FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – A day after becoming the Jeffs' all-time leading shot blocker, senior forward Megan Robertson secured her place in the annals of Amherst College women's basketball yet again, as she surpassed the 1,000 career point mark during the Purple & White's 67-40 non-conference win at Farmingdale State Tuesday.
With the win, Amherst remains perfect on the season and improves to 11-0 overall and 5-0 in away games. The Rams dropped their second game in a row and are now 4-7 on the season.
With a game-high 16 points, Robertson became just the 15th player in Amherst women's basketball history to reach the 1,000 career mark and now has 1,001 in just 85 games dating back to the 2011-12 season. The senior captain also moved into fifth-place on the Jeffs' all-time rebounding list, moving ahead of Jaci Daigneault '11 (695), and is now just one shy of 700 after finishing Tuesday's game with nine boards. She also recorded five blocks against Farmingdale State to increase her career mark to 180.
The senior was joined in double-figures by Marley Giddins '16 and Ali Doswell '17 with 11 points each. Giddins added seven rebounds, two blocks, three assists and tied a career-high with five steals. Doswell hit three from behind-the-arc and her sister, Meredith Doswell '17, recorded 10 rebounds for the second consecutive game to tie a career-high.
Farmingdale State was led by Andrea Desvignes and Nicole Lanteri with 10 points apiece, while pulling in nine and seven rebounds, respectively. Desvignes also led the team in assists (4) and steals (3).
Much like yesterday's game at Arcadia, the Jeffs came out hot to start the contest and scored the first 14 points, while holding the Rams scoreless until the 13:44 mark of the first half.
Roughly seven minutes later, a lay-up by Hannah Hackley put the visitor's ahead by 20 as they took a 24-4 lead. After a pair of free throws by Desvignes cut the deficit to 16, Hannah Peterson '17 hit one from downtown to put Amherst ahead at the break, 36-17.
The second half was the same story as Amherst outscored the Rams, 26-10, within the first 12:16 to play. The Jeffs took their largest lead of the game at the 7:44 mark when a lay-up by Cheyenne Pritchard '16 put the visitor's up by 35.
The Purple & White shot 28-of-76 (36.8%) from the floor en route to the 67-40 win, and went just 5-of-7 (71.4%) from the charity stripe. Amherst only hit six three-pointers (6-of-33), but held a 54-35 rebounding edge and allowed just 13 field goals (13-of-55) from the Rams.
The Jeffs begin NESCAC play Friday, Jan. 9 and will host Hamilton in LeFrak Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The following day, Jan. 10, Amherst will play Williams in a 3 p.m. contest at home.