Return to Action Ends in Defeat for Women's Hoops

North Adams, MA- The Southern Vermont College Women's Basketball team was outscored 15-2 to start the game Thursday evening as they traveled to MCLA.  The Trailblazers used the strong start en route to a 76-50 victory over the Mountaineers.  MCLA snapped a four game slide in the process, evening their record at 6-6 and SVC dropped to 3-6.

Senior Joa Claircius led the Mountaineers with a team high 16 points. Claircius also had eight rebounds and six blocks for SVC. Classmate Alyssa Davis added eight point in the defeat.

MCLA's Jen Wehner, who was honored during the pregame for collecting her 1,000th career rebound, led all scorers with a season high 27 points.  She was 9-11 from the floor and 9-12 from the free throw line.

Wehner scored 13 points in the opening period, including seven points in the opening burst.  Teammate Alie Dobrovolc added six points in the spurt as well.  MCLA would open up their largest first half lead at 41-17 before SVC added a free throw to make it 41-18 at halftime.

MCLA opened the second half on a 9-3 run pushing the margin to 51-21, and SVC never challenged from there.  The Mountaineers were hampered by 27 turnovers on the night.

Joining Wehner in double figures for MCLA was Dobrovolc, who would finish with 10 points.  Olivia McMullen chipped in with a game high 10 rebounds.

Southern Vermont will return to NECC action where they are 2-0 on Saturday against Daniel Webster College. The Mountaineers travel to the Eagles Saturday afternoon with tip off scheduled for 1PM.