CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Sophomore guard Jessica Ramsey (Milford, MA) poured in a career-high 23 points for the Wheelock College women's basketball team in a 90-49 loss to visiting Mount Ida College this afternoon at Brunelli Court on the campus of Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA. The Wildcats fall to 0-5 on the season, while the Mustangs improve to 4-3.
Ramsey was 5-10 from the floor, including 3-6 from three-point range and was 10-13 from the free throw line for Wheelock. She also added three rebounds off the bench. Junior forward Keneisha Milton (Boston, MA) joined her in double-digits in the scoring column with 12 points, while grabbing nine boards and coming up with a steal in 20 minutes of action. Senior forward Kayla Drescher (Wallingford, CT) chipped in with seven points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal, while classmate Jo Gomes (Boston, MA) pulled down a career-best nine boards in addition to scoring two points and handing out an assist.
Mount Ida owned a 22-12 margin with 10:11 showing on the first half clock, before Wheelock closed to within 22-19 at the 6:31 mark, paced by five points from Ramsey. The Mustangs responded by scoring 25 of the next 27 points, including 15 straight to close out the half, fueled by eight points from junior guard Evebonee Acosta (Hartford, CT)Acosta, to take a 47-21 halftime lead.
Mount Ida picked up where they left off in the second half, scoring the first 10 points of the second half to take a 57-21 advantage with 16:44 to play in the second stanza, before Milton made a layup for the Wildcats and followed with a free throw at 16:28. The Mustangs later maintained a 67-30 margin, but five consecutive points from Ramsey pulled Wheelock to within 67-35 with 11:53 remaining in the contest. Mount Ida later owned a 73-42 margin with 9:04 to play, before going on a 15-4 run to take its largest lead of the afternoon at 88-46 with 3:32 showing in the second session.
Senior guard Shannon Wood (Gorham, ME), Acosta and sophomore guard Missy Collins (East Hartford, CT) combined to score 52 points to lead the the Mustangs. Wood was 7-10 from the floor, including 4-5 from three-point range for 18 points, to go with four assists, two rebounds and three steals for the Mustangs, while Acosta was 7-8 from the field for 17 points and added a game-high six steals, two assists and a rebound in 18 minutes of play. Collins finished 8-14 from the floor for 17 points off the bench, while adding three rebounds and four steals. Senior guard Jeileen Rivera (Springfield, MA) led all playmakers with five assists in addition to scoring seven points, grabbing two rebounds and making three steals in 20 minutes of action.
Wheelock will be in action again on Tuesday, December 6 when they travel to Bennington, VT to open the New England Collegiate Conference slate at Southern Vermont College at 8:00 p.m., while Mount Ida returns to action on December 6 at University of Massachusetts Boston for a 5:00 p.m. tip-off.