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December 30. 2012 10:35PM

NH college sports roundup

Colgate brushes off UNH men

Luke Roh scored the game-winning hoop with two seconds remaining to give host Colgate a 65-63 win over the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team Sunday afternoon in Hamilton, N.Y.

UNH had a chance to break a 63-63 tie with nine seconds left but Chandler Rhoads couldn't convert the front end of a one and one. Colgate improves to 5-9 on the season while the Wildcats dropped to 4-8.

Ferg Myrick was 8-for-19 from the floor for UNH and collected 23 points including a career high five three point baskets. Rhoads finished with 13 points and a career-high nine assists. Chris Pelcher contributed 12 points and nine rebounds.

Colgate's Murphy Burnatowski led all scorers with 31 points on 11-of-12 shooting from the floor and 5-of-5 at the foul line.

The Wildcats, who trailed by as many as 12 during the game, took their first lead when Myrick hit a driving basket and converted the free throw for a 63-61 lead with 2:10 remaining. UNH could not convert anything the rest of the way.

SNHU 71, Wilmington 57: BJ Cardarelli scored a season high 19 points as the Penemen moved to 7-3 on the year. Wilmington is 2-10.

Cardarelli knocked down all three of his three-point attempts and finished 8-11 from the floor to pace three Penmen in double figures. Aleksandar Dobrovic worked for 17 points and five rebounds while Rodney Sanders added 14 points and seven steals.

Brandon Fox led Wilmington with 15 points.

Southern New Hampshire led by three at halftime and opened the second half on a 7-0 run to open up a 40-30 lead on a Cardarelli layup with just under 17 minutes left. The Penmen opened up a 51-38 lead with 10:27 left following a pair of Mike Stys free throws. Wilmington never got closer than six points the rest of the way.

St. Anselm 94, Bloomfield 85: Sophomore Roy Mabrey led five Hawks in double figures with a game-high 26 points to help the hosts post a non-conference win at Stoutenburgh Gym Sunday afternoon. St. Anselm is 8-2 while Bloomfield is 6-6.

Junior Dino Mallios and freshman Mike McCahey each contributed double-doubles to help the St. Anselm cause. Mallios had 13 points and 10 assists while McCahey had 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Mabrey was 9-for-14 from the field, including 4-for-8 from behind the arc, and 4-for-4 at the line. He also had seven assists.

Sophomore Chris Santo added 12 points and junior Dominic Borelli finished with 10 points and five rebounds.

The Hawks led 68-65 midway through the second half but McCahey made a pair of big plays. He sank two free throws and then hit a three to push the lead back to nine points.

WPI 66, Colby-Sawyer 44: Freshman Zach Karalis came off the bench to collect 14 points and five assists for WPI in the Sunday afternoon win in Worcester, Mass.

WPI is still unbeaten at 11-0 while Colby-Sawyer falls to 2-7.

Mike Dias paced the Chargers effort with 11 points and seven rebounds.

Women's basketball

Villanova 60, Dartmouth 37:
Laura Sweeny hit for 22 points and Dartmouth shot just 28.9 percent from the floor in the consolation game of the Blue Sky Classic.

Dartmouth (1-11) was led by Milica Toskovic's nine points and seven rebounds.

Franklin Pierce 57, Dillard 41: FPU improved to 6-4 with the win during the consolation round of the Big Easy Challenge at the Alario Center in Westwego, La.

Kara Charette had 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor and Tiffany Johnson had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Brittany Martelle had 12 points.

The Ravens pounced on the Blue Devils by scoring 20 of the game's first 23 points 10 minutes into the contest. Charette logged the opening five points with back-to-back layups and a free throw sandwiched between the two.

LIU Post 61, SNHU 44: LIU improved to 7-2 behind Nicolette Marciniak's 14 points in non-conference play in Brookvill, N.Y. The Penmen, paced by Lorreta Rocha's 16 points and 12 rebounds, dropped to 5-5. Sloane Sorrell chipped in 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Women's lacrosse

Franklin Pierce:
Brianna Cronin was named the head coach of the women's lacrosse program on Sunday. Cronin was an assistant coach at Oberlin College and a former head coach at Arlington High School in Arlington, Mass.

Cronin had an outstanding collegiate playing career at Johns Hopkins University. She was a starting midfielder and four-year varsity letterman for the Blue Jays, while also serving as team captain for two seasons. In 59 career games, Cronin scored 47 goals.

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