Ephs remain ranked 6th in D3Hoops.com national poll

James Klemm '13
James Klemm '13

 

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Mike Maker's Williams men's basketball team (15-1/NESCAC 2-0) solidified its hold on the 6th spot in the D3Hoops.com national poll by collecting two league road wins over the weekend.

The Ephs went to Lewiston, ME on Friday and defeated the Bobcats 68-50 and then followed that effort up with a 71-52 win over Tufts in Medford, MA on Saturday.
 

The return to the court by senior captain and frontcourt presence Troy Whittington and the Ephs team defense were key for the Ephs opening up NESCAC play 2-0.

Williams held Bates to just 27.6% success from the floor, while hitting on 52% of their own. Versus the Tufts Jumbos the Williams defense held the host Jumbos to 33% from

In just 21 minutes at Bates Troy Whittington notched 14 points, 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. Junior guard and captain James Wang led the Ephs with 23 points and sophomore guard James Klemm added 10.

At Tufts Whittington had a team-high 15 points and 6 rebounds, while Klemm dropped in 13 and first year forward Taylor Epley chipped in 10.

The Ephs return to NESCAC action Friday night when they host the Connecticut College Camels at 6:00 p.m. Williams will close out the weekend with a 2:00 p.m. game against Little Three foe Wesleyan on Saturday.

D3 Hoops.com National Poll
Minneapolis, MN
#    School (1st votes)       Rec    Pts    Prev.

1    Wooster (19)                  16-0    616      1

2    Virginia Wesleyan (2)      16-0    586      2

3    Whitworth (3)                15-0    555      3

4    St. Thomas (1)              13-0    543      4

5    Middlebury                    13-0    529      5

6    Williams                        15-1    482      6

7    Wabash                         14-1    472      7

8    Augustana                     15-0    463      8

9    Amherst                        14-0    435    10

10   Randolph-Macon            14-2    411    11

11   UW-River Falls               15-2    390    12

  12   UW-Stevens Point        13-3    344      9

13   St. Mary's (Md.)            12-3    292    17

14   Eastern Mennonite        12-3    275    14

15   St. Norbert                   11-3    227    15

16   Illinois Wesleyan           12-3    222    19

17   Hanover                       12-2    214    21

18   WPI                             13-3    171    23

19   Western Connecticut     13-2    169    16

20   Ramapo                       14-3    141    --

21   Brandeis                      11-2    137    13

22   Ithaca                         11-3     59     20

23   Ferrum                       14-2     55     22

24   Centre                       11-3     48      --

25   Chapman                   13-3     42     24

Dropped out: No. 18 Franklin and Marshall, No. 25 New York University

Others receiving votes: Becker 38, Franklin and Marshall 37, Marietta 34, Wheaton (Ill.) 22, Lewis and Clark 21, Bowdoin 12, Mary Hardin-Baylor 9, Concordia (Wis.) 8, Anderson 7, Capital 7, North Carolina Wesleyan 4, Penn State-Behrend 4, MIT 3, UW-Whitewater 3, Emory 2, Illinois College 2, Manchester 1, New York University 1, Wittenberg 1.

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