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November 14. 2012 11:06PM

College Sports Roundup: SNHU men hoopsters triumph

Rodney Sanders scored a game-high 18 points as Southern New Hampshire University upended St. Michael's, 62-46, in a Northeast-10 men's basketball matchup in Colchester, Vt., on Wednesday.

The Penmen, who improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2005-06 and 1-0 in conference, led by four at the break and seven with four minutes left before Elijah Bonsignore put the game out of reach with a three-pointer and layup to make it 54-42 with 3:22 remaining.

Bonsignore finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks. C.J. Marriro chipped in with 11 points and eight assists. Hooksett's Mike Stys added eight points.

SNHU hit 11-for-24 from beyond the arc and committed just five turnovers.

Stonehill 81, St. Anselm 73 (OT): St. Anselm led by four points with 2:05 left in regulation and three points early in overtime, but couldn't hold either lead against host Stonehill in Easton, Mass.

John Nielsen hit a three-pointer to put St. Anselm (2-1) up 66-63 with 4:26 left in overtime. Stonehill (2-0) followed with an 11-0 run, which included three three-pointers from three different players.

Mike McCahey led the Hawks with 19 points and nine rebounds. Chris Santo came off the bench to score 16 and add nine boards. Roy Mabrey (13) and Dino Mallios (11) also scored in double digits.

Stonehill hit 11 three-pointers and held St. Anselm to 36 percent from the field.

Franklin Pierce 86, Merrimack 69: Ellis Cooper went 7-for-11 from the field for a game-high 18 points to lift No. 10 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce (3-0, 1-0 in the NE-10) past visiting Merrimack College in Rindge.

Matt Barboza had a career-high 11 points, Paul Dick added a career-high 10 points and Curtis Christian also scored 10 for the Ravens.

Women's basketball

SNHU 65, St. Michael's 59 (OT): Rochester's Deborah LaValley hit two of her four three-pointers in overtime and had a career-high 12 points to lead Southern New Hampshire University past St. Michael's College in Northeast-10 women's basketball in Colchester, Vt.

After St. Michael's scored the final five points of regulation, SNHU (1-0, 1-0) rebounded by scoring the first five points of overtime, including a three by LaValley that made it 62-57 with 4:08 left.

St. Michael's (1-2, 0-1) made it a one-possession game in the final minute, but another LaValley three with 26 seconds left put the game out of reach. Michelle DeRoma hit five three-pointers and had 17 points for SNHU. Jaffrey's Brooke Springfield chipped in with seven points, six assists and six rebounds.

Stonehill 67, St. Anselm 62 (OT): The Hawks (2-1, 0-1) let a 15-point second-half lead slip away against host Stonehill in Northeast-10 action in Easton, Mass.

Allie Jones, who had a career-high 15 points, hit a jumper to give St. Anselm a 43-28 lead with 15:32 left before Stonehill began its comeback.

Abbey Lalime followed with eight straight points in 84 seconds to cut Stonehill's deficit to seven. Asia Ewing hit a three-pointer with 34 seconds left to knot the score.

St. Anselm's Ashley Viselli missed a three-pointer with 10 seconds left in overtime that would have tied the game.

Briana Jones led three St. Anselm players in double figures with a career-high 18 points.

Men's hockey

Stonehill 4, SNHU 1: Steven Berry scored the lone goal for Southern New Hampshire in a season-opening loss to host Stonehill in Northeast-10 action in Easton, Mass. Connor Audycki and Jim Gabrione assisted on Berry's power-play score, which knotted the game at 1-1 in the first period.

Stonehill scored twice in the final period to clinch the win. Tyler Holske made 34 saves for the Penmen.

Honors

Dartmouth men's soccer players Kevin Dzierzawski and Alex Adelabu earned All-Ivy League first-team honors, teammates Teo Larsson-Sax and Colin Heffron were named to the second team, and Colin Skelly earned honorable mention.

UNH cross-country's Darcy James of Exeter, Anne Twombly of Exeter and Joseph Jourdain of Hudson were named to the America East All-Academic Team. Wildcat men's hockey senior captain Connor Hardowa was named a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

St. Anselm men's basketball player Mike McCahey was named the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week.

Hawk football player Justin Bernard was named to the Northeast-10 first team, teammate Andrew Murphy was named Rookie of the Year, and Jack Hopkins, Carroll Bailey and Mike Lombard were all named to the All-Rookie Team.

St. Anselm men's hockey player Liam McKillop took home Northeast-10 Player of the Week honors.

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