Weekend colleges: Amherst women’s basketball stays perfect, beats Chapman

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Amherst College women’s basketball team celebrated New Year’s a little later than everyone else in the Pioneer Valley.

The Mammoths beat Chapman, 73-58, in Orange, California, Sunday evening.

Hannah Fox had 23 points, Emma McCarthy (11 rebounds) added 19 and Cam Hendricks chipped in with 13 as the Mammoths (11-0) stayed perfect entering 2018.

New York University 64, Smith 62 — Kennedy Guest-Pritchett (15 points), Paige Marquez (11) and Katy McClellan (10) each scored in double figures, but the Pioneers (8-3) fell on the road Saturday.

Meghan Holland added seven assists and Pritchett 11 rebounds

Duquesne 60, UMass 57 — Maggie Mulligan had 14 points and 22 rebounds, but the Minutewomen (8-6) were held scoreless from the field for the final five minutes in the road loss Sunday.

The 22 rebounds is the most by a Duquesne opponent as well as a Palumbo Center record, which opened in 1988. It’s also the first 20-plus board effort by a UMass player since Jennifer Butler in 2003.

Men’s basketball

Southeastern (Fla.) 76, Amherst 65 — Four players hit double figures, but the Mammoths (7-2) fell on the road Saturday in their first game in 18 days.

Southeastern is an NAIA program.

Eric Sellew, Grant Robinson and Tommy Mobley each had 12 points, while Michael Riopel added 10.

Springfield 72, Wesleyan 67 — Jake Ross (Northampton) had 26 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, and was named MVP of the Naismith Classic, Sunday in Springfield. Cam Earle (South Hadley) had 14 points off the bench for the Pride (6-5). On Saturday, Ross had 24 points and six rebounds as the Pride beat Thomas, 74-53.

Men’s ice hockey

Endicott 2, Amherst 1 (OT) — Jack Fitzgerald scored and Giancarlo Ventre made 36 saves, but the Mammoths (4-2-3) fell at home Sunday.