Thursday's colleges: Tremblay, MCLA beaten


NORTH ADAMS -- Lucy Tremblay had another big night for MCLA. It was not, however, enough to get a win.

Tremblay scored a game-high 26 points and had seven rebounds, but visiting Western Connecticut outscored the Trailblazers by 15 points in the second half as the Colonials scored a 62-48 win Thursday.

MCLA (8-6) led 19-18 at halftime, but the Colonials put the game away in the second half with a 19-5 run.

Tremblay's statistical night was one for the books. She was 10 for 22 from the floor, scoring 26 points, but she also had 10 turnovers.

Western Connecticut (9-5) was paced by 15-point nights from Sha'Quira Palmer and Caroline Brasa.

Williams wrestling

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Five Williams College wrestlers are now listed in the New England Wrestling Association rankings.

Williams freshman Jorge Lopez is ranked first in New England at 149 pounds, while fellow freshman Tim Garripoli is currently ranked fifth at 157.

Tom Foote, who came into the week ranked No. 1 at 285 pounds, is now ranked second.

Ces Antista is ranked second at 141, while Kaison Tanabe is fifth at 133.

As a team, Williams is ranked fifth in New England, one spot behind Wesleyan. They are the only NESCAC schools in the NEWA top 10.

Springfield College is No. 1.

Ephs nationally ranked

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams men's basketball and hockey teams bring national rankings into this weekend's competition.

The men's basketball team (12-1) has worked its way up to No. 18 in this week's national poll.

Williams brings a seven-game winning streak into this weekend's NESCAC home series with Little Three rival Wesleyan tonight at 6 and Connecticut College Saturday at 2.

There are three NESCAC teams in the Top 25 this week. Middlebury (11-0) is ranked third while Amherst (11-2) is 21st.

The men's hockey team (7-2-1) has finally cracked the national Division III poll. The Ephs (7-2-1), who have not lost since Nov. 24, are ranked 13th in the latest poll. Williams is one of three NESCAC teams in the Top 25. Bowdoin (11-0-1) is ranked fourth and Amherst (8-4-1) is ninth.

The Ephs will host Skidmore this afternoon at 4 and will travel to 10th-ranked SUNY-Plattsburgh Saturday night.


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