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Championship trophy in hand, the 11th ranked Jeffs (pictured with Ken Wright Jr.) improved to 2-0 with Saturday's win over Vassar.

11th-Ranked Jeffs Take Ken Wright '52 Invitational Behind Tourney MVP Andrew Schiel's 18 Points

November 20, 2004

AMHERST, MA - With 18 points, four rebounds, two assists, a pair of blocks and two steals in just 18 minutes, senior forward Andrew Schiel (Wayne, PA) earned Tournament MVP honors, leading the 11th-ranked Amherst College (2-0) men’s basketball team to a lopsided 84-62 win over visiting Vassar College (1-1) in the championship game of the Fourth-Annual Ken Wright ’52 Memorial Invitational on Saturday.

Amherst senior Russell Lee (Lorton, VA), one of three Amherst players to score 12 points in the win along with junior John Casnocha (San Francisco, CA) and sophomore Dan O’Shea (Lawrence, MA), joined Schiel on the All-Tournament team.

As in Friday night’s first-round win over Medgar Evers College, Amherst started a bit sluggish on Saturday, trading leads with Vassar over the first three minutes. Lee, Schiel and junior guard John Bedford (Ridgewood, NJ) then upped the defensive intensity and used a trio of steals to spark a 29-8 Amherst run - capped by a Dan Wheeler (Bloomington, MN) putback - from which the Brewers would never recover.

Bedford bolstered the offense with eight points, while sophomores Wheeler and Tim McLaughlin (Chatham, NJ) were equally impressive with seven points each. Amherst senior point guard Ray Corrigan (Queens, NY) dished out seven assists, and McLaughlin led the Jeffs on the boards with seven caroms.

Vassar senior Judson Winton (San Francisco, CA) and sophomore Will Byrne (Chelmsford, MA) earned All-Tournament honors with 21 and 14 points, respectively.

Earlier in the afternoon, Curry College (1-1) took the consolation game 67-65 over Medgar Evers (0-2). Junior Michael Mohrin (Greenwich, CT) tallied 26 points and six rebounds in the win, while rookie Kenneth Griffin (Brooklyn, NY) finished with 24 points and six boards in defeat. Both were named to the All-Tournament team.

Amherst returns to action Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. against visiting non-league foe Clark University.

Amherst vs. Vassar box score/play-by-play

Curry vs. Medgar Evers box score/play-by-play