Bulldogs Roll Past Saint Peter’s 66-35

Whitney Wyckoff. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Whitney Wyckoff. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Osborn-Jones Scores 12 Points To Pace Balanced Attack

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's basketball team will head into the holiday break with a bunch of positive momentum. The Bulldogs rolled to a 66-35 win over Saint Peter's at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Alexandra Osborn-Jones led a balanced Yale attack with 12 points. Janna Graf added 10 points and moved closer to reaching 1,000 for her career. She is now nine shy. In all, 10 different Yale players scored.

Yale (5-6) scored the first seven points of the game and never relinquished the lead.

Saint Peter's (1-8) pulled within 14-12 midway through the first half, but the Bulldogs answered with a 19-4 run to seize control. The lead grew to 39-18 by halftime.

The second half was more of the same as Saint Peter's never got closer than 19.

Sarah Halejian added nine points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Bulldogs, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Nyasha Sarju scored eight points, Katie Werner had seven off the bench, and Whitney Wyckoff scored five.

Yale forced Saint Peter's into 26 turnovers and held the Peahens to just 27.1 percent shooting from the field.

Hala Mostafa and Aziza May paced Saint Peter's with seven points apiece.

The Bulldogs shot 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from three-point range in the game.

Yale is off until a Dec. 29 matchup at Kansas. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity