WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College women's basketball team shot 63.6 percent from the field in the first quarter, but second-ranked Amherst College steadily pulled away for a 69-43 win in NESCAC play Saturday.
The Purple & White moved to 17-0 overall and 5-0 in the conference, while the Mules dropped to 8-8 and 2-3 in the league.
Eck was 6-for-11 from the field, had six rebounds, and two assists. Hannah Hackley was 4-for-6 from the field on the way to 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Amherst starters Jaimie Renner, Meredith Doswell, Emma McCarthy, and Ali Doswell all had seven points. Renner was 2-for-2 from the field, 2-of-2 from the foul line, dished five assists, had three steals, and no turnovers.
Amherst had a 38-28 rebounding advantage and had assists on 22 of its 27 made field goals.