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Tim Jones '04
Senior Tim Jones netted a career-high 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting on Friday night.

No. 8 Jeffs Crush Conn. College, 103-68

February 13, 2004

NEW LONDON, CT - The eighth-ranked Amherst College menís basketball team crushed NESCAC host Connecticut College on Friday night, 103-68. The Jeffs placed five players in double figures led by senior tri-captain Tim Jones (Richmond, VA), who scored a career-high 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting and grabbed six boards. Amherst improved to 21-2 (6-2 NESCAC) and moved into a tie for second place in the conference with Trinity College.

Conn. College managed to keep the game close in the first half as junior guard Danny Melzer netted a pair of free throws to cut the Amherst lead to four, 36-32, with 5:09 remaining. However, the Jeffs closed the half with a 13-6 run to take a 49-38 advantage into the break, as Jones was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field with 15 points.

The Jeffs came out firing in the second frame and posted another 13-6 run to build the lead to 62-44 and they would never look back. Senior guard Adam Harper (Washington, DC) joined Jones in double figures with 17 points and a game-high eight rebounds, while junior Andrew Schiel (Wayne, PA) and senior John Donovan (Holmdel, NJ) netted 19 and 14 points, respectively. Sophomore guard John Bedford (Ridgewood, NJ) rounded out the Jeffs in double figures with 12 points and five boards.

First-year Zarrette Rogers led Conn. College with 19 points and six rebounds as the Camels fell to 5-16 (0-8 NESCAC) and remained at 10th place in the conference.

Amherst closes its regular season slate at NESCAC and Little Three rival Wesleyan University on Saturday at 2 p.m. No. 1-ranked Williams College clinched the top seed in the NESCAC Tournament with an 86-83 win at Bates College on Friday night.

The eight-team NESCAC Tournament tips off on Saturday, February 21. Teams seeded No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 will host first round games. Winning teams will then be re-bracketed, and the semifinal and final rounds will be held at the highest remaining seed.

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