Brandeis women shut down Wellesley, 56-37, in first road game

WELLESLEY, Mass. (taken from a Wellesley College press release) – Wellesley basketball started off their first home game losing to Brandeis University, ranked 7th nationally, 56-37. The Judges (3-0) came out on fire scoring six unanswered points on the Blue. Brandeis continued to pressure the Blue with a full court press, causing the shot clock to wind down on Wellesley and force them to take poor shots. However in the final minutes of first half action Wellesley was able to stay with Brandeis knocking their lead back to 11 at half, 26-15.

The game continued to be a low scoring game in the second half with Brandeis scoring a mere 20 points and Wellesley with 12. Brandeis continued to dominate the flow of the game; junior Caitlin Malcolm (Windsor Locks, Conn.) led all scorers with 22 pts and 11 rebounds, while teammate Kiersten Holgash (Easton, Pa.) had 8 pts and 2 rebounds. For the Blue, senior co-captain Laura Weslander had 9 pts and 5 rebounds, Kristin Doeberl had 8 pts and 2 rebounds, and Sefi Adasi had 7 pts and 8 rebounds.