No. 8 Brandeis women down Babson, 60-42

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Brandeis University women's basketball team held visiting Babson College to just 19 percent shooting from the floor in the second half as the Judges pulled away from the Beavers for a 60-42 non-conference victory in Red Auerbach Arena today.

Brandeis (6-0) outscored Babson, 29-12, in the second stanza. The Judges held the Beavers to five-for-27 from the floor and allowed the visitors just two free throws, while hitting 39 percent (nine-for-23) from the floor and getting to the charity stripe 19 times themselves.

Brandeis was led by 19 points from junior guard Jaime Capra (Old Bridge, N.J.). Capra hit six-of-14 from the field with two 3-pointers and five-of-seven from the line. Rookie guard Jessica Chapin (Mendon, N.Y.) scored a career-high 15 points off the bench to go with four rebounds and four steals. Senior forward Caitlin Malcolm (Windsor Locks, Conn.) rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Judges with 11 points while grabbing a team-high eight rebounds. The Judges forced 30 turnovers for the second time this season and grabbed a season-high 20 steals, led by a career-high five from senior guard Ali Chase (Farmington, Conn.).

Babson (2-4) scored the last 11 points of the first half and trailed by just one at the break, 31-30. The Beavers had a fine 10-for-21 shooting performance (47.6%) before intermission, including four-for-eight from beyond the arc.

Junior guard Caitlin Boulier (Wolcott, Conn.) led all players with 11 points at the break, but had just five in the second stanza to finish with a team-high 16. Boulier hit six-of-17 from the field, including four-of-eight on trifectas. Senior forward Suzy Ward (No. Attleboro, Mass.) turned in a double-double performance with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Babson senior guard Colleen Burke (Pittsfield, Mass.) led all players with five assists.

Brandeis, the No. 8 team in the nation according to d3hoops.com and No. 9 by the WBCA, is next in action Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. with their last home game of the semester against WPI. Babson hosts Worcester State on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.