Reilly's Historic Night Not Enough At No. 18 Babson

Reilly's Historic Night Not Enough At No. 18 Babson

Babson Park, Mass. – Junior Emily Reilly (Marlboro, Mass.) became the 18th player in women's basketball history to reach the 1,000-point plateau but visiting Clark dropped a 70-62 decision to the nation's 20-th ranked team, Babson College on Wednesday evening in NEWMAC women's basketball action. 

Reilly's historic night couldn't offset a monster night from Sarah Collins (Weymouth, Mass.) who recorded her 13th double-double of the season with 19 points, 19 rebounds and six blocked shots as the host Beavers remained undefeated in league play with a 9-0 mark and move to 14-1 overall.

Clark actually led by as many as eight in the first half and went into halftime ahead 31-28, but Babson opened the final 20 minutes with a 17-2 run to take control of the contest.
The Beavers lead ballooned to as many as 16, but the Cougars made a huge final push cutting the lead down to five at 67-62 following a Brooke Brennan (Weston, Mass.) triple, but Babson went 3-of-4 from the free throw line in the final 25 seconds to seal the win.

Allanah Wynn
(Quincy, Mass.) and Kristen Ferola (Amherst, Mass.) each added several big shots for the Beavers to finish with 11 points apiece, and Linnett Graber (Roseland, N.J.) pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out four assists.

Clark (9-7 overall, 4-5 NEWMAC) was paced by Brennan, who hit six three-pointers for 18 points, and Ashleigh Condon (Hull, Mass.), who added 17 points.

The Cougars will return to action on Saturday with a home contest against crosstown rival WPI at 3:00 p.m.