The Wells College women's basketball team lost a close game Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Schwartz Athletic Center. Elmira College defeated Wells 61-55, as the Soaring Eagles maintained their undefeated record with a 6-0 mark. Wells is 2-5 on the season.
Wells took a 6-2 lead early in the first quarter, but Elmira held a 13-11 lead after the opening 10 minutes. The Soaring Eagles stretched the lead to nine points at halftime with a 30-21 advantage.
The Express dominated the third quarter by outscoring Elmira 24-12. Ryan scored 15 points in the third quarter and made two 3-point baskets in that stretch. Wells started the third quarter with a 13-2 run to turn its nine-point deficit into a two-point lead at 34-32. Wells led 45-42 after the third quarter.
Elmira closed out the victory by outscoring Wells 19-10 in the fourth quarter. Elmira scored nine points from the free-throw line in the fourth.
Wells returns to North Eastern Athletic Conference play on Thursday, Dec. 7 with a 7 p.m. home game against Keuka College.