CLINTON, N.Y. -- It wasn’t easy, but 10th-ranked Williams extended its winning streak to 11 games on Sunday.
Mike Mayer had 24 points for the Ephs (15-1, 5-0 in NESCAC) in a 67-59 win at Hamilton (7-9, 1-4). Mayer was one of three Williams players to score in double figures.
Williams trailed by three points at halftime and by as many as eight early in the second half. But Taylor Epley, who came off the bench to score 14 points, hit back-to-back 3-point baskets midway through the half to give the Ephs the lead for keeps.
Daniel Wohl also scored in double figures for the Ephs with 13 points. Hamilton’s Matt Hart led all scorers with 25.
It’s the longest winning streak for the Ephs since they won 12-games in 2011. That streak ended with a loss to Middlebury in the NESCAC championship game.
CLINTON, N.Y. -- With a 57-35 win over Hamilton, the Williams women have a six-game winning streak, and defense has been the key.
The Ephs (15-2, 4-1) held host Hamilton (8-9, 1-5) to only 35 points in the victory. It’s the fifth time Williams has held a team under 40 points this year. In their current six-game winning streak, the most points the Ephs have surrendered was 50. No Hamilton player scored in double figures.
On Sunday, the Continentals scored the game’s first seven points. Williams came back and took a 10-9 lead on a jumper by Grace Rehnquist with 14:52 left in the first half. Williams never trailed again.
Claire Baecher had 13 points for the Ephs, Ellen Cook had 12 and Rehnquist came off the bench to score 11.
MCLA men’s basketball
NORTH ADAMS -- The Trailblazers needed some more big plays down the stretch and they got them in a 66-60 victory over Fitchburg State.
Vernon Cross had 16 points while John Jones and Paul Maurice added 12 points each. The Trailblazers are now 5-0 in MASCAC play and atop the league standings.
MCLA trailed 60-57 before Cross scored six of the game’s final nine points for the victory.
MCLA women’s basketball
NORTH ADAMS -- Lucy Tremblay had 18 points but it wasn’t enough and the ‘Blazers lost to Fitchburg, 74-54.
Fitchburg State got 27 points from Amy Fahey, one of four Fitchburg players in double figures.
Williams women’s hockey
WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Ephs jumped out to a 2-0 lead and weathered a Colby rally for a 2-1 win.
Sam Weinstein and Gabrielle Vukasin scored goals in the second period for Williams.
Chloe Billadeau made 29 saves to earn the win for the Ephs.
Williams men’s hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs scored the first five goals of the game and cruised to a 9-2 victory over Colby.
Cody Skinner and Peter Mistretta each had two goals for Williams. The Ephs opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game on a tally by David Jarrett. Skinner scored his first a little more than two minutes later.
ESSEX, Vt. -- Mount Greylock finished 11th out of 35 teams in the Essex Classic wrestling tournament over the weekend.
Jude Rorke was sixth at 98 pounds for the Mounties, while Mitch Graves came in fifth at 145 pounds. Ross Jackson was fourth at 182 pounds.