Home » Sports » College Sports
Keene State cagers eye unfinished business
Last year, Keene State faced Eastern Connecticut in the conference semis and lost, 81-76, in double overtime. And last week, the Owls traved to ECSU and lost in overtime, 93-84, as the Warriors completed a regular-season sweep against Keene State.
The third-seeded Owls (16-10) play ESCU (19-7) on Friday at Rhode Island College. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
Keene State held on for a wild 74-68 victory against rival Plymouth State on Tuesday, a game that remained up for grabs in the final minute. Tre'Tipton hit a reverse layup to give KSC a 69-66 lead with 1:49 remaining, and Owls freshman Nate Howard had a steal and made one free with 1:11 remaining. Howard, who saw limited playing time during the season, played a key role in the win.
"I know if I play hard I'll get more minutes," said Howard, who made four key free throws and finished with nine points. "It was a fun game to play in."
PSU junior Petey Skevas hit two free throws to cut the lead to 70-68 with 54 seconds on the clock. The loss dropped Plymouth State to 7-19.
Senior guard Ryan Martin led the Owls with 17 points, while Anthony Mariano chipped in 10 points off the bench. Plymouth State sophomore guard Alex Burt of Dover led the Panthers with 17 points. Petey Skevas added 16 points. Kevin Eisenberg of Moulonborough netted five 3-pointers and added 15 points, and freshman forward Uche Nwokeji had 15 points for the Panthers.
The Little East Conference tournament final will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Rhode Island College. Top-ranked RIC (24-3) faces the University of Southern Maine (15-11) in Friday's semifinal opener at 6 p.m.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Conway's Locke beaten by Dodgers in first Pirates start - 0
- Kevin Gray's On Baseball: Home cooking suiting Nolan - 0
- NH's Jeff Locke remains in big leagues as Pittsburgh starter - 0
- Kevin Gray's On Baseball: Expect Bogaerts in Portland - 0
- Manchester Babe Ruth registration is tonight - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NHIAA boxscores, summaries for May 20, 2013 - 0
- Police say man held girlfriend in car, arrest him - 0
- Overtime puts stress on Nashua police budget - 0
- Manchester, church group seek accord on breakfast for homeless - 1
- Ky. Sen. Rand Paul to NH GOP: Let's look like America - 2
- Man gunned down on Manchester street was talented graffiti artist - 2
- Experts weigh in on UNH logo designs - 1
- Two had a NH history before brutal Bedford attack - 1
- Derry marks a soldier's death - 1
Texting + driving = deadly consequences
Memorial Day Observances 2013
Bedford's Shapiro hits lacrosse milestone
Experts weigh in on UNH logo designs
Moving Wall in Haverhill asks us to remember
Goffstown holds off on school borrowing