Amherst Tops Clark in Season Opener
Patrick Mulvey scores career high in victory

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Junior guard Patrick Mulvey (Rye, NH) scored a career high 32 points as the Lord Jeffs (1-0) took control down the stretch and routed the visiting Clark University Cougars (1-2). Clark had Amherst on the ropes early in the first before Mulvey got hot. The spirited guard went four-for-four to close out the half and supplied the Jeffs with a slim 34-32 halftime lead.

Amherst came out firing on all cylinders in the second. Riding the momentum from a 13-2 run after the break, helped out by two three-pointers from Mulvey, the Jeffs took the lead for good coasted home for the 90-78 victory. Junior forward Chris Smith (Swarthmore, PA) notched a double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds) while sophomore point-man Brian Daoust (Dover, MA), fresh off the football field where he was just named 1st- Team All-ECAC at cornerback, came off the bench to pour in 13 points (8/8 from the line).

Amherst travels to Massachusetts College this Saturday for a 2:00 tip-off.

AMHERST (1-0) 34 56 90 (Mulvey 32 points, Smith 15 points)
Clark (1-2) 32 46 78 (Andrejczyk 13 points)

Amherst Scoring:

Patrick Mulvey: 32 points (8 rebounds)
Chris Smith: 15 points (11 rebounds)
Brian Daoust: 13 points (4 assists)
Chris Ingraham: 9 points
Charles Field: 7 points (3 rebounds)
Caith Chapman: 5 points (3 assists)
Hugh Quattlebaum: 4 points (3 rebounds)
Erik Kelly: 3 points (4 assists)
Josh Anish: 2 points (3 rebounds)
 
Team Statistics:
 
Field Goal: 30/61 (49.1%)
3-Pt. Field Goal: 8/21 (38.0%)
Free-Throw: 20/23 (75.8%)