Sullivan '00, Walker '02 Lead Jeffs past Jumbos
Pair combines for 47 points, 26 rebounds in 74-67 Amherst win

    AMHERST, Mass. ­ Senior Amherst College Co-captain Naomi Sullivan (Hudson, MA) scored 18 of her game-high 28 points in the second half, and freshman forward Sarah Walker (West Hartford, CT) posted 19 points and 18 rebounds, as the Jeffs defeated the Tufts University Jumbos, 74-67, in NESCAC conference action on Friday night.
    Jumbo guard Meghann Gill (Blasdell, NY) connected for 11 first-half points as the two teams fought back and forth throughout the first 15 minutes. But with the Jumbos leading 23-19 just inside the seven-minute mark, the Jeffs went on a 17-0 run, with all 17 points coming from the trio of Sullivan, Walker, and freshman guard Sally Hamill (Scituate, MA), to take a 36-23 lead to the break.
    The Jumbos rallied in the second half behind freshman center Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY), who cleaned up on the glass, scoring 21 of her team-high 27 points and grabbing eight of her 14 rebounds in the second period. But Sullivan and Walker were too tough inside, and Walker's three-point play inside the 1:30-mark sealed the win for the Jeffs, who shot 25-49 from the field for the game (51.0 percent). Despite 22 offensive rebounds, the Jumbos were held a 25-71 (35.2 percent) shooting performance from the field, and a 9-17 mark from behind the three-point arc.
    Sullivan added five assists, four rebounds and five steals to her 28-point effort, while Walker notched a career-best four-block performance for the Jeffs. Hamill, who finished with a career-high 16 points, was the only other Amherst player in double figures, finishing with 16 points on 4-7 shooting.
    For the Jumbos (8-3), Goodman's 27 points led three players in double figures, including Gill, who finished with 16, and freshman Erin Harrington (Fall River, MA), who finished with 14 points, including an impressive 4-5 performance from downtown. Tufts, who falls to 0-2 in NESCAC play with the loss, heads down to Hartford to battle Trinity College tomorrow afternoon, while the Jeffs (10-4), winners of six straight, host Bates College in a showdown of two of the NESCAC's top three teams. The Jeffs are 6-0 in January, and are 2-0 in their first two NESCAC games.


Friday, January 28 at Amherst, Massachusetts

Tufts (8-3)

23

44

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67
Amherst (10-4)

36

38

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74

Tufts (67) Goodman 11-18 5-8 27, Gill 6-11 4-8 16, Harrington 5-10 0-0 14, Baker 2-9 1-3 5, Dunn 0-4 2-2 2, Robator 1-5 0-2 2, Fishman 0-5 1-2 1, Kehrberger 0-3 0-0 0, Harvill 0-5 0-1 0, Desmarais 0-0 0-0 0, Busnengo 0-1 0-0 0; TOTALS 25-71 9-17 67

Amherst (74) Sullivan 10-17 8-10 28, Walker 7-12 5-12 19, Hamill 4-7 6-6 16, Feldman 2-3 0-0 5, Bozorg 1-5 1-2 3, Diamond 1-1 0-0 2, Taylor 0-2 1-2 1, Putnam 0-2 0-0 0, Coscarelli 0-0 0-0 0, Sacher 0-0 0-0 0; TOTALS 25-49 21-32 74

3-point goals ­ Tufts 8-18 (Harrington 4-5, Gill 4-8, Fishman 0-2, Dunn 0-2, Harvill 0-1), Amherst 3-11 (Hamill 2-5, Feldman 1-2, Putnam 0-1, Bozorg 0-1, Taylor 0-2). Fouled out - NONE. Rebounds ­ Tufts 44 (Goodman 14), Amherst 38 (Walker 18). Assists ­ Tufts 18 (Dunn 5), Amherst 19(Sullivan 5). Total fouls ­ Tufts 21, Amherst 13. Technicals - NONE. Attendance - 211.


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