2019-20 Amherst College Women's Basketball News

  • 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.
  • Fox Tabbed as Most Outstanding Player, Earns D3Hoops Team of the Week Honors
    January 03, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Following a record setting tournament at the annual D3hoops.com Classic, senior guard Hannah Fox was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament for the second consecutive year and earned D3Hoops Team of the Week honors, as announced by the organization on Monday.  
  • No. 6 Women's Basketball Heads Back East at 8-1 Overall
    December 31, 2019
    Battling to two hard fought wins, the sixth-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team capped off their trip out west in style, downing the University of Redlands, 54-46, and Chapman University, 62-58, at the Harold Hutton Sports Center.
  • No. 6 Amherst Completes Sweep at D3hoops Classic With Win Over Keene State
    December 29, 2019
    Senior guard Hannah Fox accounted for 18 points to lead all players and become the new all-time leading scorer, men or women, in the 10-year history of the D3hoops.com Classic with 127 points in five games as the No. 6 Amherst College women's basketball downed Keene State College, 71-41 Sunday afternoon at Southpoint Arena.
  • Electrifying Third Quarter Lifts No. 6 Mammoths Past No. 10 DeSales
    December 28, 2019
    Outscoring the Bulldogs 45-20 in the second half, including a 28-point third quarter, the No. 6 Amherst College women’s basketball team erased a four-point halftime deficit to power past No. 10 DeSales University, 73-52 at the 10th annual D3hoops.com Classic Saturday evening at Southpoint Arena.
  • Amherst Smothers Warriors to Return to Winning Ways
    December 07, 2019
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. --  Amherst College outscored Eastern Connecticut State University 37-14 over the second and third quarters and picked up a 64-39 victory over the Warriors in non-conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Geissler Gymnasium.
  • #1 Amherst Toppled by Visiting Saints
    December 03, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Emmanuel College scored eleven straight points in the fourth quarter to take a double-digit lead and eventually handed #1 Amherst College a 60-55 defeat in non-conference women’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.  
  • #1 Mammoths Win Tip-Off Classic Behind 12-Block Effort
    November 25, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College matched their highest block total in a single game over the last two years with 12 rejections in a 61-38 victory over Babson College to win the 2019 Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Classic on Monday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Fox Joins 1,000 Point Club as Mammoths Beat #22 Ithaca
    November 23, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Senior guard Hannah Fox ’20 became the 19th member of the Amherst College women’s basketball 1,000 point club in Amherst’s 60-49 victory over #22 Ithaca College in the first game of the Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Classic at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Races to Season Opening Win over Knights
    November 17, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The top-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team opened up a 28-10 lead in the opening quarter and then held New Jersey City University to just 14 points over the next thirty minutes as the Mammoths earned an 80-24 victory in their season opener on Sunday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst College 2019-20 Women's Basketball Preview
    November 14, 2019
    After making their 11th straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance a year ago, the Amherst Senior Class is looking to close out their career with a third national championship!
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