MEDFORD, Mass. -- The Colby College women's basketball team gave top-ranked Tufts University all it could handle for four quarters in a 70-58 setback on Saturday in NESCAC play.
Tufts (12-0, 2-0 NESCAC), which took a win over Bowdoin College on Friday night, shot 50.0 percent (26-for-52) from the field and 36.8 percent (7-of-19) from long range.
Michela North was 9-for-12 from the field and had 21 points to lead Tufts. Lauren Dillon finished with 11 points, four steals, and three assists. Erica DeCandido came off the bench with seven assists and six points. The Jumbos had assists on 24 of their 26 made field goals.
The Jumbos pulled out to a 48-39 lead after three quarters. Burns cut the margin to seven points on a layup with 8:46 remaining, but the Mules would get no closer.