Wildcats Stumble in Home Opener

Wildcats Stumble in Home Opener

BOSTON, Mass.- The Wheelock College (0-3) women's basketball team suffered a 63-33 loss to Eastern Nazarene College (4-1), Monday night, at Winsor Court.

How it Happened:  The match up marked the home opener for the Wildcats who returned from a two game road trip. The Lions got off to a fast start with 22 points in the opening quarter to take a 16-point lead. Including 5 points and 3 assists from junior guard Tia Torio (Manteca, Calif.)

Wheelock would tighten up defensively in the 2nd quarter, limiting ENC to just 11 points. Junior forward Katie Walsh (East Islip, N.Y.) was able to chip away at the deficit by adding 5 points and 3 rebounds in the 3rd quarter. Senior guard Emma Siver (Colchester, Conn.) lead the Wildcats in the fourth quarter, with 4 points, in the final 3 minutes of play. However, the Lions ultimately proved to be too much in the 2nd half, outscoring the Wildcats 30-21.
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Who stood out: The Wildcats were led by Katie Walsh who recorded 15 points, 13 rebounds, and 1 steal. Junior guard Bella Mercado finished the night with 4 points, 1 assist, and 2 steals. Amber Amortegui (Davie, Fla.) had a team-high 14 points for Eastern Nazarene College.

What it means: Wheelock College looks for its first win of the season with two great matchups in the next week.

Up Next: The Wildcats are back in action on Thursday, November 30th when they travel to Pine Manor College (7:00 p.m. tipoff).