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Jenny Muller '07
Sophomore guard Jenny Muller tallied a team-high 13 points on Tuesday night.

Jeffs Fall to Wesleyan, 50-42

February 1, 2005

AMHERST, MA - Wesleyan juniors Meghan Robinson (Medfield, MA) and Hannah Stubbs (Arlington, VA) poured in 16 points apiece en route to a 50-42 non-league women’s basketball win at Amherst College on Tuesday night, improving to 17-2, while the host Jeffs dropped to 12-7. Amherst sophomore Jenny Muller (Andover, MA) tallied 13 points in defeat.

Wesleyan jumped out front early with a 9-0 spurt over the first 3:49, capped by a baseline jumper by Robinson, and extended the lead to 13-2, 18-4 and 21-6 on a pair of buckets by senior guard Nora Bowman (Guilford, CT) and free throws by Stubbs, the conference’s leading scorer.

The Jeffs hung tough, however, and Muller kept them in the game with nine of 11 Amherst points during a 3:19 stretch to cut the deficit to just four points, 29-25, with 1:40 left in the half.

Not to be outdone, Stubbs tallied her 13th and 14th points of the half with a turnaround jumper in the waning seconds, and Wesleyan carried a 31-25 advantage into the locker room at the break.

Amherst came within two (36-34) with a 5-0 spurt in the second half, but Robinson answered with consecutive bank shots and Wesleyan would lead by no less than six points the rest of the way.

For the Cardinals, Bowman joined Stubbs and Robinson in double figures with 13 points to go along with four assists. Stubbs added 10 boards.

Rookie Stefanie Reiff (Hinsdale, LI) bolstered Amherst’s attack with 10 points and six rebounds, while fellow first-year Matia Kostakis (Andover, MA) pitched in with eight points and a game-high 12 caroms.

Amherst returns to action Friday at 5:30 p.m. for a conference matchup against visting NESCAC and Little Three rival Williams. Amherst’s men’s will also host Williams on Friday, shortly after the women’s game.