Ithaca flies past Elms in first round
Campbell fills stat line with 19 points, seven boards, two steals
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Ithaca (24-4) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship Tournament with an 84-37 win against Elms (20-9). The win was Ithaca's school-record 24th win of the season and marked the program's largest margin of victory in an NCAA playoff game.
Jenn Escobido and Kathryn Campbell both scored 19 points to lead Ithaca. Escobido, who played just 22 minutes, made eight of her 12 shots from the floor and pulled down six rebounds. Campbell added seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The Bombers used a huge run in the first half -- seven minutes of scoreless play by the Blazers put them in 23-4 hole -- as they scored 21 consecutive points.
Ithaca's defense turned in another strong effort; Elms was the 10th Bomber opponent this year held to 40 points or fewer.
Jess Farley tallied nine points, eight rebounds and three assists. Mary Kate Tierney led Ithaca with five assists off the bench. Devin Shea and Jacqueline Shinall added four points apiece.
Shea also blocked a career-best five shots -- one short of the program's NCAA playoff record -- and pulled down eight rebounds.