Tuesday's colleges: Williams men's hoops wins, as do Trailblazer men


LYNDON, Vt. -- On the same day that the Williams men jumped into the D3hoops.com Top 10, the Ephs jumped all over host Lyndon State.

Taylor Epley scored a game-high 24 points as the 10th-ranked Ephs (14-1) routed Lyndon State 90-59 on Tuesday night.

Lyndon (6-6) hung in for much of the first half and with 12 minutes left in the first half, trailed 20-18. Consecutive hoops by Sean Hoffman and Matt McCreary gave the Ephs some breathing room, and they never relinquished the lead.

MCLA men 64, Westfield 43

WESTFIELD -- Ramon Viches had 13 points and the MCLA defense held Westfield to 21 percent shooting from the floor as the Trailblazers (6-9, 3-0 MASCAC) remain perfect in conference play.

Westfield (12-4, 2-2) fell behind 22-8 and never recovered.

Williams women 59, Plattsburgh 44

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- It took the Ephs (13-3) almost six minutes to score their first four points against SUNY-Plattsburgh, and trailed 33-19 at halftime.

Wiliams stifled the Cardinals in the second half, holding them to 11 points as the Ephs outscored the home team by 29 in the second half to win.

Ellen Cook had a game-high 15 points for the Ephs, while Claire Baecher (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Danny Rainer (14 points, 12 rebounds) both had double-doubles for the Ephs.

Westfield 71, MCLA women 44

WESTFIELD -- In the MASCAC opener, the Trailblazers (8-8, 0-3) fell behind Westfield (10-7, 2-2) by 10 points at halftime and never caught up.

Lucy Tremblay had 12 points to lead MCLA, now losers of four straight.

Westfield had three players score in double figures. Jen Ashton and Gabby Felix had 18 points each.

Williams men 3, Babson 3

BABSON PARK -- The Williams men moved up to 12th in the latest USCHO.com Division III national poll, and in their first game there, the Ephs played to a 3-3 tie with No. 14 Babson.

Babson's Mike Driscoll's power-play goal at 10:15 of the third period tied the game at 3. The Ephs had a late chance as the Beavers were called for too many men on the ice at 18:54, but the Ephs could not score.

Paul Steinig, John Wickmann and Peter Mistretta all scored goals for the Ephs (8-3-2). Freshman goalie Noah Klag stopped 22 shots by Babson (9-3-3).


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