WILLIAMSTOWN >> In the penultimate game of the regular season, the Williams men's basketball team fell to Tufts, 77-73, in NESCAC action Friday night.
After a close first half, Williams tied the game at 40-40 early in the second half, but a 12-3 run capped by a Ben Engvall 3-pointer gave Tufts a cushion to work with
Williams eventually trimmed the deficit to 74-73 on a 3-pointer form Cole Teal with 29 seconds to go, but Tufts made 3 of 4 free throws in the final 27 seconds to seal the win.
Teal finished with 17 in the loss, while Dan Aronowitz tied for the game-high of 22 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists. Edward Flynn had 11 rebounds for Williams. Tufts' Stephen Haladyna had 22 points.
Williams is now 14-9 overall and 4-5 in the NESCAC. The Ephs finish their regular season on Sunday at home against Bates.
TUFTS 62, WILLIAMS WOMEN 37
MEDFORD >> The Williams women's basketball team fell to Tufts on Friday, 62-37.
The loss drops Williams to 17-6 overall and 5-4 in the NESCAC.
Amanni Fernandez had a team-high 11 in the loss, while Oge Uwanaka had six points and 10 rebounds.
Tufts was led by Melissa Baptista, who scored a game-high 15 off the bench.
Williams wraps up its regular season on Sunday at Bates.
WILLIAMS MEN 3, MIDDLEBURY 2
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Alex Hagerty scored in the third period to lift Williams to a 3-2 win over Middlebury on Friday night.
The Ephs had it all to do in the win, spotting Middlebury a pair of goals in the first and second periods.
The Ephs got on the board when Colby Cretella scored on the power play, then Joe Welch tied the game up with five minutes to go in the second period.
Michael Pinios had 21 saves for Williams in the win.
Hagerty's winner came three minutes into the third.
Williams is 17-4-1 and 13-2-1 in the NESCAC with the win. The Ephs travel to Middlebury today for a rematch.
WILLIAMS WOMEN 3, OSWEGO STATE 3
OSWEGO, N.Y. >> The Williams women's hockey team had to settle for a 3-3 tie against Oswego State on Friday night.
The Ephs led 2-1 after the first period, but Oswego tied the game in the second then both teams picked up a goal in the third to send it to overtime.
Eliza Noyes, Chelsey Stevenson and Michaela Levine all scored for Williams, while Talia Simon added two assists. Margaret Draper had 13 saves.
Williams is now 12-8-1. The Ephs skate again today back at Oswego.