AURORA, N.Y. – The Wildcats women's basketball team kept their record clear of losses in the NEAC on Sunday with a hard fought win over Wells College 65-59.
The matchup to watch in the game was between two NEAC Player of the Year Candidates; Stevie Ray (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Ashida Cooper. The two guards are one and two in the NEAC in scoring, separated by less than a half a point per game; Ray is number one with 23.8ppg and Cooper is number two at 23.4ppg.
Both players came ready for battle, with Stevie edging out Ashida; 22 points to 17 in the game. Cooper had a slight edge on the boards 9-8, and in the passing game six assists to two.
Khristajiah Jackson (Levittown, Pa.) had 14 points in the game. She scored the majority of her points in the paint. Jackson was just a rebound short of a double-double; three offensive and six defensive.
Kiersten Leos (Camden, N.Y.) had nine points in the game. The freshman hit three big three-point shots for the Wildcats down the stretch. She shot 60% from beyond the arc (3-5). Leos also had a game high six steals and had three assists.
The Wildcats are now 11-1 overall and 6-0 in the NEAC. The team's next game is scheduled for January 17th at 6:00 PM when the Wildcats will take on the Pioneers of Alfred State.