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Thomas More wins behind Moss' seventh double-double

LATROBE, Pa. -- Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss recorded her seventh double-double of the season as she scored 29 points and pulled down 12 rebounds on Saturday to lead sixth-ranked Thomas More by Saint Vincent 89-64 in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at the Carey Center.

With the win, the Saints remain undefeated at 15-0 overall and 8-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Bearcats fall to 10-5 overall and 7-1 in the PAC.

Senior guard Devin Beaasley broke her school record for assists in a game as she dished out 18 assists in the game. She was three assists shy of the NCAA Division III single-game record of 21. Three Saints joined Moss in double-figure scoring as Burgoyne had 19 points, senior guard Katie Kitchen added 14 and Huber finished with 11. Moss also led the team in steals with three.

No. 1 DePauw 76, Ohio Wesleyan 71

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Top-ranked DePauw found itself in an unfamiliar situation in its North Coast Athletic Conference contest with visiting Ohio Wesleyan as the Battling Bishops scored the game's first 13 points in the opening three minutes, but the Tigers regrouped and surged to a 76-61 victory.

DePauw improved to 16-0 overall and 7-0 in the NCAC, while the Battling Bishops dropped to 9-7 overall and 4-3 in the conference. The victory was DePauw's 50th in a row, matching the third longest string in Division III women's history, and seventh on all levels of NCAA women's hoops. It also was the Tigers' 69th consecutive regular--season triumph.

Hannah Douglas led five DePauw double-figure scorers with 15 points and dished out four assists, while Emma Ondik followed with 14 and Alex Gasaway had 11. Trees and Alison Stephens each chipped in 10 and Stephens grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for a double-double.

Emily Julius led Ohio Wesleyan with 12 points, while Tamra Londo added 10. LaNiece McRae snagged a team-high seven rebounds and Sarah McQuade handed out eight assists.

The Tigers shot 45.2 percent for the game including 51.7 percent in the second half, while the Battling Bishops connected on 43.1 percent. DePauw also held a 36-30 rebounding edge and committed just nine turnovers with just six coming in the game's first 37 minutes.

No. 3 Amherst 88, Bates 54

LEWISTON, Maine -- First-year Hannah Peterson erupted for a career-high 30 points to power third-ranked Amherst to a decisive 88-54 victory against Bates at Alumni Gymnasium.

Rebounding from Friday night’s loss to sixth-ranked Tufts, Amherst improved to 15-1 (3-1 NESCAC) on the season, having now won eight in a row against its northern rival dating back to the 2006-07 campaign.

Hitting 6 of 11 3-pointers, Peterson was an efficient 12-for-18 from the floor. Ali Doswell netted 16 points, while pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds. Twin sister Meredith Doswell and Marley Giddins chipped in with 10 points apiece, with Giddins also matching her personal best with 12 boards. Savannah Holness was the only other Jeff in double digits with 11 points and eight rebounds.

No. 4 Whitman 75, No. 8 George Fox 63

NEWBERG, Ore. -- Whitman traveled to George Fox and beat the previously undefeated Bruins on their home court 75-63 on Saturday. Coming into the game, each team was 5-0 in the Northwest Athletic Conference and 14-0 overall.

The Bruins matched the Lady Missionaries score for score throughout much of the game. But the difference proved to be the final six minutes of the game. The teams were tied 59-59, and then Whitman went on a 12-1 run. Meghan White led Whitman's attack, scoring eight of her 13 points during that stretch.

White also pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds. Heather Johns also pitched in a double-double, scoring a game-high 21 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Sarah Anderegg scored 20 points and had 7 rebounds.

No. 7 Tufts 68, Trinity (Conn.) 48

MEDFORD -- Junior Hayley Kanner went 7-for-10 and was the game's leading scorer with 16 points as seventh-ranked Tufts picked up a 68-48 NESCAC win against Trinity (Conn.) on Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym.

Junior Hannah Foley added nine points and a game-high seven rebounds, while senior Liz Moynihan came off the bench and chipped in eight points, three rebounds and two assists. Kanner added four rebounds and three blocks.

Trinity falls to 10-7, 3-1 NESCAC and was led by Taylor Murtaugh and Hannah Brickley who each went 5-for-8 from the field for 10 points. Brickley added four rebounds and three assists in the losing effort.

The Jumbos held the edge in rebounding 36-34 and forced 18 turnovers. The Jumbo defense didn't allow a 3-pointer and held the Bantams to 33.3 percent (17 of 51) from the field.

Kean 74, No. 10 Montclair State 69

UNION, N.J. -- Kean handed No. 10 Montclair State its first NJAC loss in two years with a thrilling 74-69 victory on Saturday inside Harwood Arena. Freshman Jaquetta Owens led Kean with a double-double (26 points, 11 assists), while AnnaRose Pierre and Simone Smith combined for 38 additional points for Kean.

Montclair had not lost an NJAC regular-season contest since Feb. 1, 2012 against William Paterson.

Kean shot 48 percent from the floor in the game, won the rebounding battle 47-30 and led 48-28 in points in the paint.

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