BABSON PARK, Mass.- Junior Katherine Tamulionis (Foxboro, Mass.) scored a career-high 17 points as Babson College defeated Clark University, 82-56, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Staake Gymnasium.
With the win, Babson is now 10-5 overall and 6-1 in league play, while Clark drops to 8-7 overall and 2-4 in the NEWMAC.
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.
Junior Ogechi Ezemma (Hope Valley, R.I.) logged a match high 18 points, while Senior Haley Wilder (Rindge, N.H.) and first-year Jamad finn (Boston, Mass.) chipped in with 10 points apiece for Clark.
A pair of made three-throws and a three-pointer by Wilder gave Clark an early 5-0 lead, but Babson regained control and took a 12-9 lead when junior Tea Spellacy 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, Ezemma 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, Tamulionis and first-year Shaye Galletta (Riverside, Conn.) combined to go on a 6-0 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.
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 p.m.
• Babson is now 27-22 all-time against Clark and has won 16 of the last 17 games against the Cougars.
• The Green and White is now 22-3 against NEWMAC foes at home since the start of the 2015-16 season