Jake Ross leads Springfield College basketball to 4-0

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Northampton native Jake Ross poured in a career-high 37 points Saturday, as the Springfield College men’s basketball team beat Westfield State 66-55 on the road.

He also grabbed 16 rebounds for a double-double.

Springfield has opened the season with four consecutive wins, and Ross has averaged 26.5 points per game.

South Hadley grad Cam Earle played five minutes for the Pride, grabbing one rebound and dishing an assist.

Springfield outscored Westfield State 42-28 in the paint.

Amherst 78, Emerson 65 — Grant Robinson led four Mammoth starters in double figures with 18 points and nine assists Saturday on the road.

Michael Riopel added 15, Eric Sellew scored 14 and Johnny McCarthy put up 10. Fru Che also scored 10 points off the bench.

Sellew added 15 rebounds for a double-double.

The Mammoths (4-0) shot 51.7 percent from the field and scored 38 points in the pain.

Women’s basketball

UMass 85, Mississippi Valley State 46 — Hailey Leidel hit five 3s and scored 25 points to lead the Minutewomen to a win Saturday in Edinburg, Texas.

Genesis Rivera contributed 23 points and nine rebounds, while Maggie Mullivan had a double-double (10 points, 13 rebounds).

UMass (5-4) scored 20 points off turnovers and held Mississippi Valley State to 24.6 percent shooting.

MIT 63, Mount Holyoke 24 — Raquel Fitzpatrick led the Lyons (0-5, 0-1 NEWMAC) with nine points in a home loss Saturday.

Smith 76, WPI 45 — Laruen Bondi scored 22 points in a home win Saturday.

Paige Marquez added 16 points and seven assists, while Meghan Holland scored 11.

Kennedy Guest-Pritchard had eight points and 16 rebounds for the Pioneers (5-2, 1-1 NEWMAC).

Smith shot 50 percent from the field and 58.8 percent from the 3-point line.

Amherst 74, Farmingdale State 34 — Hannah Fox scored 18 points, and the Mammoths won their 39th consecutive game Saturday.

Madeline Eck, Jackie Nagle and Emma McCarthy each put in 13 points, while McCarthy also had 12 rebounds.

Granby grad Kate Sullivan hit a 3-pointer.

Amherst (6-0) outrebounded Farmingdale State 52-25 and held the Rams to 17.6 percent shooting.

Women’s ice hockey

Amherst 4, Trinity 1 — Jocelyn Hunyadi found the net and dished out two assists in a win Saturday.

Kristen Molina also had two assists.

Miriam Eickhoff, Emma Griese and Laura Schmidlein scored, while Alex Toupal added an assist.

Bailey Plaman made 30 saves for Amherst (4-2, 2-2 NESCAC).

Williston Northampton grad Sydney Belinskas stopped 21 shots for Trinity.

Men’s ice hockey

Wesleyan 3, Amherst 3 (OT) — Patrick Mooney and P.J. Conlon scored in the third period to avoid a loss Saturday.

Thomas Lindstrom initially gave Amherst the lead in the first period from Patrick Daly before the Mammoths (2-1-2, 0-0-2 NESCAC) gave up three straight goals.

Connor Girard made 15 saves.

Trinity 3, Amherst 3 (OT) — The Mammoths squandered a 3-0 lead for a Sunday tie.

David White and Lindstrom each scored with an assist, while Phil Johansson found the net. Patrick Daily and Pieter von Steinbergs dished out assists.

Girard stopped 39 shots for Amherst (2-3, 0-0-3 NESCAC).