Women's Basketball Back In Win Column

Women's Basketball Back In Win Column

The Wells College women's basketball team won 59-42 over SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Schwartz Center. It was just the second home game of the year for the Express, which held the visiting Fighting Tigers to 18 second-half points.

Wells is 4-5 overall and 3-2 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Cobleskill is 6-5 and 2-3 in the NEAC. Wells has won the last eight meetings between the teams.

The Express led 15-12 after the first quarter and 25-24 at halftime. Wells took control in the third quarter as Ashida Cooper scored the first eight points of the quarter and Miranda Mingen nailed a 3-pointer to cap an 11-0 run that stretched the Express lead to 12 points.

Cobleskill closed to within seven points late in the third quarter but never got any closer as Wells closed out a double-digit victory.

Cooper finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Cooper has scored in double-figures in all eight of her appearances for Wells this year. Saturday's victory was her second double-double of the year. Shelby Medovich added 13 points for Wells.

The Express defense limited Cobleskill to 29 percent shooting from the field and the Fighting Tigers committed 18 turnovers.

Wells hosts SUNY Polytechnic Institute at 1 p.m. Sunday.