|Hannah Fox and Amherst had a field day on Friday at the D3hoops.com Classic.
Photo by Pat Coleman, D3sports.com
LAS VEGAS -- Hannah Fox scored a tournament-record 43 points, while Willamette scored just two points in the fourth quarter and won with 43 points. UW-Platteville came out 2-0 after a thrilling overtime win and Ohio Northern held off North Central (Ill.) in Day 2 action at the ninth annual D3hoops.com Classic.
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Amherst, which won the lowest-scoring game in D3hoops.com Classic history in 2017, won one of the highest as the Mammoths rolled past Westfield State 104-79. The Owls played their up-tempo style, and Amherst (7-1) was perfectly willing to go along with them, adding more entries into the D3hoops.com Classic record book in the process. Fox finished with 43 points, a tournament record and an Amherst women's basketball program record as well, while Cam Hendricks tied the tournament record with seven assists. The team set the tournament mark with 31 assists, while also shooting a tournament-best 62.3 percent from the floor, 48-for-77.
The All-America guard has scored in double digits in each game this season, and boosted her season average to 21.9 points per game. She is shooting 54.8% from the field and 42.1% from 3-point range.
Willamette took a 41-27 lead against Ohio Northern when Britanny Kochenderfer hit one of two free throws with 1:24 left in the third quarter. And the Bearcats held on, despite scoring just two points in the final 11-plus minutes, defeating ONU 43-41. The Polar Bears (7-5) ended the game on a 14-2 run, but was unsuccessful with a chance to tie in the closing seconds. Alyssa Manley stole the ball from Kassin Hopkins with 18 seconds to go, but Emily Mescher couldn't get a shot to fall with three seconds left and the ball went out of bounds, turning it over to Willamette with 1.2 seconds left and allowing the Bearcats (5-6) to run out the clock. Kochenderfer led the depleted Bearcats with 13 points. Already without starting point guard Drew Farmer, Willamette lost Kali Vickery after she was injured in the closing seconds of Thursday's game vs. UW-Stevens Point.
Emma Dorshimer scored 23 points on 4-for-5 shooting from 3-point range as No. 18 Gettysburg got its trip to the D3hoops.com Classic started with a 78-60 win vs. Buena Vista. The Bullets tied a tournament record with eight blocked shots and pulled away to a 10-point halftime lead before sealing the game in the fourth quarter. BVU hit three of its first four 3-pointers and led early by a 16-9 count, but the Beavers (4-7) made just three of 15 the rest of the way. Ashley Gehrin added 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots as the Bullets improved to 8-1 on the season.
Daniel Vila made two of three free throws with 0.1 seconds left to force overtime for Johns Hopkins, but UW-Platteville scored seven of the final nine points of the game and the Pioneers defeated the Blue Jays 75-70. UW-Platteville won two games in Las Vegas to improve to 7-4. Quentin Shields led the Pioneers with 21 points, shooting 8-for-10 from the foul line, while adding seven rebounds and six assists. Freshman Braeden Johnson led the Blue Jays (8-3) with 17 points off the bench, including 5-for-10 from 3-point range.
North Central (Ill.) trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half but rallied in the second half against Ohio Northern. The Cardinals had a chance to tie the game roll off at the buzzer as Blaise Meredith's finger roll in the lane missed and ONU survived 63-61. Daniel Donner had only one 3-pointer on the season coming into the game, but went 3-for-5 from beyond the arc Friday night en route to a team-high 16 points. Matt Cappelletti, who scored 35 points on Thursday, was held to nine points. Connor Raridon was the big scorer with 23 points and added eight assists, but saw his potential ninth assist go awry. The Polar Bears improved to 4-8, while North Central fell to 11-2.
Ramapo nearly coughed up an 18-point lead in the final 5:17, as Husson rallied but ultimately fell 77-75. The Roadrunners led 68-50 when Bryant Quill scored off a feed from Jason Battle. But the Eagles hit five 3-pointers down the stretch, including a shot from Justin Martin which trimmed the lead to one. But Rob McWilliams made one of two foul shots with 1.1 seconds left and Husson could not get a shot off in the limited time remaining. Kashaun Barnes scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Roadrunners (10-2). Justin Thompson led the Eagles with 21 points off the bench, on 8-for-13 shooting, while DJ Bussey, who got limited minutes because of ineffectiveness on Thursday night, scored 19 on 5-for-11 shooting from beyond the arc.