Courtesy of UofRathletics.com
BROCKPORT, NY – A strong second half performance allow the University of Rochester women’s basketball team to surge past the College at Brockport 69-56 on Tuesday evening at Jim and John Vlogiantis Gymnasium.
Rochester (3-1) was led by junior Tessa Ludwick who scored 17 points, including going 10-10 from the free throw line. She scored 11 of those points in the fourth quarter in which UR outscored the Golden Eagles 24-17.
Brockport (3-1) saw Julianna Taylor end with a team high 15 points. Kylee Rosbrook had 11 points and eight rebounds while Chelsea Henry added 11 points and five boards.
The key stretch in the game, which was close throughout, came towards the end of the third quarter and into the first two minutes of the fourth.
Rochester rattled off 12 straight points in the three minute span. Gillian Mair started the spurt with a layup, and Ludwick got a fast break layup in the closing seconds of the third following a Yellowjacket steal.
In the fourth, Ludwick opened with a 3-pointer, followed by a Lindemuth jumper. A Kelsey Stites triple completed the run, and Rochester was up 53-39 with eight minutes in the game.
After one quarter UR led 16-14. The lead got boosted to eight following the opening two possessions in the second after back-to-back three’s from Lindemuth.
Brockport then took the lead after scoring 11 of the next 13 points to edge ahead 25-24. Bailey Pratt started the run with an old-fashioned three point play, with Rosbrook, Erin Radack and Allison Chiera adding buckets. Taylor gave the Golden Eagles a one-point lead with a jumper at the four minute mark of the second quarter.
To start the second half, Lindemuth again had a key scoring stretch, recording five straight points to build UR’s lead back to six.
The Golden Eagles rallied again though, keeping within striking distance and trimming the lead to two following two Rosbrook free throws with 2:24 left in the third before the Yellowjackets big run broke open the game.
Rochester is back in action later this week playing in the annual Mark’s Pizzeria Crosstown Shootout. UR takes on St. John Fisher on Thursday night and will play Nazareth on Saturday, with both games taking place at RIT.