Local roundup: Brundage hits 2 free throws in final seconds as MCLA women beat Utica

The Berkshire Eagle

NORTH ADAMS — L'Rae Brundage made two free throws with 11 seconds left as the MCLA women's basketball team got back on the winning track, edging Utica 53-52 Wednesday night at the Amsler Campus Center.

They were the only two free throws attempted by the Trailblazers (2-3) in the game. Utica (2-3), on the other hand, went 13 of 20 from the foul line.

Junior Courtney Pingelski had a career-high 26 points for the Trailblazers. She also pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.

The game was close throughout, and when Pingelski hit a jumper with 45 seconds left in the fourth quarter, MCLA went up 51-50. The Pioneers answered on a layup by Alaina Tripp.

Tripp fouled Brundage with 11 seconds left, and the MCLA player made both free throws. She finished with eight points.

After a Pioneers' time out, Ashelyne Babb missed a jumper, Brigid Johndrow got the rebound, and after an MCLA time out, the Pioneers could not get off a shot.

Karina Mattera came off the bench to score eight points for MCLA. McKenzie Robinson did not score, but she had seven rebounds, seven assists and a steal.

All-New England soccer picks

Three members of the NCAA Division III Final Four-bound Williams College women's soccer team have been named to the United Soccer Coaches All-New England Region first team. Four Ephs in all earned All-New England honors.

Named to the first team were senior defender Danielle Sim of Bel Air, Md., senior midfielder Evan Gancedo of Pasadena, Calif., and senior forward Natasha Albaneze of Northport, N.Y.

Olivia Barnhill, a junior goalkeeper from New York City, was named to the third team.

On the men's side, two Williams players were named to the All-New England Region third team.

Defender Tobias Muellers, a senior from Burlington, Vt., and senior forward Mark Sisco-Tolomeo of Franklin Lakes, N.J., were the Ephs honored.


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