Williamstown, MA – The Williams College Ephs (8-0) beat the Union College Dutchmen (4-2) 87-70.
After the Ephs went up by 18 with 9:49 left in the first half, the Dutchmen would go on and catch fire from three fueled by Jackson Mannix and Mike Concannon to come within two points of the Ephs with just over a minute to go. A late basket by Marc Taylor and a free throw from Kyle Scadlock would put the Ephs up five going into the half. After twenty minutes of play, the Ephs led 44-39.
The Williams College Ephs were shooting 48.5% from the field and 37.5% from behind the arc at the half. Leading the Ephs was James Heskett with 12 points, Kyle Scadlock with nine rebounds and Bobby Casey with three assists. The Dutchmen were shooting 50% from the field and 47.1% from deep. Leading the Dutchmen was Jackson Mannix with 10 points and four rebounds, along with Mike Concannon with two assists.
"I think Kyle's past three games have been the best of his career, in terms of poise and leadership out there," said Eph head coach Kevin App. "We moved him to the backcourt, and he has relished and enjoyed it and continued to get better at it. He stepped up big tonight when we needed it, and he makes us a good team."
The Dutchmen would get their first lead since the opening possession of the half, after a bucket by Temi George with 15:22 left, however, the Ephs would take the lead back on the next possession and would hold on to that lead until the end of the game. After 40 minutes of play, the Ephs led 87-70.
The Ephs shot 50% from the field and 29.4% from behind the arc. Leading the Ephs was Kyle Scadlock with 25 points and 13 rebounds, and Bobby Casey with five assists. The Dutchmen shot 46.4% from the field and 42.9% from behind the arc. Jackson Mannix led them with 20 points and eight rebounds.
"I was proud of them," stated App, "We made enough plays to win against a good team. I didn't think we played our best, but tonight is going to get us a lot better especially with some of our defensive principles. Happy to get a win, and offensively it's a veteran group, and our guys know how to get their shots."
The Ephs next game will be on December 8th at Springfield College at 3 p.m.