Colleges: UMass crushes Rhode Island in annual Play4Kay game

  • UMass guard Bre Hampton-Bey, center, drives the ball up the court against Rhode Island, Sunday at the Mullins Center. J. Anthony Roberts

  • UMass guard Bre Hampton-Bey drives past Erin Jones, of Rhode Island, Sunday at the Mullins Center. J. ANthony Roberts

  • UMass guard Bre Hampton-Bey defends Marta Vaegas, of Rhode Island, Sunday at the Mullins Center. J. Anthony Roberts

Published: 2/10/2019 8:55:08 PM

The UMass women’s basketball team never trailed en route to a 56-34 win over Rhode Island, Sunday at the Mullins Center.

The victory came during the annual Play4Kay game. The Minutewomen wore pink uniforms and shoes, and breast cancer survivor Heather Verdi, wife of UMass head coach Tory Verdi, was recognized before the game.

Vashnie Perry had 11 points and Bre Hampton-Bey added 10 for the Minutewomen (13-11, 5-5 Atlantic 10). Hailey Leidel had nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Smith 70, MIT 56 — Katy McClellan (seven rebounds) and Kennedy Guest-Pritchett each scored 20 points to power the visiting Lyons (19-5, 12-3 NEWMAC), Saturday.

WPI 60, Mount Holyoke 38 — Leah Hodges had 10 points for the Lyons (1-22, 0-14 NEWMAC), Saturday.

Men’s hockey

UMass Lowell 2, UMass 0 — The second-ranked Minutemen (21-6-0, 13-4-0 Hockey East) were shut out for only the second time this season, Saturday at the Tsongas Center.

The River Hawks (17-8-2, 11-4-2) pulled within two points of conference-leading UMass.

Matt Murray finished with 32 saves for UMass. Chris Hernberg stopped 31 for Lowell.

UMass is 9-5 on the road this season.

Amherst 3, Connecticut College 2 — P.J. Conlon, Phil Johansson and Noah Gilreath scored the visiting Mammoths (11-6-4, 8-4-4 NESCAC), Saturday.

Men’s basketball

Amherst 97, Middlebury 93 — Six players reached double figures as the Mammoths (20-3, 7-2 NESCAC) won on the road, Saturday.

Grant Robinson (20 points), Eric Sellew (19), Fru Che (15), C.J. Bachmann (14), Garrett Day (11) and Devonn Allen (11) led Amherst.

Women’s hockey

Hamilton 3, Amherst 1 — Katie Savage scored for the Mammoths (10-10-2, 6-6-2 NESCAC), Saturday.

Men’s lacrosse

Army 12, UMass 11 — Chris Connolly scored with 1 second left to force overtime, but the Minutemen dropped their season opener, Saturday at Garber Field.

Gabriel Procyk (assist) had four goals, while Devin Spencer and Connolly (five assists) each had two.

Nicholas Garofano (Williston Northampton) scored for Army.

Women’s swimming

Mount Holyoke 156, Smith 143 — Jacqueline Park, Caitlyn Richmond, Naomi Brown and Tamara Mukulu won the 200-yard medley relay to spark the Lyons (4-5), Saturday at home.

Charlotte Crandall won the 200 free and the 500 free for the Pioneers.

Women’s tennis

UMass 6, Binghamton 1; UMass 6, Marist 1 — The Minutewomen (4-2) swept doubles during their weekend road trip through New York.

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