Amherst used a 7-0 run midway through the second half to pull away from Mount Holyoke for the Lord Jeffs' first win of the season. Naomi Sullivan '00 had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 7 steals to spark the team's offense.
Amherst fell prey to turnovers in the first half, committing 14 of their 20 to take only a one point lead into halftime. But Mount Holyoke's early foul trouble and the Jeffs' defensive pressure blew the game open in the second half. With six to play, Kate Sullivan '97 stole an inbounds pass and assisted a Naomi Sullivan bucket to start the 7-2 Amherst run that would round out the game. Naomi Sullivan posted two of her seven steals in the final minutes.
Katie Hersey '99 finished as the Jeffs' leading scorer with 21 points in addition to her nine boards. Emily McNutt led the Lyons with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Mount Holyoke (1-2) 27 19 -- 46 Amherst (1-2) 28 32 -- 60