Weekend college recaps: Smith College knocks of NEWMAC-leading Wellesley in basketball

Last modified: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Paulina Solis scored seven of her game-high 14 points in the final 34.6 seconds as the Smith College women’s basketball team beat Wellesley, 56-51, Saturday in Northampton.

Rosa Drummond added 12 points for the Pioneers (10-10, 10-5 NEWMAC), who held off the league-leading Blue (14-4, 11-3).

Sydney Parkmond added 10, while Lauren Weston (Florence) had nine points and seven rebounds for Smith.

MIT 52, Mount Holyoke 36 — Amber Legare had 19 points and 11 rebounds but the Lyons (5-15, 2-13 NEWMAC) fell at home.

Amherst 65, Bowdoin 57 — Marley Giddins (14 points), Jaimie Renner (13), Savannah Holness (12), Meredith Doswell (12) and Ali Doswell (11) all reached double figures as the 12th-ranked Lord Jeffs (19-2, 6-1 NESCAC) won on the road Saturday.

Men’s basketball

Amherst 70, Bowdoin 67 — Connor Green had 26 points, while Aaron Toomey added 16 points and 10 assists as the third-ranked Lord Jeffs (16-3, 6-1 NESCAC) won on the road Saturday.

Westfield state 69, Framingham State 57 — Grant Cooper (Northampton) had 15 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and five steals as the Owls (11-8, 4-3 MASCAC) won on the road Saturday.

Framingham State 74, Westfield State 53 — Margo McCarthy (Southampton) had 11 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Rams (10-9) won at home Saturday.

Forbasaw Nkamebo (Amherst) finished with 10 points and nine rebounds for the Owls (11-9).

Women’s hockey

Amherst 3, Connecticut College 0 — Erin Martin, Madeline Tank and Tori Salmon each scored, while Yuna Evans made 18 saves in the road shutout Saturday.

Men’s hockey

Amherst 4, Wesleyan 1 — Brian Safstrom, Conor Brown, Brendan Burke and Patrick Arena each scored as the Lord Jeffs won on the road Sunday. On Saturday, Amherst beat Trinity, 3-2, behind goals by Ryan Edwards, Andrew Kurlandski and Erik Hansen.

Men’s Track & field

Harvard Invitational — UMass’ Michael McNaughton (800), Antony Taylor (3,000), the 4x400 relay and Lamont Gooden (long jump) won Saturday.

Springfield College Invitational — Matt Melton won the 600 as the Lord Jeffs placed fourth Saturday.

Women’s Track & field

Harvard Invitational — UMass’ Rachel Hilliard (mile) and Rebecca Stoyle (long jump, triple jump) won Saturday.

Southern Maine Invitational — Maya Rittmanic, of Smith College, won the triple jump as the Pioneers placed fifth Saturday.

Springfield College Invitational — Karen Blake (60 dash), Lizzy Briskin (5,000) and Naomi Bates (long jump) paced Amherst College to a second-place finish Saturday.

Men’s Swimming & diving

UMass 176, Fordham 103 — Alessandro Bomprezzi (1,000 free, 500 free), Chris Inglis (100 free, 200 free) and Hao Luong (100, 200 back) each won multiple events as the Minutemen cruised at home Saturday.

Amherst 169, Springfield 117 — Tom Zhang won the 50-yard and 100-yard breaststroke as the Lord Jeffs (6-1) won at home Sunday.

Middlebury Invitational — Amherst College freshman Nick Lafky won the 200 breast and 100 breast Saturday in Middlebury, Vt.

Women’s Swimming & diving

UMass 164, Fordham 136 — Meriza Werenski (South Hadley) won the 200 breast, the 200 individual medley and was apart of the winning 200 medley relay as the Minutewomen ended the regular season with the win at home Saturday.

Amherst 180.5, Springfield 117.5 — Emily Hyde (50 breaststroke, 100 breast, 100 individual medley) and Sarah Conklin (100 fly, 50 fly) were multiple winners as the Lord Jeffs (5-2) won at home Sunday.

Middlebury Invitational — Amherst College sophomore Emily Hyde won the 50 free Saturday in Middlebury, Vt.

Westfield State 111, Western Connecticut 86 — Kirsten LaMotte (Amherst) won the 50 breast then teamed with Holly Arel (Holyoke Catholic) to win the 200 individual medley relay as the Owls won at home Saturday.


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