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Mass. College Hoops: Amherst Celebrates Second NCAA Title (VIDEO)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Amherst College’s men’s basketball team capped their season with an NCAA championship on Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia, as the Lord Jeffs defeated Mary Hardin Baylor, 87-70.

Below is a video from Amherst’s YouTube channel, which features coach David Hixon congratulating seniors Willy Workman, Allen Williamson and Peter Kaasila, as well as the entire team on a successful campaign. Amherst ended its season with a 30-2 mark and 10-0 in NESCAC play, along with a 24-game winning streak, too.

 

 

Mass. College Sports: Tuesday Night Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

There were some exciting and interesting outcomes in the college basketball and hockey world on Tuesday, and below are those game summaries.

Women’s Ice Hockey:

Northeastern University 4, Boston College 3 – Katie MacSorley’s eighth strike of the season proved to be the difference, as the Huskies skated past the Eagles and earned their 16th Boston Beanpot championship at historic Matthews Arena.

Harvard 3, Boston University 0 – Samantha Reber finished the Beanpot consolation match with three points (one goal, two assists), as the Crimson defeated the Terriers. The loss marked the first time Boston University had dropped two straight games this season and also the first time they’ve finished fourth in the tournament.

Men’s Basketball:

Holy Cross 66, Navy 57 – The Crusaders tallied 43 of their 66 points in the first half, which helped them go onto to defeat the visitors in Worcester. Justin Burrell led Holy Cross with a team-high 14 points, while Dave Dudzinski added 13 points and pulled down eight boards. The Crusaders are now 11-13 overall, 3-6 in the Patriot League.

St. Michaels 66, Bentley University 62 Jasper Grassa and Tyler McFarland combined for 44 points, but that wasn’t enough to help the Falcons get past the Purple Knights in Waltham.

Amherst College 104, Middlebury 101 (3OT) – Willy Workman scored 30 points; Peter Kaasila netted 29 points, and the Lord Jeffs outlasted the Panthers in triple-overtime to earn their 16th consecutive win.

Williams College 68, Trinity College 47 – Nate Robertson scored a game-high 19 points, which lifted the Ephs to their 23rd victory of the season.

Westfield State 77, Framingham State 59 – Tyrone Figueroa netted a game-high 31 points, but that didn’t help the Rams top the Owls on Senior Night. Lee Vasquez paced the visitors with 28 points and eight steals.

Women’s Basketball:

Bentley University 79, St. Michael’s 49 – Every member of the Falcons squad netted at least two points, as Bentley rolled past St. Michaels and claimed their 22nd win of the season. Kelsey Roberson paced the Falcons with 12 points, while Courtney Finn added 11 points.

Emmanuel College 71, St. Joe’s (CT) 40 – Fiona O’Dwyer filled the stat sheet with 24 points, five rebounds, three assists and one block, which helped the Saints win their 18th game of the season.

Suffolk University 67, Mount Ida College 48 – Jacqueline Vienneau finished the game with 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and five steals, as the Rams defeated the Mustangs in Boston.

Bridgewater State 87, Salem State 55 – The Bears picked up their seventh consecutive win by downing the Vikings in Bridgewater. Michaela Cosby filled the stat sheet with 19 points, six rebounds, six steals, three assists and one block, while Elisha Homich recorded 16 points, six assists, three steals and two boards.

East Nazarene 56, Curry College 52 (OT) – Kylie Beltz netted a game-high 19 points, but that wasn’t enough, as the Lions stunned the Colonels in Quincy.

Mass. College Hoops: Sunday Afternoon/Evening Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Due to the Blizzard of 2013, numerous college basketball games were postponed to Sunday afternoon and evening. And below is a quick roundup from the various conference tilts.

Men’s Basketball:

Columbia 78, Harvard 63 – The Crimson saw their four-game winning streak conclude, as the Lions outscored the visitors, 40-29 during the second stanza, which earned them their first win against Harvard in their last eight meetings. Harvard’s Wesley Saunders netted a career-best 27 points in the setback.

Duke 62, Boston College 61Despite being tied at 27 after one session, the Blue Devils managed to tally an additional point in the second, which lifted them past the Eagles in Chestnut Hill. BC’s Olivier Hanlan tallied a game-high 20 points in the win, while Ryan Anderson finished with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Southern New Hampshire 85, UMass Lowell 73The River Hawks were no match for their opponent; as the Penmen outscored the hosts, 51-33 during the final stanza to secure their 13th overall win of the season. Akeem Williams, who finished the contest with a game-high 24 points, paced UMass Lowell in the setback.

Amherst College 65, Williams College 48 – Allen Williamson recorded 16 points, Aaron Toomey netted 14 points and Willy Workman added 13 points, as the visiting Lord Jeffs topped the Ephs for the second time this season. Williams’ Michael Mayer led all scorers with a game-high 17 points.

Case Western Reserve 56, Brandeis University 46 – The Judges couldn’t overcome an eight-point deficit at the break, as the Spartans handed their conference foe their sixth loss of the season. Brandeis’ Youri Dascy led all players with 16 points, while Gabriel Moton recorded 12 points.

Women’s Basketball:

Harvard 69, Cornell 60 (OT) – Victoria Lippert tallied 19 points, Christine Clark chipped in 15 points, and Temi Fagbenle finished with 12 points, as the Crimson defeated the visiting Big Red in overtime and earned their 13th win of the season.

Bentley University 61, St. Anselm 21The Falcons picked up their 21st win of the season, as well as held the Hawks to just eight points in the second half. Courtney Finn led all scorers with 13 points, while Jacqui Brugliera and Kelsey Roberson each netted 11 points.

Stonehill College 67, Merrimack College 55The Skyhawks snapped their one-game skid by earning their 18th overall win of the season. Stonehill’s Tori Faieta led all scorers with 17 points, while Asia Ewing and Mary Louise Dixon tallied 16 points, respectively. Shelby Secor, who registered 11 points, led Merrimack.   

Williams College 71, Amherst College 51 – Claire Baecher filled the stat sheet with 30 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, as well as one assist and one steal, which helped the Ephs defeat the Lord Jeffs in Williamstown.

Babson College 73, Smith College 52 – The Beavers sank 30 of 50 shots from the field and received 22 points and 15 rebounds from Sarah Collins, as Babson defeated Smith College for the second time this season. Paulina Solis led the Pioneers with 17 points off the bench.

Framingham State 74, MCLA 63 – Madeleine Park reached the 1,000-point plateau on a three-pointer at the beginning of the game, as well as finished with 17 points, which helped the Rams get past the Trailblazers. Samantha Irvine led Framingham State with 18 points and 11 boards.

Mass. College Hoops: NESCAC Preview (LINKS)

By Matt Noonan 

Our preseason basketball coverage continues with more links from the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Three teams from Massachusetts (Amherst, Tufts and Williams) compete in this conference, so those are the links we’ve provided below.

Men’s Basketball

* Amherst College — After securing their fifth consecutive NESCAC crown, the Lord Jeffs season concluded in the third round of the March Madness tournament against Franklin & Marshal. This year, expect great things from  Aaron Toomey and Willy Workman, as well as Peter Kaasila and David Kalema. Amherst has a great deal of depth, which will certainly come in handy against Brandeis and Williams.

* Tufts University — Bob Sheldon knows what it takes to be successful, especially in a very competitive conference. Last season, the Jumbos concluded their campaign with 16-9 record, as well as a quarterfinal loss in the NESCAC tournament to Bates College. So, after this season last year, it’s expected that the men sporting the blue and white will be hungry for more wins this winter.

* Williams College — The Ephs will begin another season tomorrow when they host the Williams Tip-Off Tournament. Their first game is against So. Vermont. Williams will rely heavily on senior co-captains Nate Robertson and James Klemm.

Women’s Basketball

* Amherst CollegeThe 2012-13 season will certainly be an interesting one for the Lord Jeffs. Caroline StedmanLem Atanga McCormick and Kim Fiorentino all graduated, so that means some new players will have to step-up and fill the void immediately.

* Tufts University — Nine Letter-winners will anchor the Jumbos this season following their second straight trip to the March Madness tournament. Expect great things from Kate Barnosky and Bre Dufault this season.

* Williams College — Pat Manning knows that NESCAC is a tough conference year in and year out. So, to counter their competition, the Ephs will rely heavily on their senior class this winter.

Mass College Hoops Recap: Amherst 74, Tufts 65

By Brian Willwerth 

MEDFORD, MA – This was a matchup between two of the top teams in the NESCAC who came in having won a combined 11 games in a row between them.  The game played out at the high level you’d expect from two such teams.

In a game that featured non-stop action from the start, Amherst College defeated Tufts University on Saturday, 74-65. With the win, the Lord Jeffs improved to 8-0 in the conference, (20-2 overall) and clinched a home quarterfinal game in the upcoming NESCAC championship. The Jumbos fell to 6-3, (16-6 overall.)

The first half was back-and-forth the entire way, with neither team being able to open up much of a lead. The action was fast and furious. There were eight ties and eight lead changes in the first 20 minutes alone.

The Jumbos shot 51% from the field, compared to 45% for the Lord Jeffs. The home team led by one at the intermission.

“I thought the great thing was that we were only one down at halftime,” said Amherst head coach David Hixon. “I said ‘guys, we did this, this and this…and we’re only down one.  Let’s go.’”

After the break, Amherst went on an 8-2 run to open up a small lead, and then turned up the defensive intensity, as Tufts was unable to retake the lead the rest of the way.

Each team had four players in double-figures, and leading the way for the Lord Jeffs was Aaron Toomey, (18 points), while David Waller added 15. The pair combined to go 5-12 from behind the arc, while Willy Workman and Allen Williamson scored 10 apiece.

“We like to set (Toomey) free and move the ball around himself,” said Hixon.  “Offensively, we started to sort-of let this kid loose a little bit, and let him start to do some things and make everybody better when he couldn’t get something himself.”

The Jumbos, playing before a full house at Cousens Gymnasium, were led by Ben Ferris’ 16 points. C.J. Moss had 12, and Alex Orchowski and Scott Anderson added 11 and 10, respectively.

The Jumbos were hoping for another big win, one night after beating Trinity at the buzzer.

“We missed some shots, and they were a little bit more poised than we were,” said Tufts head coach Bob Sheldon, who said his team was ready for the big matchup after Friday night’s dramatics. “To be honest, they were a little tougher than us.”

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