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NH College Roundup: Rivier men beat Mount Ida

The Rivier men’s basketball team earned its third Great Northeast Athletic Conference win of the season by defeating visiting Mount Ida, 70-63, Wednesday at Muldoon Gymnasium in Nashua.

Senior Tom Poitras, of Bow, scored a team-high 20 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for the Raiders while junior Jake Nelson, of Nashua, added 16 points. Senior Nick Walch and sophomore Kywane Thomas both knocked down four field goals for 11 points.

Junior Treace Macklin led the Mustangs with 22 points and 8 rebounds, while freshman Ethan Dujon also scored 22. Sophomore Michael Joseph contributed 14 points.

With the win, Rivier improves their record to 6-12 overall and 3-8 in the GNAC. Mount Ida falls to 4-14 overall and 2-9 with the conference.

Plymouth State 68, Keene State 64: Senior Petey Skevas scored a game-high 18 points and sophomore Uche Nwokeji posted his fourth double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday evening for the Panthers in a Little East Conference men’s basketball game at Foley Gym.Freshman Curtis Arsenault, of Berlin, added 11 points off the Panther bench, and Shomari Morgan, of Manchester, had a productive game with nine points and seven rebounds. PSU improved to 10-8 overall and 4-4 in the Little East.

Men’s hockey

St. Anselm 4, Salem State 1: Junior Johnny Daniels netted a pair of second-period goals and senior goaltender Robert Kang stopped 23 of 24 shots on goal to lead St. Anselm on Tuesday evening at F. Sullivan Arena in non-conference hockey action.

The Hawks bump to 6-8-4 on the season, while the Vikings dip to 9-7-1.

Sophomore Mark Meads and freshman Brendon Kerrigan added goals for the Hawks (6-8-4).

Juniors Sean Jenkins and Joey Agliato had two assists for the winners.

Keaton Cashin scored the only goal for Salem State (9-7-1).

Franklin Pierce 3, Framingham State 3: Senior defenseman Kyle Craig notched his first career multiple-goal game on Tuesday night, to help the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team build a 3-1 lead through two periods on Tuesday. However, Framingham State forced overtime and a 3-3 tie in the non-conference affair, as junior forward Ryan McDonald and senior defenseman Robert Driscoll had a goal and an assist each, with the former figuring in on both goals in the third-period rally.

With the tie, Franklin Pierce now stands at 4-12-2 (2-4-1 Northeast-10), while Framingham State moves to 7-7-3 (5-4-2 Massachusetts State).

Despite the third-period comeback, one of the game’s biggest storylines came after the final horn, when tempers boiled over.

Women’s basketball

Daniel Webster 70, Newbury 67 (OT): Playing their 500th game in Eagles program history, freshman guard Kayla Free registered a career high, netting 22 points as the Eagles climbed back to .500 in conference play Tuesday.


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