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Men's Basketball: Le Moyne clamps down, tops SNHU
Southern New Hampshire University's C.J. Marriro, left, knocks the ball from Le Moyne's Ryan Romich(24) as SNHU's Elijah Bonsignore, right, defends during the play in the first half of their game hosted at SNHU Saturday. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
Elijah Bonsignore and Rodney Sanders - SNHU's two leading scorers - were held to six points in a 78-68 loss to Le Moyne.
Bonsignore began the day averaging a team-high 15.2 points per game, but was limited to two points on four field goal attempts. Sanders was averaging 14.5 points per contest, but missed 11 of his 13 attempts from the floor. Sanders missed all six of his 3-point attempts.
Stys finished the game with 22 points. He has made a team-high 41 3-pointers this season.
Connor Mahoney led Le Moyne with 22 points. The Dolphins received 15 from 6-foot-11 center Jim Janson, 13 from Nate Gause and 12 from Qwadere Lovell. Janson, who also collected a game-high eight rebounds, entered the game leading the NE-10 in field goal percentage (67.9 percent).
Le Moyne's lead peaked at 16 after two Mahoney free throws made it a 51-35 game with 15:24 remaining in the second half. St. Anselm pulled within seven, 66-59, on a Stys 3-pointer with 3:40 to play, but failed to get any closer.
Le Moyne made 15 of 26 field goal attempts (57.7 percent) in the first half, and led 40-30 at halftime. The Dolphins scored the final five points of the half.