Berkshire Eagle Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN -- This time, there wasn’t going to be any championship-game upset.
Twelve months ago, Salem State came into Chandler Gym and knocked off host Williams in the championship game of the Williams Tip-Off Tournament. This year, the Ephs took the lead for keeps early in the first half, led by as many as 20 in the second and went on to beat the Vikings 91-61 to win the title.
Five players scored in double figures for Williams (2-0). Tournament MVP Michael Mayer and All-Tourney selection Daniel Wohl each registered a double-double. Mayer had 17 points and 13 rebounds while Wohl had 14 and 10.
Taylor Epley also had 17 points for Williams while James Klemm had 15 and John Weinheimer came off the bench to score a career-high 12 points.
In the consolation game, David Anderson scored a game-high 22 points as Coast Guard beat Southern Vermont 61-57.
NCAA cross country
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Williams College women finished fourth at the NCAA Division III meet.
Johns Hopkins won the national title with a core of 158, followed by Wartburg (221), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (233) and Williams (266).
Christy Cazzola of Wisconsin-Oshkosh won the national title in a time of 20 minutes, 53 seconds. The top Williams finisher was Kaleigh Kenny, who was 16th in 21:31. Kenny and Eph Adrienne Strait earned All-America honors. Strait was 28th in 21:52.
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Peter Mistretta’s first-period goal broke a tie, giving Williams the lead for keeps in a 3-2 win over Colby Saturday afternoon.
The Ephs (1-1) got 34 saves from Sean Dougherty, including 15 in the third period to keep the Mules from scoring the tying goal. The Ephs even killed off two power plays in the third period.
The Mules (0-2) were 1 for 7 on the power play.
Williams women’s hockey
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- A second 2-0 decision was registered between these Little Three rivals. This time, it was Williams (1-1) that came out on top.
Chloe Billadeau had 23 saves for the shutout.
Williams broke the scoreless tie on Gabrielle Vukosin’s power-play goal at 17:30 of the second period. Andree Heller’s third-period goal made it 2-0.
Wesleyan was 0 for 7 on the power play.