Junior Brendan Barry put on a long-distance clinic at the SSE Arena Belfast on Friday evening, drilling seven 3-pointers as Dartmouth sank a total of 17 from the perimeter to defeat Albany, 91-77, in the consolation game of the Samson Division of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Barry finished the game with 25 points for the Big Green (4-4), while junior James Foye and sophomore Chris Knight both set career highs with 20 points apiece.
The Great Danes (2-6) had two players top 20 points in Cameron Healy (24) and Ahmad Clark (23), but they could not keep up with the numerous Dartmouth long balls.
South Florida 79, UNH 36: In Tampa, Fla., junior forward Ashley Storey scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats. Freshman guard Kari Brekke added eight points for the Wildcats and sophomore forward Maggie Ahearn led the team with eight rebounds and had four points and a career-high four assists. UNH is 1-7, South Florida is 6-2.
UNH 3, Merrimack 2: In Durham. senior forward Devan Taylor tallied her third goal of the season, to lift the Wildcats.
All three of the Wildcats’ goals came on the power play, with the first two scored by freshman Lauren Martin and junior Taylor Wenczkowski, of Rochester.
Senior captain Kyra Smith stopped 35 saves and kept the Warriors from getting a lead at all in the game; her record on the season is now 3-4-1.
Dartmouth 4, Union 2: In Hanover, freshman Sara McClanahan scored a shorthanded goal as the Big Green overcame a poor start.
Leading the way for the Green were freshman Gabby Billing — who had her first multi-point performance of her collegiate career with one goal and one assist — and Sydney Hill with her career-high two helpers.
Union scored early but Jennifer Costa tied the game on a tip-in of a hill shot. McClanahan tied the game and Billing put Dartmouth ahead for good. Christina Rombaut added a goal for the Big Green, now 3-7-1, 2-4-0 in ECAC Hockey. The Dutchwomen fell to 2-11-2, 0-4-1 ECAC.
Suffolk 3, Plymouth State 1: In Boston, Amber Thomas notched an early first period goal but Suffolk rallied with three straight goals to top the Panthers in a New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) game.
Plymouth State falls to 2-4-1 and 2-2-1 in NEHC play, while Suffolk improves to 6-3-1 and 3-1-1 in league play.
Franklin Pierce 2, Morrisville State 0: In Winchendon, Mass., first-period goals from sophomore forwards Marissa Massaro and Ann Margaret DiSciscio, of Litchfield, held up.
Freshman goaltender Emme Ostrander stopped all 19 shots to post her second straight shutout.
With the win, Franklin Pierce improves to 7-4-0, while Morrisville State falls to 7-4-1. The two teams will meet again today.