Wheelock Stumps Elms in Second Half Comeback

Wheelock Stumps Elms in Second Half Comeback

BOSTON, Mass.- The Wheelock College (1-4) women's basketball team mounted a second half comeback to defeat Elms College (1-6), 71 - 63, Wednesday night.

How it Happened:  The young Wildcats found themselves in a back and forth matchup against the Blazers early on. Junior forward Katie Walsh (East Islip, N.Y.) scored 5 of Wheelock's 7 points in the first quarter of play. Meanwhile, Junior Forward Niah Pantry (New Haven, Conn.) led the way for Elms in the first quarter with 7 of their 9 points. However, a strong offensive attack by the Blazers propelled them into a 16-4 run to end the half, 32-19.

The Wildcats were down by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, when senior guard Emma Siver (Colchester, Conn.) took control of the offense. Siver hit two jumpers and a three to bring Wheelock within 2 points, 49-47. Junior Forward Sarah Tobin (Salisbury, Mass.) notched a gorgeous three pointer, from the far left corner, to help Wheelock gain much needed momentum heading into the 4th quarter.

Wheelock ultimately outscored Elms 24-14 in the 4 quarter to seal the 71-63 win for the Wildcats. Wheelock ­shot over 60 percent from the field in the second half, compared to 25 percent in the first.

Who stood out:  Katie Walsh had yet another big night with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 1 steal. Emma Siver recorded her biggest game yet with 21 points, 3 assists, and 4 steals. Sarah Tobin logged 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks on the night. Niah Pantry had a team-high 20 points and 20 rebounds for Elms College.

What it means: Wheelock College is coming off their first victory and looks to close out the first half of the season strong in their upcoming match-ups.

Up Next: The Wildcats are back in action on Saturday, December 9th when they travel to Southern Vermont College (1:00 p.m. tipoff).