College Sports Roundup: NH's three NE-10 hoop teams all triumph
New Hampshire's three Northeast-10 Conference men's basketball teams all posted impressive victories on the road Saturday.
No. 22 St. Anselm, which downed Adelphi, won for the the 14th time in its last 16 games. Southern New Hampshire, which snapped a two-game slide, topped American International, and Franklin Pierce, which has lost just four conference games this season, upended St. Rose.
The victories were vital as the teams reached the two-thirds mark on the conference schedule.
St. Anselm 84, Adelphi 65: At Garden City, N.Y., the Hawks were sparked by the career-high 28-point effort of Mike McCahey. Rob Mabrey provided strong support with 19 points and reserve Chris Santo registered 17 points in 20 minutes of play. St. Anselm is 16-3 overall and 12-3 in the conference, its best start since it went 17-2 to kick off the 1995-96 season.
Southern New Hampshire 67, American International 57: At Springfield, Mass., BJ Cardarelli paced four Penmen in double figures with 15 points as SNHU moved to 8-7 in the conference. Phillip Tripodakis, Elijah Bonsignore and Rodney Sanders all scored 11. The Yellow Jackets were held scoreless over the final 5:22 of the first half as SNHU built a 36-27 intermission lead.
Franklin Pierce 78, St,. Rose 65: At Albany, N.Y., Ryen Vilmont and Eric Jean-Guillaume banked in 25 and 18 points respectively for the Ravens who saw a 15-point second half lead trimmed to 66-63, with 4:03 to play. But Vilmont and Jean-Guillaume combined for nine of FPU's final 12 points to salt the game away. Pierce is 11-4 in the league.
Stony Brook 56, New Hampshire 54: At Durham, two free throws by Chris Matagrano pulled UNH to within one, 53-52, with 1:33 to play, but the Wildcats could not take the lead. Chandler Rhoads scored 12 points to top the UNH scorers while Ferg Myrick added 10. UNH is 2-6 in America East.
Keene State 88, Southern Maine 80: At Gorham, Maine, the Owls overcame a seven-point halftime deficit as Ryan Martin scored 13 of his game-high 18 points in the second half. KSC has won three of its last four games and is 7-3 in the LEC.
Eastern Connecticut State 70, Plymouth State 60: At Plymouth, the Panthers placed three players in double figures as Kevin Eisenberg of Moultonborough scored 16 points after converting four long field goals, Shomari Morgan of Manchester contributed 15 points off the bench, and Petey Skevas added 10. The loss snapped PSU's three-game win streak and leaves the Panthers with a 2-8 LEC record.
Daniel Webster 82, Wheelock 60: At Nashua, the Eagles led by as many as 25 in the first half. Daris Cosby led the winners with 15 points.
Thomas 72, Colby-Sawyer 71: At New London, Marquis Pollard converted a game-deciding layup as time expired to drop the Chargers to 9-4 in NAC play. CSC battled back from a 16-point first half deficit and took its only lead of the game, 71-70, with 24 seconds to play in regulation after Wol Majong of Manchester dropped in a pair of free throws.
Albertus Magnus 73, Rivier 55: At Nashua, Bow's Tom Poitras collected 13 points in the loss. Nick Walch chipped in 12. Rivier is 6-8 in the GNAC.
Rensselaer 3, Dartmouth 0: At Troy, N.Y., the No. 16 Big Green was shut out for the first time in 48 games and fell to 11-8-3 overall and 6-5-2 in ECAC. Despite allowing three goals, Dartmouth goalie Cab Morris foiled several strong RPI bids, making 19 saves including 17 in the first two periods.
Norwich 5, St. Anselm 3: At Northfield, Vt., Liam McKillop, Sean Jenkins and Tucker Mullin gave St. A a 3-1 lead before the Cadets scored four straight.
<br /><br /><strong>Women's basketball</strong><br /><br />
<strong>Rivier 78, Albertus Magnus 68:</strong>Deanna Purcell poured in 26 points in a double-double effort and Rivier was able to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit to edge Albertus Magnus, 78-68, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Saturday at Muldoon Gymnasium in Nashua.
The Hudson sophomore was 8-for-18 from the field and 10-for-11 from the free throw line, and she pulled down 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.
<br /><br /><strong>Stony Brook 60, New Hampshire 47: </strong> At Stony Brook, N.Y., the Wildcats fell behind by 11 points, 37-26, at the half. Cari Reed and Morgan Frame attempted to rally UNH with 14 and 12 points respectively, but the loss snapped a two-game win streak and dropped UNH to 3-6 in America East.
<br /><br /><strong>St. Rose 68, Franklin Pierce 59: </strong> At Albany, N.Y., Britanny Martel came off the bench to score a team-high 20 points for the Ravens, and guard Tiffany Johnson banked in 17, but FPU slipped to 10-5 in the NE-10. St. Rose used a 36-21 second half to cement the victory.
<br /><br /><strong>American International 58, Southern New Hampshire 42: </strong> At Springfield, Mass., the Penmen struggled against the Yellow Jackets defense which allowed just 11 points through the game’s initial 20 minutes. Sloane Sorrell topped the Penmen with nine points as SNHU fell to 7-8 in the NE-10.
<br /><br /><strong>Adelphi 68, St. Anselm 54: </strong> At Garden City, N.Y., Allie Jones registered the first double-double of her career, scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Hawks sank to 1-14 in the NE-10. Briana Jones added 15 points.
<br /><br /><strong>Colby-Sawyer 91, Thomas 53: </strong> At New London, Cailin Bullett scored a career-high 31 points and the Chargers remained undefeated in NAC play with a 14-0 record (17-4 overall). Bullett was 13-for-14 from the free throw line, tying the school record. Kelsey Cahill had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.
<br /><br /><strong>Southern Maine 58, Keene State 56: </strong> At Gorham, Maine, a pair of Erin McNamara free throws with 13.2 seconds sealed the Huskies victory. Keene’s (2-7) Courtney Roberts led all scorers with 23 points. Her 10 rebounds completed a double-double performance.
<br /><br /><strong>Eastern Connecticut 56, Plymouth State 33: </strong> At Plymouth, Loudon’s Krystin Corliss netted 15 points and Lancaster’s Bry Bennett pulled down seven rebounds for the Panthers who are winless in the Little East.
<br /><br /><strong>Daniel Webster 77, Wheelock 40: </strong> At Nashua, Vanessa Bosques and Ashley Giampetruzzi of Manchester registered 22 points each and combined for 13 rebounds. Bosques became the fourth Eagle woman to reach 1,600 points.
<br /><br /><strong>Women's hockey</strong>
<br /><br /><strong>New Hampshire 4, Vermont 2: </strong> At Burlington, Vt., Hannah Armstrong scored a pair of goals and UNH improved to 11-14-2 on the year and 7-7-1 in Hockey East. Arielle O’Neill and Kristina Lavoie (two assists) also scored.
<br /><br /><strong>Manhattanville 3, New England College 0: </strong> At Henniker, Lauren Hopps made 29 saves in the setback which left the Pilgrims at 4-7-3 in ECAC East.
<br /><br /><strong>St. Anselm 4, Salve Regina 2: </strong> At Middleton, R.I., Tiffany Herron scored a pair of goals to lead the Hawks Saturday. The victory ups the Hawks record to 9-2-4 in ECAC Women’s East.