NASHUA, NH - Sophomore guard Katie Alsip (Quincy, MA) ripped down a career-high 15 rebounds and added 16 points for the Wheelock College women's basketball team in a 76-71 loss to host Daniel Webster College this afternoon in a New England Collegiate Conference contest in Nashua, NH. The Wildcats fall to 3-16 overall and 2-11 in league play, while the Eagles improve to 9-11 and 7-6.
Alsip's rebound total led all players on the day. She also handed out four assists for Wheelock. Freshman center Michelle Woods (Wilmington, MA) scored a team-high 20 points to go with eight rebounds and three assists, while classmate Shannon Garvey (Clarksburg, MA) recorded a double-double of 14 points and 14 boards and freshman guard Jaime Grzych (Columbia, CT) led all playmakers with seven assists to go with seven points, five rebounds and a steal.
Daniel Webster, which led by eight at the half, opened the second period with a 15-4 run keyed by seven points from Ashley England (Old Town, ME) to build its lead to 52-33 with 15:07 remaining. Wheelock answered with a 13-3 run of their own as Aslip heated up with two jumpers and a three-pointer to cut the deficit to nine (55-46) with 10:47 left. Another Aslip inside move whittled the lead to six (58-52) with 8:53 to go before an England layup and a Guzman three-pointer with 5:42 left pushed the lead back out to 11 (69-58). Wheelock answered again taking advantage of three straight missed Eagle shots, while Garvey and Woods went inside and a Grzych trey brought the game within four (69-65) with 3:50 on the clock. Ashley Giampetruzzi (Manchester, NH) answered from 10 feet out for Daniel Webster and after Woods sank two at the line for the Wildcats, Katherine Johnson (Manchester, NH) sank a big eight-foot pull up with 1:38 left for a 73-67 game. Two from Grzych again pulled Wheelock within four (73-69) with 36 seconds remaining, but England drew a foul and sank two and Wheelock missed on two straight three-point attempts in the closing seconds as DWC held on.
England notched a game-best 25 points and Johnson added 18 to lead Daniel Webster. DWC also received 15 points and nine rebounds from Giampetruzzi while Ariel Guzman (Yonkers, NY) chipped in with nine points.