The University of Rochester women's basketball team had a nice bounce-back effort on Tuesday night when the defeated William Smith College 79-46 in a non-conference matchup.
That victory was the 258th at Rochester for head coach Jim Scheible. He is tied with Joyce Wong for the all-time lead in wins. This is Scheible's 14th year at Rochester (258-106). It is his 23rd year as a head basketball coach (399-177). Rochester's next game will come in the Wendy's Classic on Tuesday, November 27 against either RIT or William Smith at William Smith.
The Yellowjackets (2-1) were coming off an offensive struggle against the University of Scranton when they only scored 45 points in the championship of the Chuck Resler Tournament.
On Tuesday the Yellowjackets got off to a hot start and never looked back from there, UR jumped out to a 14-0 lead only five minutes into the game. That lead extended to 18 at halftime behind point guard Ally Zywicki and forward Loren Wagner. Each provided eight points in the first half.
The second half started with a big push from the visiting Herons (1-1), but unfortunately they couldn't capitalize on some Yellowjacket miscues. The sloppy play forced Head Coach Jim Scheible to pull his starting unit from the floor only three minutes into the half.
With the second unit in, the Herons' Sydni Salvatore hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 14, but that is as close as the Herons would get for the remainder of the game.
Strong play inside from Amy Woods helped extend the lead back to around 20 with 12 minutes left in the game. With the first unit in the game after that, Wagner and Zywicki helped balloon the lead up to 27.
Wagner finished the game with a team high 14 points and five rebounds. Zywicki had a great all around day with 11 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 three pointers. Woods finished with 11 points and six boards while Danielle McNabb had 10 points and 6 rebounds.
For the Herons, Jaimie Rubin and Salvatore led the way with 13 points each.