NEW LONDON, CONN. >> The Williams College men's basketball team led twice Sunday afternoon. But that was all the Ephs needed to do.
Cole Teal made a pair of foul shots with 47 seconds remaining in the game and the Ephs went on to stun Connecticut College 70-67. Dan Aronowitz was the shooting star for the Ephs, scoring 25 of his 27 points in the second half.
With the win, Williams improves to 14-8 and 4-4 in NESCAC. The Ephs need to sweep next weekend's home series with Tufts and Bates in order to be in line for a quarterfinal home game. The Ephs need to win both, while Wesleyan loses at Bowdoin and Colby. Williams would hold the tiebreaker over Tufts and Wesleyan would hold the tiebreaker over the Ephs. Conn. College is 12-10 and 3-5.
In Sunday's game, the Camels held a 33-25 halftime lead and were up by nine with 16:22 left in the game. But Aronowitz and the Ephs got rolling offensively.
The junior guard's two free throws with 1:42 left to play cut Conn. College's lead to 67-66. But after the Camels missed two shots, David Labossiere fouled Teal, who made two free throws. Aronowitz then iced the game by making two free throws with two seconds left.
Freshmen James Heskett and Bobby Casey combined to score 26 off the bench. Heskett tied his career high with 14 points and Casey added 12.
HARTFORD, CONN. >> The Williams women beat Middlebury to reach the NESCAC championship round, but the Ephs ran into a tough Trinity squad. The Bantams shut out Williams 9-0 in a battle of the conference's top two seeds.
Eight of the nine singles matches were decided in three games. Lily Grant took Trinity's Katiria Sanchez to five games before losing 11-7, 10-12, 11-3, 10-12, 11-6.
The Williams men, meanwhile, finished fourth. The Ephs lost to top-seeded Trinity 9-0 in Saturday's semifinal, and then dropped a hard-fought 5-4 decision to Middlebury on Sunday.
Ben Krant of Williamstown needed four games, but beat Jamie Havran. Krant dropped the first but came back to win 7-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9.
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Williams wrapped up its home wrestling schedule Saturday with a 36-19 win over SUNY-Oneonta and a 43-10 victory over Wesleyan. The Ephs also dropped a 39-3 decision to Ithaca.
Chris Chorzepa improved his season-long winning streak to 33 bouts by going 3-0.