ROCHESTER, N.Y. – No. 11 Rochester used an early 14-0 run to seize control enroute to a 64-50 victory against New York University at the Louis Alexander Palestra.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 2 Chcago 73, Case Western Reserve 44|
|No. 11 Rochester 64, NYU 50|
|No. 12 WUSTL 86, Carnegie Mellon 74|
|No. 23 Centre 74, Oglethorpe 71 OT|
Rochester improved to 19-3 overall, 8-3 in the University Athletic Association. The Yellowjackets are one victory shy of their seventh consecutive 20-win season and the 13th such campaign in school history.
NYU fell to 10-12 overall with the loss. The Violets are 2-9 in the UAA.
Six players contributed to the burst. Danielle McNabb and Michelle Ketcham sank three-pointers in the run. McNabb started the run with a trey. Loren Wagner closed the spurt with a jumper off a passs from Ally Zywicki. When it was finish, Rochester held a 16-4 lead seven minutes into the game.
The Yellowjackets led by as much as 14 points twice, the last time at 7:15 on a jumper by Kristyn Wright from McNabb. It was a 32-20 Rochester lead at the half.
In the second half, the Rochester lead reached 16 before NYU made a run. The Violets narrowed it to eight points twice — first at 40-32 after layups from Bianca Storts and Shelby Coon (12:44 left), then at 48-40 with 7:15 to go – again after layups from Storts and Coon.
Rochester ran off 11 consecutive points, including three-pointers from Kristyn Wright and Paige Aleski. That boosted the lead to 59-40 with 4:05 remaining in the game.
The Yellowjackets did not have a double-figure scorer. Wright had nine points. Jackie Walker scored eight and added six rebounds. McNabb scored seven points.
Coon and Alexis Doherty scored 10 points apiece for NYU. Storts grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to accompany her six points.