AMHERST, Mass. -- Ali Doswell poured in a team-high 15 points to help lead third-ranked Amherst to a 60-35 victory against Hamilton in its NESCAC opener.
Extending their win streak against the Continentals (6-5, 0-1 NESCAC) to three, the Jeffs improved to 12-0 on the season.
Connecting on 5 of 9 3-pointers, Doswell was one point shy of tying a career-high, while also adding six rebounds. Fellow first-year Hannah Peterson had 11 points, six boards and three blocks, while Marley Giddins chipped in with nine points and six rebounds.
Holding a 45-38 rebounding edge, the Jeffs outscored the Continentals 14-6 in the paint and 13-7 in second chance points. Amherst’s reserves also did their part, edging out the Hamilton bench 12-4. Samantha Graber was the only Continental player in double figures, finishing with 15 points.
No. 4 Whitman 84, Puget Sound 62
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Four Whitman starters scored in double figures as the Missionaries defeated Puget Sound 84-62.
Heather Johns led all scorers with 19 points, 11 of which came from the free-throw line. She also grabbed nine rebounds. Tiffani Traver scored 15 on 6 of 7 from the field and 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Sarah Anderegg added 13 points and seven rebounds while Meghan White had 10 points and nine rebounds.
Whitman shot 54 percent from the field (27 of 50), while Puget Sound shot 35.4 percent (23 of 65) and made just one of 13 3-point attempts. The Missionaries won the rebounding battle 45-26. Emily Sheldon and Amanda Forshay each scored 10 to lead Puget Sound.