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Friday’s colleges: Meghan Sullivan makes first career start for Amherst basketball



Friday, February 10, 2017

Meghan Sullivan, of Granby, made her first career start Friday for the top-ranked and undefeated Amherst College women’s basketball team.

Sullivan, who is coming off ACL surgery, played 33 minutes and scored 11 points as Amherst rolled past Middlebury, 67-33, at LeFrak Gymnasium.

Sullivan entered the game averaging 10.8 minutes off the bench for Amherst (23-0, 9-0 NESCAC).

Meredith Doswell added 18 points, 12 rebounds, five steals and four assists. Ali Doswell added 15 points and Hannah Fox 14.

Men’s basketball

Middlebury 106, Amherst 91 — Jayde Dawson scored a team-high 24 points and surpassed 1,000 career points but No. 8 Amherst (16-6, 6-3 NESCAC) fell on the road.

David George and Michael Riopel scored 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Men’s hockey

Northeastern 6, UMass 2 — The Huskies jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first period and handed the Minutemen (5-22-2, 3-13-1 Hockey East) their 10th straight loss.

UMass is 0-for-2017.

Jake McLaughlin and Griff Jeszka scored in the loss. Dominic Trento, Niko Hildenbrand, Joseph Widmar and Shane Bear each had assists.

Ryan Wischow made eight saves before leaving after the first period. Alex Wakaluk closed with 23 saves.

Tufts 4, Amherst 0 — Connor Girard made 21 saves and Adam Ellison made five but Amherst (6-6-3, 11-6-3 NESCAC) fell on the road.

Women’s hockey

Hamilton 3, Amherst 2 — Jamie McNamara and Alex Troupal scored, but Amherst (11-6-4, 5-4-4 NESCAC) couldn’t hold on to a 2-0 lead on the road.