This Week in Tufts Athletics: December 11 - 17



Men's Basketball

When: Tuesday vs. Framingham State at 7 pm 
What you need to know: Having won their last three the men’s basketball team will look to carry that momentum into Tuesday night when they take on Framingham State at 7 pm.  The game will wrap up the first semester play for the Jumbos, as they will take a break and then resume play after Christmas out in California with games against Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont Mudd-Scripps.  The Jumbos recently picked up wins over Emerson and UMass-Boston, and senior Vincent Pace was named the NESCAC Player of the Week after averaging 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and two assists per game.  The Jumbos will welcome a Rams team on Tuesday that is currently 4-6, most recently having picked up wins over Lesley and Wheelock.  Junior Manny Payton is averaging 15.9 points per game and sophomore Tyri Hampton is helping with 12.2 points per game.  The Jumbos won, 74-56, when the two teams played last year.

Women's Basketball 

When: Monday vs. Emmanuel at 7 pm 
What you need to know: The No. 1 women’s basketball team will look to complete a perfect first semester on Monday night as they host Emmanuel for a 7 pm start.  The Jumbos are a perfect 8-0 this year while averaging 70.1 points per game and allowing 45.4 points per game. The Jumbos will host Emmanuel on Monday night, and then take a break until after Christmas when they travel to Montclair State for the Gelston/Paskert Holiday Tournament.  Emmanuel is 4-4 this season, most recently having won their last three over Rhode Island College, Pine Manor and Simmons.  Sophomore Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda is leading the offense with 16.9 points per game and is also adding 7.5 rebounds per game.  The Jumbos won, 69-48, when the two teams played last year.


Kingsley Bowen, Junior, Men's Swimming and Diving  

Junior Kingsley Bowen was a part of a huge weekend for the Jumbos, as they defeated Williams for the first-time in program history in a dual meet, and also picked up wins over Wesleyan and WPI.  Bowen on the 50 backstroke with a time of 23.73 and the 100 backstroke in a time of 50.87.  He was also a part of the 400-yard free style relay team which beat Williams and clinched the meet win.


Amber Chong, Freshman, Women's Swimming and Diving 

Freshman Amber Chong finished second off both the one-meter and three-meter boards in a tri meet against Williams, Wesleyan and WPI this weekend.  The Jumbos beat Wesleyan and WPI and fell to Williams.  Chong scored a 254.95 in the one-meter contest and a 241.05 in the three-meter.  On the one-meter board Chong narrowly beat Williams’ Molly Harrington, who finished just over one point behind Chong in third place.  Off the three-meter board Chong had a confortable 17 point margin over Harrington who finished in third place.  





   The No. 1 women’s basketball team remained perfect, picking up two more wins this past week.  The Jumbos won, 63-50, over WPI on Wednesday night.  They then hosted local-rival University of New England on Saturday and picked up an 86-49 win.  

   The men’s basketball team collected two wins this week.  They started with a 71-67 win over Emerson on Wednesday evening and then topped UMass-Boston, 73-58, on Thursday.  Senior Vincent Pace was named the NESCAC Player of the Week after averaging 21.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game during the week. 

   The men’s swimming and diving team beat Williams for the first time in a dual meet in program history, and also collected wins over Wesleyan and WPI.  The meet came down to the 400-yard free style and the Jumbo foursome of Kingsley Bowen, Zach Wallace, James McElduff and Roger Gu won, helping the Jumbos pick up the win.  

    The women’s swimming and diving team picked up wins over Wesleyan and WPI but fell to Williams in tri-meet action on Saturday.  Freshman Amber Chong was second on the one-meter and three-meter boards and classmate Lily Kurtz was second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 50 breaststroke.