Mohammed's Career-Best 16 Points Lead Cortland Women Past Wells, 62-38

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AURORA, N.Y. – Tanna Mohammed (Huntington/Elwood-John H. Glenn) scored a career-high 16 points as Cortland defeated host Wells College, 62-38, in a non-league women's basketball contest.

Meghan Flanagan (Rochester/Brighton) added 13 points, five rebounds and a career-high four assists and Kristy Vitucci scored 11 points for the Red Dragons, who evened their record at 5-5 with the win.

Jenna Siler (Seaford), in just her second game of the season, scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor, and Shannon McGuire (West Babylon) tied her career highs with team bests of eight rebounds and five assists. Alaina Lynch (Staten Island/Staten Island Tech) pitched in with five rebounds and three assists.

Wells (1-10) was led by Carley Ryan's 15 points and three assists and Shelby Medovich's 13 points and eight rebounds. Maritza Scharoun added six points and seven boards and Jordan Jacobs shared the team lead with three assists.

Wells led 11-9 after one quarter and was up 16-14 with 5:36 left in the half after a Medovich 3-pointer. Cortland, however, finished the half on a 13-3 run that featured 3-pointers by Mohammed, McGuire and Flanagan, as well as layups in the final minute from Vitucci and Mohammed, and the Red Dragons led 27-19 at halftime.

Cortland maintained at least an eight-point lead the entire third quarter and a double-digit advantage for all but the first seven seconds of the fourth. The Red Dragons salted away the win with an 11-0 run from the 7:51 mark to the 5:05 mark of the fourth, led by five points from Siler, to turn a 40-30 lead into a 51-30 score.

The Red Dragons finished the game with 20 field goals, 10 from the 3-point arc. Mohammed and Vitucci each made three treys. Cortland outrebounded the Express, 47-31, and grabbed 19 offensive rebounds that led to a 16-4 edge in second-chance points.

Cortland returns to SUNYAC play Tuesday with a 4 p.m. game at Oneonta.