Colleges: Northampton’s Jake Ross sets career high in Springfield College basketball’s win over Emerson

Published: 1/13/2019 8:34:42 PM

Northampton’s Jake Ross scored a career-high 42 points in just 30 minutes, as the Springfield College men’s basketball team beat Emerson 86-79 on Saturday at home.

He shot 15-of-24 from the field and made four 3s. Ross added five steals and four rebounds.

“I picked up a quick foul, and my coach talked to me about how I was getting good shots within the offense and to stay with it and keep what was going on and work with it,” Ross said.

Heath Post added a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

The Pride scored 28 points off 15 Emerson turnovers.

“We talked about defensive transition a lot,” Ross said.

Wesleyan 62, Amherst 60 —The Mammoths rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to tie Saturday’s loss at 60, but Wesleyan’s Austin Hutcherson hit a game-winning layup with 3.1 seconds left.

Grant Robinson scored 21 points with six rebounds, five steals and four assists for Amherst (12-2, 2-1 NESCAC). Fru Che added 13 points, while Eric Sellew had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Women’s basketball

Emerson 79, Mount Holyoke 36 — Leah Hodges scored 16 points with nine rebounds, as the Lyons lost on the road Saturday.

Annika Brooks scored 10 for Mount Holyoke (0-15, 0-7 NEWMAC).

Smith 66, Wellesley 43 — Lauren Bondi scored 18 points with six assists in a home win Saturday. Katy McClellan and Kennedy Guest-Pritchett each had 13 points, while Sydney Koh added 12.

Hampshire Regional grad Katelyn Pickunka scored four points in 10 minutes with three rebounds.

Amherst 62, Wesleyan 44 — Madeline Eck scored a career-high 31 points on 14-of-19 shooting Saturday. She also grabbed 12 rebounds for her first career double-double.

Hannah Fox added 15 points, 10 rebound and five assists, and Granby’s Meghan Sullivan scored two points with six rebounds and three assists for the Mammoths (13-1, 3-0 NESCAC).

Hampshire grad Katy O’Connor scored four points off the bench for Wesleyan and had four rebounds.

UMass 74, La Salle 60 — Jessica George scored 17 points Sunday to help the Minutewomen win for the third time in four games.

Hailey Leidel added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Asia McCoy (11) and Jessica Nelson (10) also reached double-figure scoring.

UMass (10-7, 2-1 A-10) outscored La Salle 21-10 in the fourth quarter.

Men’s hockey

Amherst 4, Connecticut College 2 — Joey Lupo had two assists, while Patrick Daly had a goal and an assist for the Mammoths on Saturday.

Jack Lloyd, Nick Bondra, and Max Roche also scored, while Phil Johansson, A.J. Klein, Steven Mallory, P.J. Conlon and Jack Fitzgeral had one assist each.

Ginancarlo Ventre stopped 26 shots for the Mammoths (7-4-2, 5-2-2 NESCAC), who ended the game with two unanswered goals that broke a 2-2 tie.

Women’s hockey

Amherst 3, Bowdoin 2; Amherst 3; Bowdoin 1 — Katelyn Pantera scored twice on Saturday, while Jocelyn Hunyadi had two goals on Sunday of a weekend sweep by the Mammoths (6-5-2, 3-3-2 NESCAC).

Amherst scored all three goals in the third period Sunday.

Katie Savage netted a game-winner with 3:35 left from Laura Schmidlein and Anne Malloy on Saturday.

Sunday’s victory was the 100th of Amherst Coach Jeff Matthews’ career.

Men’s swimming & diving

UMass 188, Bryant 112 — Harry Ortoff won the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 43.55 seconds and the 1,000 free in 9:45.94 for the Minutemen on Saturday. Ryan Pedrick also doubled up with individual wins with victories in the 50 free (21.21) and 100 free (48.58).

Women’s swimming & diving

UMass 189, Bryant 109 — Ashley Baker won three individual events to push the Minutewomen to a Saturday win. She placed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.58), 50 free (23.99) and 100 free (51.65).

Vassar 186, Mount Holyoke 108; Trinity 209, Mount Holyoke 87 — Junior Samantha Nemivant won the three-meter springbaord diving event with 261.1 points. She also took second on the 1-meter board with 230.45.

Wellesley 184, Smith 114 — Desi Stoyanova won the 200 butterfly (2:24.11) and 200 breststroke (2:42.62), and Julianna Alvord placed first on the one meter diving board (202.1) and three-meter (175.5).

Women’s indoor track

Beantown Challenge — Emilie Cowan placed second in the 500-meter dash in 1:14.88.

Little III Championships — Grace Haase placed first in the 800 (2:30.17), while Ella Rossa finished first in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.16. Amherst’s 4x800 relay team of Jenny Mazzella, Isabel Balcezak, Katie Lingen and Rachel Ruderman was first at 10:12.21.

Men’s indoor track

Beantown Challenge — Hunter Gray won the heptathlont with 4,827 points, third all-time at UMass. He ran the top time in the 60-meter hurdles (8.71) and crossed the line first in the 1,000 after 3:00.97.

Little III Championships — Jordan Edwards cleared 6.42 meters to win the long jump and won the triple jump at 13.15 meters.

Mayoawa Tinubi won the 200 (23.51). Ryan Prenosil was first in the 400 (50.73). Kristian Sogaard placed first in the 1,000 (2:30.81). Maxim Doiron finished first in the 60 hurdles (8.73). Elorm Yevudza won the weight throw at 14.16 meters.

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