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January 22. 2014 11:28PM

College Sports Roundup: SNHU men cagers win fifth straight

Chris Walters scored 14 points and Rodney Sanders netted 12 to lead Southern New Hampshire University to its fifth straight win, a 60-50 Northeast-10 men’s basketball win against Adelphi in Garden City, N.Y., Wednesday. SNHU raised its record to 9-6 overall and 7-5 in the NE-10.

Both teams played to a low scoring 21-21 first half. A mini 6-0 run with five minutes left gave SNHU a 47-37 lead. Walters had a dunk and two free throws during that span. Elijah Bonsignore, held to four points, stretched the lead to 11 points with a lay-up with 3:22 to play. Mike Stys added 10 points to the win as SNHU forced Adelphi (4-12) to shoot just 33-percent from the floor.

Le Moyne 76, St. Anselm 74: In Syracuse, N.Y., a 12-5 run over the final 2:45 sparked the Dolphins (10-7, 7-4 NE-10) past the Hawks (11-6, 9-4). John Nielsen’s three-point shot with 2:45 left gave the Hawks a 69-64 lead. Le Moyne scored the next nine straight points behind Nate Champion (23 points), who had seven of them to give the hosts a 73-69 lead. Nate Gause (20 points) made three free throws in the final six seconds to preserve the win for the Dolphins. Chris Santo led the Hawks with 18 points and Mike McCahey added 17. Nielsen had 15 and Dino Mallios contributed 12 points and eight boards.

Women’s basketball

Franklin Pierce 64, Pace 57: In Pleasantville, N.Y., Brittany Martelle scored a game-high 25 points for the Ravens (9-7) who won for the fifth time in six games. Martelle was 8-for-10 from the inside the stripe and 6-of-7 from the foul line. She also handed out three assists and grabbed three boards.

Eastern Conn. State 71, Keene State 66: In Willimantic, Conn., the Owls (8-7) dropped their fourth straight Little East Conference game. Sophomore Kelsey Cognetta scored 15 points and freshman Jovan Kingwood came off the bench to net a season high 14 points to lead the Owls. Freshman Amanda Petrow pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds to go with nine points.

Le Moyne 55, St. Anselm College 54: In Syracuse, N.Y., Alex Marple’s free throw with 17 seconds left gave the hosts a three-point lead. Briana Jones scored a layup for the Hawks (10-8 overall, 6-7 NE-10) with one second left, but it was too little, too late. Tori Lehr was 12 of 24 from the field and finished with 25 points and nine rebounds.

Adelphi 83, SNHU 38: In Garden City, N.Y., Brooke Springfield scored 10 points for the Penmen who fell to 6-10 overall and 4-7 in the Northeast-10.

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