The women’s basketball team capped off their home regular season run in exhilarating fashion, as they upset 17-6 Williams College, putting the icing on the cake on a regular season that has seen vast improvement. In the last three weeks alone, the team secured a spot in the NESCAC Championships and posted a 4-3 record.
Against Williams, sophomore Nina Davenport did what she has done all season; core and provide the deciding factor. For the game, Davenport notched a double-double with a season-high 26 points and 13 rebounds. She earned the honor of NESCAC Player of the Week for her efforts.
The lone senior on the team, Chelsea Nason, provided much needed leadership and tenacity to take down Williams and give the squad momentum heading into postseason play. Nason scored 10 points and led a post-game celebration in the locker room as the team celebrated the upset.
The Bobcats did not trail the whole game, leading at each quarter break en route to a 59-49 victory. Although the Bobcats only shot 33 percent from the field and 35 percent from beyond the arc, they forced 19 Williams turnovers that led to 12 points. The ’Cats also rebounded their opponent, 44-42.
With the victory, the Bobcats recorded their fourth NESCAC victory, the most since the 2012-2013 season. It was also their first win against Williams in Alumni Gym in nearly eight years.
The team will travel to Amherst on Saturday, February 20 for a 2 pm afternoon matchup.