performance from behind the three-point line. The Blue finished 7-14 from downtown for the game, including five of nine in a first-half which saw them open up a big lead against the poor-shooting Jeffs, who finished 15 of 56 (26.8%) from the field for the game.
Sisters Amy and Meg Barao (Norwell, MA) combined for 19 points and 17 rebounds for Wellesley, while sophomore forward Jane Gooding also finished in double figures for the Blue, with 10 points for the game. Besides outshooting the Jeffs, Wellesley also held a decided advantage on the boards, out-rebounding Amherst 45-26 for the game.
For host Amherst, freshman forward Sarah Walker (W. Hartford, CT) was the lone player to finish in double figures, posting 10 points to go along with her team-high seven rebounds. The Jeffs could not buy a basket, shooting 1-10 from behind the three-point line, and seven for 27 from the field in the second half, as they were held to their lowest output of the season.
The Jeffs, who drop to 4-3 with the loss, are next in action Saturday afternoon at Clark University, their last game before winter break.
Thursday, December 09, 1999, LeFrak Gymnasium, Amherst, MA	
Wellesley (6-1)	    33	29	--	62
Amherst (4-3)		19	16	--	35

Wellesley (62) Delaney 5-8 3-3 15, A. Barao 4-6 2-4 11, Gooding 2-6 4-4 10, M. Barao 2-4 4-4 8, Podolak 2-3 0-0 5, Grover 2-5 0-0 4, Lyren 1-6, 1-2 3, Carbonello 1-1 0-0 2, Symmonds 0-0 2-2 2, Lunde 1-5, 0-0 2

Amherst (35) Walker 4-12. 2-2 10, McCarthy 3-7 0-0 6, Coscarelli 2-5 2-4 6, Sullivan 2-11 0-0 4, Feldman 1-6 0-0 3, Putnam 1-3 0-2 2, Taylor 1-2 0-1 2, Ouimet 1-1 0-0 2, Bozorg 0-7 0-0 0, Hamill 0-2 0-0 0, Diamond 0-0 0-0 0 Watkins 0-0 0-0 0

3-point goals - Wellesley 7-14 (Delaney 3-3, Podolak 1-2, A. Barao 1-2, Gooding 2-5, Lyren 0-2), Amherst 1-10 (Feldman 1-4, Bozorg 0-2, Putnam 0-2, Hamill 0-2). Fouled Out - None. Rebounds - Wellesley 46 (M. Barao 13), Amherst 26 (Walker 7). Assists - Wellesley 18 (A. Barao 4), Amherst 14 (Walker 4). Total fouls - Wellesley 13, Amherst 13. Technicals - None. Attendance - 78.
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