It was a rough season for the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team, but at least the Wildcats went out on a high note.
Paced by 14 points from Mark Carbone and 13 from Jordan Reed, UNH beat rival Maine 60-53 in a season finale on Tuesday night in Durham.
UNH finished 5-24 overall, 3-13 in America East. The Wildcats and Maine tied for (eighth, last) in the conference, but the Black Bears advanced to the league tournament by virtue of a tiebreaker.
UNH women visit Maine in AE tourney tonight
The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team is the No. 8 seed and will visit No. 1 Maine tonight in the first round of the America East tournament.
The Wildcats are 6-23 overall and were 3-13 in the league.
On Tuesday, two of their freshmen earned prestigious AE awards. Kari Brekke, of Appleton, Wis., was a unanimous pick at the league’s Rookie of the Year, the first Wildcat to receive the award in more than a decade.
Also, Ivy Gogolin, of Hopkinton, Mass., was named to the league’s All-Rookie team.
Maine is 22-7 overall and was 15-1 in league play.
Saint Anselm's Colson hits milestone
Rochester’s Shannon Colson finished with three hits on the day, including the 100th hit of her career, helping the Saint Anselm softball team to a pair of 3-0 wins over Georgian Court and Gannon on Tuesday in Kissimmee, Fla.
The Hawks, ranked first in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II top 25 poll, improved to 9-3.
In the Georgian Court game, Morgan Perry pitched a one-hitter. In the Gannon contest, Courtney Fisher and McKenna Smith combined on the shutout.