Women's Basketball Topples Conn 79-53 on the Road to Stay Unbeaten

Sarah Leyman led Amherst with
15 points and 8 boards.

From a Conn College release

NEW LONDON, CT -The fourth-ranked Amherst College (16-0, 2-0) women's basketball team cruised to a 79-53 victory against host Connecticut College (5-8, 0-2) in NESCAC action played at Luce Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Sarah Leyman (Cincinnati, Oh.) poured in a game-high 15 points to go with seven rebounds and three steals, shooting 5-for-8 from the field in the win. 

Yasmine Harik (New York, N.Y.) and Lem Atanga McCormick (Chicago, Ill.) chipped in with 10 points apiece off the bench for Amherst, the fourth ranked team in the latest D3Hoops.com National Poll.

Jacqueline Shinall (Redding Ridge, Conn.) finished 14 points and two steals for Connecticut College in the setback.  Freshman Kim Horne (West Lebanon, N.H.) was 3-for-5 from the field and 4-for-5 at the foul line en route to her 11 point performance for the Camels.

The Camels kept pace with the Lord Jeffs in a tightly contested opening half.  Shinall had 10 of her 14 points in the first stanza and Amherst was clinging to a 29-26 lead at the break.

Amherst stepped on the accelerator in the early moments of the second half, converting the first two field goals to open up a 33-26 with 18:40 remaining. The Jeffs opened things up with a 12-to-2 run in a span of 3:02 to build a comfortable 55-38 lead. Stacy Brossy (Lukachukai, Ariz.) drained a three-pointer to cap the rally with 11:03 remaining to put this game out of reach.

The Lord Jeffs continued to pull away, converting 16-of-18 free throws in the half en route to the 79-53 victory.