Monday November 26, 2012

Berkshire Eagle Staff

WILLIAMSTOWN -- At halftime Sunday night, the MCLA men trailed Williams by one point and had to be thinking about upsetting the North Berkshire rival.

The Ephs (4-0) came out in the second half and kicked that idea away, outscoring the Trailblazers (0-2) by 23 points in the final 20 minutes en route to a 102-78 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader between the Route 2 rivals.

Mike Mayer scored a career-high 27 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Ephs. His previous best was 22, scored on Dec. 7, 2011, against Keene State.

Mayer was one of six Ephs to score in double figures. All five starters scored in double figures and John Weinheimer came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points in 21 minutes.

The Trailblazers led early on and took a 37-36 lead on Vermon Cross' 3-point shot with 24 seconds to go. Williams got the lead back when Mitch Scace fouled James Klemm (11 points) with eight seconds left and Klemm made both free throws, putting Williams up 38-37 at the break.

Williams came storming out of the locker room and went on an 8-2 run over the first 2:54. MCLA did cut the second-half lead to 46-41 on Richard Johnson's basket with 16L34 left. But Klemm answered with a trey and MCLA never got any closer.

Daniel Wohl had 16 points and Taylor Epley 14 for the Ephs. Nate Robertson had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. He also dished six assists.

Cross led MCLA with 13 points and Bilal Shabazz had 11.


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Williams women 65, MCLA 31

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The 31 points given up by the undefeated Ephs (4-0) were the fewest they had given up since beating Skidmore 47-31 on Dec. 7, 2011.

MCLA (2-1) dropped its first game as Williams held the Trailblazers to 22 percent shooting from the floor.

In this game, the Ephs never trailed. MCLA's Sara Hamilton tied the game 2-2 on a jumper with 18:41 left in the firt half but Jennie Harding drained a 3-point shot at the other end to put the Ephs up for keeps at 5-2.

MCLA's Lucy Tremblay's trey with 12:33 left in the first half made it 12-9, but Williams responded with a 16-2 run. When Kellie MacDonald hit a 3-ball with 4:52 left, it was 28-11, Williams.

Claire Baecher had a game-high 17 points for Williams while Ellen Cook added 14.

Kait Chenevert had 10 points for the Trailblazers.

Williams men's hockey

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Fighting back from two goals down against visiting Gustavus Adolphus, Williams scored two goals in the third period to tie the score Saturday night.

But Tyler Lapic broke the tie at 14:41 and Jack Walsh scored an empty-net goal with 11 seconds left in a 4-2 win over the Ephs.

Evan Dugdale and Eric Rubino got the goals for Williams (2-2-0). Gustavus Adolphus (4-5-1) also had goals from Ryan Johnson and Andy Pearson.