AMHERST, MA- The Amherst College Mammoths continued their undefeated season with a 74-30 win over Bridgewater State University in non-conference women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
Amherst (7-0) gave up single digit points in the second, third, and fourth periods and forced 17 turnovers in the game. Cam Hendricks led the way for Amherst with 18 points and 11 rebounds. She shot a perfect 4-4 from outside and finished 7-8 from the field.
Emma McCarthy '19 also had 10 points on 5-12 shooting from the field. Amherst only allowed Bridgewater to score nine field goals in the entire game, four of which were three-pointers.
Bridgewater State put the pressure on Amherst in the opening period, jumping out to a 9-3 lead with two field goals from Chanelle Melton.
Hendricks found her stroke with back to back threes, and the Mammoths led after the first period 15-13. She started the next period with another triple, and the Mammoths outscored the Bears 26-2 in the second quarter, not allowing Bridgewater to score until just over a minute remained in the half.
Amherst forced eight turnovers in the first half and grabbed 21 rebounds to Bridgewater's 12. Madeline Eck '20 and Hendricks led the way offensively for Amherst with 12 and 11 points respectively. Eck went 6-10 in the first half and Hendricks shot a perfect 4-4 as Amherst cruised into halftime with a 41-15 lead.
Amherst suffocated the Bridgewater offense again in the second half, holding Bridgewater to 6 points in the third and 9 in the fourth. Bridgewater shot 25% from the field for the game compared to Amherst's 51%. Amherst made eight threes in the second half and was able to stretch their lead all the way to 50 with just a minute left.
Rhiana Page and Sara DaSilva led Bridgewater with six points apiece, while Melton grabbed five rebounds and had four points.
DaSilva went 2-2 from behind the three-point line.
The Mammoths have a few weeks off before heading to the West Coast for a trip that will take them over the New Year's break. Their first stop will be a 1:00 pm game against UC Santa Cruz in Las Vegas on December 28th.
Bridgewater State (1-7) hosts Wentworth on December 14th at 5:00 PM.