AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Two Amherst College basketball players were named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Honor Roll, co-sponsored by Amerisuites, for the week ending February 21, 1998. This is the eighth week that the ECAC has recognized an Amherst winter student-athlete for his or her week's performance.
Chris Ingraham (Tuscon, AZ) makes his first appearance on the ECAC Honor Roll for a trio of double figure games, including a career-high 24 points and five assists against Tufts. The guard averaged 21.7 points in three games after posting just 8.8 before the week began. The junior hit the winning jumper among his game-high 22 points in an 80-77 victory over Brandeis while also pulling down six rebounds and making a pair of steals in the winning effort. He followed up with 19 points in a 96-66 blowout of NESCAC rival Bates before his Jumbo feat, which included four 3-pointers and three steals. Amherst men's basketball is currently 18-3 on the season after jumping out to a 13-0 start, the best in program history.
Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) makes her second appearance on the ECAC Honor Roll for averaging 15.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. The senior tri-captain posted 15 points and 13 rebounds as Bates squeaked by the Jeffs, 60-58 to begin the weekend, and Rinaldi helped rally Amherst from a second-half scare by Tufts. The forward converted a trio of three-point plays against the Jumbos among her game-high 16 points while also pulling down seven rebounds. Rinaldi currently leads the 13-9 Lord Jeffs with 14.8 points per game, and she is second in rebounding with 8.2 in each showing.
Both men's and women's basketball have two games left in the regular season. The women will host Connecticut College at 7:30pm on Tuesday night in LeFrak Gymnasium, while the men travel to New London for a 7:00pm showdown with the Camels on Wednesday. Amherst will wrap up the regular season on Saturday with a Little III meeting with Wesleyan.
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