Women's Basketball Starts Year With Win

Women's Basketball Starts Year With Win

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.

Ashida Cooper scored 24 points to lead the Express and Shelby Medovich added 22 points, her career-high scoring game. Carley Ryan added 11 points. Ryan and Cooper each had four steals.

Kamarie Maturine led Wells with 13 rebounds and Jenna Herd added 10 rebounds in her debut for the Express.

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.