By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)
The final day of conference tournament madness concluded with a quartet of championship games!
New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
Men’s Basketball: Williams 69, Wesleyan 58: The Ephs are headed back to the NCAA Tournament – they secured the automatic invite with a convincing win over the Cardinals, thanks to a game-high 17 points from James Heskett.
Women’s Basketball: Amherst 44, Tufts 40: Madeline Eck recorded 17 points, including a late triple and two freebies during the final three minutes to lift the Mammoths past the Jumbos in the NESCAC championship.
New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC)
Men’s Basketball: MIT 63, WPI 57: MIT overcame a four-point deficit at the break to defeat WPI in Springfield. With the win, the Engineers of Cambridge are headed back to the ‘big dance’ for the second-straight season after capturing yet another NEWMAC crown. AJ Jurko netted 16 points in the win – he also recorded eight rebounds, too.
Women’s Basketball: MIT 54, WPI 50: Kristen Ngan came off the bench and netted 14 points, while Taylor V’Dovec added 13 points as MIT won its first-ever NEWMAC championship.