Wednesday’s colleges: Rosa Drummond becomes Smith’s all-time leading scorer in ECAC win

Last modified: Friday, March 28, 2014

Rosa Drummond became Smith College’s all-time leading scorer as the Pioneers beat Rivier, 75-67, Wednesday in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Women’s Basketball Championship quarterfinals.

Drummond finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds. The senior tied Phoebe Jacob’s career mark of 1,441 points at the end of the NEWMAC championship on Sunday.

Paulina Solis added 21 points and four steals. Sydney Parkmond had 11 points.

The fourth-seeded Pioneers (17-11) will face No. 8 Brandeis on Saturday, in Beverly. Brandeis upset No. 1 Emmanuel College, 64-55.

George Mason 85, UMass 75 (OT) — The Minutewomen jumped out to a 15-0 lead and led by as many as 18, but the Patriots came back and won the Atlantic 10 Tournament Play-In game in Richmond, Va.

UMass led 31-13 with just over nine minutes left in the first half, but Mason rallied to tie the game, 41-41, at halftime.

The Minutewomen led by as many as nine in the second half, but the Patriots came back each time. They took their first lead with under two minutes left in regulation, and Kyana Jacobs forced overtime with two free throws with seven seconds left.

The Minutewomen never led in overtime and finished 4-27.

Jasmine Harris had 26 points, while Rashida Timbilla added 17 points and 14 rebounds. Nola Henry had 13 points in the win.

Women’s lacrosse

Amherst 12 Babson 5 — Krista Zsitvay scored five goals to lead the 11th-ranked Lord Jeffs in their home opener at Gooding Field.

Alex Philie, Rachel Passarelli and Mia Haughon each had two goals.

Sage 12 Elms 9 — Nora McDonough (South Hadley) had two goals and Kayla Narey (South Hadley) had one, but the Blazers fell at home.

Women’s basketball

Amherst College freshman Ali Doswell was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year on Wednesday.

Doswell averaged 10.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

Men’s basketball

Amherst College senior Aaron Toomey was named NESCAC Player of the Year and Amherst coach Dave Hixon was named NESCAC Coach of the Year. Senior Tom Killian was named second team all-conference.

Toomey, the reigning national player of the year, leads the program with 1,969 points. He averaged 20.5 points and 6.4 assists per game this season.

Hixon’s second consecutive coach of the year honor and fourth overall comes after earning a third-straight league title.


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