Nov. 17, 2007
BALTIMORE, MD - Behind five players in double figures, the Johns Hopkins women's basketball team opened the season with a 79-65 win over Wesley in the Mike Durgala Memorial Tournament. The Blue Jays (1-0) won their 18th straight season opener under head coach Nancy Funk.
Hopkins opened the game on an 8-2 run behind a pair of three-pointers from junior Kristin Phillips (Wilmington, DE/Tower Hill) and sophomore Britni Lonesome (Baltimore, MD/Baltimore PolyTech). Wesley cut it to a one-point game at 10-9 on a lay-up by Cory Boyd with 16:17 to go in the first half. Hopkins then proceeded to go on a 15-5 run to lead 25-14 with 9:14 to go in the first-half. Highlighting that run for the Blue Jays was four points from Lonesome and four points from senior Andrea Dodrill (Baltimore, MD/Bryn Mawr). The Blue Jays took their biggest lead of the half at 35-17 when Phillips hit a three-pointer with 5:31 to go in the half. Wesley scored 11 of the final 16 points in the half to cut its deficit to 12 at the half. The Blue Jays went into the locker room leading 40-28.
The Blue Jays opened the second half on a 16-9 run and led 56-37 with 13:09 to go in the game. Dodrill had three during the stretch while junior Caitlin Sloane (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's) hit a big three-pointer to cap off the run. A pair of jumpers by freshman Lyndsay Burton (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) pushed the Blue Jays lead to 23 at 65-42 with 8:49 to go in the game. Wesley hit five three-pointers in the final eight minutes of the game but it was not enough to close the gap as Hopkins won 79-65.
Hopkins placed five players in double-figures for the game including four starters. Dodrill led the way with her first double-double of the season on 15 points and 16 rebounds. She tied her career-high with the 16 boards. Phillips, junior Jonay Foster (Chicago, IL/Oak Park River Forest) and Lonesome all had 12 points while Burton had 10 points off the bench. Sloane dished out a team-high five assists to go along with her eight points.
Boyd and Colleen Thomas who had 18 points apiece led Wesley. Dominique Barrett led Wesley on the boards with nine.
Hopkins is back in action on Sunday, November 18 when it plays in the championship game of the Mike Durgala Memorial Tournament. The Blue Jays will face FDU-Florham at 3 p.m.
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