Farmingdale, N.Y. - Amherst College improved to 6-0 this season after a 74-34 win over Farmingdale State this afternoon in a road non-conference women's basketball affair.
The Mammoths started quickly, as they opened up a 12-1 advantage just over seven minutes into the first quarter, and held Farmingdale State to just fifteen points in the opening half.
Amherst kept the Rams (2-6) to single-digit points in three of the four quarters after failing to do that in multiple periods last time out for the first time all season.
Sophomore Hannah Fox produced a game-high 18 points along with three steals, three assists and six boards. Junior guard Emma McCarthy recorded a double-double as she pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds and scored 13 points in the victory.
Fox hit a jumper to increase the Mammoth lead to 14-3 and, though on the ensuing Farmingdale possession, senior guard Kaelyn Ward knocked down a 3 to close within eight, 14-6, Amherst finished the quarter on a 5-0 run to take a 19-6 lead into the second.
The Mammoths led 28-8 midway through the second quarter, and held a 35-15 edge at the break after ending the quarter on a 7-0 run.
Leading 37-15 early in the third, Fox tallied back-to-back 3-pointers to open up a 43-15 advantage.
Down 56-23, Ward knocked down a jumper to cut the deficit to 56-25 but Fox quickly answered with another 3 to bring the Mammoths' lead to 34, 59-25.
Amherst led 62-26 at the end of the third quarter and outscored FSC 12-8 in the fourth as they earned the non-conference victory, 74-34.
Jackie Nagle '18 notched her second straight double-digit scoring game with 13 points off the Amherst bench. Nagle also grabbed eight rebounds, helping Amherst to a 52-25 edge on the glass.
Ward finished with a team-high 14 points, while Essence Casey totaled 11 points off the bench for Farmingdale.
Amherst hosts Bridgewater State next Saturday at 3:00 pm, and then will take a few weeks off before travelling to Las Vegas and California for a trip that will take them through the New Year.