NEW LONDON, Conn.--(2/15/12)--Sophomore Leslie Leong led all scorers with 21 points including 12 for 12 from the foul line to go with a game-high nine rebounds leading Wellesley to a 54-46 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
Wellesley improves to 12-10 overall and 11-6 in the NEWMAC while Coast Guard drops to 5-18 overall and 1-16 in conference play.
The Blue did most of its damage from the foul line converting 25 of 33 from the stripe while shooting just 27.1 percent from the floor (13-48). The Bears went the the foul line just 14 times and made 11 of 14.
In a low scoring first half, Wellesley had its largest lead 11-5 with 8:20 left in the first half and the Blue led 22-20 at the break.
Wellesley used a 9-1 run in the first three minutes of the second half and take a 31-21 lead with 16:58 left.
Coast Guard cut the lead to three on two different occasions the last being 47-44 with two minutes left following a pair of free throws by freshman Jamie Waterman.
The Blue put the game away as freshman Natalie Anderson and senior Elisha Orama each made a pair of free throws to make the scord 51-44 with 1:10 left.
Anderson added ten points off the bench for Wellesley.
Sophomore Larla Brown led the Bears with a season-high 16 points off the bench as she hit on eight of 13 from the floor.
Coast Guard shot well, 40.5 percent from the field (17-42), but made just one of nine from three-point range.
The game was Senior Day and the final home game of the season for Coast Guard, which honored seniors Sam Coonan and Mary Mills before the game.
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