Williams men's hoops rallies to beat Middlebury, 64-61


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- In his last six games, Williams College forward Taylor Epley had been averaging only 5.5 points per game, and that included a scoreless game against Amherst.

The senior from Louisville has found his stroke, and just in time for the 11th-ranked Ephs. Epley scored 19 points as the Ephs rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Middlebury 64-61 Friday night.

The Ephs led 2-0 on a hoop by Mike Mayer and didn't lead again until the final minute.

Epley hit a 3-point shot with 1:49 left, pulling the Ephs to within a point. On the Ephs' next offensive trip, Mayer was fouled with 39 seconds left, and the Ephs led 62-61.

Hunter Merryman missed a trey, Williams' Daniel Wohl got the rebound and was fouled. He made both and the Ephs survived.

Mayer finished up with 15 points and Duncan Robinson had 10. Dylan Sinnickson, who missed a 3-pointer with two seconds left, had 16 for the Panthers.

Williams women 60, Middlebury 55

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Kellie MacDonald's 19 points keyed the win for No. 14 Williams.

Freshman Lauren McCall had 12 to aid the Ephs (18-2, 4-2) in the scoring department. Middlebury's Lauren Lowry and Elizabeth Knox each had 17.

McCall's scoring run midway through the second half gave Williams a much-needed push. She scored 10 points in a four-minute stretch to give the Ephs a 53-47 edge.

Four minutes later, Oge Uwanaka converted a layup and gave Williams its largest lead of the game so far.

Middlebury's free-throw shooting kept the Panthers (6-11, 1-4) within a few possessions, but Williams' foul shooting prevented that from becoming only one.

Women's hockey: Williams 4, Bowdoin 2

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The red-hot Williams women improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games with a decisive victory at Bowdoin.

Williams (10-6-1, 7-1-1) trailed 2-1 after two periods but scored three times in the third for the win.

Andree Heller's goal at 1:21 of the third period tied the game and exactly 1:06 later, Gabrielle Vukasin set up Eliza Noyes for the game winner. Hanna Beattie got an empty-net tally at 18:48.

Margaret Draper had 28 saves in the win while Lan Crofton stopped 25 for Bowdoin (8-7-2, 3-4-2).


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