Women's Hoops Falls To Williams

January 30, 2010

Williams made 9 of 21 three-point field goals on its way to a 75-60 NESCAC win over Middlebury (9-9, 2-3) in Pepin Gym. The Ephs (15-4, 4-0) were solid from the floor at .443, while Middlebury struggled shooting, connecting on .333 of its shots. The Panthers did hold a 46-38 rebounding advantage in the contest.

Williams jumped out to a 14-3 lead early behind seven points from Lisa Jaris. Middlebury answered with a 10-0 run to cut the lead to 14-13 with 10:22 remaining. Alana Wall and Lauren Sanchez netted four points apiece during the spurt. The Ephs had an answer, scoring the game's next 14 points to take a 31-13 advantage at the 5:15 mark. Middlebury chipped away and cut the margin to 36-24 at the half.

The lead grew to as many as 17 early in the second half, before a 12-2 run brought the Panthers within seven at 43-36. Williams slowly began to increase its lead to double-digits, leading by as many as 20 before the Panthers cut it to a dozen late in the game. Late free throws led the Ephs to emerge with a 75-60 victory.

Chessie Jackson led all scorers with 18 points, followed by Jaris who scored 16 on 7-7 shooting, and Jill Greenberg with 15 points and eight assists. Brittany Perfetti led the Panthers with 17 points and six rebounds, Kaitlyn Fallon scored a dozen, Wall netted eight with nine boards, while Stephany Surrette grabbed eight rebounds.