Roundup: Williams men's and women's basketball both 4-0 after wins over Yeshiva and Smith College

WILLIAMSTOWN — That's four games and four double-digit wins for the No. 3 ranked Williams men's basketball team. The Ephs improved to 4-0 Sunday afternoon by dispatching Yeshiva 78-65 at home. Kyle Scadlock was dominant, pouring in 28 points to go with eight rebounds. He was 8-of-10 from the free-throw line and 9-of-15 overall. Williams stormed the Maccabees (2-2) late in the first half to lead 44-27 at the break. From there, Simcha Halpert (20 points) and Yeshiva got going a little bit. The visitors hit on 41.7 percent of their threes, with Halpert nailing four himself to get Yeshiva back in it. Williams got 13 points off the bench from Bobby Casey and turned the ball over just eight times as a team.

Women's College Basketball

Williams 71, Smith 60

WILLIAMSTOWN — In a battle between unbeaten squads, the Ephs exited the Thanksgiving break scorching hot. Williams (4-0) hit on 9-of-15 three-pointers en route to the double-digit win over Smith College (4-1). Amanni Fernandez (25 points) and Lauren Vostal (13 points) combined to shoot 8-of-10 from beyond the arc. Kristin Fechtelkotter worked the interior as well, notching 17 points and eight rebounds. It was a struggle for much of the afternoon, as Smith opened up a 16-9 advantage after one quarter. The Ephs closed the gap with Fernandez and Vostal looking unconscious from deep. Williams got the lead by halftime and extended it to double figures, never letting the Pioneers back within six. Lauren Bondi put in 20 points for Smith.

Women's College Hockey

Williams 7, Oswego State 1

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs (2-2-0) spread the love around Saturday night at home, notching seven different goal-scorers in the blowout win. Williams had 13 different women tally a point, including Avery Dunn, Eliza Quigley, Abby Brustad and Brynn Pope all earning a helper and lighting the lamp individually. Candace Lu picked up two assists, while Michaela O'Connor, Annie Rush and Alex Lovaas scored the other goals. In net, Christina Cleroux improved to 2-1-0 personally with 33 saves. Williams led 2-0 after one period, with Puppe and Brustad grabbing assists on each others' goals, and went up 4-0 before Leah Czerwinski had the lone goal for Oswego (3-6-0). The Ephs, who were 4-of-4 on the power play, poured in three goals in the third period.

From Saturday

Women's College Basketball

Curry 59, MCLA 50

MILTON — The Trailblazers (1-3) dug themselves a considerable hole after one quarter on the road at Curry College, and were never able to climb out. The Colonels (3-2) led 21-11 heading into the second quarter and held a seven-point advantage at the half. Curry scored 21 points off 26 MCLA turnovers and got a huge boost off their bench. Molly Plunkett and Nicole Rice both came in as subs to score a game-high 16 points each. Starting center Emily Irwin had 10 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals. McKenzie Robinson played 40 minutes for the Trailblazers and put in 15 points to go with five assists. Karina Mattera had 15 off the bench as well. Samantha Gawron snared seven steals for the visitors

Women's College Hockey

Williams 5, Oswego State 0

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs got back at it after Thanksgiving with their first win of the season over the visiting Lakers in the opener of a weekend double dip. Senior goalie Christina Cleroux was staked to a 4-0 lead after one period and finished things out with 28 saves for the shutout. Junior Abby Brustad picked up the hat trick with goals at 10:48 and 16:09 of the first half and 9:52 of the third. Alex Lovaas netted the other two Williams goals, including a power play goal at 10:36 of the first to break a scoreless tie. Annie Rush had two assists from the left wing.


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