Jackie Renner (6'0''-F) matched a game-high with 14 points, adding seven rebounds and five assists in top-ranked Amhersts 66-45 non-conference road win against Eastern Connecticut State.
Improving to 7-0 on the season, the Jeffs have won their last four meetings against the Warriors, while ECSU fell to 4-3 on the year.
Up one after a Lauren Kelleher free-throw at 18:10, Lem Atanga McCormick drained a three on the left wing to extend the Amherst lead to 7-3. After an ECSU turnover, Renner drove the lane for two before a Shannon Finucane trey from the right side staked the Jeffs to a 12-3 advantage.
Trying to help the home team keep pace, Kelleher drew a foul on the Warriors next possession, going 2-for-2 from the line to trim the margin to seven. Renner responded with a three from the top of the circle to give Amherst its first double-digit lead.
Driving the baseline with just under 13 and a half to go in the first, Renner kicked it out to Finucane for another Lord Jeff triple before a Kristina Forsman jumper from the left elbow ended a 6:40 ECSU field-goal drought.
After two Piper Chapman free-throws and a Blodgett basket made it 18-11, the Warriors cut the deficit to just four on a Forsman triple. Looking to regain the momentum co-captain Kim Fiorentinobeat her defender, dishing it to an open Megan Robertson for two before an Atanga McCormick bucket pushed the Jeff lead back up to eight with 9:21 on the clock.
With both squads settling in defensively neither team managed to add to its tally during the next five minutes before a Fiorentino block led to the games first fastbreak points, ending the scoreless streak. Bridget Crowley and Renner kept things rolling with consecutive layups making it 28-14 before four consecutive Chapman points pulled the Warriors back within 10 at 2:21.
Getting a big defensive stop with under 30 seconds to play in the half, Blodgett drove to her right before pulling up for a jumper just inside the free-throw line, slicing the Lord Jeff lead to 30-22 heading into the intermission.
Continuing to go on the offensive to start the second, Chapman connected on a bucket down low, bringing ECSU within six. After Fiorentino split a pair from the charity stripe, first-year Taylor McBride dove into the lane, laying it in to make it 31-26.
With under 17 to go, a hustling Robertson followed up a Caroline Stedman misfire with a putback for the Jeffs first field-goal of the frame. Bringing the ball down with just 15 and a half left, Fiorentino found Stedman spotted up on the left wing, allowing the senior to dial it in from long distance, upping the Lord Jeff cushion to 36-26.
ECSU responded with six consecutive points, paring the deficit to four at 12:43 on a Chapman basket but Stedman answered with a turnaround jumper in the lane, stemming the surging Warriors tide. Looking to extend the Amherst margin, Fiorentino again found Stedman with a cross-court pass for the Jeffs seventh three of the night.
After a Forsman layup at 10:35, Renner netted the games next five points to help Amherst build a 46-34 edge. Still up 12 with just four minutes remaining, Stedman went coast-to-coast after a Crowley block before Marcia Voigt converted a three-point play the old fashioned way to make it 55-38.
Stedman capped off the Jeffs decisive 21-6 run in a 9:21 second half span with a layup at 3:22 putting Amherst up 19 before McBride netted the Warriors first points in just two minutes, ending a string of seven consecutive Amherst scores.
Stedman finished with 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting, while Robertson added 10 points and nine rebounds. Voigt and Atanga McCormick combined for 15 points while Finucane chipped in with six. Fiorentino added a career-high 10 rebounds in the win. As a team, Amherst shot 25-for-60 (41.7 percent) from the field and 7-for-15 (46.7 percent) from three-point range.
Chapman led an ESCU side that shot just 16-for-54 (29.6 percent) from the floor and 1-for-9 (11.1 percent) from behind the arc with 14 points and 10 boards, while Blodgett added 10 points and eight rebounds.
Zoe Vernon Shoots No. 7 WashU Past Brandeis on Road - 4 days ago
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Senior Zoe Vernon (6'1''-F) scored 17 points on a career-high five three-pointers to lift the No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's basketball team to a 61-49 win at Brandeis University Sunday in Waltham, Mass. WashU won its 10-straight game to improve to 22-2, 11-2 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while Brandeis fell to 11-13, 3-10 in the UAA. WashU and the University of Chicago remain in a tie for first place in the UAA standings. WashU closes out regular-... [read more]
Senior Zoe Vernon (6'1''-F) scored 17 points on a career-high five three-pointers to lift the No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's basketball team to a 61-49 win at Brandeis University Sunday in Waltham, Mass. WashU won its 10-straight game to improve to 22-2, 11-2 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while Brandeis fell to 11-13, 3-10 in the UAA. WashU and the University of Chicago remain in a tie for first place in the UAA standings. WashU closes out regular-season play at home against Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. The winner of Saturday's game will claim an outright UAA Championship and earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Bears will honor their four seniors prior to Saturday's contest - Jenn Dynis, Erika Hunt, Lilly Sarros and Vernon. Vernon was 6-of-10 from the field and 5-of-7 from three-point range. She was joined in double figures by sophomore Madeline Homoly (6'2''-F), who had 12 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals. WashU shot 40 percent (18-45) from the field and hit 7-of-17 from three-point range. The Bears outrebounded Brandeis 35-34, including 24-17 in the second half. WashU had 11 steals, its third-highest total of the season, and forced 19 turnovers. Brandeis came out on fire hitting its first five shots from the field and led 11-2 which forced a timeout from WashU head coach Nancy Fahey just three minutes into the contest. Out of the timeout, sophomore Rachael Sondagcanned a three-pointer and then Homoly netted a bucket. The Bears clawed back into the contest with an 8-0 run, highlighted by four free-throws by sophomore Stephanie Botkin (6'0''-F) and a pair from the charity stripe by sophomore Becca Clark-Callender (5'7''-G). WashU trailed 17-15 after one quarter as the Bears turned the ball over seven times. Vernon got the lead back to one (22-21) with a pair of three-pointers from the top of the key, and then Dynis gave WashU the 26-25 lead with a bucket. Brandeis ended the first half on a 6-0 run to take a 31-26 halftime advantage. Vernon led the Bears with six first-half points as the Bears were 8-of-10 from the free-throw line but turned the ball over 14 times. Brandeis outscored WashU 18-2 in the paint in the first half, and did not allow an offensive rebound. Vernon continued to have the hot hand as she scored eight of the first 10 points for the Bears in the third quarter and gave WashU the 36-33 lead after a three-pointer from the wing. WashU's defense limited Brandeis to 3-of-12 shooting in the third quarter as the Bears built a 41-39 lead. WashU led by one (46-45) with less than six minutes remaining when Homoly scored on a lay-up and then Vernon buried her fifth three of the night from the top of the key. After a timeout by Brandeis, Dynis buried a jump shot to push the lead to 53-45. Maria Jackson led all scorers with 18 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Brandeis shot 34.5 percent (20-58) from the field and hit just 3-of-16 from three-point range. Courtesy of: d3hoops.com
No. 3 Tufts Downs Anchorwomen, 74-27 - 11 days ago
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The Rhode Island College women's basketball team suffered a 74-27 setback at nationally-ranked No. 3 Tufts on Monday evening. RIC (5-18) was led by sophomore forward Molly Phillips (Cranston, RI) with 10 points and two rebounds. Junior forward Melissa Baptista (6'0''-F) (Somerville, MA) paced Tufts (22-1) with 21 points. Senior forward Michaela North (Duxbury, MA) added 15 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore guard Jacqueline Knapp (Westfield, NJ) had 11 points and four boards in th... [read more]
The Rhode Island College women's basketball team suffered a 74-27 setback at nationally-ranked No. 3 Tufts on Monday evening. RIC (5-18) was led by sophomore forward Molly Phillips (Cranston, RI) with 10 points and two rebounds. Junior forward Melissa Baptista (6'0''-F) (Somerville, MA) paced Tufts (22-1) with 21 points. Senior forward Michaela North (Duxbury, MA) added 15 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore guard Jacqueline Knapp (Westfield, NJ) had 11 points and four boards in the victory for the Jumbos. Tufts controlled the action early and jumped out to a 20-1 advantage after a pair of free throws from junior guard Lauren Dillon (5'3''-PG) (Wellesley, MA). The Jumbos then took the 24-7 lead after the first quarter of play. Tufts continued to build on its lead throughout the second quarter before taking a 41-15 advantage heading into the locker room at halftime. The Jumbos extended their lead to as much as 42 points when a three-pointer by senior forward Katy Hicks (6'0''-F) (Canton, MA) with 1:53 left in the third quarter made the score 58-16. Tufts held the 58-20 lead after three quarters of play and led by as many as 50 en route to the 74-27 victory. RIC shot 27.7 percent (9-of-35) from the field, 22.2 percent (2-of-9) from behind the three-point stripe and 50.0 percent (7-of-14) from the free throw line. Tufts shot 25.8 percent (27-of-59) from the field, 30.4 percent (7-of-23) from the three-point line and 72.2 percent (13-of-18) from the free throw line. In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at Western Connecticut on Wednesday, Feb. 15 (5:30 p.m.). Courtesy of: d3hoops.com
District 1 Emily Anderson (6'0''-F-95) of WESTERN NEW ENGLAND Ama Biney of WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC Ali Doswell (5'10''-G) of AMHERST Ogechi Ezemma of CLARK Kara Holinski of MIT Michela North (6'2''-F/C) of TUFTS District 2 Kaitlyn Astel (5'11''-G) of STEVENS TECH Rachel Groom (6'0''-C) of FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON-FLORHAM Kirsten Rayner of FROSTBURG STATE Sara Tarbert (5'11''-F) of STEVENSON Ashley Thompson of JOHNSON & WALES (R.I.) District 3 Stephanie Grobe of CLARKSON Alexandra Leslie (6'2''... [read more]
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