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College Sports Roundup: SNHU men fall in overtime to Assumption
SNHU's Mike Stys tries to get around Assumption's Kevin Donahue during the first half of Saturday's game at Southern New Hampshire University. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
The Greyhounds improved to 11-2 and 8-1 in the NE-10, maintaining their hold on first place while the Penmen, who saw a four-game win streak snapped, are now 9-4 and 5-4 in the league. SNHU also suffered its first loss at home this season (6-1).
BJ Cardarelli led four SNHU players in double figures with a season-best 21 points with 10 rebounds. C.J. Marriro had a career-high 16 points and Mike Stys (Hooksett) notched 10 points.
In overtime, Marriro put the Penmen on top 68-67 with 4:27 remaining, but that would be SNHU's last lead, as Bobb-Jones made a layup to take the lead for good.
St. Joseph's (Maine) 56, Rivier 55: At Nashua, Garon Whitney of Dover drilled a three-pointer with under t wo minutes to play to give the Raiders a 55-51 lead, but a three from Steve Simonds and a Nicholas Jobin jumper as time wound down lifted the Monks to their eighth win. Bow's Tom Poitras led the Raiders (2-3 GNAC) with 18 points.
Rhode Island College 58, Keene State 55: At Providence, junior Tom DeCiantis buried a 3-point basket from the top of the circle with 2.7 seconds remaining to lift RIC to a Little East Conference win.
Keene State (8-6 overall, 3-2 LEC) senior, Anthony Mariano scored his 1,000th career point in the opening minutes of the game.
Colby-Sawyer 76, Castleton 67: At New London, Colby-Sawyer improved to 5-8 overall and 5-3 in the NAC with a win at home.
Sophomore Mike Dias led the Chargers with 16 points and added seven rebounds. Sophomore Kyle Nelson (Milford) added 14 points and a game-high two blocks.
Brown 71, Daniel Webster 34: At Providence, A game-high 21 points from John Hickson was not enough for DWC as the rest of the team managed just 13 points total and DWC fell to 5-8.
Harvard 75, Dartmouth 65: At Hanover, the Big Green held a five-point lead with 8:43 to play, only to watch Harvard finish the game on a 17-2 run.
Dartmouth (3-11, 0-1 Ivy) fell behind by as many as 14 during the opening half but took a 43-42 lead into the half. Freshmen Connor Boehm and Alex Mitola led the way with 11 points each.
Western Conn. State 68, Plymouth State 60: At Danbury, Conn., WCSU opened the second half with a 19-5 run en route to a Little East Conference win.
Sophomore Alex Burt (Dover) led all scorers with 21 points for Plymouth State (3-11) followed by junior Mark MacGregor (Rochester) with 17 points.
Franklin Pierce 91, Le Moyne 71: At Rindge, No. 14 nationally ranked FPU overcame a shaky first half and exploded in the second half to pull off a come-from-behind win. The Ravens (10-3) were led by senior guard Eric Jean-Guillaume with a career-high 29 points.
St. Anselm 5, Southern Maine 2: At Gorham, Maine, Robert Kang stopped 20 shots in the victory. Power play goals by Tucker Mullin and John Ahern and strikes from John Hyslip and Liam McKillop pushed the Hawks ahead 4-0 five minutes into the third.
Univ. of New Hampshire: At Stowe, Vt., the UNH men captured a slalom victory and finished in second place in alpine at the Vermont Winter Carnival. Sam Coffey had two second-place finishes to pace UNH.
Plymouth State: At Stowe, Vt., PSU senior Chris Beadon skied to a 12th-place finish, matching his best effort in 12 years, in the slalom race at the Vermont Winter Carnival.
Faziah Steen dropped in a team-best 18 points for Dartmouth which continued its slide at 2-13 overall. Lakin Roland scored 13 points and Tia Dawson added 10 points and nine rebounds. Dartmouth trailed 30-10 in the first half and was behind 46-30 at the break.
Franklin Pierce 67, Le Moyne 41: At Rindge, Kara Charette paced the Ravens to their fourth consecutive win with a game-high 19 points on eight-of-10 shooting. Dyamond Gardner notched a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Brittany Martelle came off the bench to knock down three treys and total 13 points. FPU is 6-3 in the NE-10.
Assumption 71, Southern New Hampshire 51: At Manchester, Rochester's Deb LaValley, Sloane Sorrell and Lorreta Rocha scored 13, 12 and 11 points each for the Penmen who slipped to 3-6 in the Northeast-10.
American International 57, St. Anselm 39: At Manchester, the Hawks dropped to 1-8 in NE-10 despite nine points from Krista O'Gara and eight points and nine rebounds from Tori Lehr. St. Anselm led 25-24 at the half.
Rhode Island College 54, Keene State 49: At Providence, R.I, a pair of costly KSC turnovers in the final 47 seconds allowed RIC to escape with the Little East triumph. Siobhan Carnell scored 15 points and Christan Wojtas of Amherst added 14 for the Owls who are 0-5 in the LEC.
Western Connecticut 83, Plymouth State 39: At Danbury, Conn., Katie Seraikas of Concord led PSU with 14 points.
Colby-Sawyer 60, Castleton State 39: At New London, Taylor DeSanty scored 13 points and became the Chargers all-time scoring leader with 1,523 career points. Cailin Bullett set a CSC record for career assists as her six moved her past the prior 486 standard.
Daniel Webster 63, Bay Path 45: At Nashua, recently-crowned all-time DWC scoring leader Vanessa Bosques poured in 36 points for the second straight game, connecting on seven three-point field goals, and she also pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds. It was the third straight game in which Bosques scored at least seven three-pointers.
Rivier 74, St. Joseph's (Maine) 63: At Nashua, Ryan Baker, A.J. Guidi of Derry, Erin Sweeney, Deanna Purcell of Hudson and Laura Yesu all scored in double figures as the Raiders moved to 2-0 in the GNAC.
New England College 73, Green Mountain 39: At Henniker, Taylor Burgess banked in 18 points to pace the Pilgrims (7-1 NAC).
Dartmouth 6, Princeton 2: At Hanover, Camille Dumais netted a hat trick and the Big Green moved its record to 11-5-2 overall, 6-4-1 in ECAC Hockey and 4-2-0 in the Ivy. Lindsay Holdcroft finished with 19 saves.
St. Anselm 4, UMass-Boston 0: At Goffstown, Courtney Winters tallied three points, Tiffany Herron added two and shutout goalie Janice Michaud stopped 27 shots as the Hawks improved to 6-1-2 in ECAC Women's East play.
Sacred Heart 7, Franklin Pierce 1: At Rutland, Vt., Colleen Doucette scored the FPU goal at the Rutland Herald Invitational.
Plymouth State 3, Southern Maine 1: At Plymouth, Kate Banys scored two goals and Courtney Sollows added another as the Panthers improved to 3-10 overall and 2-6 in the ECAC Women's East. Goalie Ali Ponte made 37 saves.
Vermont Winter Carnival: At Stowe, Vt., Catherine Blanchard was the top UNH alpine skier for the second consecutive day, finishing fifth in the slalom in 1:53.56. Vermont scored 122 points to win while New Hampshire ended fourth with a score of 90.
Keene State 175, Eastern Connecticut 82: At Willimantic, Conn., the Owls swam to the fastest times in all 12 individual events and both relays. Keene is 6-1 overall and has a perfect 35-0 record against LEC teams since joining the conference in 1997-98.
Plymouth St.: At Plymouth, the Panthers defeated Rhode Island College, 70-62, but were edged by Bridgewater State, 70-69.