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Colleges/preps: Smith College downs Clark, 71-61

  • Maya Kerstetter, of Clark University, formerly of Northampton High School, warms up before a game at Smith College, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Maya Kerstetter, left, of Clark University, formerly of Northampton High School, cheers for her team beside teammate Virginia Bembow during a game against Smith College, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Maya Kerstetter, of Clark University, formerly of Northampton High School, warms up before a game at Smith College, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Katelyn Pickunka, right, of Smith College, formerly of Hampshire Regional High School, eyes the basket after drawing a foul from Cori Ouellette, of Clark University, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith College. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Katelyn Pickunka, of Smith College, formerly of Hampshire Regional High School, cheers for her team during a game against Clark University, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith College. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Katelyn Pickunka, center, of Smith College, formerly of Hampshire Regional High School, defends Cori Ouellette, of Clark University, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith College. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Katelyn Pickunka, left, of Smith College, formerly of Hampshire Regional High School, moves the ball against Ogechi Ezemma, of Clark University, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith College. Maya Kerstetter, background, formerly of Northampton High School, looks on. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Maya Kerstetter, of Clark University, formerly of Northampton High School, moves the ball against Smith College, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Katelyn Pickunka, of Smith College, shoots a free throw during a game against Clark University, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith College. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Katelyn Pickunka, right, of Smith College, formerly of Hampshire Regional High School, shoots against Ogechi Ezemma, of Clark University, Wednesday, at Smith College. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Maya Kerstetter, of Clark University, formerly of Northampton High School, begins a shot from three-point range during a game against Smith College, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Maya Kerstetter, center, of Clark University, formerly of Northampton High School, moves the ball against Smith College, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Katelyn Pickunka, right, of Smith College, formerly of Hampshire Regional High School, eyes a rebound beside Julia Beebe, of Clark University, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Smith College. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS



Thursday, December 06, 2018

Smith College jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead en route to a 71-61 basketball victory over Clark, Wednesday in Northampton.

The Pioneers led 42-27 at the break as they improved to 6-2 overall, 2-1 in the NEWMAC.

Kennedy Guest-Pritchett scored a game-high 31 points and added a game-high 18 rebounds for Smith.

Lauren Bondi added 18 points, while freshman Katelyn Pickunka (Westhampton) had 14 points off the bench.

Sam O’Gara led the Cougars with 16 points. Senior Maya Kerstetter (Northampton) had six points for Clark (3-5, 0-2).

Springfield 86, Mount Holyoke 30 — Annika Brooks had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Lyons (0-9, 0-3 NEWMAC).

Men’s basketball

Trinity 69, Springfield 52 — Jake Ross (Northampton) had 14 points and seven rebounds but the Pride (2-4) fell on the road.

Prep boys basketball

Marianapolis 59, Williston 49 — Tyler Thomas had 19 points, Solomon Neuhaus had nine, and Nick Heafey (Northampton) and Andre Washington each had six, but the Wildcats fell on the road.

Girls basketball

Williston 43, St. Mark’s 42 — Sarah Sullivan hit a layup with 15 seconds left to give the Wildcats a three-point lead as they held on in Easthampton.

Sullivan finished with 21 points, while Christina Negron added seven.

Girls hockey

Williston 5, Cushing 3 — Natalie Scott earned her first win in goal as the Wildcats won their home opener.

Girls swimming & diving

Williston 104, Hopkins 81 — Ava Larkin, Molly Kinstle and Sally Alrutz each won two individual events for the Wildcats in Easthampton.

Boys swimming & diving

Hopkins 104, Williston 72 — Sam Haddad won two events in defeat for the host Wildcats.