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College Sports Roundup: Myrick leads UNH men cagers over Yale
Senior forward Ferg Myrick scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team to a 64-56 non-league victory over Yale on Saturday in Durham.
Myrick made 10 of his 19 field goal attempts, including three 3-pointers.
Forward Patrick Konan (14) and center Chris Pelcher (11) also scored in double figures for UNH (4-5), which improved its home record to 3-1. The Wildcats also received eight points, six assists and six steals from Chandler Rhoads.
Austin Morgan scored a team-high 12 points for Yale (3-7). The Bulldogs were 1 of 14 (7.1 percent) from 3-point range.
Holy Cross 67, Dartmouth 56: At Worcester, Mass., Despite 16 points from forward Jvonte Brooks and 15 from guard Alex Mitola, Dartmouth (2-5) never had the lead in this non-league contest. Sophomore guard Justin Burrell tossed in a game-high 19 points for Holy Cross (6-4), which used a late 10-2 run to pull away.
Merrimack 80, SNHU 58: At North Andover, Mass., freshman Rodney Sanders scored a season-high 20 points for the Penmen (5-3, 3-3 Northeast-10). SNHU received nine points from Elijah Bonsignore, and eight from both Hooksett's Mike Stys and Aleksandar Dobrovic.
J.T. Strickland led Merrimack (4-6, 2-4). SNHU was called for four consecutive technical fouls in the second half.
Franklin Pierce 73, UMass-Lowell 68: At Rindge, forward Ryen Vilmont scored a team-high 18 points as Franklin Pierce improved its overall record to 6-1 (4-1 Northeast-10). Ellis Cooper added 15 points and Georgios Papapetrou scored 14 for the Ravens.
Plymouth State 69, UMass-Dartmouth 67: At Plymouth, guard Alex Burt scored a game-high 33 points and Kevin Eisenburg added 20 as Plymouth State (2-6, 1-1 Little East) picked up its first league victory. Adam Goodwin added a game-high eight rebounds and three steals for the Panthers, who trailed 34-31 at halftime. Mike Rotando led UMass-Dartmouth (0-8, 0-2) with 23.
Thomas 93, New England College 88: At Waterville, Maine, NEC was outscored 45-36 in the second half and dropped to 0-9 overall (0-4 North Atlantic Conference). Ryan Schmitz (23 points) and Joel DeMadet (13 rebounds) led the Pilgrims, who led by nine early in the second half.
Keene State 80, UMass-Boston 76: At Keene, senior guard Ryan Martin scored 19 points - including the 1,000th point of his Keene State career - to help the Owls (4-3, 2-0 Little East) overcome a double-digit deficit in the second half.
UMaine-Farmington 66, Colby-Sawyer 52: At Farmington, Maine, Zach Bean's 17-point performance was the highlight for the Chargers (2-6, 2-2 NAC). Manchester's Wol Majong added 13 for Colby-Sawyer, which was outscored 13-0 at the end of the first half. UMaine-Farmington (7-1, 3-1 NAC) received a game-high 21 points from Ben Johnson.
Rivier 69, Mount Ida 68: At Newton, Mass., Bow's Tom Poitras tossed in a game-high 20 points to lead Rivier (5-3, 1-2 Great Northeast Athletic Conference). Rivier's Nick Walsh erased a one-point deficit by making a layup with six seconds to play.
Mitchell 89, Daniel Webster 84: At New London, Conn., Daniel Webster received a 28-point performance from guard Ryan Gauthier, but was outscored 9-4 in overtime. Daris Cosby scored 19 and Dave Schindewolf finished with 16 for the Eagles (3-4, 0-2 NECC). Anthony Epps tossed in 27 for Mitchell (5-3, 1-0).
Johnson and Wales 9, SNHU 0: The Southern New Hampshire ice hockey team was defeated by Johnson and Wales University by a score of 9-0 in a non-conference matchup Saturday night. The Penmen are now 2-5-2, while the Wildcats are 4-7.
Track and field
Maine 102, UNH 89: The Wildcats came up short in this dual meet despite six first-place finishes. UNH received winning efforts from Isaiah Penn in the 400 meters (51.38 seconds); Joseph Lemay in the 500 (1:09.82); Eric Stys in the 800 (1:58.50); Jeffrey Moretti in the 1,000 (2;35.44); and Nathaniel Hathaway in the mile (4:19.47). UNH's 4x400 relay team also prevailed (3:25.29).
UNH 2, Harvard 2: Hannah Armstrong and Jessica Hitchcock bunched goals for a brief Wildcats advantage before the University of New Hampshire's women's ice hockey team settled for a 2-2 overtime tie with No. 4/5 Harvard at the Whittemore Center in Durham Saturday.
The draw capped the first half of the Wildcats season with a 7-11-2 overall record. The Crimson is 9-1-1 on the year.
Trailing 1-0, Armstrong leveled the score at 1-1 when she tallied her fourth goal of the campaign. Kristina Lavoie and Nicole Gifford dug the puck to Armstrong at the side of the net for the strike.
Seconds later, Hitchcock redirected a shot by Alexis Crossley in front of the net and into the goal for a 2-1 UNH lead at the end of the second period.
Harvard, which received a middle period goal from Miye D'Oench, knotted the game at 11:31 of the third on Jillian Dempsey's 14th goal.
Jenn Gilligan stopped 20 of the 22 shots she faced in the New Hampshire goal.
Dartmouth 6, Maine 1: At Orono, Maine, a hat trick from Camille Dumais and two goals from Reagan Fischer fueled the Big Green rout. It was Dumais' third career three-goal game. Dartmouth (5-4-2) outshot the Black Bears 61-15.
Franklin Pierce 4, Plymouth State 0: At Plymouth, Colleen Doucette, Francesca Paciello, Michaela Faia and Alexandrea Kreuser provided the offense. Marisa Zamrock and Kate Banys scored consecutive third period goals to give the Panthers a 3-1 victory when the teams skated on Friday.
Franklin Pierce 99, UMass-Lowell 76: At Rindge, Kara Charette scored 20 points, Amanda Saab of Windham netted 19 and Kate McDonald added 13 as the Ravens evened their NE-10 record at 3-3. Pierce led by 17 at the half.
Merrimack 61, Southern New Hampshire 58: At North Andover, Mass., Sloane Sorrell recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Penmen who fell to 2-4 in the Northeast-10. Victoria Wiseman and Michelle DeRoma each chipped in 12 in the game which featured 15 lead changes.
Bentley 66, Stonehill 50: At Waltham, Mass., the Falcons, ranked second nationally in Division II, used a punishing 30-0 explosion to open a commanding 49-11 halftime lead in a battle of unbeaten NE-10 teams. Christiana Bakolas of Manchester had a season-best 10 points and seven assists for Bentley, while teammate Jane White of Amherst finished with eight points.
UMass-Boston 70, Keene State 60: At Keene, Christan Wojtas of Amherst netted 16 points and Laurie Allen came off the bench to score 14, but the efforts weren't enough for the Owls who slipped to 0-2 in the Little East. Teresa Pina led the Beacons with 22.
UMass-Dartmouth 69, Plymouth State 47: At Plymouth, the Panthers missed their initial 14 shots from the field, fell to a 21-1 deficit midway through the first half and never recovered. Meghan Faretra of Bow led PSU (0-2, LEC) with nine points and seven rebounds, making three-of-six shots from beyond the arc. Colleen Moriarty scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Corsairs.
Colby-Sawyer 60, Thomas 47: At Farmington, Maine, Kelsey Cahill led the Chargers with 19 points, eight rebounds, three steals and a pair of blocks. Taylor DeSanty banked in 14 points. On Friday, DeSanty netted 27 as the Chargers topped Thomas College, 65-50.
Daniel Webster 45, Mitchell 44: At New London, Conn., Ashley Giampetruzzi of Manchester grabbed an offensive rebound and lifted a quick put-back for the game-winning basket with three seconds to play.Vanessa Bosques led the Eagles (1-1 in the NECC) with 18 points.
New England College 72, Thomas 53: At Waterville, Maine, Kate Levy banked in 22 points and Kayla Lawlor tallied 20 as the Pilgrims moved to 8-2.
Connecticut College 66, Rivier 61: At New London, Conn., the Raiders had their six-game win streak snapped despite a game-high 21 points from Deanna Purcell of Hudson.
NHTI 71, College of St. Joseph, Vt., 44: At Concord, the Lynx received a double-double from Northwood's Allura LeBlanc who scored 13 points and hauled down 10 rebounds.
Women's track and field
New Hampshire 109, Maine 80: At Durham, highlighted by Lauren Perrodin's school record-tying 7.21 in the 55-meter dash, 10 different Wildcats garnered first place finishes. Virginia Lavallee of Kingston took the 55 hurdles in 8.44.