BOSTON, Mass. - The Wheelock Wildcats (7-12, 6-8) defeated the Bay Path Wildcats (0-20, 0-13) by a score of 60-46 to earn their second victory of the week.
How It Happened: After a slow start, Bay Path took an 8-4 lead with a three from senior guard Kaylee Herring (Worcester, Vt.). Bay Path would finish the first quarter with a made jump shot from Shameria Armstead (Brenham, Texas) and a 13-7 lead.
Wheelock cut into the Bay Path lead and would eventually take the lead with a basket from Katie Walsh (East Islip, N.Y.) at 19-18. Bay Path would answer with a three from Herring to take the lead back at 21-19. Wheelock would go on a quick 5-0 run before Bay Path would answer with three straight and tie the game at 24-24 going into the locker room.
Wheelock came out strong in the second half with baskets from Gaby Haywood (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Emma Siver (Colchester, Conn.) to take the lead at 32-25. With a lay-up from Armstead and a three from Joanne Nazario (Springfield, Mass.), Bay Path tied the game again at 34-34. After Bay Path took the lead, junior Walsh scored for Wheelock with 0.9 seconds in the third quarter to give them the lead at 38-37.
Wheelock expanded their lead and dominated the fourth by holding Bay Path to just one field goal in the first seven minutes of the quarter. Wheelock outscored Bay Path 22-9 to finish the game with a 60-46 win.
Who Stood Out: Bay Path had three players finish in double digits with Armstead leading the way with 13 points. Wheelock was led by Walsh who recorded 29 points and 15 rebounds.
What It Means: Wheelock finished the week with two wins and completed the Saturday sweep as the men defeated Elms College. Junior Katie Walsh is now just 11 points shy of the 1,000 point milestone.
Up Next: Wheelock is set to finish out the regular season with games at Becker College on Tuesday and Senior Day on Saturday against Dean College.