College Roundup: Williams men's basketball blows out Fitchburg; MCLA women edged on road

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FITCHBURG — Bobby Casey scored 26 points in just 21 minutes as second-ranked Williams defeated Fitchburg State 109-41 on Thursday night. The win makes it six straight to start the season for the Ephs.

Williams took advantage of the three ball, shooting 61.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Casey converted seven of eight attempts from three. Marc Taylor scored 16 off the bench on seven of eight shooting to go along with six rebounds. Matt Karpowicz added nine points and 15 rebounds in just 16 minutes of action.

Nicholas Tracy led the way for Fitchburg State with nine points. It was a basket by Tracy that made it 3-2 with 17:32 left. But the Ephs responded with a 9-0 run and ran away with the win.

The Ephs will try to make it seven in a row as they travel to Middletown, Conn. on Saturday to face the 3-2 Cardinals, in a Little Three game. It is, however, not the NESCAC league game. That'll be played in Williamstown in January. Saturday's tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Utica 73, MCLA women 57

UTICA, N.Y. — The MCLA women drop their second straight game on Thursday night falling to 3-3 on the season.The Pioneers came out of the gates scoring 27 points in the first and never looked back.

Nicolette Conkin had a loaded box score for Utica. She finished the game with 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Petrina DeMarco was the game's leading scorer with 15 points, all coming from behind the three-point line.

Samantha Gawron and L'Rae Brundige combined for 25 on the night for the Trailblazers. Mckenzie Robinson added seven points, three rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

The Trailblazers look to climb back over .500 in a home game against the 2-2 Williams Ephs on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m.


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