MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- The Williams College men’s basketball team may not know a lot about its future, but the Ephs know they’ll begin the battle for a NESCAC Tournament title at home.
While the official pairings won’t be announced until today, eighth-ranked Williams sewed up the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC tourney by beating Little Three rival Wesleyan 87-70 on Saturday afternoon.
Taylor Epley had a game-high 28 points for the Ephs, now 21-3 and 9-1 in NESCAC. He was one of four Eph starters to score in double figures. Freshman point guard Mike Greenman had 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, five steals and did not commit a turnover. Mike Mayer had 13 points and Daniel Wohl added 11.
Jack Mackey led Wesleyan with 17 points.
Neither team led by more than six points through most of the first half until Williams closed out the stanza with a 10-0 run over the last 1:57. Wohl started the run with a jumper and Greenman closed the half on a 3-point shot with eight seconds left.
If Wesleyan was going to make a run, the Cards were going to have to do it early. Williams denied them, outscoring the home team 9-3 to start the second half.
Williams women 76, Wesleyan 71, OT
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- In the first game of the doubleheader, freshman Lauren McCall scored 11 of the 12th-ranked Ephs’ last 12 points to help end a two-game losing streak.
Williams (20-4, 6-4) rallied from a 31-22 halftime deficit, but KellyAnn Rooney hit a jumper with 29 seconds left and Wesleyan (12-11, 3-7) tied the game at 63.
In overtime, McCall hit a 3-point shot with 2:07 to put the Ephs up 69-68, and they never trailed again. McCall came off the bench to score a game-high 25 points. Ellen Cook had 19 for Williams, while Rooney led Wesleyan with 22.
NESCAC women’s swimming
WILLIAMSTOWN -- So far, the NESCAC meet is Maggie Rosenbaum’s party.
The Hamilton senior and former Monument Mountain swimmer, won the 50-yard butterfly on Friday night for the fourth consecutive season, then on Saturday, turned in the top time in the 100 freestyle preliminaries.
Rosenbaum’s time of 55.88 seconds was nearly three seconds faster than her seed time.