2019-20 Amherst College Women's Basketball News

  • Eck, Fox Named to D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region First Team
    March 17, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – For the third-straight season, Hannah Fox ’20 and Madeline Eck ’20 were selected to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region team, as announced by the organization Tuesday afternoon.
  • Eck Tabbed as Academic All-American by CoSIDA
    March 13, 2020
    AUSTIN, Texas – Amherst College women’s basketball senior Madeline Eck ’20 has been named to the 2019-20 Academic All-America NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Third Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as announced by the organization on Wednesday.
  • NCAA PREVIEW: No. 7 Amherst To Host Sectional Rounds, Set to Face George Fox in Sweet 16
    March 12, 2020
    Advancing to their 13th-straight NCAA Championship Sweet Sixteen, the No. 7 Amherst College women's basketball team garnered hosting duties for the second consecutive weekend of the national postseason and will face George Fox in Third Round action on Friday, March 13, at 7:00PM in LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Eck, Fox Garner First Team All-NESCAC Selection
    March 10, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – For the third consecutive season, Hannah Fox ’20 and Maddie Eck ’20 have been named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women’s basketball All-Conference team, as announced by the league office.
  • Important Announcement Regarding Friday & Saturday's NCAA Competition
    March 10, 2020
    Given the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, administrators at Amherst College made the very difficult decision to prohibit spectators from attending the NCAA games at our facilities out of an abundance of caution and being mindful of the health of the Amherst community, including the teams that competed. We sincerely regret the disappointment and the difficulties these decisions may have caused.
  • Resch Breaks Single-Game Block Record in NCAA Regional Final Win
    March 07, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Sophomore Courtney Resch '22 broke the single-game block record with 12 on the night and moved to second overall in the single-season block category (81) as No. 7 Amherst College women's basketball secured a third round spot in the 2020 NCAA Division III Tournament following their 60-40 win over Rowan University Saturday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Women's Basketball Advances to Second Round with 70-46 Win over Framingham State
    March 06, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – With all 12 players that competed netting a basket, No. 7 Amherst College women’s basketball is heading to their 13th-straight second round appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament following a 70-46 win over Framingham State University in first round action at LeFrak Gymnasium Friday night.
  • NCAA PREVIEW: No. 7 Amherst Women’s Basketball Readies for Regional Host Duties
    March 04, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Making their 13th consecutive appearance in the big dance, No. 7 Amherst College women’s basketball has earned regional host duties and will face off against Framingham State in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship in LeFrak Gymnasium on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Amherst Women's Basketball Falls to Bowdoin in NESCAC Semifinals
    February 29, 2020
    MEDFORD, Mass. -- Third-seed Bowdoin College relied on a 15-0 run early in the second second quarter to help knock off second-seeded Amherst College women's basketball, 74-60, in semifinal action of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship on Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gymnasium. 
  • NESCAC PREVIEW: No. 2 Seed Amherst Set to Battle No. 3 Seed Bowdoin in Semifinal Clash
    February 26, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Second-seeded Amherst College women’s basketball, who boast the second-best scoring defense in Division III (45.8), will travel to Tufts University to face third-seeded Bowdoin in semifinals action of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship on Saturday, February 29 at 2 p.m., at Cousens Gymnasium.  
  • Fox, Eck Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    February 25, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College women’s basketball seniors Madeline Eck ’20 and Hannah Fox ’20 were named to the 2019-20 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team, as announced by the organization recently.
  • Amherst Women's Basketball Downs Bates, 69-44, Advance to NESCAC Semifinals
    February 22, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Appearing in their 17th-straight New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, No. 2 seed Amherst women’s basketball cruised past No. 7 seed Bates College, 69-44, in quarterfinals action on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • NESCAC Preview: No. 6 Women's Basketball Aims for Ninth NESCAC Title
    February 18, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. -- Making their 17th straight appearance in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, sixth-ranked Amherst women's basketball (21-3, 8-2 NESCAC) earned the No. 2 seed and will host seventh-seeded Bates (13-11, 4-6 NESCAC) in quarterfinals action on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Women's Basketball Routs Camels, 76-52, in Regular Season Finale
    February 15, 2020
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – Leading since the 2:57 mark in the first quarter, No. 6 Amherst women's basketball rounded out their 2019-20 regular season campaign with a 76-52 win over Connecticut College in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play on Saturday afternoon at Luce Fieldhouse.  
  • 25-Point Second Quarter Paves Way for No. 6 Women's Basketball Victory
    February 14, 2020
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Fending off a late surge from Trinity (Conn.), No. 6 Amherst College women’s basketball utilized a 25-point second quarter to secure their 20th win on the season with a 58-53 win over the Bantams on the road Friday night.
  • No. 9 Women's Basketball Tops Colby, 53-36, on Senior Day
    February 08, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Overcoming an eight-point first quarter deficit and rattling off a 16-0 run late in the second, No. 9 Amherst women’s basketball picked up their sixth New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) win after taking down Colby, 53-36, during senior day on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 9 Amherst Holds No. 3 Bowdoin Scoreless in First Quarter to Register Big 59-46 Win
    February 07, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – In a battle of the perennial national powerhouse’s, No. 9 Amherst women’s basketball held the Polar Bears scoreless in the opening quarter (16-0) and saw a stout offensive production from Madeline Eck ’20 and Hannah Fox ’20 down the stretch to top No. 3 Bowdoin, 59-46, on Friday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.  
  • Fox's Clutch Free Throws Move No. 8 Amherst Past Wesleyan, 53-49
    February 01, 2020
    Down by one with 25 seconds remaining, senior guard Hannah Fox went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe and hauled in a huge defensive rebound as the eighth-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team bested Wesleyan University, 53-49, to get back in the win column Friday evening at Silloway Gymnasium.
  • No. 5 Women’s Basketball Stunned by Hamilton, 56-55
    January 25, 2020
    CLINTON, N.Y. – In a game of 18 lead changes and 16 ties, No. 5 Amherst women’s basketball was stunned by Hamilton, 56-55, handing the Mammoths their second league loss in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on Saturday night at the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.
  • No. 5 Women's Basketball Secures Little Three Sweep over Williams
    January 22, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Clinching game two of their Little Three matchup against Williams, No. 5 Amherst women’s basketball saw four Mammoths score in double-figures, downing the Ephs 63-40 on Wednesday night at LeFrak Gymnasium
  • No. 1 Tufts Topples No. 4 Amherst in NESCAC Thriller
    January 18, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. -- In a game of three lead changes and seven ties, No. 4 Amherst women's basketball took No. 1 Tufts the full length and forced overtime, but the Jumbos held out down the stretch to top the Mammoths, 48-46, in a thrilling New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matchup on Saturday night at LeFrak Gymnasium. 
  • Key Third Quarter Lifts No. 4 Women’s Basketball over Bates
    January 17, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Holding the Bobcats from scoring for over eight minutes to open the second half, No. 4 Amherst College women’s basketball prevailed in a defense-driven New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) bout on Friday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 4 Mammoths Cruise past Wesleyan, 67-50
    January 14, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – With double-digit scoring from three separate Mammoths, No. 4 Amherst College women’s basketball downed Little Three rival Wesleyan, 67-50, on Tuesday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Eck Earns NESCAC Player of the Week Honors Following 53-Point Week
    January 13, 2020
    HADLEY, Mass. – Ending the opening weekend of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) competition with 53 total points, senior guard Madeline Eck ’20 was named the NESCAC Player of the Week, as announced on Monday afternoon.
  • No. 4 Women's Basketball Downs Middlebury, 60-38, in NESCAC Opener
    January 11, 2020
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Hannah Fox ’20 recorded her third double-double on the season as No. 4 Amherst College women’s basketball opened New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play with a 60-38 road win over Middlebury Friday night in Pepin Gym.
  • No. 4 Mammoths Sweep Opening Weekend of NESCAC Competition
    January 11, 2020
    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Distancing themselves and holding the Ephs to five points in the third quarter, No. 4 Amherst College women’s basketball secured their second New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) win in a 62-51 decision over rival Williams on Saturday afternoon.
  • Third Quarter Surge Lifts No. 4 Women’s Basketball over Albertus Magnus
    January 07, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Up 10 points heading into the halftime break, Amherst College women's basketball rattled off a 17-3 run and outscored the Falcons by 27 points in the second half to clinch their eighth consecutive win, 88-51, in their final non-conference matchup Tuesday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 6 Women's Basketball Concludes Road Trip with Win over Stevens
    January 05, 2020
    HOBOKEN, N.J. – Amherst College women’s basketball, who’s ranked second in the nation in scoring defense (45.2), limited Stevens to 39 points en route to their seventh consecutive win on Sunday afternoon at the Canavan Arena.
  • No. 6 Women’s Basketball Thwarts No. 24 Widener in Non-Conference Showdown
    January 04, 2020
    CHESTER, Pa. – Tallying 25 points through 30 minutes played, senior guard Hannah Fox led Amherst College women’s basketball to their sixth consecutive win after posting their highest point total this season, downing Widener 87-48 on Saturday afternoon at the Schwartz Center.
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