Chris Santo’s layup with 27 seconds left lifted St. Anselm College to an 86-85 Northeast-10 men’s basketball victory against St. Michael’s College at the Ross Sports Center in Colchester, Vt., Tuesday.
St. Anselm’s win coupled with Franklin Pierce’s 76-75 win against Southern New Hampshire University Tuesday leaves the top-ranked Ravens and second place Hawks at 13-4 in conference play. The Ravens are ranked first because they beat the Hawks earlier this season. The Hawks have a chance to avenge that loss Saturday when it hosts the Ravens in a 3:30 p.m. contest.
Roy Mabrey of St. Anselm and Mike Holton Jr. of St. Michael’s shared game-high scoring honors with 27 points apiece. Mike McCahey netted 19 points and John Nielsen added 18 for the Hawks, now 15-6 overall.
Franklin Pierce 76, SNHU 75: In Rindge, SNHU led 70-69 with 2:05 left on a free throw from Mike Stys. Ryen Vilmont connected on two free throws to give the Ravens the lead for good at 71-70.
Rodney Sanders led SNHU (11-10, 8-9 NE-10) with 20 points followed by 14 points from Stys and Chris Walters. Cooper had 25 for FPU.
St. Anselm 64, St. Michael’s 60: In Colchester, Vt., Candace Andrews had 17 points for the Hawks. Briana Jones followed with 13 points and Allie Jones and Tori Lehr each netted 12.
Franklin Pierce 64, SNHU 60: Kara Charette notched 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Franklin Pierce University past visiting Southern New Hampshire University. Jaffrey’s Brooke Springfield scored 12 points for SNHU.