The Yale women’s basketball team returned home on Sunday and snapped a two-game losing streak, scoring its highest point total of the season to rout Vermont 77–48.
The Bulldogs (2–2, 0–0 Ivy) never trailed after guard Meghan McIntyre ’17 drained a three-pointer to put her team ahead 7–5 in the first quarter, a basket which sparked a 13–2 run to end the period. Meanwhile, a sharp Eli defense held Vermont (1–3, 0–0 America East) to just 17 points in the first 20 minutes of action.
Yale’s core of upperclassmen fueled the offensive outpouring against the Catamounts. Guard Lena Munzer ’17 led the team in scoring for the third time in four games with 17 points, while McIntyre demonstrated her range by scoring all 12 of her points on a 4–10 shooting performance from behind the arc. Forward Jen Berkowitz ’18 and guard Tamara Simpson ’18 also contributed 12 points apiece.
Berkowitz helped the Bulldogs control the glass all game, securing a game-high nine rebounds. The Elis outrebounded the Catamounts 46–32 and were especially commanding on the offensive side, pulling down 21 boards to create second-chance opportunities.
Yale will next commence a four-game road trip with a matchup at Illinois State on Tuesday. The Bulldogs have dropped both of their away games in the early part of the nonconference season.