Williams roundup: Men's hoops gets past Connecticut College


NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The eighth-ranked Williams College men's basketball team got a scare from Connecticut College on Friday night.

Mike Mayer scored 30 points and was one of three Ephs to score more than 20 points as the Ephs (20-3, 8-1 NESCAC) scored a 98-90 win over Conn. College (9-13, 2-7).

A 3-point basket by freshman Duncan Robinson with 3:19 left in the first half broke a 39-39 tie, the final tie of the game.

The Camels trailed 49-42 at halftime and cut the Eph lead to 60-59 on a layup by Matt Vadas with 15:41 left in the game. The Camels never caught up.

Robinson finished with 25 points, Daniel Whol had 22 and Mike Greenman had 13. Vadas had a game-high 39 for Conn. College.

Women: Conn. College 73, Williams women 60

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The 15th-ranked Ephs blew a 12-point first-half lead but fought back to tie the game at 51 on Lauren McCall's layup with 7:30 left in the second half.

Conn. College then went on a 22-9 run to put the game away and give Conn. College coach Brian Wilson, a Great Barrington native, a big win over the Ephs.

McCall came off the bench to score a team-high 13 points for Williams (xxxx). Tara Gabelman had a game-high 19 points and 15 boards for the Camels.

Men's hockey: Williams men 1, Middlebury 1

WILLIAMSTOWN -- George Hunkele's power-play goal early in the third period tied the game for No. 12 Williams.

The contest with the Ephs' Route 7 rivals was scoreless after two periods. In the third, George Ordway scored at 1:18.

At 2:51, the Panthers' John Barr was sent off for tripping, and 42 seconds later, Hunkele scored.

Williams (13-5-3, 9-3-3) got 20 saves from Sean Dougherty. Middlebury (9-10-3, 6-7-2) got 22 saves from Liam Moorfield-Yee.

Women's hockey: Middlebury 3, Williams women 2

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Ephs served notice last weekend they can play with the big dogs. The lived up to that by keeping the No. 2 team in the country on the ropes the whole game.

Williams fought back twice to tie the game, both on the power play. Middlebury took the lead for good on the power play with 2:45 to play when Jennifer Krakower blasted a shot past goalie Charlie Billadeau.

The Ephs had their chance to level the game a third time in the final minute, but Michaela Levine's goal-mouth on the power play chance was denied by goaltender Annabelle Jones with 42 seconds left. Middlebury was then whistled for another penalty, giving Williams a 6-on-3 advantage, but the Ephs couldn't convert.


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