The Cleveland Cavaliers just traded a former NBA Finals MVP, the youngest MVP in NBA history and last season’s fifth-place finisher in the MVP race (and three other role players) for four players with no major accolades, yet these transactions may have been a smart move for the struggling franchise. The Cavaliers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, a dismal record for a team that has contested the past three NBA finals.

The Amherst women’s basketball team clinched their 54th and 55th consecutive wins this past weekend.

First up was a suspenseful victory over Tufts on Friday night, followed by a win against Bates the next day in a game that doubled as the Mammoths’ Senior Day.

Madeline Eck ’20 led all scorers with 20 points in the win over the No. 7 Jumbos and also added six rebounds, two blocks and three assists.

Jackie Nagle ’18, Hannah Hackley ’18 and Emma McCarthy ’19 each added eight points comprising the majority of the Mammoths’ scoring.

The Amherst men’s hockey team, in the midst of a season defined by inconsistency, finally seemed to find some positive momentum this past weekend. Coming away with two huge NESCAC wins, the Mammoths have improved their overall record to 9-7-4 and sit fourth in the NESCAC standings.

“This was an important weekend for us,” junior defender Phil Johansson said. “It feels great to get two wins, and we’re hoping to carry that momentum through the rest of the regular season and into the postseason.”

For the second meet in a row, the Amherst men’s track and field team travelled east to compete at Tufts. This past weekend, the Mammoths competed in the Cupid Challenge, a smaller meet featuring strong teams from the New England, Mideast and Atlantic regions, in addition to international competition from the University of Québec at Montréal.

Amherst had a solid performance and competed well against a talented field at the unscored meet.

This weekend, the women’s squash team travelled to Clinton, New York to open postseason play at the NESCAC Championships, which were hosted by Hamilton. The tournament began on Feb. 3 and kicked off with No. 4 Amherst facing No. 5 Tufts.

The Mammoths’ tournament run got off to a hot start with the favorites gliding past Tufts in the opening round, 7-2, winning by an identical margin to the matchup between these two teams earlier in the season, which Amherst also won.

Two big victories over the weekend have left the Amherst women’s swimming and diving team full of confidence heading into the NESCAC Championships. The winning run started Saturday when the Mammoths upended No. 8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and included a home victory over Springfield College on Sunday.

The Amherst women’s track and field team competed this weekend in the Cupid Challenge at Tufts’ Gantcher Center. The Mammoths, competing only for individual accomplishments as no team score totals were counted, put forth a strong showing. Only 25 members of the 45 person roster, however competed in the event, due to a combination of premeditated rest and illness. Amherst did not field competitors in the 5000 meter run, the 4x200-meter relay, or the 4x80-meter relay. Amherst also did not participate in the weight throw or shot put.