CHICOPEE, Mass.- The #5 Wheelock College (7-14, 6-10 NECC) women's basketball was unable to complete the second half comeback and fell to #4 Elms College (17-8, 14-2 NECC ), 63 - 54, Tuesday night.
How it Happened: Elms junior Niah Pantry (New Haven, Conn.) was dominant on Tuesday, finishing with 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Pantry hit 8-of-13 shots and went 6-for-9 at the free throw line. Freshman Angelica Peguero-Flores (Springfield, Mass.) turned in an eye-popping defensive performance, finishing with seven boards, six blocks and four steals to go with her eight points.
The Wildcats had a fantastic defensive game and capitalized off of 14 Elm's turnovers. Wheelock scored 15 points off of turnovers, 4 on fast breaks, and 2 on second chances.
Wheelock managed to shoot just 28.8 percent (17-of-59) from the field in the game after the Blazers rejected 10 of the Wildcats' 59 shots. Elms, meanwhile, shot 43.9 percent (25-of-57) from the field and took the edge on the glass, 49-33.
Who stood out: Wheelock's Emma Silver (Colchester, Conn.) scored 20 points and added three assists and five steals for the Wildcats. Katie Walsh (East Islip, N.Y.) added 17 points and six boards. Niah Pantry had a team-high 20 points and 20 rebounds for Elms College.
What it means: This culminated the 2017-2018 season for the young Wildcats.
Up Next: The fourth-seeded Blazers will visit top-seeded Newbury College on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.