Senior Scott Morris finished with a career-high 17 points as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team upended Duquesne 84-81 at the A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh. The win improves the ‘Cats to 2-0 on the young season.
Patrick Konan finished the game with 16 points and six boards while Chris Pelcher, of Albany, finished with his second double-double of the season in as many games with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Daniel Dion came off the bench for 13 points and six assists while Frank Okeke finished with 12 points.
The Wildcats shot 15-of-27 from behind the arc while shooting at the 53 percent clip for the game (33-of-62).
Bentley 102, St. Anselm 96: Jasper Grassa scored 35 points as Bentley overcame a five-point halftime deficit to defeat St. Anselm in Northeast-10 Conference play Wednesday night.
Alex Furness put Bentley ahead for good with a free throw with 6:08 to play.
Tyler McFarland scored 23 points for the Falcons.
St. Anselm was led by Mike McCahey’s 25 points. John Nielsen added 17 and Roy Mabrey scored 16.
Bentley outrebounded the host Hawks, 45-39.
Merrimack 75, SNHU 71: Gelvis Solano finished with 30 points to lead Merrimack College on Wednesday night. The Warriors improved to 3-0 and 1-0 in NE-10 play, while the Penmen are now 1-1 and 0-1 in the league.
Junior Elijah Bonsignore led Southern New Hampshire with 18 points and seven rebounds while Rodney Sanders knocked down three three-pointers and totaled 15 points and four assists. Aleksandar Dobrovic tallied 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, while Mike Stys, of Hooksett, added 12 points.
Bryant 87, Dartmouth 77: Dyami Starks scored 35 points for the second straight game to lead visiting Bryant past Dartmouth on Wednesday night at Leede Arena. Dartmouth (1-1) was led by sophomore Alex Mitola with 15 points, while junior Gabas Maldunas contributed a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Tyler Melville also finished in double figures with 13 to go along with a team-high four assists.
Bentley 89, St. Ansem 58: Courtney Finn scored a team-best 16 points, senior All-America forward Lauren Battista followed with 14 and the bench chipped in with 40 as top-ranked Bentley rolled to Wednesday night at Stoutenburgh Gym.
Senior point guard Christiana Bakolas, of Manchester, scored four points and sophomore guard Jane White, of Amherst, added 10.
Senior forward Briana Jones powered St. Anselm with a game-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
UNH 53, NJIT 40: Corinne Coia led all scorers with 14 points, shooting 6-of-15 from the field. Kaylee Kilpatrick registered a double-double on 10 points and 13 rebounds for UNH (2-0).