Amherst Trounces Mount Holyoke
Katie Hersey Notches 19 points and reaches 1,000 for career

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- The Lady Lord Jeff basketball team notched their first win of the season in impressive style, downing the Lyons of Mount Holyoke College 81-35. Amherst sported five players with double figures in scoring and held the visiting Lyons to just 21% shooting from the field.

Senior co-captain Katie Hersey (Westford, MA) tallied 19 points and pulled down 5 rebounds on the evening and brought her career scoring total to 1,001. Hersey is just the fifth woman in Amherst history to reach the 1,000 point mark in a career. Click here to see the all-time Amherst women's scoring list. Hersey hit a free throw with 4:59 left in the game to reach the momentous plateau. Freshman guard Cara Coscarelli (West Hartford, CT) had a big night, scoring 11 points on five of six shooting from the field in just 21 minutes on the floor.

AMHERST (1-2) 41 40 81 (Hersey 19 pts, 5 rebounds, 3 assists)
Mt. Holyoke (0-2) 20 15 35 (Schefiliti 9 pts, 1 rebound)

Amherst Scoring:

Katie Hersey- 19 (5 rebounds)
Naomi Sullivan- 14 (5 rebounds)
Deirdre McCarthy- 12 (4 rebounds)
Cara Coscarelli- 11 (8 rebounds)
Janinne Noel- 10 (3 assists)
Jen Sielicki- 5 (4 rebounds)
Crystal Campaigne- 4 (7 rebounds)
Liza Feldman- 3
Rebecca Sacher- 3
 
Team Statistics:
 
Field Goal: 56.8% (29/51)
3-Pt. Field Goal: 22.2% (2/9)
Free-Throw: 68.7% (22/32)