The Wells College women's basketball team stretched first-place Lancaster Bible College to the closing minutes, but came out on the short end of a 63-58 score in North Eastern Athletic Conference action on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Schwartz Athletic Center.
The game was tied 11-11 after the first quarter, and Wells held a 26-23 lead at halftime. The Express played its best stretch of the game in the third quarter and the lead grew to 12 points when Kamarie Maturine nailed a free throw to give Wells a 43-31 advantage with 2:16 left in the third. That capped a 17-5 run for Wells in the third.
Wells is 5-10 overall and 4-6 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Lancaster Bible improved to 12-5 overall and 11-1 in the NEAC. LBC is in first place in the NEAC South Division.
Lancaster Bible College answered with an 8-2 run to close the third and the Chargers outscored Wells 24-13 in the fourth quarter. The back-and-forth contest included seven ties and five lead changes.
Wells has another NEAC home game Wednesday at 5 p.m. against area rival Keuka College. Fans are encouraged to wear red on Wells Wednesday. The women's basketball team will be wearing its red uniforms.