College Sports Roundup: Penmen men cagers top Bentley, 70-60
Four players reached double figures as Southern New Hampshire University defeated Bentley University 70-60 in Northeast-10 men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at the SNHU Fieldhouse in Manchester.
The Penmen snapped a two-game slide and improved to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the NE-10. The Falcons saw a three-game win streak halted and are now 4-3, 2-2.
Mike Stys (Hooksett) led a balanced Penmen scoring attack, going 8-8 at the free throw line and scoring 15 points. Rodney Sanders totaled 13 points, six rebounds and three assists while Phillip Tripodakis connected on all three of his three-point attempts en route to 12 points.
Southern New Hampshire led nearly the whole way, but a 10-2 Bentley run pulled the guests within two, 55-53 with less than 5:00 remaining. The Penmen responded by scoring the next six points, and a Stys layup with 2:44 left made it a 61-53 game.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action Tuesday when it hosts nationally-ranked Stonehill College at 7:30.
University of New Hampshire 63, Brown 50
In Durham, senior Ferg Myrick scored a game-high 18 points and was one of four Wildcats in double-figures as UNH won at Lundholm Gymnasium.
New Hampshire snapped a four-game skid with the win to move to 3-4 overall, while Brown dipped to 3-4.
Wildcat Patrick Konan posted 14 points and juniors Chris Pelcher (11) and Jordon Bronner (10) chipped in as well.
New Hampshire opened the game with an 11-4 lead as Pelcher and Bronner combined for six straight to cap off the stretch at the 14:31 mark.
Dartmouth 61, Longwood 53
At Farmville, Va., a 16-0 run in the second half lifted the Big Green (2-3) to the win. Sophomore Gabas Maldunas poured in 19 points to lead Dartmouth.
NHTI 107, Word of Life Bible Institute 63
In Concord, the Lynx advanced to today's 1 p.m. final of the NHTI Holiday Festival. Zach Stevens (Londonderry) scored 24 points to lead NHTI.
Colby-Sawyer 95, Johnson State 58
At New London, sophomore Mike Dias had career-highs of 28 points and 15 rebounds to lead all players for CSC (1-4).
Johnson and Wales 67, Rivier 64 (OT)
At Nashua, junior Tom Poitras (Bow) scored 26 points -including a game tying 3-pointer with 0:04 remaining to force overtime - and collected four rebounds to pace the Raiders (4-2).
Rhode Island College 68, Plymouth State 54
In Providence, R.I., junior Tom DeCiantis scored 19 points to lead RIC (6-0). Petey Skevas led PSU with a game-high 23 points.
Daniel Webster 95, Colby College 93 (3OT)
John Hixson nailed a 3-point shot with 29 seconds remaining in the third overtime to give DWC (3-2) the lead for good in a wild win over host Colby in the championship game of the Colby Men's Basketball Classic in Waterville, Maine.
Dartmouth 5, Bentley 2
The 11th-ranked Big Green got a pair of goals from Matt Lindblad to improve to 6-2-2 with a win in Hanover Saturday night.
Brad Schierhorn gave Dartmouth a 1-0 lead at 6:15 of the first period but Bentley's (6-7-0) Andrew Gladiuk was able to tie the game with a goal with just nine seconds remainingin the first.
The teams traded goals in the second period for a 2-2 tie after 40:00. It was all Dartmouth in the third with goals from Lindblad, Dustin Walsh and Brandon McNally.
St. Anselm 4, New England College 1
In Manchester, Johnny Daniels scored a pair of goals to lead the Hawks (4-2-1) past in-state rival NEC (4-2-1) Saturday night.
Tim King and Tucker Mullin added goals for St. Anselm. Jonathan Boxill spoiled Nick Dries' shutout bid with a late NEC goal.
Plymouth State 5, Worcester State 1
In Plymouth, PSU out-shot Worcester State 40-10. The Panthers are 5-1-0 overall. Senior defenseman J.C. Richardson led the Panthers with a goal and an assist.
SUNY Canton 3, Southern New Hampshire 1
The Penmen dropped to 2-4-1 with the home loss in Hooksett. Steven Berry scored the lone SNHU goal.
Men's track and field
Franklin Pierce, Keene State: The 4x400-meter relay team of Chaz Myers, Mike Abrams, Vincent Biunno and Adam-Corey Rander picked up a victory for FPU in the team's season-opening meet, the Smith Indoor Track Winter Classic, hosted by Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
Keene State got strong performances at the meet as well, with junior Ryan Widzgowski racing to wins in the 800-meter (1:58.64) and mile (4:20.08) events.
Quinnipiac 60, UNH 53
The Wildcats had three players in double figures for scoring but could not close the gap after a 10-point halftime deficit at Providence, R.I. Cari Reed (13 points), Kelsey Hogan (11) and Lauren Wells (10) paced UNH (3-3). Quinnipiac is 5-0.
Bentley 52, Southern New Hampshire 42
In Manchester, Courtney Finn had a game-high 18 points as No. 2 Bentley outlasted SNHU in Northeast-10 action. The Falcons remain unbeaten at 5-0 while the Penmen now sit 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the league.
The win was victory No. 700 for Falcon head coach Barbara Stevens. Sloane Sorrell paced SNHU with 12 points and 12 rebounds to notch her third double-double of the season.
Brandeis 71, Daniel Webster 53
At Nashua, Brandeis led wire-to-wire. DWC (0-6) was paced by 21 points and nine rebounds from rookie Ashley Giampetruzzi (Manchester).
Rhode Island College 69, Plymouth State 43
In Providence, R.I., junior guard Stephanie Prusko matched her career-high of 15 points to lead RIC in the Little East Conference opener for both squads.
Plymouth State was led by freshman guard Taylor Perry (game-high 16 points). Freshman forward Bry Bennett (Lancaster) recorded 10 points while sophomore forward Tiffany Lewis (Hillsboro) contributed five points.
Rivier 94, Emerson 87
In Nashua, Rivier held off a late run from Emerson. Junior A.J. Guidi (Derry) recorded a double-double as the Raiders improved to 4-2 overall.
Franklin Pierce 5, University of New England 2
At Winchendon, Mass., freshmen forwards Colleen Doucette and Francesca Paciello scored twice each to lead FPC (3-5-0).
Amelea Gray made 15 saves to pick up the win and record the first set of back-to-back wins in program history.
Keene State College: The Owls captured the 2012 Little East Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at the Tripp Center Natatorium at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
The Owls won 13 out of the 16 events to set the championship meet record for team points (630) en route to earning the program's seventh straight and 10th overall title.
Freshman Jennifer French (Nashua) led KSC with three titles, winning the 100 freestyle (54.56), 500 freestyle (5:18.79), and 1,000 freestyle (10:55.23).