-Score: Babson College 82, Clark 56
-Records: Clark (8-7, NEWMAC 2-4), Babson (10-5, NEWMAC 6-1)
-Location: Babson Park, Mass. (Staake Gynasium)
-The Lead: The Clark University women's basketball team dropped to the Beavers of Babson College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon. Junior Katherine Tamulionis (Foxboro, Mass.) scored a career-high 17 points to lead Babson to victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED
-A pair of made three-throws and a three-pointer by senior Haley Wilder (Rindge, N.H.) gave Clark an early 5-0 lead, but Babson regained control and took a 12-9 lead when junior Tea Spellacy (Belchertown, Mass.) hit a three, with 4:44 left in the quarter. Babson would end the period with a 23-19 lead after shooting a game high 47.4 percent.
-With the Cougars trialing 26-22 early in the second period, junior Ogechi Ezemma (Hope Valley, R.I.) scored back to back layups and a free-throw to put Clark ahead, 27-26. The teams would exchange the lead three times before the Beavers took over at 33-32 and called a timeout.
-Out of the timeout, Katherine Tamulionis (Foxboro, Mass.) and first-year Shaye Galletta (Riverside, Conn.) combined to go on a 6-0 run to close out the half and give Babson a 39-32 lead heading into the break.
-Babson outscored Clark 23-10 in the third period, and 20-14 in the fourth period with Tamulionis scoring 11 of her 17 points going 4-5 from the floor and 3-3 from the free-throw line.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
-Tamulionis was 7-of-13 from the floor and 3-of-4 at the free throw line to go along with three assists and one steal for the Beavers.
-Junior Payton Ouimette (Medfield, Mass) posted a double double with 16 points and 12 boards in addition to her five assists, while classmate Elizabeth Lane (Skaneateles, N.Y.) finished with 11 points and three steals.
-Ezemma logged a game high 18 points, while Wilder and first-year Jamad Fiin (Boston, Mass.) chipped in with 10 points apiece for Clark.
-Babson shot 42.3 percent (30-of-71) from the floor, outscored Clark 14-13 at the free throw line and scored 23 points off of turnovers.
-The Cougars shot 37.7% percent (20-of-53) from the floor and had 21 points come from the bench,
-Both teams return to action on Wednesday with the Beavers heading to Emerson for a 7:30 p.m. game, while Clark hosts Smith at 7:00 p.m.