Alison Kuah is the former Executive Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily.

Tufts falls to Amherst 52-29 despite third quarter spurt

For the third time this season, Tufts found itself matched up against a familiar conference foe – Amherst – this time with the national championship on the line. Despite an offensive spurt to kick off the second half, Tufts was unable to recover from a sluggish start and fell 52-29 to Amherst on March 18. […]

Jumbos’ strong third quarter propels them into Final Four once again

Tufts will find itself in the Final Four again this upcoming weekend for the fourth consecutive year, after defeating Washington University (WashU) in St. Louis 57-43 on Saturday. The Jumbos traveled to St. Louis, Mo. on Friday, defeating Scranton 65-48 to set up a match-up against WashU. Senior tri-captain and Tufts all-time leading scorer Michela […]

Tufts to focus on intensity and consistency in the NCAAs

Tufts begins its sixth consecutive NCAA Championship campaign this upcoming weekend at home, where it will be matched up against St. Joseph’s of Maine (24-4, 15-1 in the Great Northeast Atlantic Conference) in the opening round on Friday. “We’re excited to be in the NCAA tournament. There’s nothing we take lightly or take for granted, […]

Jumbos win but need to focus on three-point shooting and execution

Second-seeded Tufts defeated seventh-seeded Williams 58-40 in the NESCAC quarterfinals over the weekend in a game in which both teams struggled offensively. The Jumbos shot 34.3 percent from the field (23-for-67) while the Ephs went 15-for-45 on field goals (33.3 percent). The Jumbos led from the opening minutes, jumping ahead 17-12 after the first quarter. Sophomore guard Jacqueline Knapp scored nine […]

Tufts relies on experience as team heads into postseason

After capping off a 23-1 regular season, where the Jumbos finished 9-1 in the NESCAC, 8-1 at home and an undefeated 12-0 on the road, the Jumbos will begin their postseason against the Williams Ephs this weekend at Cousens Gym, in what could be their only home game of the NESCAC tournament. “A factor [about […]

Amherst edges Tufts behind Hackley’s three-point play in closing minutes

After trailing No. 1 Tufts for most of the game, No. 2 Amherst edged out the hosts 36-35 in the final 1:18, despite being held to just 25.6 percent shooting. With the loss, Tufts moves to 21-1 on the season and 8-1 in the NESCAC, while Amherst remains undefeated at 22-0 and 8-0 in the […]

Jumbos shake off slow start to record 19th straight win

Despite scoring just nine points in the first quarter, Tufts’ slowest start of the season, the team scored 21 and 22 points in the second and fourth quarters respectively for a 69-48 win against Emmanuel Mass. on Tuesday. Senior tri-captain forward Michela North and junior forward Melissa Baptista combined for 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks […]

Jumbos move to 6-0, outscore both weekend opponents by over 20 points

Tufts, which gave up the second fewest points per game in Div. III last season, demonstrated its defensive prowess this weekend by holding Clarkson to 32 points in a 75-32 win on Saturday and defeating St. Lawrence by 21 points, 63-42 on Friday. The Jumbos were successful on both ends of the court against the Golden Knights. Tufts held its opponents […]

Jumbos post 34-point victory in first home game

Tufts started strong at home this past week, blowing past the UMass. Wheaton Lyons and the Brandeis Judges by a combined margin of 50 points in the team’s first two home games. The team recorded a 53-37 win over Brandeis on Sunday and a 73-39 victory against Wheaton (Mass.) on Nov. 22, bringing its record to 4-0. The Jumbos got off […]

Tufts returns four starters, ranked No. 1 in national preseason poll

In 2014, the Jumbos made the Final Four of the NCAA Div. III National Championships for the first time. The Jumbos returned to the Final Four in 2015, bowing out to eventual champion Thomas More with a final score of 62-52. The Jumbos made history again in 2016 with their first appearance in the national championship […]