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UMass women’s lacrosse opens season with high standards

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The UMass women’s lacrosse team needs to have quite the season for coach Angela McMahon to keep up with the success standards in her own house. Her husband, Amherst College men’s soccer coach Justin Serpone, led Amherst to a Division III national championship in the fall. “It was nice. We’re two months out now and still feeling pretty good,” said McMahon, whose team opens Friday at 6:30 p.m. against Holy …

Celtics rally late, overtake Clippers in overtime 139-134

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — The way the Boston Celtics are scoring right now, they may want to try bottling a little of it before they leave for the All-Star break. Whatever it is, it has the Celtics looking like a probable playoff team heading into the second half of the season. Isaiah Thomas had 36 …

Wednesday’s colleges: La Salle sinks UMass women’s basketball

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Kymber Hill has 15 points and 12 rebounds but the UMass women’s basketball team fell, 66-57, to La Salle, Wednesday in Philadelphia. Maggie Mulligan added six points and seven rebounds for the Minutewomen (6-17, 0-11 Atlantic 10). Amy Griffin had 20 points for the Explorers (4-20, 1-10). Clark 72, Mount Holyoke 42 — Genelle Green had 20 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and …

Rhoda Island sends UMass women to seventh straight basketball loss of 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

AMHERST — 2016 has not been kind to the UMass women’s basketball team. Bria Stallworth’s 3-pointer with two seconds remaining wasn’t enough as Rhode Island handed the Minutewomen their seventh straight loss, 80-79 Wednesday afternoon at the Mullins Center. It looked as if the momentum from climbing out …

Saint Joseph’s, DeAndre Bembry pose big challenge for UMass

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

AMHERST — Saint Joseph’s is not just DeAndre Bembry anymore. A year ago, Bembry was the rock star and most of the time the rest of the Hawks were his nameless, faceless backing band. When the UMass men’s …

Matt Vautour: Trey Davis wants to lead UMass out of its losing streak

Monday, January 25, 2016

AMHERST On the surface, Trey Davis was talking to the media following UMass’ come-from-behind win over LIU-Brooklyn when he praised Donte Clark for playing with more emotion and taking an important charge, and said he was proud of …

UMass notebook: Donte Clark proud of hometown Panthers

Monday, January 25, 2016

AMHERST — Sophomore guard Donte Clark wore his Carolina Panthers hat around campus Monday. UMass features a high enrollment of New England Patriots fans, most of whom were recovering from Sunday’s AFC Championship loss to Denver on Monday. Clark, a Charlotte, North Carolina, native, was a rare happy …

UMass WR Tajae Sharpe invited to Senior Bowl; Minutemen add new strength coach & 4 verbal commitments

Monday, January 25, 2016

Tajae Sharpe will get another chance to make a catch in an all-star game. UMass’ all-time leading receiver has been added to the North roster for Saturday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The game will be at 2:30 …

Weekend colleges: Amherst women’s basketball extends LeFrak win streak to 118

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jaimie Renner had a game-high 15 points as the third-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team stayed unbeaten with a 62-37 victory over Colby Saturday. It was the 118th straight victory for the Lord Jeffs (18-0, 5-0 NESCAC) at LeFrak Gymnasium. Ali Doswell added 14 points, while Hannah Hackley …

Notebook: Saint Louis bench provides the difference as the Minutemen fall again

Sunday, January 24, 2016

AMHERST — With Malik Hines out and Zach Coleman still below full strength, the UMass bench figured to be weaker than usual entering the game, but the performance of Saint Louis’ nonstarters in the Billikens’ 86-75 win Saturday, shined a spotlight on the Minutemen bench issues. Led by …

UMass basketball again digs big second-half hole in loss to Saint Louis

Saturday, January 23, 2016

AMHERST — It’s becoming a concerning trend for UMass at the Mullins Center. For the third straight time at home, a flat stretch in the second half dug the Minutemen a hole too big to climb out of. Saint Louis became the latest team to take advantage, using …

Friday’s colleges: Amherst women’s basketball team extends home win streak to 117 games

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Amherst College women’s basketball team extended its home win streak to 117 games with its 78-48 rout of Bowdoin, Friday. Ali Doswell had 19 points, while Marley Giddins added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the third-ranked Lord Jeffs (17-0, 4-0 NESCAC). Hannah Hackley and Cheyenne Pritchard …

Boston College walks over UMass as hockey coach Jerry York earns wins No. 1000

Friday, January 22, 2016

AMHERST — In the record books, the UMass hockey team will be an ugly footnote to Boston College coach Jerry York’s historic night. Already the winningest coach in college hockey history, York entered the game bidding to become …