College roundup: Williams men's basketball drops Hamilton at Chandler Gym


WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams College men's basketball team is getting hot at the right time.

The Ephs won their fourth straight game Friday night, rallying from a six-point halftime deficit to beat Hamilton 73-63 at Chandler Gym.

Three Ephs (12-5, 3-2 in NESCAC) scored in double figures, led by Dan Aronowitz's 25 points. Freshman Kyle Scadlock had 16 points and Cole Teal added 12. Ed Flynn had only eight points, but he pulled down 11 rebounds.

Hamilton (8-9, 0-5) led 33-27 at halftime, and nursed the lead until Teal drained a 3-point shot with 5:11 left on an assist from Flynn. Teal and Flynn hooked up on another trey, with Flynn getting another assist. Suddenly it was 58-53, and the Ephs never trailed again.

Williams iced the victory by going 10 for 10 from the foul line in the last 1:41 of the game.


CLINTON, N.Y. >> Williams held Hamilton to four points in the third quarter, as the Ephs rallied from a 11-point halftime deficit to beat the Continentals.

Williams (12-4, 2-3) came out of the locker room at halftime and proceeded to outscore the Continentals (5-11, 1-4) by a 17-4 mark, to take a 40-38 lead. It was a jumper by Amanni Fernandez at the buzzer that put the Ephs up 40-38.

The Ephs came out in the fourth quarter and held the Continentals to one point over the first six minutes to pull away.

Fernandez had 18 points, four assists and four steals to lead Williams, while Katie Litman added 12 points.



BRUNSWICK, MAINE >> Williams goalie Michael Pinios had another stellar night, making 29 saves on 30 shots. Unfortunately for the Ephs, Bowdoin goalie Peter Cronin was just a little bit better.

Cronin stopped all 33 shots he faced and the Polar Bears Cody Todesco scored with 36 seconds gone in the second period as Williams (10-4-1, 6-2-1), the No. 9 team in the national poll, dropped a 1-0 decision.

The loss ended a five-game Williams winning streak and was the first time the Ephs had been shutout since losing to Castleton University on Nov. 29.

Williams pulled Pinios with 1:02 left in the third period but could not get the equalizer. Cronin made a save on C.J. Shugart with 29 seconds left in the game.

Williams and Bowdoin (6-7-3, 3-5-3) split the season series.


WILLIAMSTOWN >> Michaela Levine's power-play goal at 12:10 of the third period proved to be the difference for Williams (9-5, 5-3) who ended a two-game losing streak Friday at Lansing Chapman Rink.

There were 25 seconds remaining on a roughing minor to Connecticut College's Jordan Cross, when Levine scored the goal. Conn. College's Julie Beattie made it a one-goal game when she scored a power-play goal at 18:48, but the Ephs hung on.

Christina Cleroux had 21 saves, while Conn. College's Katherine Chester had 28.


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