Massachusetts College Basketball: Saturday Roundup

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Here are some headlines, news and scores from Saturday’s Massachusetts Division III hoops contests.

Men’s Basketball

WPI 80, MIT 68 – MIT’s 16-game winning streak came to an end, as WPI held the Engineers to 27 points in the second half. Jamie Shannon scored 17 points for WPI, while Mitchell Kates paced MIT with 22 points, and seven assists.

Framingham State 73, Westfield State 69 – Both the Owls and Rams combined for 65 fouls, and 80 free throws before Framingham State earned their first conference win of the season.

Babson 52, Wheaton 45 – The Beavers picked up their second consecutive victory, as they defeated the Lyons to earn their second conference win, too. David Mack led Babson with 14 points, while Will Bayliss notched 12 points for Wheaton.

Amherst 82, Colby 64 – David Waller registered 18 points and three assists, as the Lord Jeffs defeated the Mules in Maine.

Women’s Basketball

Amherst 51, Colby 50 – Trailing the Mules at halftime, 28-25, the Lord Jeffs stormed back, and somehow managed to pick up their 17th win of the season, as well as fifth conference victory, too. Megan Robertson paced Amherst with 18 points, while Caroline Stedman tallied 14 points and two rebounds. Rachael Mack led Colby with 14 points, as well as recorded five rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

Babson 96, Coast Guard 47 – Erin Young sank eight trifectas off the bench, as well as tallied a career high 28 points in 21 minutes, which helped the Beavers, earn their 55th straight conference clash against the Bears in Connecticuit.

Tufts 51, Conn. College 21 – The Jumbos held the Camels to 11 points in the first half, and 10 in the second, as Tufts handed Connecticut College their third loss of the season. The Camels finished the game 6 of 47 from the field, and 8 of 14 from the free throw line.

Smith 61, MIT 36 – The Pioneers registered 40 points in 20 minutes, which gave Smith a commanding lead, which they never relinquished. Ellie Giles led Smith with 10 points, as well as recorded eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four steals.

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