January 24, 2003
MIDDLEBURY, VT - The Amherst College women's basketball team fell at NESCAC foe Middlebury College, 64-54, Friday night. Junior guard Shannon Russell (Shrewsbury, MA) paced the Jeffs with 14 points while senior forward Sarah Walker (W. Hartford, CT) pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.
After trailing 33-22 at the break, the visitors mounted a furious comeback to pull within two points with 5:07 remaining. The Panthers were able to hold on for the victory, shooting 8-for-8 from the charity stripe through the final 2:01.
With the loss, the Jeffs extend their losing streak to five games and fall to 9-6 overall and 0-3 in conference play. Middlebury improves to 8-5.
Amherst returns to action Saturday at 5 p.m. against visiting NESCAC and Little Three rival Williams College.
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