LEWISTON, Maine – No. 2/2 Amherst College's Ali Doswell '17 became the program's all-time leading scorer and all-time leader in career three-pointers made as the Purple & White scored a staggering 33 points in the first quarter to highlight a 75-37 victory over NESCAC rival Bates College Friday evening in Lewiston, Maine.
With the win, Amherst improves to 21-0 overall, 7-0 in NESCAC action, while Bates moves to 6-14 on the season, 2-6 in league play. The Purple & White travel to No. 1/1 Tufts University tomorrow afternoon in Medford, Mass.
In Amherst's dominating first quarter of play, the Purple & White hit on 14-of-19 shots including a 14-point effort from Meredith Doswell '17, and five points each from Emma McCarthy '19 and Ali Doswell who tied the program's all-time scoring mark in the first period. The visitors were also 4-for-7 from three-point range (57.1%) as Ali Doswell tied that mark as well in the opening 10 minutes of play.
A back-and-forth second quarter saw both teams score 13 points as Allie Coppola led Bates with six points, while McCarthy scored four to lead Amherst, as the Purple & White held a commanding, 46-22 lead at intermission.
Ali Doswell broke both the scoring, and three-pointer record with her first shot of the third quarter as Amherst outscored the Bobcats, 19-9 in the frame. Jackie Nagle '17 chipped in six points on 3-for-4 shooting in the stanza, while Bernadette Connors accounted for four points for Bates.
Maeve McNamara '19 highlighted the fourth quarter for the visitors, scoring five points, while Cam Hendricks '20 and Hannah Fox '20 followed with three and two points respectively to help Amherst close out its convincing win.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Meredith Doswell finished with a game-high 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting including a 3-for-4 effort from three-point range, while McCarthy chipped in 11 points on 5-for-6 efficiency from the field.
- Off the bench, McNamara and Nagle provided 12 points each as McNamara scored a collegiate-career high on 5-of-6 shooting including a pair of treys.
- Hendricks added a game-high seven rebounds off the bench, while Nagle collected six boards. Meredith Doswell dished out six assists and notched three steals, while JJ Daniell '19 added four assists in the winning effort.
- Coppola led Bates with 10 points on 4-for-9 shooting, while Connors, Nina Davenport, and Melanie Binkhorst scored five points each in the losing effort.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Ali Doswell finished with nine points on 3-for-5 shooting, and 2-for-3 shooting from three-point range. She has now scored a program record 1,417 points, and drained a program-best 250 three-pointers in her career.