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Fifth-ranked Williams defends home court, defeats No. 19 RPI

Nate Karren

Nate Karren blocks a shot during William's College's home opener. Karren had eight points and four rebounds for the Ephs against RPI.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Teams that are ranked in the top five in any basketball poll don’t get there just on offense.

Williams scored 23 points in the first half and made only seven shots, but the fifth-ranked Ephs held 19th-ranked RPI to just 17 in the opening 20 minutes and continued that stout defensive play in the second half as Williams rolled to a 58-40 win Tuesday night in Chandler Gym.


Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253.


Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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