Jan 25, 2019
WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College and Amherst College women's basketball teams combined for just 32 points in the first half, but the third-ranked Mammoths pulled out a 60-44 NESCAC win Friday night.
The Mules drop to 6-11 overall and 0-5 in the conference, while defending national champion Amherst is 17-1 and 4-0 in the league.
By the numbers
* Madeline Eck had 22 of her game-high 30 points in the second half and added 10 rebounds. She was 15-for-27 from the field and added two steals.
* Cam Hendricks also had a double-double for Amherst with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. Maeve McNamara finished with a game-high six assists and had eight boards, while Courtney Resch had 10 points and three assists.
* Keagan Dunbar led the Mules with 16 points, while Ainsley Burns had nine points and seven rebounds.
* Paige Russell (pictured) went 3-for-4 from the field for eight points for the Mules. Grace Coutu had a team-high nine rebounds and Sarah Hancock had three assists.
* The game lasted just one hour, 15 minutes as the two teams combined for just 12 fouls.
* The Mammoths led 10-4 after one quarter, but the Mules did have some good looks in the opening 10 minutes.
* Amherst extended its lead to 21-11 at halftime behind eight points and six rebounds from Eck. Dunbar had seven points at the break.
* Both teams scored more points in the third quarter than the entire first half. The Mammoths had a 22-17 scoring advantage in the third quarter.
* The Mules stayed in range of Amherst in the opening five minutes of the fourth quarter, with the Mammoths still playing their starters with less than five minutes remaining.
* Colby plays host to Hamilton College in another NESCAC game Saturday at 3 p.m.
* Amherst has a 3 p.m. showdown with top-ranked Bowdoin College in Brunswick on Saturday.