WESTFIELD -- The MCLA men's basketball team remained undefeated in the conference with a 64-43 win Tuesday night over Westfield State.
MCLA took control early, using a pair of 3-pointers from Ramon Viches to fuel a 12-2 run and push the Trailblazers out to a 22-8 lead. Westfield never closed to within 10 points, and MCLA led 29-17 at the half.
Another good run to open the second half -- this one a 13-3 spurt -- dashed any thoughts Westfield had of a comeback.
The Trailblazers held the preseason MASCAC favorites to just 21 percent shooting.
MCLA women's basketball
WESTFIELD -- The Westfield State Owls opened strong and finished stronger in defeating the Trailblazers 71-44.
MCLA trailed by 10 at the break. The deficit reached 16 before the Trailblazers closed it back to 10, but couldn't do any better. Lucy Tremblay's 12 points and seven assists paced the MCLA offense. The Trailblazers shot just 30.8 (16 of 52) percent from the field, compared to 54.5 (30-55) for Westfield.
Williams men's basketball
LYNDONVILLE, Vt. -- The Ephs led by 13 at the break and more than doubled that in the second half en route to a 90-59 win over Lyndon St.
Taylor Epley's 24 points led all scorers. Michael Mayer and James Klemm had 15 and 14 respectively. Williams had 10 players factor into the scoring. The Ephs also made 11 3-pointers, good for 42.3 percent.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- The Ephs trailed by 14 at the break, but had a complete turnaround in the second half, as they rallied to beat Plattsburgh State 59-44.
Williams scored just 19 points in the first half, but held PSUC to only 11 in the second half to complete the comeback. Three Ephs scored at least 14 points with Ellen Cook's 15 leading. Claire Baecher and Danny Rainer scored 14. Baecher also had 13 rebounds, a game-high.
Williams men's hockey
WELLESLEY -- The Ephs held a one-goal lead mid way through the third period for 63 seconds before Babson tied it up. The two teams stayed knotted up for the final 9:45 and overtime, sending each away with a 3-3 tie.
Peter Mistretta gave Williams the 3-2 lead at the 9:12 mark of the third on the power play. But Mike Driscoll scored on a power play for Babson to tie it up shortly after.
Williams held a slight edge in shots, 27-25, putting 12 on net in the final 20 minutes.