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Herons drop nonconference matchup to Hamilton

The William Smith College basketball team fell 57-37 in a nonconference matchup with Hamilton College this evening in Bristol Gymnasium. The Herons fall to 0-5 on the season while the visiting Continentals stay unbeaten and move to 6-0.

Senior Brooke Jarvis led the Herons with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists in the loss. Junior Molly Walsh chipped in seven points and three assists while first-year Jazzmyn Lewis sparked William Smith’s defense in the second half forcing five steals and grabbing two rebounds.

TEAM TOTALS

  • Rebounds: Hamilton 50, William Smith 33
  • Assists: William Smith 11, Hamilton 11
  • Turnovers: William Smith 25, Hamilton 19
  • Steals: William Smith 11, Hamilton 10
  • Blocked Shots: William Smith 3, Hamilton 2

HERON STAT LEADERS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Herons and the Continentals traded the early points as Jarvis and first-year Amelia McCulley sunk two three pointers to open the game on top 6-4.
  • William Smith’s lead didn’t last long as Hamilton matched efficient scoring with strong defensive pressure to force an 11-0 run heading into the second quarter.
  • The Herons responded with their best offensive quarter of the game in the second, scoring 18 points as a team. Jarvis scored seven of her 14 points in the second quarter to help bring William Smith within reach.
  • The Herons went on a 5-0 run in the final minute of the first half behind a deep three from sophomore Carly Scott and a buzzer beating jump shot from senior Fiona Horan to cut William Smith’s deficit to 11 heading into the half.
  • Hamilton opened the second half on a 6-0 run to extend its lead before Walsh and Jarvis snapped the Continental scoring run with back-to-back layups.
  • Hamilton stepped up its defensive efforts in the final quarter, allowing the Herons to only four points in the final 10 minutes. The Continentals dropped 10 points in the fourth to grab a 57-37 win on the road.

UP NEXT

William Smith will be back in action on Friday, Dec. 1, when they open up conference play against Union. Tip off between the Herons and the Garnet Chargers is set to start at 5:30 in the Viniar Athletic Center.