Jan 19, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT
The #CAAHoops crew returned to Cabot Center on Sunday for the final push of our trip to Northeastern. The Huskies 7-8 (1-1 CAA) host the visiting Cougars of College of Charleston (9-7, 2-1 CAA). Stud Husky senior Jewel Tunstull was honored prior to the game for reaching the 1,000-point club, as her family and coach Daynia La-Force celebrated the achievement with her before tipoff.
The CAA.TV staff will be visiting all nine campuses over the next two months to provide in-depth features, post-game press conferences, highlights and much more. For a glimpse of what our team will create take a look at back our William & Mary coverage last weekend right here on the blog. You can also checkout our features on Tim Rusthoven and Kyla Kerstetter, posted last week.
You can follow our coverage of today’s game in Bean Town as well as the other three women’s #CAAHoops contests (Hofstra/James Madison, Delaware/Drexel and Towson/UNCW) in a number of ways. We’ll post a few notes here on the blog in addition to postgame highlights and postgame comments after the game. We’ll use the @CAABasketball timeline on Twitter to provide updates from around the league. You can also follow the #CAAHoops hashtag as we know several of fans and media throughout the league will provide superb commentary. Lastly don’t forget to take a look at both our Facebook page and Instagram feed for inside looks at the Northeastern/Delaware contest.
Be sure to watch for our features with Huskies’ women’s basketball assistant coach Tom Blake next Tuesday and Northeastern men’s basketball’s special connection with Team IMPACT! next Wednesday.
Final score: CofC 90, Northeastern 74. Alyssa Frye finished with 34 points and 10 3-pointers, Tolbert had 18 points, 15 boards and nine assists in the win, the team’s third straight.
3:56 left in second half: Huskies staying in it, have been within eight to nine points, but can’t quite close the gap. CofC leads 79-68 after a big and-one play from Tolbert, who now has a quiet 18 points.
7:46 left in second half: All of sudden, CofC leads by just 11, 72-61. NU’s DeFreese knocked down two clutch 3-pointers in back-to-back fashion to make it a 10-point game and bring the crowd back in it.
10:07 left in second half: Give Northeastern credit, the Huskies continue to battle and fight despite trailing by 18-plus points for most of the half. The score sits at 68-49 now, while Tunstull and Mark lead the way for the hosts with 17 and 13 points, respectively.
15:44 left in second half: It’s the Frye and Tolbert show again to start the second half. College of Charleston easily having one of its best offensive games of the season, now leads 59-41 with plenty of ball left to be played. Frye = On Fire. She has 26 points and eight 3-pointers, Tolbert has 12 points, 10 boards on 6-of-9 shooting.
Halftime: What a first half for CofC’s Alyssa Frye, who has 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including six 3-pointers …. all in the first 20 minutes of play. The Cougars lead 45-30 thanks in-part to her contributions and some solid D. NU shot 26 percent and struggled to find much flow on offense.
5:25 left in the first half: CofC continues to play a mixed 2-3 zone, while NU has been able to find success via fastbreak offense. The Cougars lead 37-24 thanks to some quality shot selections which has led to the team shooting over 65 percent from the floor. Currently, CofC is 6-of-8 from behind the arc.
13:32 left in first half: College of Charleston has opened up the contest after a tight first couple of minutes. The Cougs lead 19-9 after Erin Hall drilled a 3-pointer. Frye and Hopkins already have eight and six points, respectively, while NU is led by Tunstull’s four points thus far.
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