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November 17. 2012 11:49PM

College Sports Roundup: UNH men's basketball team suffers first loss

Ferg Myrick and Chris Pelcher scored 12 points apiece but the Wildcats could not escape an early deficit as the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team fell at Bryant, 76-64, Saturday in Smithfield, R.I.

With the loss, New Hampshire dips to 2-1 overall, while Bryant improves to 1-2 on the season.

Myrick shot 2-of-5 from the field and added five boards, while Pelcher shot-3-of-4 from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 from the foul line. Jordon Bronner chipped in with 11 points, including seven to kick off the second half, and a pair of assists. Chandler Rhoads added 10 points to round out the double-digit scorers.

Alex Francis led Bryant with a game-high 23 points and nine rebounds, while Dyami Starks and Frankie Dobbs posted 17 and 12, respectively. The Bulldogs shot 51.7 percent (15-29) in the opening half to build a nine-point lead at halftime.

Plymouth State 71, Becker 68: At Bridgewater, Mass., Dover's Alex Burt netted 14 points and all-tournament selection Uche Nwokeji tallied 13 to go along with nine rebounds as the Panthers copped the BSU Tip-Off Classic consolation game. Pembroke's Sheldon Benson scored 11.

Newbury 101, Colby-Sawyer 76: At Amherst, Mass., Mike Dias tallied a career-high 24 points and added nine rebounds for the Chargers in consolation play at the Ken Wright Invitational. CSC is 0-2.

Endicott 65, Rivier 60: At Nashua, Brian Troy of Westmoreland scored 15 points while Tom Poitras of Bow and Garon Whitney of Dover each had 12 for the Raiders in the Rivier/Coca-Cola Tip-Off Tournament championship game. The game was tied, 60-60, with 1:49 remaining.

Wesleyan 81, Daniel Webster 54: At Middletown, Conn., all-tournament selection John Hickson banked in 16 points for the Eagles in the Herb Kenny Tip-Off Tournament title game. Daris Cosby scored 15 first half points before leaving the game with a leg injury.

Women's basketball

New Hampshire 68, Holy Cross 65: At Worcester, Mass., Cari Reed canned a three-point field goal with three seconds left in regulation to lift the Wildcats to 2-0, their best start since the 2005-06 season. Reed finished with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Keene State 67, Mount Holyoke 50: At Keene, tournament MVP Carly Kiernan scored 19 of her career high 23 points in the second half as the Owls copped the 17th annual KSC Tip-Off Tournament championship Saturday.

Plymouth State 77, Elms 71: At Plymouth, Loudon's Krystin Corliss poured in 23 points to lead PSU to the Comfort Inn of Ashland Tip-Off Classic consolation victory. Katie Seraikas added 10 points including eight free throws.

Men's hockey

Dartmouth 1, Cornell 1 (OT): At Ithaca, N.Y., senior captain Mike Keenan scored on a shot from the point with 51.4 seconds left in regulation to help the No. 12 Dartmouth men's hockey team earn a tie against No. 10 Cornell.

St. Anselm 5, St. Michael's 0: At Goffstown, Liam McKillop scored two goals and Tim King added three points as the Hawks improved to 3-2-1 overall and in the ECAC East. Eric Czapka and Tucker Mullin also scored.

Franklin Pierce 3, SUNY Canton 1: At Winchendon, Mass., Brendan McCarron scored two power-play goals including the game-winner as FPU upped its record to 3-2-0 (1-0-0 NE-10).

Women's hockey

New Hampshire 2, Maine 1: At Orono, Maine, Megan Armstrong extended her point-scoring streak to three games as she gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the first period, and Brittney Redlick scored the game-winning goal as UNH improved to 5-7-1 overall and 3-2-1 in Hockey East. Goalie Jenn Gilligan picked up her second win of the season, making 22 saves. Maine is 2-8-1 and 1-6-0.

St. Anselm 4, Norwich 3 (OT): At Northfield, Vt., Franny Nicholson scored with 2:08 remaining in regulation to force overtime, and Rosemarie Giarrusso tallied 45 seconds into the extra session as St. Anselm moved to 5-1-1 on the season including 4-1-1 in ECAC East. The victory snapped top-ranked Norwich's 44-game ECAC East regular season unbeaten streak.

New England College 4, Plymouth State 2: Rachel Vigliano, Aubrey Fischer, Chelsie Boroski and Kate Kellar netted goals for the Pilgrims who improved to 3-1-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the ECAC.

Cross country

NCAA D-I Championship: At Louisville, Ky., for the second straight year, Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino, the Northeast Region champion and regional Women's Athlete of the Year, earned all-America honors as she finished second overall on the 6-km E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park course, just seven-tenths of a second behind national champion Betsy Saina of Iowa State. Saina's strong closing kick gave her a 19:27.9, while D'Agostino followed in 19:28.6.

University of New Hampshire's Keely Maguire placed 112th in the 253-runner field in 20:52.5.

NCAA D-III Championship: At Terre Haute, Ind., Keene State's Maggie Fitter turned in a 95th place, 22:45, 6-km effort.

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