Massachusetts College Basketball: Saturday D3Hoops Scoreboard

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By NoontimeSports.com 

There were some rather intriguing Division III college basketball games in Massachusetts on Saturday, and here is a quick wrap from the day’s action.

Men’s Basketball

Wheelock 70, Mitchell 63 – The Wildcats picked up their sixth consecutive win on the road Saturday, thanks to Bashir Hudson, who tallied 17 points and 13 rebounds. Wheelock has won six of their last seven games, and currently resides in second place in the NECC behind Becker College, who is 14-4 overall and 9-0 against conference foes.

MIT 80, Coast Guard 55 – The Engineers picked up their 18th win of the season by holding the Bears to just 24 second half points. Noel Hollingsworth led all scorers with 23 points, and 11 rebounds.

Amherst 61, Trinity 30 – Amherst College finished off its four-game road swing with another impressive victory against Trinity. The Lord Jeffs have now won 17 games, and are 6-0 in NESCAC play.

Middlebury 80, Williams 79 – The Ephs took the Panthers to the wire, but wound up earning their second consecutive loss. Taylor Epley led all scorers with 26 points.

Springfield 65, WPI 63 (OT) – The Pride outscored the Engineers, 8-6 in the extra frame to secure their 13th overall win, and fifth NEWMAC victory. Alex Berthiaume turned in 21 points for Springfield, while Matt Carr led WPI with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Women’s Basketball

Amherst 66, Trinity 44 – The Lord Jeffs earned their 38th consecutive victory, as well as their 19th of the season. Caroline Stedman led the Lord Jeffs with 16 points, while Lem Atanga McCormick added 14 points. Megan Robertson led all players with 11 rebounds. Amherst has now won 30 consecutive conference matches.

Williams 86, Middlebury 56 – Jennie Harding helped the Ephs overcome their loss on Wednesday with 23 points, while Jill Greenberg added 14 points, and eight assists in the team’s 17th win of the season.

Babson 85, Mount Holyoke 36 – The Beavers held the Lyons to 17 points in the first half, and 19 in the second, which secured the win, as well as their eighth consecutive victory, too.

Tufts 64, Bates 52 – Liz Moynihan finished the game with 14 points and three rebound, which helped the Jumbos earn their 17th victory of the season, and sixth consecutive win.

Smith 61, Wheaton 50 – The Pioneers picked up their 14th victory of the season, as well as their ninth conference victory against the Lyons in Northampton. Wheaton’s Abbie Brickley ended the game with 18 points, while Devon Quattrocchi led Smith with 12 points.

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