Roundup: Bird scores 22 as MCLA men's basketball tops Elms

NORTH ADAMS — Hayden Bird came off the bench in a big way, scoring a game-high 22 points as the Trailblazers (2-4) topped Elms 77-72 at the Amsler Campus Center.

Bird went 9 for 13 from the field and made three of his six 3-pointers. Four other Trailblazers scored in double figures, with Antoine Montgomery, Noah Yearsley and Corey Jackson all scoring 12 while Mike Demartinis had 10.

Elms was led by DJ Edelen, who had 17 points.

Elms held a 37-31 lead at halftime, but an 11-5 run to start the second half tied the game up at 42-42 with 16 minutes, 26 seconds left. Montgomery hit a 3-pointer to put MCLA up 45-42, starting a 9-2 run that put MCLA up for keeps.

Down the strech, MCLA hit six straight free throws to ice the game, and a Bird layup with 14 seconds left made it a 75-67 game.

MCLA returns to action on Tuesday at RPI.

Rochester women 70, Williams 61

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williams women fell to Rochester a night after defeating Bridgewater State.

Alexandra Leslie had 17 points for Rochester (6-1) and Lauren Deming had 15 points in the win.

For the Ephs (5-2), Amanni Fernandez had 15 points and Mikaela Topper had 13 points. Emily Peckham came off the bench to grab eight rebounds for Williams.

Williams led 19-15 after a quarter, but a 25-10 second frame put Rochester in the driver's seat at halftime, and the Ephs couldn't recover.

Williams returns to action on Tuesday at home against Eastern Connecticut State.

College Hockey

Williams men 6, Connecticut College 2

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Ephs (5-0-0, 4-0-0) scored twice in the opening period to take command against the Camels, then added two goals in the second and three in the third to record the lopsided win and keep their perfect record in tact.

David Italiano scored a pair of goals, both on the power play in the third period, to lead the Ephs, while Joe Welch had a goal and an assist and Myles Cunningham had a pair of helpers.

In goal, Michael Pinios recorded 26 saves for the Ephs. Avery Gobbo stopped 30 shots for the Camels (2-2-0, 2-2-0).

Williams women 2, Wesleyan 2

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — For the second time in two nights, the Ephs (2-2-2, 0-2-2) and Cardinals (2-3-2, 0-0-2) played to a tie. On Friday, the teams also finished even at 2-2.

On Saturday, Wesleyan scored a pair of goals in the second period, only for the Ephs to rally in the third with two of their own. Meghan Halloran scored the tying goal with 16 minutes, 49 seconds gone in the third period. Annie Rush scored the first goal for Williams, and Abby Brustad assisted both of the tallies.

Sarah Takahashi scored the opener, and Alexis Banquer scored on the power play to put Wesleyan up 2-0.

Christina Cleroux stopped 17 shots for the Ephs, while Allegra Grant had 53 for Wesleyan.


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