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NH College Roundup: Guers, St. Anselm beat St. Michael's

December 06. 2017 12:22AM
Saint Anselm's Taylor Fortin cuts through traffic to shoot on hoop against Saint Michael's at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown on Tuesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)

St. Anselm College sprinted from a halftime tie and defeated St. Michael’s 90-75 in a Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball game on Tuesday night in Goffstown.

Guard Tim Guers poured in 31 points, and Taylor Fortin (23) and Cody Ball (15) also hit double figures as the Hawks scored 49 points in the second half and improved to 6-3 overall, 4-2 in the league. St. Michael’s dropped to 1-7 and 1-5.

Merrimack 60, Franklin Pierce 59: In Rindge, Juvaris Hayes’ steal and layup with 24 seconds remaining gave Merrimack the win. Jordan Lackey’s 15 points paced the Ravens (3-6, 1-6 in the NE-10). Merrimack is 8-3 overall, 5-1 in the league.

Sacred Heart 79, Dartmouth 73: In Fairfield, Conn., Taylor Johnson posted a season-high 20 points and three other Big Green players scored in double figures, but Dartmouth (2-4) could not come all the way back from 18 down in a 79-73 loss at Sacred Heart (4-5). Sean Hoehn tied a career-high with 19 points for the host Pioneers to help Sacred Heart win for the fourth time in its last six games.

The Pioneers shot 50.9 percent (28-of-55) for the night and 36.8 percent (7-of-19) from long range. Dartmouth struggled shooting the ball for most of the night, finishing at 41.9 percent (26-of-62) overall, 26.3 percent (5-of-19) from distance and 61.5 percent (16-of-26) at the foul line, all well below its season averages. Johnson was 7-of-13 with a trifecta in scoring his 20 points. Sophomore Brendan Barry and freshman Chris Knight contributed 13 points apiece, while senior Miles Wright chipped in 10.

Colby-Sawyer 71, Castleton 69: In New London, Manchester’s Jourdain Bell hit a pair of free throws with one second remaining to win the game. Taylor Grande, of Bedford, scored a game-high 19 points as the Chargers improved to 2-0 in the North Atlantic Conference and 4-2 overall. Patrick Coffey added 15 points, and Franklin’s Dana Bean had a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds. Bell finished with nine points and five assists.

Plymouth State 58, Framingham State 51: In Framingham, Mass., Mike Osgood, Jaylen Leroy and Chase Soares all hit for double figures in scoring, lifting PSU.

Osgood, a junior from Nashua, notched 15 points, four rebounds and three assists. Leroy, a sophomore from Manchester, had 15 points, three rebounds and four assists. Soares, a junior, had 12 points and three rebounds as PSU improved to 3-3. Framingham State dropped to 2-6.

Keene State 78, Albertus Magnus 67: In Keene, Ty Nichols scored 22 points to lead the Owls (6-2). Albertus Magnus forward Jaqhwan Walters, Division III’s 11th-leading scorer, poured in 40 in a losing cause.

Women’s basketball

Plymouth State 55, Lasell 47: At Foley Gym in Plymouth, the Panthers outscored Lasell 16-6 in the fourth quarter to win. Junior Jess Conant logged 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Londonderry’s Brittany Roche had 21 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Elizabeth McLaughlin of Melvin Village added 10 points and eight rebounds. PSU improved to 3-4.

St. Anselm 60, St. Michael’s 54: In Goffstown, Shannon Ryan tallied 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to show the way for the Hawks (6-3 overall, 4-2 the Northeast-10).

Merrimack 76, Franklin Pierce 44: Mya Mosley’s 10 points led host FPU (4-7, 1-6 in the NE-10).

Castleton 62, Colby-Sawyer 37: In New London, freshman Brooke Raiche scored 15 points for the Chargers, who fell to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the North Atlantic Conference.

Men’s hockey

SNHU 2, Franklin Pierce 2: In Winchendon, Mass., Hooksett’s Chris Moquin scored a power-play goal with 5:05 remaining in regulation to lift the Penmen to the tie. Kyle Valliere also scored for SNHU, which is 3-3-2 overall and 2-2-1 in the Northeast-10. FPU is 2-8-1 overall, 1-3-1 in the league.

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