Weekend college recaps: UMass women snap 17-game losing streak, top Rhode Island 69-56

Last modified: Thursday, March 20, 2014

The University of Massachusetts women’s basketball team ended its losing steak at 17 games with a 69-56 win over Rhode Island at home on Sunday.

A 40-point second half fueled the victory after the Minutewomen had a 29-28 lead at halftime.

UMass had three scorers in double digits, as Jasmine Harris led all scorers with 20 points.

Rashida Timbilla followed with 19 and Nola Henry added 10 off the bench and five assists.

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Kim Pierre-Louis had 13 rebounds in the win.

Amherst 78, Hamilton 33 — The Lord Jeffs extended their home winning streak to 98 games on Saturday, as Ali Doswell led all scorers with 15 points in the NESCAC quarterfinals.

Smith College 81, Emerson 68 — Paulina Solis finished with 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career, to help the Pioneers clinch the NEWMAC regular season title Saturday.

Wellesley 62, Mount Holyoke 44 — Kate Karraker had 16 points but the Lyons dropped their season finale Saturday.

Men’s Basketball

Amherst College 82, Colby 72 — Conner Green had a game-high 23 points as the Lord Jeffs advanced to the NESCAC semifinals on Saturday.

Tom Killian (17 points), David Kalema (14), Aaron Toomey (12) and David Geroge (10) scored in double digits for Amherst.

Men’s Ice Hockey

Providence 2, UMass 1 — The Minutemen dropped their regular-season finale despite a third-period goal from Colin Shea on Saturday.

Middlebury 3, Amherst 2 — Conor Brown and Chris Roll each scored but the Lord Jeffs fell on Saturday.

Amherst 4, Williams 1 — Michael Cashman, Ryan Edwards, Elliot Bostrom and Chris Roll each scored as the Lord Jeffs won Sunday.

Women’s Ice Hockey

Bowdoin 1, Amherst 0 — Yuna Evans made 14 saves in the loss for the Lord Jeffs on Saturday.


Army 14-4, UMass 0-3 — On Saturday, Brandon Walsh took the loss and John Jennings got the Minutemen’s lone hit of the game as their dropped their season opener, 14-0, in Cary, N.C. In Game 2, Nik Campero went 3-for-4 for UMass.

Army 7, UMass 4 — On Sunday, Mike Geannelis went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs for the Minutemen.


Charleston 13, UMass 3 (5) — The Minutewomen couldn’t come back from an early 12-0 deficit after three innings and dropped the first of Saturday’s three games in the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

Rutgers 3, UMass 0 — Quianna Diaz-Patterson, Cote Clark and Taylor Carbone each had one hit for the Minutewomen in Game 2 Saturday.

UMass 8, UConn 7 — The Minutewomen won their first game of the season behind a four-run fourth inning.

Quianna Diaz-Patterson and Jenna Cozza scored on Taylor Carbone’s single. Tiffany Meeks followed with a double to left to score Carbone.

Hofstra 8, UMass 0 — Quianna Diaz-Patterson, Cote Clark and Taylor Carbone each had a hit as the Minutewomen fell Sunday in their finale of the NFCA Leadoff Classic.


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