Sweet Sixteen

It’s been awhile since I’ve covered an NCAA Tourney, but I had a chance this weekend to jump right back into the swing of things with the Tufts Jumbos women as they hosted the first two rounds of the Division III Dance. Tufts being the host also gave me the opportunity to strobe the otherwise dim and cavernous Cousens Gymnasium and have a little more forgiveness with my remote cameras.

But more importantly, I got to make pictures of the Jumbos as they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with two hard-fought wins, characterized by their tough, nationally ranked defense. Here’s a selection of photos from the second-round game between Tufts and Johns Hopkins.

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - The Jumbos celebrate Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - The Jumbos celebrate Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Alex Vassila gets her shot blocked by Tufts guard Liz Moynihan, A14, in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Alex Vassila gets her shot blocked by Tufts guard Liz Moynihan, A14, in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins guard Chantel Mattiola gets her shot blocked by Tufts guard Liz Moynihan, A14, right, in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins guard Chantel Mattiola gets her shot blocked by Tufts guard Liz Moynihan, A14, right, in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Maggie Fruehan loses possession of the ball in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Maggie Fruehan loses possession of the ball in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins guard Stephanie Fong falls after Tufts guard Bre Dufault, A13, steals the ball in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins guard Stephanie Fong falls after Tufts guard Bre Dufault, A13, steals the ball in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Alex Vassila boxes out Tufts forward Hayley Kanner, A15, with some help from Johns Hopkins guard Fatu Conteh in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - Johns Hopkins forward Alex Vassila boxes out Tufts forward Hayley Kanner, A15, with some help from Johns Hopkins guard Fatu Conteh in Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - The Jumbos bench cheer in the closing seconds of Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/03/2012 - Medford, Mass. - The Jumbos bench cheer in the closing seconds of Tufts' 55-46 win over Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium on March 3, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

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