WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Senior guard Aaron Toomey poured in a career-high 37 points to power No. 1 Amherst to an 83-59 victory against Westfield State in non-conference action on Tuesday.
Amherst boosted its record to 4-0 while winning its 28th consecutive game dating back to last season, dropping Westfield to 4-2.
Toomey, the reigning National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III player of the year, put on a dazzling shooting display as he went 9-for-12 from the field and 13-for-14 from the foul line. He also drained six of eight from downtown and moved into fifth all-time in scoring with 1,493 points, only 215 shy of the all-time program record held by Steve Zieja (1,708).
Scoring in double figures for Amherst were Connor Green (12 points), Tom Killian (10) and David George (10). George and Green led the Lord Jeffs with nine and eight rebounds, respectively, and Killian dished out a game-high six assists. George made his first-career start and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe. Green’s eight boards were a career high.
Westfield shot 39 percent from the field, including 2-for-11 from 3-point range, and 15-for-28 from the foul line. Also scoring in double figures was junior point guard Jordan Santiago with 11 points. Sophomore reserve forward Tchuijo Nkamebo scored nine points.
No. 4 Wisconsin-Whitewater 93, Beloit 62
BELOIT, Wis. -- Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated Beloit 93-62 on the road Tuesday night. The Warhawks improve to 5-0 this season. The Bucs fall to 1-4.
The Warhawks made more than 50 percent from the floor in the game. The difference maker came from downtown where Whitewater went 5-for-11 compared to Beloit's 0-for-13.
Reggie Hearn led all players with 25 points in the game and added seven boards. Three other Warhawks joined him in double figures with 10 apiece from Quardell Young, KJ Evans and Eric Bryson.
No. 7 Williams 113, Rensselaer 88
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williams defeated Rensselaer (0-5) 113-88 on Tuesday night behind a strong offensive performance from its bench. With the win, the Ephs move to 6-1 on the year.
Taylor Epley led the way for the Ephs with 23 points; Daniel Aronowitz added 22. Ryab Kilcullen and Mike Greenman rounded out the double-digit club with 11 points apiece. The Ephs were 61.1 pecent from the field on the night.
Leading for the Engineers was Tyler Gendron with 20; Reggie Colas added 17, and Josh Dugas added 13 for RPI, who shot 36.3 percent from the floor.