Amherst Cruises Past Trinity, Jeffs Earn Top Seed in NESCAC Tournament

Senior tri-captain Anne-Claire Roesch
finished with a career-high 20 points

Courtesy Trinity College Sports Information

HARTFORD, CT - Senior tri-captain Anne-Claire Roesch (Westport, CT) hit all six of her three-point attempts in the first half and first-year Sarah Leyman (Cincinnati, OH) scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Amherst College Lord Jeffs to a 77-51 win over the Trinity College Bantams in NESCAC women's basketball action this afternoon.

The Lord Jeffs secured the top seed in the NESCAC tournament with the win, coupled with key losses from Williams and Bowdoin today. Trinity seniors Kathleen Conlon and Devon Kearns were honored before playing in their final home game of the season.  The pair combined for 11 points in the contest.

Sophomore Claire Arnstein scored 17 points, made six steals and collected four rebounds and sophomore Tess Donie chipped in with nine points off the bench for Trinity. The Bantams finish their season with a 10-13 record.

Amherst’s first-year class of Courtney Long (Norwich, CT), Jaci Daigneault (Guilford, CT), Kristyn Dunleavy (East Setauket, NY) and Leyman combined for 33 points on 68 percent shooting (13-for-19), with Leyman’s 19 points leading the way. Roesch buried six threes to finish with a career-high 20 points, adding three rebounds and three assists.

Amherst will take on the No. 8 seed Colby College in the first round of the NESCAC playoffs on Sat., Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. 


2008 Women’s Basketball Championship Seeding
Quarterfinals – Saturday, February 23
No. 8 Colby at No. 1 Amherst – 2:00 p.m.
No. 7 Middlebury at No. 2 Tufts – 3:00 p.m.
No. 6 Williams at No. 3 Wesleyan – 3:00 p.m.
No. 5 Bates at No. 4 Bowdoin – 2:00 p.m. 

Semifinals – Saturday, March 1 at highest remaining seed (2:00 p.m./4:00 p.m.)

Championship – Sunday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m.