Behind a stingy defensive effort and a double-double from Kaylee Kilpatrick, the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team snapped a two-game skid with a win over Dartmouth College, 54-37, at Leede Arena in Hanover Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats improved to 4-4 while the Big Green fell to 1-6 after the non-conference match.
Kilpatrick snagged 12 rebounds while tallying 10 points and three blocks. Sophomore guard Elizabeth Belanger paced the scoring for UNH with 11 points. Classmate and forward Corinne Coia added 10 points while guards Kelsey Hogan (Nashua) and Kristen Anderson chipped in eight points each.
Franklin Pierce 72, St. Anselm 69: At Rindge, freshman Candace Andrews scored a career-high 20 points and senior Tori Lehr posted her fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds for St. Anselm but Franklin Pierce University pulled out the 72-69 women's basketball win.
Stonehill 71, Southern New Hampshire 62: At Easton, Mass., 14th-ranked Stonehill topped the visitors from SNHU. Sophomore Amra Elezovic (Manchester) was the lone Southern New Hampshire player in double-figures, scoring a game-high 21 points.
UMass-Dartmouth 52, Plymouth State 48: At Plymouth, UMD closed the game with a 16-3 run to earn the win. Plymouth State got 13 points from sophomore Taylor Perry and 10 points from senior Krystin Corliss (Loudon), while junior Tiffany Lewis (Hillsboro) scored six points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.
UMass-Boston 66, Keene State 56: At Keene, the Keene State College women's basketball team dropped a 66-56 Little East Conference game to UMass-Boston. The Owls (4-3, 1-1 LEC) were led by junior forward Courtney Roberts with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
St. Anselm 6, Williams 3: At Williamstown, Mass., St. Anselm head coach Kerstin Matthews recorded her 100th career win and the Hawks improved to 10-1. Matthews, who is in her sixth season as bench boss of the Hawks, becomes the first women's ice hockey coach to achieve the milestone since the programs establishment in 2004.
Yale 71, UNH 61: At New Haven, Conn., Patrick Konan led the way for UNH with 14 points and five rebounds. Williams Gabriel chipped in with a career-high eight points and three rebounds, while John Edwards added a career-best eight points.
Plymouth State 71, UMass-Dartmouth 61: At Plymouth, sophomore Uche Nwokeji scored a career-high 20 points and senior Petey Skevas added 13 points and a career-high 13 assists.
Franklin Pierce 77, St. Anselm 73: At Rindge, junior Chris Santo recorded his second double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds and junior Roy Mabrey registered the 1,000th point of his career, but the St. Anselm College men's basketball team suffered a 77-73 defeat at the hands of Franklin Pierce University.
Southern New Hampshire 67, Stonehill 55: At Easton, Mass., three different players finished with double-digits for SNHU (4-4 overall and 2-4 in the league). Rodney Sanders led all scorers with 21 points. Mike Stys (Manchester) contributed 18 points and Aleksander Dobrovic added 11 points and seven boards.St. Joseph's 96, Rivier 87 (OT): At Nashua, the Rivier University men's basketball team lost to St. Joseph's 96-87 in overtime. The Raiders (3-4) were led by senior Tom Poitras (Bow) with 25 points.
Daniel Webster 93, Regis 92: At Nashua, Aiden Collins converted a layup with 16 seconds remaining in overtime to give Daniel Webster a 93-92 lead and the Eagles held on for a 94-92 win over Regis. Senior Daris Cosby registered 22 points, including number 1,000 for his career, as the Eagles remained perfect at 7-0.
NHTI 93, Word of Life 42: At Concord, NHTI hosted the Holiday Festival and the hosts defeated Word of Life 93-42.
Colby-Sawyer 84, Green Mountain 58: At Poultney, Vt., sophomore guard Wol Majong scored 18 points to lead visiting Colby-Sawyer College (2-3) past Green Mountain College 84-58.
Keene State 93, UMass-Boston 76: At Boston, Keene State improved to 2-5 with its second consecutive win.
Plymouth State 6, Westfield State 4: At Plymouth, freshman Mike Economos tallied two goals and an assist and classmate Ian McGilvrey collected four assists as Plymouth State University (4-5) defeated Westfield State University, 6-4 in hockey action.Western New England 5, Southern New Hampshire 3: At Springfield, Mass., SNHU (7-4-1) led 2-0 but could not hold on. Steven Berry scored the first goal of the game, and his fifth on the season, halfway through the second frame to give the Penmen a 1-0 lead. Freshman Jay Sylvia followed Berry's goal with his fourth on the season with under three minutes left in the period to put SNHU up 2-0, but it was not enough.