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Adam Harper '04
Senior guard Adam Harper was honored before the game after scoring his 1,000th career point in Tuesday’s 70-64 win at Westfield State.

Third-Ranked Jeffs Hammer Tufts, 99-54

January 30, 2004

AMHERST, MA - The third-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team jumped out to a 30-point halftime lead en route to a lopsided 99-54 win over visiting NESCAC rival Tufts University on Friday night. The Jeffs improved to 17-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play, placing four players in double figures, led by senior tri-captain Tim Jones (Richmond, VA) and junior forward Andrew Schiel (Wayne, PA), who finished with 15 points apiece. Jones added game highs of six rebounds and four blocks.

Tufts (4-12/1-3 NESCAC) was paced by senior guard Deyvehn East’s (Greenfield, MA) 11 points, all of which came in the first half. First-year forward Brian Kumf (Milford, MA) added 10 points off the bench.

After opening with a pair of buckets by sophomore forward Scott Armstrong (Rockville, MD), the second of which gave the Jumbos an early 4-2 cushion, Tufts trailed the entire game, thanks in large part to 61.1% (22-for-36) shooting by the Lord Jeffs in the first half. Schiel connected on three-point attempts the first two times he touched the ball and finished 3-for-4 from behind the arc overall. Amherst senior sharpshooter John Donovan (Holmdel, NJ) was similarly scorching, nailing all five of his field goal attempts, including a pair of heaves from downtown, en route to a 13-point night. Lord Jeff rookie Tim McLaughlin (Chatham, NJ) was also perfect from the field, matching a career-high with 12 points on 3-for-3 shooting, including a pair of trifectas and an unblemished 4-for-4 showing from the charity stripe.

Amherst senior guard Adam Harper (Washington, DC) was honored before the game after scoring his 1,000th career point in Tuesday’s 70-64 win at Westfield State. He poured in eight points against Tufts, giving him 1,015 for his career. Harper is just one steal shy of equaling the Amherst career record of 283, held by Keith Poopor ’96.

Amherst returns to action Saturday at 3 p.m. against visiting NESCAC foe Bates College.

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