Twelve Mammoths Get into Scorebook in Non-Conference Win

Twelve Mammoths Get into Scorebook in Non-Conference Win

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College opened up a big lead in the opening minutes of Tuesday evening's non-conference men's basketball game against Rhode Island College at LeFrak Gymnasium, and were able to employ their entire roster in a 75-36 victory over the Anchormen for their fourth straight victory.

The Mammoths (13-6) shot 9-20 from behind the three-point line in the first half, and jumped out to a 10-0 lead behind triples from Grant Robinson '21 and Johnny McCarthy '18.

After Rhode Island College got on the board with layups by Adham Floyd and Roosevelt Shider, Amherst went on a 20-2 run, with Michael Riopel '18 and Tommy Mobley '20 getting in on the long-range shooting before Robinson capped the run with another dagger of his own.

The lead stayed in double-figures for the rest of the game, extending to 41-16 by halftime as the Mammoths shot 41% in the first half and held Rhode Island College to 8-31 and 0-7 from downtown.

Mobley and Robinson combined to lead the team with 12 points apiece, and combined shot 8-12 from long range. Dylan Groff '19 scored eight points in 11 minutes off the bench, and Eric Sellew '20 had nine points, two blocks and a game-high four assists.

Rhode Island College (4-15) was led by AJ Pettway, who scored seven points. Grant Gillis and Floyd added six points apiece, and Justin Campbell led the team with eight rebounds.

The Mammoths had a 54-37 advantage on the glass, led by eight rebounds from C.J. Bachmann '19. They dished out 25 assists to just three from the Anchormen and scored 23 points off of 17 Rhode Island College turnovers.

The lead reached its largest margin, 42 points, with 2:06 to play in the game when a pair of free-throws by DJ Diabate '21 put the home team ahead 75-33.

Amherst looks to keep their winning streak alive on Friday night when they travel to Tufts University for a 7:00 pm New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tip-off.