CLINTON, N.Y. -- It wasn't easy, but 10th-ranked Williams extended its winning streak to 11 games on Sunday.
Mike Mayer had 24 points for the Ephs (15-1, 5-0 in NESCAC) in a 67-59 win at Hamilton (7-9, 1-4). Mayer was one of three Williams players to score in double figures.
Williams trailed by three points at halftime and by as many as eight early in the second half. But Taylor Epley, who came off the bench to score 14 points, hit back-to-back 3-point baskets midway through the half to give the Ephs the lead for keeps.
Daniel Wohl also scored in double figures for the Ephs with 13 points. Hamilton's Matt Hart led all scorers with 25.
It's the longest winning streak for the Ephs since they won 12-games in 2011. That streak ended with a loss to Middlebury in the NESCAC championship game.
Williams women 57, Hamilton 35
CLINTON, N.Y. -- The Williams women have a six-game winning streak, and defense has been the key.
The Ephs (15-2, 4-1) held host Hamilton (8-9, 1-5) to only 35 points in the victory. It's the fifth time Williams has held a team under 40 points this year. In their current six-game winning streak, the most points the Ephs have surrendered was 50. No Hamilton player scored in double figures.
On Sunday, the Continentals scored the game's first seven points. Williams came back and took a 10-9 lead on a jumper by Grace Rehnquist with 14:52 left in the first half. Williams never trailed again.
Claire Baecher had 13 points for the Ephs, Ellen Cook had 12 and Rehnquist came off the bench to score 11.
MCLA men 66, Fitchburg State 60
NORTH ADAMS -- MCLA had three players in double figures to squeeze past Fitchburg State, 66-60.
Vernon Cross had 16 points while John Jones and Paul Maurice added 12 points each. The Trailblazers are now 5-0 in MASCAC play.
MCLA traded leads with the guests in the first half before closing out the opening period on a 15-4 run. The Trailblazers led 33-28 at the break.
MCLA trailed 60-57 before Cross scored six of the game's final nine points for the
The Trailblazers went 14 of 26 at the foul line.
MCLA returns to action Wednesday with a road game at Bridgewater State University.
Fitchburg State 74, MCLA women 54
NORTH ADAMS -- Lucy Tremblay had 18 points but it wasn't enough.
Fitchburg State got 27 points and 15 rebounds from Amy Fahey, one of four Fitchburg players in double figures.
The Trailblazers return to the court on Wednesday night when they face Bridgewater State University on the road.
Williams women 2, Colby 1
WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Ephs jumped out to a 2-0 lead and weathered a Colby rally for the win.
Sam Weinstein and Gabrielle Vukasin scored goals in the second period for Williams.
Chloe Billadeau made 29 saves to earn the win for the Ephs.
Williams is scheduled to host Castleton State on Tuesday. The game is set to start at 7 p.m.
Williams men 9, Colby 2
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs scored the first five goals of the game to cruise to the
Cody Skinner and Peter Mistretta each had two goals for Williams. The Ephs opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game on a tally by David Jarrett. Skinner scored his first a little more than two minutes later.
The Ephs are back on the ice on Friday with a road trip to Tufts. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
Greylock 11th in Vermont
ESSEX, Vt. -- Mount Greylock finished 11th out of 35 teams in the Essex Classic wrestling tournament over the weekend.
Jude Rorke was sixth at 98 pounds for the Mounties while Mitch Graves came in fifth at 145 pounds. Ross Jackson was fourth at 182 pounds.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Lee 54, Pittsfield 44
PITTSFIELD -- Lee scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, including 12 points from the foul line to dispatch Pittsfield at the Coaches vs. Cancer Showcase.
Stephanie Young had 29 points while Eileen Dooley added 13. Courtney McLaughlin led Pittsfield with 13.
The Wildcats were 12 of 14 from the line in the fourth quarter, with Young and Dooley missing just two of 18 free throws for the game.