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Katie Latham '06
Sophomore Katie Latham led the Jeffs with 12 points and nine rebounds on Friday night.

Jeffs Stomp Conn. College, 83-39

February 13, 2004

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College women’s basketball team placed 11 players in the scoring column en route to a 83-39 stomping of visiting NESCAC foe Connecticut College on Friday night. Sophomore Katie Latham (Wakefield, MA) paced the Jeffs with a game-high 12 points and nine rebounds, while first-year Liz Avis (Shrewsbury, MA) chipped in a career-high 10 points and sophomore Julie Smith (Villanova, PA) added nine points, nine boards and a career-high seven blocks.

The Amherst defense was smothering in the opening half as they held the visitors to just 24.2% (8-for-33) shooting from the field, allowing just 16 points. The Jeffs built the lead as high as 24 points as Latham and senior Marissa McGuire (Minneapolis, MN) each scored six points.

Avis led an explosive Jeff offense in the second half, scoring on 4-of-5 attempts from the field, including a pair of threes. Amherst shot 52.6% (20-for-38) after the break, while holding its opponents to just seven field goals and 23 points. Amherst rookie Caroline Polales (Chicago, IL) scored all six of her points in the second half, while grabbing a career-high seven boards. Also playing well in the paint was senior Caitlin Farrell (Lafayette, CA), who chipped in seven points and seven rebounds.

Sophomore Kristine Morin (Litchfield, NH) and junior Kate Herlihy (Glens Falls, NY) each chipped in eight points for the Jeffs, while Morin added six boards and four assists and first-year Kim Glazier (Boxford, MA) dished out a game-high six assists. Amherst improved to 11-12 (3-5 NESCAC) and moved into a tie with Middlebury College for sixth place in the NESCAC standings.

Conn. College junior Mollie Gage (New York, NY) had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Camels, who fell to 7-14 (0-8 NESCAC) and remain in 10th place in the conference.

Amherst returns to action Saturday at 3 p.m. against visiting NESCAC and Little Three rival Wesleyan University.

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