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Weekend colleges: No. 1 Amherst caps second straight perfect regular season



Sunday, February 11, 2018

The top-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team completed its second straight undefeated regular season Saturday.

The defending Division III national champions beat Middlebury, 68-41, in Vermont.

Hannah Fox had 16 points, while Hannah Hackley (15), Emma McCarthy (11) and Madeline Eck (10) also reached double figures for the Mammoths (24-0, 10-0 NESCAC), who earned the top seed and home-court advantage in the conference tournament.

Navy 55, Army 46 — Sophie Gatzounas (South Hadley) had 11 points off the bench as the Midshipmen (20-4, 10-3 Patriot) won the annual Star Game, presented by USAA, on the road Saturday.

George Mason 71, UMass 60 — Bre Hampton-Bey had 17 points and Hailey Leidel added 12, but the Minutewomen (11-14, 3-9 Atlantic 10) fell on the road Sunday.

Smith 80, Wheaton 53 — Kennedy Guest-Pritchett had 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Lauren Bondi added 19 as the Pioneers (18-5, 11-3 NEWMAC) won on the road, Saturday.

Emerson 87, Mount Holyoke 31 — Raquel Fitzpatrick had 11 points for the Lyons (0-22, 0-14 NEWMAC) Saturday.

Men’s basketball

Springfield 69, MIT 62 — Jake Ross (Northampton) had 20 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Pride (16-7, 10-2 NEWMAC) won at home Saturday.

Men’s ice hockey

Amherst 4, Connecticut College 1 — Thomas Lindstrom scored twice as the Mammoths (11-7-4, 8-4-4 NESCAC) won at home, Sunday.

Amherst 3, Tufts 1 — Joey Lupo, Patrick Daly and Lindstrom each scored as the Mammoths won at home Saturday.

Women’s ice hockey

Hamilton 2, Amherst 2 — Alex Toupal scored twice, but the Mammoths (13-5-4, 8-3-3 NESCAC) earned the draw Saturday.

Swimming and diving

Smith 186, Mount Holyoke 114 — Charlotte Crandall (1,000 free, 200 back, 500 free) and Desi Stoyanova (200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM) each had three individual wins as the Pioneers won at home Saturday.

Jacqueline Park (200 free), Tamara Mukulu (100 free) and Naomi Brown (100 fly) won for the Lyons.

Men’s lacrosse

Army 18, UMass 6 — Noah Rak had two goals, while Jesse Leung, Devin Spencer, Isaac Paparo and Jeff Trainor each had one, but the Minutemen dropped their opener on the road, Saturday.

Softball

LSU 7, UMass 0 — Hannah Bunker and Melissa Garcia each had a hit as the Minutewomen (1-3) fell to the No. 8 Tigers, Sunday in the Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

UT Arlington 4, UMass 1 — Alyssa Lyon (RBI) had two hits but the Minutewomen fell Saturday in the Tiger Classic.