Williamstown, Mass. - November 20, 2018 - For the first time since 2008, the Springfield College women's basketball team defeated Williams College, as the Pride defeated the Ephs 63-50 on Tuesday evening in Lasell Gymnasium. In it's last game prior to Thanksgiving break, the Pride was led by freshman forward Amanda Carr (West Haven, Conn.), who notched a career-best 13 points, while Chelsea McAllister (Baltimore, Vt.) and Gracie Restituyo (Barrington, R.I.) also contributed 13 points apiece in the victory.
With the win, the Pride is now 2-3 overall, while the Ephs fall to 1-2 on the year.
The Pride shot 21-for-48 (43.8%) on the evening, including 7-for-14 from beyond the arch, while Williams was just 16-for-61 (26.2%) in the setback. The maroon and white held a slight 38-37 advantage on the glass, while the Ephs held a 22-18 margin in points in the paint.
Along with Carr, McAllister and Restituyo, the Pride also received 10 points from Alex Goslin (South Windsor, Conn.), while Emily Jacques (Auburn, Maine) added nine and seven rebounds. Williams was led by Maggie Meehan (Southington, Conn.), who notched a game-high 15 points in the win.
Goslin and Jacques hit back-to-back threes to open the game as the Pride took a 6-0 edge with 6:56 to play in the quarter, before Restituyo hit a lay-up with 2:28 to play, giving the maroon and white an 8-6 lead. From there, Williams would end the run with an 8-0 lead to take a 14-8 advantage into the second quarter.
Carr and McAllister hit back-to-back threes to open the second quarter to pull the Pride to a 14-14 tie 8:46 to play in the second quarter. With 2:31 one to play in the first half, Jacques drilled a three to make it 21-21. Just 1:30 later, Carr converted another three-pointer to send the Pride into the halftime break with a 26-23 lead over Williams.
Restituyo hit another lay-up with 4:06 to play in the third quarter, which gave Springfield College a 31-28 lead, before Lauren Rudolph (Franklin, Mass.) extended the Pride's lead to six with a triple at the 1:56 mark. Back-to-back lay-ups from Carr pushed the maroon and white's lead to nine with 39 seconds left in the frame, a lead it would take to the fourth and final quarter.
Goslin and Rudolph drained jumpers in the early stages of the fourth quarter to make it 44-33, before Carr converted another triple to make it 47-33 with 6:39 on the clock. From there, the Pride would hang onto its lead and extend it to as much as 17, resulting in Springfield College's second win of the year.
Springfield College will return to play on Wednesday, November 28 as the Pride will open New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play when it travels to Smith for a 7 p.m. contest.