Women’s Basketball Dominates NESCAC Foes Trinity and Williams To Reach 20-0
Issue   |   Tue, 01/31/2017 - 22:45
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First-year guard Madeline Eck has enjoyed a strong first campaign for the purple and white this year, averaging 8.6 points and 4.3 boards a game.

On Jan. 25, the women’s basketball team clinched yet another win as well as the Little Three title by defeating NESCAC rival Williams.

Amherst got off to a strong start in Williamstown, boasting a 24-9 lead just 10 minutes into the game and shooting an impressive 61% from the field. Although the second quarter was a more balanced affair, with the purple and white only holding a slim 16-15 margin, the team reasserted its superiority over Williams with a 21-7 third quarter. Although the Ephs held a 12-6 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter, the end-result had long since been determined, with Amherst taking home a 67-43 win.

Meredith Doswell ’17 led the purple and white in scoring with 14 points, hitting two shots from behind the arc. Jamie Renner ’17, Ali Doswell ’17 and Madeline Eck ’20 added ten points apiece to the effort.

At Trinity this past Saturday, the Amherst team continued their dominant play against NESCAC teams. With the help of 19 points from Meredith Doswell and a 28-point team effort in the third quarter, Amherst came away with a huge 85-44 win.
The purple and white finished with 44 points in the paint and a 56% overall shooting percentage. After these games, Ali Doswell ’17 has now totaled 1,408 points in her collegiate career and is just six points shy of breaking the all-time scoring record amongst Amherst women.

The senior captain is also just two three-point shots away from breaking the school’s all-time three-point record.
The Trinity win increased Amherst’s total record to an impressive 20-0, and they look to stay undefeated when they travel to take on Bates College at 7 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 3.