January 13, 2013

Sunday wrap: U of R sweeps

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Jackie Walker and Ally Zywicki celebrate the Rochester women's upset win, while John DiBartolomeo was again the Yellowjacket men's top scorer, with 29 points.
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Tyler Seidman sank two 3-pointers in a key second half surge as No. 4 Rochester defeated No. 12 Wash U. 93-81, in a matchup of nationally ranked teams in Rochester, while Ally Zywicki scored 15 of her game-high 17 points in the second half to lead the Rochester women to the upset of No. 3 Wash U.

Seidman finished with 11 points and was one of five men with 10 or more for Rochester (14-0, 3-0 UAA). John DiBartolomeo led all scorers with 29 points. He added four rebounds, six assists, and four steals before fouling out in the last minute. Nate Vernon scored 16 points. Tyler Sankes had 13 points and nine rebounds. Rob Reid scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds. 

Washington (11-3, 1-2) cut a seven-point deficit down to two, 56-54, after a layup by Chris Klimek with 11:34 remaining. Seidman sank two 3-pointers in just over a minute with Reid adding a layup in between. The 8-0 run put Rochester in front, 64-54, with 10:14 to play.

Washington could only get as close as nine points three times in the next seven minutes.
Klimek led Washington with 19 points. Kevin Bischoff, Alan Aboona, and Ben Hoener scored 11 points apiece for the Bears. Nick Burt and Matt Palucki scored 10 points each. Full men's story.

In the women's game, Zwyicki's heroics helped the Yellowjackets (10-4, 2-1) snap Wash U's 10-game win streak. In addition to the 17 points, she added four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jackie Walker had nine points, 11 rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals. Loren Wagner scored nine points, had two blocks, six rebounds and four steals.

Melissa Gilkey posted a double-double for Washington with 16 points and 14 rebounds. She had two blocked shots and one steal. Alyssa Johanson scored six points for Washington. No other player scored more than five. Full women's story.

Kylene Culler scored 24 and Shea Smith had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds as Ferrum defeated Greensboro 90-59 on Sunday to remain undefeated, while Trinity (Conn.) edged Hamilton on a buzzer beater.

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