No. 3 Amherst handles Hamilton in women's basketball
The Hamilton College Continentals opened NESCAC play with a 60-35 loss to the nationally ranked No. 3 Amherst College Lord Jeffs at Amherst’s LeFrak Gymnasium on Friday night.
The Lord Jeffs (12-0, 1-0 NESCAC) held the Continentals (6-6, 0-1) to 22 percent shooting from the floor.
Sam Graber ’16 scored 15 points to lead Hamilton, going 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. Olivia Pimm ’14 and Carly Gruenberg ‘16 added six points apiece and Pimm pulled down a game-best seven rebounds. For the first time this season the Continentals, who have ranked among the nation’s top 3-point shooting teams all winter, did not convert a 3-point basket.
Ali Doswell ’17 and Hannah Peterson ’17 scored 15 and 11 points, respectively, to pace Amherst. Marley Giddins ’16 contributed nine points and six rebounds.
The Lord Jeffs broke the game open midway through the first half, using a 16-4 run to pull away from an 8-6 advantage. They maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the night and closed the contest with a 15-3 run, holding Hamilton without a basket over the final 7:33.
The Continentals continue their NESCAC weekend with a 2 p.m. game at Trinity College on Saturday, Jan. 11.