Amherst College Athletics
Amherst College  
Site Map
Amherst College > Athletics > Women's Basketball > Jeffs Hammer Simmons, 71-41
Liz Avis '07
Sophomore guard Liz Avis netted a season-high seven points on Thursday night.

Jeffs Hammer Simmons, 71-41

January 13, 2005

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College women’s basketball team won its second straight game on Thursday night, hammering visiting non-conference foe Simmons College, 71-41. The Jeffs placed 12 players in the scoring column, led by sophomore Jenny Muller’s (Andover, MA) game-high 14 points, as they improved to 9-3.

Amherst junior forward Katie Latham (Wakefield, MA) scored off slick feed from classmate Krissy Morin (Litchfield, NH) 1:22 into play and the Jeffs would never trail throughout the contest. The Sharks pulled with eight on a pair of free throws from senior forward Jill DeCologenro (Somerville, MA) 4:26 before halftime, but a deep trifecta from Muller ignited a 16-5 run to give the Jeffs a 40-21 advantage at the break. Muller dropped all 14 of her points in the opening frame on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor.

Amherst first-year Stefanie Reiff (Hinsdale, IL) sparked another run after the half, netting seven of the Jeffs’ first nine points and stretching the lead to 26 in the first four minutes. Despite clearing their bench, the Jeffs showed no signs of slowing as sophomores Liz Avis (Shrewsbury, MA) and Caroline Polales (Chicago, IL) tallied seven and five points, respectively, to lead the Amherst reserves.

Reiff and fellow rookie Matia Kostakis (Andover, MA) joined Muller in double figures with 12 and 13 points, respectively, while Kostakis, who currently leads the NESCAC in rebounding with 10.5 boards per game, grabbed 13 caroms. Latham filled the stat column as well posting six points, six rebounds, a career-high five assists, two blocks and two steals. The Jeffs outrebounded Simmons 50-37, while holding the Sharks to just 22.0% (13-for-59) shooting and forcing 17 turnovers.

Simmons junior Jennifer Caron (Goffstown, NH) netted 11 points and first-year Nicole Cohen (Wellesley, MA) tallied seven points and 10 boards as the Sharks fell to 5-6 with the loss

Amherst returns to action Saturday at 3 p.m. in its NESCAC opener against visiting Trinity College.

Box Score/Play-by-Play