In the midst of one of the most successful stretches in program history, the Men’s Basketball team looked to build on their impressive roll as they faced off against Williams on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Jeffs entered the contest on a 14-game winning streak, having not lost since Dec. 6, and were looking to earn their 12th consecutive victory over their archrivals. Meanwhile, the No. 7-ranked Ephs shared an identical 20-2 record with Amherst and, like the Jeffs, were undefeated in conference play.

Women’s basketball’s 22-game win streak came to an abrupt halt in Williamstown on Sunday as the Ephs used a first-half run and strong individual performances to deal the Lord Jeffs their first loss of the season, 71-51. The loss, Amherst’s first against the Ephs in 11 contests, drops the third-ranked Lord Jeffs (22-1, 8-1 NESCAC) into a three-way tie atop the conference.