Late Free-Throw Lifts Amherst past Washington
Jeffs Mount Dramatic Rally in Final 90 Seconds for 67-66 win

AMHERST, Mass. - Senior Amherst Co-captain Hugh Quattlebaum (Andover, MA) hit the back end of a two-shot foul with no time remaining to give the host Lord Jeffs a dramatic 67-66 come-from-behind victory over Washington College on Sunday afternoon.
Down 64-57 with less than 90 seconds remaining, Amherst began a furious comeback. An Erik Kelly (Staples, MN) lay-up made the score 64-59 with 1:20 left. After a Washington turnover, Amherst Co-captain Chris Smith's (Swarthmore, PA) offensive rebound and put-back pulled the Jeffs within three, 64-61 with 1:03 to go. Two free throws by Washington junior guard Greg Adams (Toms River, NJ) gave the Shoremen a 66-61 lead, but the visitors would not score again. Amherst junior Brian Daoust (Dover, MA) drained a three-pointer with 40.9 seconds to go, and the Jeffs then fouled Adams, who last season turned in the seventh highest free-throw percentage in Division III history. However, Adams missed the front end of the one-and-one and freshman guard Ryan Faulkner (Lebanon, NH) pushed the ball upcourt to Smith for an easy lay-in to tie the game. The Shoremen had a chance to win the game on their ensuing possession, but senior captain Steve DeVore (Hagerstown, MD) had his jumper blocked by Quattlebaum with 4.1 seconds remaining. Amherst senior Jackson Collins (Brooklyn, NY) pounced on the rebound and lofted a long pass to Quattlebaum, who was fouled by Washington junior Alhamisi Simms (Annapolis, MD) as time expired.
Chris Smith led Amherst with a career-high 23 points to go along with 12 boards, while Kelly added 20 points and Collins had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Adams led five Washington players in double-figures with 15 points. The Jeffs go to 6-3 with the win, while Washington drops to 4-7.
Amherst next plays at Wesleyan University on Wednesday night, while Washington also plays Wednesday at home against Johns Hopkins University.


Sunday, January 9 at Amherst, Massachusetts

1 2 -- F
Washington College (4-7) 36 30   66
Amherst College (6-3) 31 36   67

Washington (66) Adams 5-10 4-5 15, DeVore 6-12 0-0 12, Piner 4-7 2-2 10, Peterson 5-7 0-0 10, Simms 4-5 1-1 10, Bell 2-6 0-0 5, Bellin 2-4 0-0 4, Goode 0-0 0-0 0

Amherst (67) Smith 10-14 3-5 23, Kelly 8-17 3-3 20, Collins 5-10 0-0 10, Quattlebaum 4-8 1-2 9, Daoust 2-8 0-0 5, Faulkner 0-2 0-0 0, Taverna 0-0 0-0 0, Krause 0-1 0-0 0, Jenkins 0-1 0-0 0, Sexson 0-1 0-0 0, Zieja 0-2 0-0 0, Fitzsimons
0-0 0-0 0

3-point goals - Washington 3-8 (Bell 1-2, Adams 1-3, Simms 1-1, DeVore 0-2), Amherst 2-17 (Daoust 1-5, Kelly 1-7, Faulkner 0-1, Quattlebaum 0-1, Krause 0-1, Jenkins 0-1, Zieja 0-1). Fouled out - A Daoust. Rebounds - Washington 23 (DeVore 6), Amherst 37 (Collins, Smith 12). Assists - Washington 16 (DeVore, Peterson 5), Amherst 15 (Quattlebaum 4). Total fouls - Washington 15, Amherst 14. Technicals - None. Attendance - 87.


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