Women's Basketball Splits Weekend in Maine
Issue   |   Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:35
Rob Mattson
Sophomore Forward Meredith Doswell fueled Amherst on Sunday against Colby with eight points.

This past weekend, the Amherst women’s basketball team headed up north to take on the Polar Bears of Bowdoin and the Mules of Colby. The Jeffs went one and one on the weekend in Maine, suffering their second loss of the season to Bowdoin on Saturday, but defeating Colby the following day.

On Saturday, the Jeffs would score the first points of the game thanks to layups from sophomores Jamie Renner and Ali Doswell.

After five minutes of play, however, the Polar Bears took over and would grip the lead for the remainder of the game. Despite 13 points from Ali Doswell, and an outstanding three point play from sophomore guard/ forward Hannah Peterson, the ladies in purple could not claw their way back into the game.

Bowdoin’s Shannon Brady lit up Morell Gymnasium with a double-double (17 points and 10 rebounds), and the Jeffs ultimately suffered their second loss of the season, falling by a score of 60-51.

The Amherst women’s basketball team turned things around Colby the following day. The first half consisted of exciting back and forth action, with Carylanne Wolfington taking control for the Mules. She would finish with 14 points, followed closely by Brooke Chandor’s 12 and Mia Diplock’s 11. However, these efforts would be no match for the Jeff’s outstanding team play throughout the game. While twins Ali and Meredith Doswell ’17 both chipped in offensively with 12 and eight points respectively, it was really the senior leadership that ensured the win for Amherst. Megan Robertson ’15 came alive after halftime, with 11 of her 12 points coming in the second half. She also pulled down six defensive rebounds overall.

The final score would read 65-54 as the Jeffs improved their record to 18-2 with the win. “This weekend was a test for us and showed us what we need to work on in order to make it all the way. Even though we lost another game, I am 100% percent confident that my team has what it takes to win the rest,” Meredith Doswell said. They look to continue to rebound from Saturday’s loss this week against Connecticut College on Friday in Lefrak, and again on Saturday against Welseyan. The Camels of Conn. currently stand at fifth in the NESCAC while Wesleyan stands at eighth.