PURCHASE, N.Y. — It was a mixed bag of news for the Williams College men's basketball team.
The Ephs improved their record to 4-0 with a comfortable 73-54 win on the road against Manhattanville College Sunday afternoon.
The game might have been costly. According to the release from Williams, starting point guard Mike Greenman suffered an injury. He left the game with seven minutes remaining in the first half and did not return.
That makes two starting guards out of the Williams lineup as Chris Galvin was injured in last week's win at MCLA.
Freshman Kyle Scadlock had his second double-double of the season, setting career bests with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Dan Aronowitz had 17 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. It's a career-best for Aronowitz on the boards.
Bobby Casey came off the bench to play Greenman's slot and finished with 10 points.
The average margin of victory in a Williams game had been eight over the first three wins. For a while, Sunday's game was just as tight, but the Ephs pulled away late in the second half.
A fast-break basket by Andrew Winter with 9:01 left cut Williams' lead to 41-40. The Ephs answered with a basket in the paint by Aronowitz. That basket started a 10-2 run that helped the Ephs begin to extend their margin. Aronowitz ended the run with a pair of foul shots.
The Valiants and Ephs battled back and forth in the first half and took a 25-23 lead on a 5-0 run. Winter had a 3-point hoop and Anthony Maestre, who led the Valiants with 17 points, made two foul shots with 2:43 left.
Williams held Manhattanville scoreless for the final 2:43, and Casey hit two treys, making it 29-25 at halftime.
WILLIAMS MEN'S HOCKEY
At Lansing Chapman Rink, the Ephs (3-1) bounced back from Saturday's loss to SUNY-Geneseo with a comfortable 5-1 win over Johnson & Wales.
C.J. Shugart scored twice as the Ephs led 2-0 after one period and 4-0 after two.
The eventual game-winning goal was scored by Shugart in the first period. Johnson & Wales' Ryan Sete was whistled for cross-checking at 16:07. Exactly 11 seconds later, Shugart lit the lamp. Shugart also scored an empty-net goal in the third period.
It was another quality performance in net for freshman Michael Pinios. The goalie from Montreal had his scoreless minutes streak end in the third period when Johnson & Wales' Ben Broulillard scored on a power play. His streak was 110 minutes and 34 seconds.
MCLA MEN'S BASKETBALL
In New York City, it was a rough day for the MCLA men. NYU led for 38 of 40 minutes and beat the Trailblazers 97-67.
The Trailblazers (2-4) fell behind 4-0, but tied the game at 4 on consecutive hoops by Joe Wiggins and Khalil Paul. The Violets (4-0) responded with a 10-0 run and never trailed again.
Freshman Ki-Shawn Monroe came off the bench to score 12 points and lead the Trailblazers. Wiggins had eight in his first start.
For the Violets, Patrick Burns and Costis Gontikas each had 22 points.
WILLIAMS WOMEN'S HOCKEY
In Castleton, Vt., the Williams women dominated play against 10th-ranked Castleton, but came up empty in a 2-0 loss Sunday afternoon.
The Ephs (2-2) outshot the Spartans in each period and by 10 in each of the final two periods for a 46-17 total. But Castleton goalie Jess Cameron was stellar. The senior from Mount Mellick, Prince Edward Island, Canada, stopped every one of those 46 shots.
Briana Keats' goal at 19:36 of the first period proved to be the winner for Castleton.