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College Sports Roundup: SNHU men cagers hang on for win
After leading by as many as 19 points early in the second half, the Southern New Hampshire University men's basketball team held on for a 60-57 win against visiting Long Island University-Post at SNHU Fieldhouse in Manchester on Saturday.
A jump shot by LIU's Emile Blackman made it 60-57 with 1:39 left, but the visitors didn't get another shot off until missing a last-second three-pointer.
Phillip Tripodakis led SNHU (2-0) with 13 points, B.J. Cardarelli had nine points and seven rebounds, and Elijah Bonsignore chipped in with 11 points.
Bonsignore's three-pointer with 16:15 left finished off a 14-3 run that pushed SNHU's lead to 46-27. LIU (0-2) followed with a 17-4 run of its own and trailed 50-44 with 9:46 on the clock before a three-pointer from Cardarelli gave SNHU some breathing room.
LIU's Vaughn Allen had a game-high 21 points and eight rebounds.
St. Anselm 101, Concordia 84: At Albany, N.Y., Mike McCahey had a game-high 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Hawks to a win in their season-opener. Four other Hawks scored in double figures, including starters Dominic Borelli (18) and Dino Mallios (17), and reserves Chris Santo (15) and John Nielsen (12), who hit four three-pointers.
St. Anselm shot 51 percent from the field and connected on 12 three-pointers.
UNH 91, Suffolk 51: At Durham, five Wildcats scored in double figures as UNH earned its sixth-straight home-opening victory. Junior Patrick Konan had a game-high 16 points and junior Chris Pelcher chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats, who improved to 6-0 all-time against the Rams.
Senior Ferg Myrick had 14 points and nine rebounds, junior Scott Morris scored 13 and senior Chris Matagrano added 10 as UNH (1-0) shot 54.7% from the field and held Suffolk to 25.9%.
Dartmouth 67, Maine 54: At Hanover, sophomore Gabas Maldunas had a career-high 25 points and added nine rebounds to lead Dartmouth to its first season-opening win in eight years. Sophomore John Golden chipped in with 13 points, including a pair of three-pointers, and freshman Alex Mitola scored 12.
Dartmouth 3, Union 2: At Hanover, Dartmouth remained the only unbeaten team in the country with a win against eighth-ranked Union at Thompson Arena in Hanover. Junior Matt Lindblad scored the game-winning goal with 0.8 second left in the second period as the Big Green improved to 5-0-1, 4-0-0 in the ECAC. Cab Morris made 28 saves against the nation's top-ranked offense.
Skidmore 5, St. Anselm 4: At Saratoga, N.Y., St. Anselm 2-1-1) lost its first game of the season despite Liam McKillop recording a hat-trick. Derry's Mike Richard assisted on one of McKillop's goals.
Endicott 3, Keene State 1: At West Hartford, Conn., Caitlin Peters of Salem scored the game-winner early in the second half as the Gulls moved into the championship game of the ECAC Division III New England tournament. The Owls end the year at 13-10-1.
College of St. Joseph 2, Colby-Sawyer 1: At West Hartford, Conn., Laurel Bauer of Bradford scored in the 12th minute for the Chargers (15-4-4), but the host Blue Jays answered with a goal in each half to move into the championship game of the ECAC Division III New England tournament.
St. Anselm 55, Nyack College 40: At Manchester, St. Anselm junior Briana Jones had a game-high 13 points and nine rebounds in the final game of the St. Anselm Tip-Off Classic at Stoutenburgh Gym. Sophomore Allie Jones had eight points and eight assists and juniors Meg Morrissey and Ashley Viselli each posted eight points and four boards for the Hawks, who improved to 2-0 for the third-straight season.
Dartmouth 64, Bryant 53: At Smithfield, R.I., sophomore Kamala Thompson had a career and game-high 17 points and sophomore Abbey Schmitt added 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for the Big Green in a season-opening win. A three-pointer by guard Milica Toskovic keyed a 10-0 run that pushed a two-point lead to 12 late in the second half.
Franklin Pierce 69, USciences 54: At Goffstown, Kara Charette scored 22 points and Windham's Amanda Saab chipped in with 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Ravens improved to 2-0.
Women's ice hockey
Holy Cross 5, St. Anselm 2: At Manchester, Kathryn Picarello scored twice for the Hawks (3-1-1) in their first loss of the season.
St. Michael's 4, Plymouth State 0: At Plymouth, the Panthers suffered their second-straight shutout loss.
Plymouth State 2, Keene State 1: At Bridgewater, Mass., the third-seeded Panthers (12-7) upset the second-seeded Owls (15-9) on a pair of goals by senior forward Olivia Colborn of Lancaster. Junior goalie Hilary Lemelin made five saves for PSU, which plays host Bridgewater State today for the title.
New England Div. III Championship: At Westfield, Mass., Keene State senior Maggie Fitter finished ninth in 21 minutes 56 seconds to qualify for the NCAA Championships next Saturday.
Western New England 3, Keene State 1: At Waltham, Mass., sophomore Sammy Dormio had 16 kills and 16 digs and Windham's Alexis Michal had 44 assists for Keene State in the ECAC New England tournament semifinals. Keene State finished its season at 20-17.
Pace 3, St. Anselm 0: At Pleasantville, N.Y., Kyla Gustavson of Nashua had five kills and seven digs as St. Anselm finished the season at 9-16.
Yale 3, Dartmouth 0: At New Haven, Conn., the Big Green (2-22, 1-13) ended its season with a loss to the Bulldogs (18-5, 14-0).
At North Dartmouth, Mass., Plymouth State University's Jennifer Samaro of Salem and Delia Foley of Londonderry placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke and 1,650-yard freestyle, respectively, at the Louise Goodrum Invitational.