Monday's colleges: Williams women's basketball stops Smith, 89-80


WILLIAMSTOWN -- The 14th-ranked Williams College women's basketball team was in an unfamiliar position Monday night. The Ephs trailed Smith College by double figures at Chandler Gym.

The Ephs outscored Smith by 23 points in the second half en route to a come-from-behind 89-80 win.

Williams (17-2) trailed 46-32 at halftime, but took the lead for keeps on a 3-point shot by Ellen Cook with 4:30 left.

Cook had a team-high 23 points and was one of five different Ephs to score in double figures. Oge Uwanaka had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Honors for Ephs

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Ellen Cook and women's hockey player Cristina Bravi were named NESCAC players of the week.

Cook, who was also named the New England Women's Basketball Association's player of the week, led the Ephs to a 2-0 week which included a 65-63 win over Little Three rival Amherst.

Bravi shared the women's hockey player-of-the-week award with Middlebury goalie Annabelle Jones. Bravi scored eight points on three goals and five assists in a 3-0 week for the Ephs.

MASCAC award to MCLA's Hotaling

NORTH ADAMS -- It has been a tough year for MCLA women's basketball coach Holly McGovern, whose team is 4-13. But there is a promising future because five different freshmen have been named MASCAC rookie of the week.

The latest is freshman forward Kayla Hotaling, who had double-doubles in her first two games.


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