Men's Basketball Dominates Opener
Kelly '01 hits for 18 as Jeffs cruise past MCLA, 108-72

AMHERST, Mass. - The men's basketball team defeated the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 108-72 to win their season opener at LeFrak Gymnasium on Tuesday night. Amherst junior Erik Kelly (Staples, MN) led a balanced Jeffs scoring attack with 18 points, all 18 coming on six 3-pointers.
The Lord Jeffs led 49-42 at the half as MCLA stayed close, shooting 66% from the field in the opening 20 minutes. Amherst went on a 10-0 in a 1:03 span early in the second half, behind consecutive threes by Kelly and senior Pat Mulvey (Rye, NH), to make the score 59-44. An alley-oop dunk at 10:07 by freshman Patrick Fitzsimons (Durham, NC) from senior Co-captain Hugh Quattlebaum (Andover, MA) made the score 75-52 and the Jeffs cruised from there. Quattlebaum played a strong all-around game, finishing with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals. Junior guard Brian Daoust (Dover, MA) added 13 points and 6 assists.
Junior Murales Louis (Cambridge, MA) led the Mohawks with 19 points and 9 rebounds, and sophomore guard Bobby Fortes (Palmer, MA) added 12 points and 8 assists, against 11 turnovers. MCLA drops to 1-2 with the loss. Amherst will play again this Thursday at Clark University.


Wednesday, November 30 at LeFrak Gymnasium, Amherst, Massachusetts

MCLA (1-2) 42 30 -- 72
Amherst (1-0) 49 59 -- 108

Mass. College of Liberal Arts (72) Louis 9-14 1-3 19, Fortes 3-6 4-4 12, Lamboley 5-13 0-0 10, A. Owumi 4-6 0-0 9, Howard 3-6 2-3 8, Brown 3-6 1-1 7, Carter 2-3 1-2 5, Mills 0-2 2-2 2, J. Owumi 0-0 0-0 0, Coburn 0-1 0-0 0, Paquette 0-2 0-0 0, Denton 0-1 0-0 0, Kanozek 0-0 0-0 0

Amherst (108) Kelly 6-13 0-0 18, Quattlebaum 6-11 2-2 14, Daoust 3-8 5-5 13, Zieja 4-6 3-3 11, Fitzsimons 4-6 2-5 10, Smith 4-8 1-2 9, Jenkins 3-5 0-0 7, Sexson 2-3 2-2 6, Collins 2-4 1-2 5, Mulvey 2-9 0-1 5, Faulkner 1-2 1-4 3, Williams 1-3 1-2 3, Krause 1-2 0-0 2, Proctor 0-0 2-4 2, Keane 0-1 0-0 0, Taverna 0-0 0-0 0

3-point goals - MCLA 3-13 (Fortes 2-4, A. Owumi 1-3, Paquette 0-2, Lamboley 0-1, Louis 0-1, Denton 0-1, Mills 0-1), Amherst 10-22 (Kelly 6-12, Daoust 2-3, Jenkins 1-2, Mulvey 1-3, Krause 0-1, Keane 0-1). Fouled Out - MCLA Kanozek, A Sexson. Rebounds - MCLA 40 (Howard 11), Amherst 43 (Smith 9). Assists - MCLA 22 (Fortes 8), Amherst 31 (Mulvey 7). Total fouls - MCLA 29, Amherst 16. Technicals - MCLA Kanozek. Attendance - 191.

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11/30/99