Division III Playoffs
NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship
Williams College def. Husson University, 86-83 (OT)
Williams junior James Wang buried 30 points as the Ephs survived a game-high 32 points from Husson’s Josh Jones.
Amherst College def. Skidmore College, 79-39
First-year guard Aaron Toomey scored 16 points, leading a balanced attack for the Lord Jeffs as they advanced to the second round.
Williams College def. Becker College, 84-63
Hayden Rooke-Ley ’14 led Williams to the third round with 20 points. Wang also netted 20 in the win. Williams will face Virginia Wesleyan next.
Amherst College def. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 92-70
Amherst co-captain Conor Meehan ’11 turned in a strong all-around effort with 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Lord Jeffs moves on to face Rhode Island College.
Middlebury College def. Western Connecticut State University, 79-53
After receiving a first-round bye, the Panthers joined Williams and Amherst as the third New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) team in the third round of the national tournament. Ryan Sharry ’12 contributed 16 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks as Middlebury moves on to face the University of Rochester.
NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship
Amherst College def. Husson University, 102-44
The Lord Jeffs moved to 27-1 in their first-round rout of Husson. Jaclyn Daigneault ’11 scored a game-high 23 points in just 18 minutes.
Bowdoin College def. Salve Regina University, 74-64
Nicole Coombes ’12 scored 16 points off of the bench for the Polar Bears. Kaitlin Donahoe ’13 added 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the win.
Amherst College def. Eastern Connecticut State University, 76-54
Kim Fiorentino ’12 scored 19 points as the Lord Jeffs moves into the round of 16. Sarah Leyman ’11 added 15 points, 11 rebounds and six steals. Amherst will now face Muhlenberg College.
Bowdoin College def. Mount St. Mary College, 61-53
The Polar Bears punched their ticket to the Sweet 16 behind 19 points and 10 rebounds from Donahoe, both career-highs. Bowdoin will face undefeated Babson College in the next round.
NESCAC Men’s Hockey Championship – Final
Bowdoin def. Williams, 5-2
The Polar Bears earned their spot in the exclusive NCAA tournament with a rout of Williams in the NESCAC final. Bowdoin scored twice in the first 66 seconds and never trailed. First-year goalie Steve Messina stopped a career-high 47 shots and was named the NESCAC Player of the Week.
NESCAC Women’s Hockey Championship – Final
Middlebury def. Amherst, 4-3
Middlebury scored three goals in five minutes during the second period to take a 4-1 lead and never looked back. Madeline Joyce ’14 tallied a goal and an assist to book the Panthers’ spot in the NCAA tournament.