Eighth-ranked Amherst drops game to No. 15 Williams, loses 65-63
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williams’ Ellen Cook knocked down a pair of free throws with just 1.2 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the 15th-ranked Ephs to a 65-63 victory against No. 8 Amherst at Chandler Gymnasium.
Holding the ball with less than 10 seconds remaining, the Jeffs’ Marley Giddins drove to her right. Pulling up for a jumper, the sophomore looked to add to her team-high 14 points, but Oge Uwanaka blocked the shot, which wound up in the hands of Cook. Racing up the floor, the junior was fouled, before going to the line for the game-winning free throws.
Scoring all 14 of her points in the second half, Giddins added eight rebounds. Hannah Peterson also had 14 points and eight boards, while Cheyenne Pritchard finished with nine points. Savannah Holness and Ali Doswell chipped in with eight points apiece, while combining for 13 rebounds.
No. 1 DePauw 73, Oberlin 44
GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- DePauw struggled offensively in the opening minutes and trailed by as many as seven in its North Coast Athletic Conference contest with visiting Oberlin, but the Tigers regrouped quickly and ran away with a 73-44 win.
The Tigers moved to 17-0 overall and completed the first half of NCAC play at 8-0, while the Yeowomen dropped to 8-9 overall and 3-5 in the conference.
Hannah Douglas and Emma Ondik each scored 17 to lead the Tigers, while Alex Gasaway finished with 13. The 17 for Douglas matched her DePauw career high. Alison Stephens grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds as DePauw held a 49-29 rebounding edge and a 23-5 advantage in second-chance points. Ali Ross dished out a team-high four assists.
Bernhardt paced Oberlin with 19 points and Lillian Jahan added 11 with Christina Marquette grabbing 10 rebounds. Malisa Hoak handed out four assists in the loss.
DePauw shot 43.5 percent from the floor including 54.8 percent in the second half, while Oberlin connected on just 30.8 percent from the floor. Each team hit seven three-pointers and Ondik had five in eight attempts for DePauw.
No. 2 Hope 63, Albion 47
ALBION, Mich. -- Sophomore forward Maura McAfee recorded her seventh double-double of the season as No. 2 Hope won at Albion 63-47 on Wednesday.
McAfee posted game-highs with 15 points and 14 rebounds. She had 13 points and nine rebounds after halftime to claim her third consecutive double-double.
Hope improved to 16-0 overall and 8-0 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play.
Senior guard Megan Kelley chipped in 13 points, while freshman point guard Angelique Gaddy added 10 points and senior guard Brittany Berry had nine points.
Kelley and Berry each buried a team-high three 3-pointers.
No. T4 Tufts 66, Emmanuel 56
MEDFORD, Mass. -- Tufts improved to 15-0 in their 66-56 win against Emmanuel on Wednesday night at Cousens Gym. Freshman Michela North came off the bench and was the leading scorer for the Jumbos with 14 points, five rebounds and was 8-8 from the free throw line.
Sophomore Emma Roberson scored 12 points while Kelsey Morehead, Caitline McClure and Hannah Foley each added eight points.
The Saints fall to 10-6 and was led by Lena Negri's double-double of 26 points and 10 boards.
The Saints would not go away and went on a run on their own late in the second half sparked by Negri to pull within 10 points (60-50) with 2:16 left in the game on Sara Higgins' layup. That is as close as they would get as the Jumbos would convert free throws at the end to solidify the 66-56 victory.
No. 6 Thomas More 112, Bethany 34
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- Senior guard Devin Beasley set the Thomas More career assist record and led the Saints to a 112-34 win against Bethany on Wednesday in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at the Connor Convocation Center.
With the win, the Saints improve to 16-0 overall and 9-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Bison fall to 4-12 overall and 3-6 in the PAC.
With an assist at the 16:24 mark of the second half, Beasley recorded her 431st career assist broke the previous career record of 430, which was held by Shannon Galbraith-Kent. Beasley finished the game with 12 assist to increase her career mark to 433.