“It was so unreal, it was a very humbling experience,” Tesha Tinsley said after getting her number retired alongside Northeastern great Reggie Lewis.
Northeastern’s Claudia Ortiz is introduced before the afternoon tilt with College of Charleston.
College of Charleston’s Nola Henry swishes a free throw during the first quarter.
Tesha Tinsley knocks down a three-pointer during halftime, her lone shot of the night.
“I haven’t been to any games this year and I try to get to a few games a year,” Philip Volante said. The Lexington resident and 1997 Northeastern graduate noted he was at Northeastern at the same time as Tinsley and enjoyed seeing his Huskies cruise to a 61-44 win on her special day.
“We shot well, but we also crashed hard,” Northeastern women’s basketball coach Kelly Cole said after her team totaled 51 rebounds.
After 2,187 points and four phenomenal years with Northeastern, Tesha Tinsley returned to the Cabot Center to see her #10 jersey retired next to the late Reggie Lewis. Tinsley’s presence boosted the Huskies to a 61-44 win over College of Charleston, snapping a five-game skid.
“That was the icing on the cake for them to get the win,” Tinsley said of the special day. Tinsley’s number was the first to be retired in program history, a high honor.
The Huskies were led by Claudia Ortiz (23 points) and Francesca Sally (13 points, 15 rebounds) as they jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The win was the Huskies’ eighth of the year as they look to close out the season on a strong note before the conference tournament.