Basketball Falls to #1 Amherst, 73-23

Basketball Falls to #1 Amherst, 73-23

AMHERST, Mass. (Nov. 23, 2010) – Using a balanced scoring attack, the top ranked Amherst College women's basketball team cruised to a 73-23 victory over Mount Holyoke College this evening at LeFrak Gymnasium. It was the Lord Jeffs' fourth straight win over the Lyons.

Christine Chancy Ten players scored points for Amherst, which converted 44.1% (30-68) of its shots from the field and 35.7.0% (10-28) of its three-pointers. The Lord Jeffs finished with a 40-29 edge on the glass and 20 assists. They were paced by senior forward Jaci Daigneault, who tallied 10 points, four rebounds, four steals and a pair of assists. Sophomore guard Marcia Voigt also netted 10 points for the hosts.

Leading the way for Mount Holyoke was first year guard Annabel Barrett, who posted  a team high seven points to go with five rebounds. Junior guard Christine Chancy registered six points, while classmate Bree Hollinger hauled in a squad best six boards.

Amherst (3-0, 0-0 NESCAC) jumped out to a 26-4 edge midway through the first half and led 46-11 at the break. The Lord Jeffs' final lead of 50 was their largest of the night.

Mount Holyoke (1-3, 0-0 NEWMAC) is slated to kick of its NEWMAC slate at home against Springfield College next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.