Williams Men Win at Manhattanville

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BRONX, N.Y. -- Junior swingman Daniel Aronowitz sank two free throws with 5:17 remaining to cap an 8-0 run that gave the Williams College men's basketball team a 53-42 lead over the Manhattanville Valiants on the way to a 73-54 road win on Sunday.
 
The Ephs (4-0) got big individual performances from Aronowitz and freshman forward Kyle Scadlock, who each recorded double doubles. Aronowitz finished with 17 points and 17 rebounds and Scadlock contributed 18 points and 13 boards.
 
Good ball movement and stingy defense helped the Ephs jump out to an 18-9 lead early in the first half. Nothing seemed to go Williams’ way for the rest of the half. Manhattanville (4-3) responded with an 11-0 run to take a 20-18 lead and Ephs starting point guard Mike Greenman exited the game with an injury.
 
With both Greenman and sophomore guard Chris Galvin not playing due to injuries, coach Kevin App depended on freshman Bobby Casey and sophomore Cole Teal to handle the backcourt duties. Despite finding great looks all half, Teal and Casey struggled with their outside shooting as Williams staggered to a 29-25 halftime lead.
 
Williams shot 5-24 from behind the arc in the first half.
 
Williams seemed to pick up in the second half right where it left off in the first half, as shots continued to bounce off the rim. Consistent defensive effort and terrific work on the glass allowed the Ephs to maintain a slim lead throughout the early stages of the half. Williams outrebounded Manhattanville 50-39 in the contest.
 
The Valiants did not go away as senior forward Andrew Winter drilled a 3-pointer with 9:01 remaining to cut the Ephs lead to 41-40. As they have done all year in tight games, Williams showed poise and made their run. Aronowitz contributed six points of a 12-2 run that gave the Ephs some breathing room. In the final minutes, Williams was finally able to get some 3s to fall to extend its lead to as much as 21.
 
Senior guard Anthony Maestre led Manhattanville 17 points.
 
Casey added 10 points off the bench for the Ephs.
 
Williams hosts Union on Thursday at 7.
 
WOMEN'S HOCKEY
RUTLAND, Vt. -- The 10th-ranked Castleton State women's hockey team defeated Williams, 2-0, on Sunday despite being outshot, 46-17.
 
The Ephs were playing for just the fourth time this season as NESCAC rules do not allow NESCAC winter teams to begin practice until November 1.
 
Williams (2-2) entered itsfirst road game off a 5-0 win over previously undefeated Buffalo State at home on Saturday.
 
Castleton (8-1-1) netted the only goal it needed late in the first period when Brianna Keats scored off a rebound.
 
Williams netminder Christina Cleroux made 15 saves.
 
Next up for the Ephs is a weekend road trip to Wesleyan where they will play the Cardinals on Friday and Saturday.
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