Wolard Leads Women's Basketball with 20 Points in Loss to Alvernia

Wolard Leads Women's Basketball with 20 Points in Loss to Alvernia

Box Score

TOWSON, Md. - The Goucher Women's Basketball team (0-4) lost to Alvernia (2-2), 81-53 in Decker Sports and Recreation Center Tuesday evening.

To open the game, junior guard Nicole Wolard (Tampa, Fla./Wharton) and freshman forward Olivia Douglas (Silver Spring, Md./Siena School) scored six points for the Gophers in the first quarter.

Wolard was the first to put points on the board for the Gophers into the second quarter, scoring a jump-shot at 7:24. Junior guard Nailah Jones (Glenn Dale, Md./Parkdale) went 5-of-6 in field goals within the last three minutes of play, scoring 10 points, as Alvernia led the Gophers, 44-19, at the end of the first half.

The Gophers and the Golden Wolves were tied for points in the third quarter with 16, apiece, as Goucher continued to fight hard the entire contest, which was eventually taken by Alvernia by 28 points. 

Wolard chipped in with 14 more points in the second half and led the Gophers with 20 points, a career-high. She also had a great night at the charity stripe for Goucher, going 8-of-10 in free throws. Wolard has now set her career-high in the scoring column in two straight games, as well.

Jones continued her scoring streak in the second half, making 3-of-3 lay-ups in the third quarter, and a pair of free throws to finish the night with 18 points, also a career-high. For the year, Jones has gone into double-figures in each of Goucher four games on the young season, as tonight' she snapped her previous career-high point total which came in Goucher's season opener last week against Shenandoah (15 points). 

The Goucher College women's basketball team travels to Rutgers-Newark for their next game on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.