December 6, 2002
SPRINGFIELD, MA - Amherst College junior guard Shannon Russell (Shrewsbury, Mass.) scored a game-high 14 points as the Amherst College women's basketball team defeated Western New England College, 64-43, in the opening round of the inaugural Pioneer Valley Women's Hoop Classic at Springfield College on Friday.
The Lord Jeffs (4-0) take on Westfield State Saturday at 6 p.m. The Owls topped host Springfield College, 56-50, in Friday's first game. Western New England (4-2) takes on Springfield (2-2) in the nightcap.
Amherst junior center Caitlin Farrell (Lafayette, Calif.) gathered 12 boards and blocked five shots for the victors, while freshman forward Katie Latham (Wakefield, Mass.) added 12 points and six rebounds.
Freshman forward Lisa Masella (Newtown, Conn.) led the Golden Bears with 10 points and nine rebounds, and senior forward Jamie Carney (Orleans, Mass.) added a game-high 16 rebounds to go along with five points.
Amherst vs. WNEC Box Score