Naomi Sullivan drove the baseline and sank her sixth basket of the night for the game-winner over Springfield College. Springfield's Donna Masterson had tied the game at 56 with 21.6 seconds left on the game-clock when she followed her own miss into the hoop.
Amherst mounted a 17-2 run midway through the first half to take a nine-point lead into the locker room. But Springfield fought back behind the play of Michele Scecina to tie the game at 39 with 9:43 left in the second period. In the end, missed free throws kept the game close as the Pride's 21.4% from the line haunted Springfield late in the game.
Springfield falls to 10-4 while Amherst betters its record to 8-5.
Springfield (10-4) 20 36 -- 56 Amherst (8-5) 29 29 -- 58