December 6, 2007

Women's hoops wins fourth straight, 59-46, over Wheaton

WALTHAM, Mass. – Brandeis University senior guard Jaime Capra (Old Bridge, N.J.) led all players with 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds tonight to lead the host Judges past Wheaton College, 59-46, in non-conference women's action tonight.

Brandeis (6-2) got a fine all-around performance from Capra, who hit 10-of-18 from the field, including two-of-four from 3-point range, and both free-throw attempts. Two of her eight rebounds came on the offensive glass, and she also led the team with four assists. Capra scored 15 of her points in the first half as the Judges established a 29-22 lead before the break. Junior forward Lauren Orlando (Peabody, Mass.) was the only other Brandeis player in double figures with 10 points, eight coming in the second half. Senior guard Kiersten Holgash (Easton, Pa.) led all players with a career-high 11 rebounds, while sophomore guard Jessica Chapin (Mendon, N.Y.) had five steals, nine points and three assists.

Wheaton (3-3) was paced by junior forward Krystin Hickey (Manchester, N.H.), who had 13 points, hitting four-of-11 from the field with a trifecta and four-of-four from the line. Classmate Bri Smith (Westford, Mass.) was the only other Lyon player to reach double figures with 10 points, while sophomore guard Andrea Bailey (Needham, Mass.) led the visitors with eight rebounds and a game-high six assists.

Brandeis fell behind early, 9-2, after 3:13 had elapsed, but the Judges answered with a 15-2 run over the next seven minutes to take a 17-11 lead they would never relinquish. After taking their seven-point halftime lead, the hosts held Wheaton to just one field goal over the first 14 minutes of the second half to take command. Brandeis held the Lyons to just 17 percent shooting from the field in the second half (5-29) and 25 percent for the game (14-57). The Judges also dominated the boards, 53-33, and points in the paint, 32-14.

The Judges are next in action on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. when they host Williams College, while Wheaton hosts Roger Williams University at 1 p.m. the same day.