Roundup: Williams College men's basketball team falls to Christopher Newport in NCAA Division III Tournament

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CLINTON, N.Y. — The Williams College men's basketball team had its season ended in the NCAA Division III Tournament quarterfinals Saturday night, falling to Christopher Newport 79-70 at Hamilton College.

The Ephs, coming off a win over Whitman the night before, got the first basket of the game through Matt Karpowicz. That also happened to be Williams' lone lead on the night.

Christopher Newport went on an 8-0 run to answer, and the closest the Ephs got to getting the lead back, was when Karpowicz hit a jump shot to tie the game at 23-23 with 5 minutes, 51 seconds left in the first half. Savonte Chappell broke the tie with two free throws just over 25 seconds later.

The Ephs trailed by as many as 13 in the second half, but got it as close as six with 18 seconds left when Bobby Casey hit a 3-pointer. With the clock working against them, though, the Ephs ran out of time on the comeback bid.

Casey led the Ephs with 18 points while adding five rebounds and four assists. Kyle Scadlock had 13 points and nine rebounds before fouling out, and Heskett had seven points and four rebounds before he fouled out, as well. It was the final game in an Ephs uniform for all three of the players.

Marcus Carter led everyone in scoring with 27 points for the Captains. Chappell came off the bench to score 17.

The Ephs finish the year at 23-7.

Women's Hockey

Plattsburgh State 5, Williams 3

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The Williams women's hockey team had its NCAA Division III run halted by Plattsburgh State in the quarterfinals.

Williams scored first, with Meghan Halloran scoring just 19 seconds into the game. The 1-0 advantage held into the second period.

Plattsburgh answered with the first two of the middle period to get the lead. Halloran scored on the power play to level things up again, but Mackenzie Millen scored with three minutes left in the period to put Plattsburgh up 3-2 after two periods.

In the third, Abby Brustad tied things up again at the 8 minute, 19 second mark of the frame, finishing off a pass from Halloran. Plattsburgh, though, got the lead back four minutes later when Nicole Unsworth scored on the power play, then eight seconds after that Millen scored her second of the day to provide the insurance tally.

Chloe Heiting stopped 31 shots in the loss. Williams was outshot 36-25, with Kassi Abbott coming up with 22 stops in the victory. The Ephs finish the year at 21-5-3.

Lacrosse

Williams men 18, Trinity 12

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs racked up a 6-1 advantage after a quarter, then scored seven more in the second to post their first win of the season.

The Ephs are now 1-1, and 1-1 in the NESCAC.

Williams scored the first five goals in the game before the Bantams (1-1, 1-1) finally got on the board.

Brendan Hoffman had four goals and two assists to lead the way for Williams. John Hincks added three goals and two assists, Cory Lund had a hat trick and one helper, and Kevin Stump also recorded a hat trick.

Connor McCulloch had three goals for Trinity.

In the cage, Harry Gahagan stopped 12 shots for Williams.

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Trinity women 14, Williams 9

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Bantams went up 6-2 at halftime and held on from there for the win.

Trinity scored the first three goals of the game, then after Williams pulled two back, the Bantams scored three more to close out the first half.

Sydney Bell and Mary French each had three goals in the win.

For Williams (1-2, 0-2 NESCAC), Sophia Millay had three goals while Claire Fitzpatrick and Kailie Saudek each had a goal and an assist. Kami Cisneros stopped 9 shots in the loss.

Elms women 18, MCLA 7

NORTH ADAMS — The Trailblazers dropped their season opener at home.

Elms went up 13-6 at halftime, scoring six of the game's first seven goals. MCLA did make it 7-5 in the first half when Kim Granito scored her second and third goals of the day, but Elms closed the half with a 6-1 run to take command.

Granito scored five goals in the loss for MCLA, with Sara Tomkiewicz scored the other two.

Shannon Prouty stopped 12 shots in the loss. Emily Huber made just one save for Elms (2-0) in the win.

Baseball

MCLA sweeps Mount Saint Vincent

YAPHANK, N.Y. — The MCLA baseball team picked up its first two wins of the season by sweeping Mount Saint Vincent, winning Game 1 5-1 before taking the nightcap 5-4.

MCLA is now 2-3 on the year.

Bobby New pitched a complete game in the seven-inning first game, then returned in the second, seven-inning game to record the save.

New allowed just three hits and struck out nine in the first game. MCLA scored twice in the top of the first inning, with Dan Buchanan driving in Jeff Bink before Joe Toledo drew a walk that plated Buchanan.

Bink recorded an RBI triple in the second to increase the lead.

New retired the last eleven batters he faced. An Austin Rachiele double plated two runs to provide insurance for New.

Amir Nitowski took the loss in the opener.

In Game 2, MCLA gave up four runs in the first inning, with three coming on a home run by Michael Grisanti, before rallying for the win.

MCLA got one run back on an unearned run in the second, then in the fourth Jake Ferrara drove in a run with a walk, then Toledo ripped a two-run single to tie the game up at 4-4.

MCLA broke the tie in the seventh, when Christian Seariac hit a RBI single up the middle to plate Bink. New came in from there and struck out the side to end it.

Mike Urbanski pitched the sixth inning and got credit for the win. Shawn James started for MCLA and went 3 1/3 before coming out. James struck out three on four hits and four earned runs.


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