College roundup: Williams men's basketball falls to Oneonta State
ONEONTA, N.Y. — The Williams College men's basketball team hit the road on Wednesday, and had to travel back to Williamstown as a 75-62 loser against Oneonta State.
Oneonta's Ian Schupp hit a three with just under a minute remaining to ice the game for the 4-2 Dragons.
The Ephs (5-2) trailed for the entire second half after falling behind by 10 at the break. The team struggled from behind the 3-point line, shooting just 4 of 18.
Dan Aronowitz and Kyle Scadlock led Williams with 16 points each, and Bobby Casey chipped in 14. No other Eph topped five points in the game. Aronowitz tied for the game-high in rebounds with seven, and Casey added three assists.
Oneonta was led by Mike McElroy's game-high 19 points.
Williams is back in action on Saturday at home against Springfield College.
WILLIAMS 65, SMITH 54
In Williamstown, the Williams College women's basketball team picked up a 65-54 win over Smith College.
The Ephs, now 7-0 on the season and ranked No. 17 in the d3hoops.com poll, opened up an eight-point lead after a quarter and a 12-point lead at halftime. The team was led by a balanced effort, as four starters hit double digits.
Katie Litman and Amanni Fernandez led everyone with 14 points each, Lauren McCall added 13 and Devon Caveney had 10. Fernandez added nine assists to just miss out on a double double, and Kristin Fechtelkotter had 11 rebounds and four points off the bench.
Smith was led by Paige Marquez, who scored 12 points in just 14 minutes of play.
Williams is back in action on Saturday at Wesleyan.
Cotton earns ECAC honor
On Wednesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference named Williams College senior Colin Cotton the ECAC New England DIII Athlete of the Week.
Cotton broke the Williams school record in the indoor 5k with his run at the Smith College Invitational. Cotton's new mark is now 14 minutes, 17 seconds. Cotton took the record from classmate Bijan Mazaheri, who ran a 14:27 last year.
Cotton and the Ephs race next on Jan. 16 at the Little Three Championship, being hosted by Wesleyan.
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