Massachusetts College Basketball: Women’s Top-5 Poll Updated


1.) Amherst College (Last Week/No. 1) – The women sporting purple and white survived two back-to-back dramatic games this past weekend against Bowdoin College and Colby College, which helped the Lord Jeffs preserve their perfect overall and conference record. Yet, their current seven-game road trip continues, and doesn’t get easier, as they’ll head to Williamstown on Wednesday for a critical clash against Williams College.

2.) Babson College (Last Week/No. 2) – A high school basketball source told Noontime Sports this past weekend that freshman Erin Young can shoot, and this past Saturday, she exhibited why teams might want to cover her for the remainder of the season, as she sank eight three pointers, and registered 28 points in Babson’s 55th consecutive conference victory against Coast Guard. Babson will return home this week to face WPI and Mount Holyoke, which are two critical games.

3.) Williams College (Last Week/No. 3) – The Ephs have won two back-to-back games, but continue to be hampered by the loss of junior Claire Baecher. Williams’ Athletic Department confirmed that she could be sidelined for a while. However, they’re 9-1 at home, and host Amherst College on Wednesday, which is a critical game for both squads.

4.) Tufts University (Last Week/No. 4) – Despite a recent loss earlier this month, the Jumbos have rebounded quite well, and have won four of their last five contests. They’re currently a half a game behind Amherst in the conference standings, which means Carla Berube’s squad can’t take their foot off the pedal for the remainder of the season.

5.) Smith College (Last Week/No. 5) – The Pioneers earned an impressive win on Saturday, as they defeat MIT on the road. They held the Engineers to less than 20 points in the first half, and certainly will want to keep their winning ways going for the remainder of their season. However, a critical clash still remains in Babson Park with the Beavers, who defeated Smith College earlier this season in North Hampton.

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