Stingy Defense Highlights Mammoth Rout in Brooklyn

Stingy Defense Highlights Mammoth Rout in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, N.Y. ---Amherst College held Brooklyn College to just one made field goal during the second and third quarters on Saturday evening at the West Quad Center and had their best defensive night of the year in a 60-27 victory over the Bulldogs in non-conference women's basketball action.

No. 7 Amherst improves to 4-1 on the year and will finish their weekend road trip on Sunday with a 2:00 PM game at New Jersey City.

Madeline Eck '20 and Hannah Fox '20 scored 13 points apiece, and Fox made it a double-double with ten rebounds, while also dishing out five assists, but it was the Amherst defense that shined the brightest in the win.

That defense held Brooklyn (3-1) to just 17.8% shooting and 1-11 (9.1%) from behind the three-point line. They forced 24 turnovers and collected 15 steals and seven blocks, three of them by first year center Dani Valdez.

Following a tight first period with Amherst clinging to a 9-7 lead, the Mammoths opened up the second with an 8-0 run.  Brooklyn would only manage one bucket in the second period as the Mammoths closed out the first half with an 11-0 run to take a 29-9 halftime lead. 

Amherst shot 7-10 from the floor in the second quarter, on their way to a 20-2 period. Eleven of Eck's points came in the second quarter, where she went 5-5 from the field and hit her only three-point attempt.

In the third quarter, the Bulldogs were held without a field goal (0-8), collecting all six of their points at the free-throw line. This time it was Fox who led the offense, scoring 11 of her points in the third quarter, and Amherst headed into the final period with a 34 point advantage.

The Mammoths had a 42-31 rebound advantage and a 28-12 edge on points in the paint.

Cam Hendricks '20 scored eight points, including a pair of three-pointers, while Meghan Sullivan '19 added nine points on 4-4 shooting off the bench.

Sophomore forward Chanel Jemmott scored a team-high 11 points for Brooklyn, while junior forward Dionna Rogers came off the bench to lead the team with eight rebounds.