Williams College men's hoops defeats RPI


TROY, N.Y. -- Taylor Epley tied a career-high with 26 points as the 24th-ranked Williams men beat RPI 105-60 Tuesday night.

The Ephs (5-0) jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead and never trailed.

Williams actually made its first five shots as it went up 12-3 just 2:58 into the game. Epley scored the first three of his 26 on a 3-point shot with 18:16 left. The junior from Louisville, Ky., had 20 points at halftime on 8-of-12 shooting. He also finished with seven rebounds.

Five Ephs scored in double figures. Mike Mayer had his fourth double-double in five games with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Mayer currently leads NESCAC in scoring (18.8 points per game) and rebounding (11 boards per game). James Klemm scored 14 points, while Sean Hoffman had 12 and Ryan Kilcullen 11.

The Ephs did not allow one player for RPI (2-3) to score in double figures.

Wesleyan 99, MCLA 84

NORTH ADAMS -- Playing its second NESCAC team in as many games, MCLA spotted visiting Wesleyan a 26-point halftime lead and couldn't catch up.

The Cardinals (3-2) shot 58.8 percent from the floor in the first half, while holding the Trailblazers (0-3) to 34.5 percent shooting in the first half.

John Jones scored a game-high 26 points for the Trailblazers while Bilal Shabazz had 15 and Ruben Delrosario added 11.

Wesleyan's Mike Callaghan had 22 for the Cardinals and was one of five players in double figures.

Cook honored by NESCAC

HADLEY -- Williams women's basketball player Ellen Cook is the NESCAC player of the week.

The sophomore guard from Eugene, Ore., averaged 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the 18th-ranked Ephs, who are now 4-0.

Cook had a 17-point, seven-rebound, two-assist, three-steal and four-block effort in Williams' 43-31 win at Springfield. Cook came back with 14 points, four boards and four helpers in a 65-31 win over MCLA.


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