(Aurora, N.Y.)─ Freshmen Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y./Camden) poured in a game high 31 points and 16 rebounds as the Wells College Express came back from as many as 11 points down in the second half to defeat the Morrisville State Mustangs 48-42 in North Eastern Athletic Conference women's basketball action Tuesday afternoon in Aurora. The victory over the Mustangs was the first in program history for Wells, who improved to 1-3 (1-2 NEAC), while the Mustangs fell to 0-3 (0-1 NEAC).
It was a team effort for Wells who had six different people reach the scoring column. Rachel Mattraw finished with seven points and five rebounds. Kristen Ryan finished with seven rebounds and two points. Gabrielle Palozzola added four points, while Ashley Mercure, and Brittany White chipped in two points each.
Nijee Scott (Bronx, N.Y./Harry S. Truman) led the Mustangs with 13 points and six rebounds, while Unique Williams (Manhattan, N.Y./Harry S. Truman) added 10 points and five rebounds.
The Express shot 31.7 percent from the field but were just 2 of 15 behind the arc. The Mustangs shot a lowly 24.2 percent from the floor but did hold the advantage in rebounds, 53-46.
The Mustangs took advantage of eight first half offensive rebounds, scoring 11 second chance points along with nine points off the turnover as they would open up a ten point lead on the Express before heading into the break up nine, 26-17.
The Mustangs continued to hold a sizable advantage over the Express, leading by as many as 11 with 12 minutes remaining in the second half. The Express continued to play hard and a lay-up by Mercure with 11:16 remaining would start Wells on a 9-2 run that would put them right back in the game, 36-32, with 7:14 remaining. Wells started operating on all cylinders from there, holding the Mustangs to just two points over the final four minutes, while Ashley Roser poured in 11 straight points and 12 of the final 13 points as Wells came back to close out the Mustangs for their first win in program history.
The Express return to action next against Hamilton College on Sat. Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. in Clinton.
June 23, 2011 EXPRESS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON REVIEW
March 29, 2011 ROSER EARNS NEAC FIRST TEAM HONORS
February 20, 2011 EXPRESS FALL IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
February 19, 2011 NITTANY LIONS TROUNCE EXPRESS
February 13, 2011 ROSER FINISHES WITH 32 POINTS AND 31 REBOUNDS IN OT VICTORY
February 12, 2011 EXPRESS RALLY BACK FROM 15 POINTS DOWN, FALL IN FINAL SECONDS
February 9, 2011 LAST SECOND SHOT SINKS EXPRESS
February 5, 2011 WILDCATS HOLD OFF EXPRESS
February 3, 2011 COBLESKILL CONTAINS EXPRESS
January 29, 2011 STORM TOP EXPRESS FOR TENTH STRAIGHT
January 24, 2011 ROSER EARNS THIRD NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
January 22, 2011 EXPRESS SNAP SIX GAME SKID WITH WIN OVER WILDCATS
January 20, 2011 DEFENSE LEADS SAXONS PAST EXPRESS
January 18, 2011 ROSER POURS IN 27 POINTS IN LOSS TO COBLESKILL
January 16, 2011 PENN ST.-ABINGTON CRUISES TO VICTORY
January 15, 2011 PENN ST.-BERKS ROLLS TO VICTORY OVER EXPRESS
January 12, 2011 WILDCATS SINK EXPRESS
January 9, 2011 ST. ELIZABETH SOARS PAST EXPRESS
January 8, 2011 ROSER LEADS WELLS PAST WILSON
December 7, 2010 KEUKA DEFENSE HOLDS BACK EXPRESS
December 7, 2010 ROSER EARNS SECOND NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
December 5, 2010 ROSER SCORES 26 IN LOSS TO HARRISBURG
December 4, 2010 BISON CHARGE OVER EXPRESS IN SECOND HALF
December 1, 2010 CAZENOVIA KNOCKS OFF EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 HAMILTON DEFENSE OVERPOWERS EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 ROSER NAMED NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
November 23, 2010 WELLS DEFEATS MORRISVILLE FOR FIRST VICTORY IN PROGRAM HISTORY
November 21, 2010 ROSER AND RYAN COMBINE FOR 42 POINTS IN LOSS TO WILSON
November 20, 2010 COLLEGE OF ST. ELIZABETH EDGES EXPRESS
November 15, 2010 WELLS DROPS SEASON OPENER TO HARTWICK
November 15, 2009 WELLS COLLEGE ADDS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL; MIKE O'BRIEN NAMED HEAD COACH
January 31, 2008 SHAWNA LITTLE TABBED NEW HEAD WOMEN'S SOFTBALL AND BASKETBALL COACH
January 1, 2008 WELLS COLLEGE INTRODUCES WOMEN’S AND MEN’S BASKETBALL