This past weekend, the Amherst men’s basketball team returned to the court after a one-week respite from game play. The refreshed Mammoths made the trek to Waterville, Maine on Friday, Jan. 26 looking to improve upon its spot in the NESCAC standings.

With victories in the 60-meter hurdles, 5,000-meter run and 4x400 meter relay on Saturday at the inaugural Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted by Tufts, the Amherst men’s track team showed that they are a team with many strengths, one to be feared as championship season approaches.
The meet was scored and the Mammoths finished fourth with 76 points, as Division II Stonehill College won the meet with 147 points.

It was another frustrating week for the Amherst men’s hockey team. After a win over a well-respected non-conference opponent, the Mammoths came away from a weekend of NESCAC play with a tie and a loss.
“It’s always frustrating when you don’t get the results you hope for,” junior Jack Fitzgerald said.“But all we can do is put our heads down, continue to work, and trust that those results will come.”
On Tuesday, Jan. 23 the Mammoths traveled to Wellesley, Mass. to take on nonconference foe Babson College.

This past week, the Amherst women’s ice hockey team had an exciting slate of games against two formidable foes, Williams and Plattsburgh State, ultimately going an impressive 2-0-1 on the week.
In their first game against Plattsburgh State, the Mammoths went down early. Cardinal goals in both the first and second periods made the outcome of the game seem bleak until a crucial power play goal by senior forward Emma Griese.

This past weekend, the Amherst men’s squash team competed in the Little III Championships, a meet in which the Mammoths faced off against Williams and this year’s hosts Wesleyan. Amherst defeated Wesleyan 7-2, but unfortunately fell 9-0 to Williams.
In the match against Wesleyan, the Mammoths won at spots two through six and eight through 10, and took five of their victories in straight sets. On court one, the Cardinals’ Sean Choi defeated Terence Wang ’21 in three very close sets, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9.

Seniors Danielle Griffin and Leonie Rauls led the Amherst women’s track and field squad to an impressive fourth-place finish this weekend at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational. Tufts played host to 16 of the country’s top Division III competitors, and Amherst continued their dominant season with a score of 77.33 total points, finishing just behind Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wesleyan and Stonehill College.

Jaime Mazzola's lovely visage

On Tuesday, Jan. 23 Kevin Durant, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, was having a career night, setting a new career-high of 14 assists. With 2:50 remaining in the game, Durant’s night turned sour.
He was hit with his second technical foul, triggering his fourth ejection of the 2017-18 season.
Although he later apologized for his “out of character” remark, Durant’s initial accusation of referee James Williams targeting him has become commonplace in this season’s NBA landscape.