Londonderry’s Cody Ball and Gustav Suhr-Jessen each poured in 18 points to help the Saint Anselm College men’s basketball team defeat Franklin Pierce 96-64 Wednesday night in Goffstown.
Tim Guers added 16 points for the Hawks (17-3, 13-2 NE-10). Isaiah Moore led Franklin Pierce (11-11, 7-8) in scoring with 17. Saint Anselm led 47-30 at halftime.
Keene State 78, Western Connecticut State 77: In Keene, Ty Nichols scored 21 points and had seven assists as Keene State (16-7, 11-3) stretched it winning streak to eight games. The Owls led by five with 26 seconds to play, but Western Connecticut State made it a one-point game by making a 3-pointer with two seconds left.
St. Michael’s 82, SNHU 72: In Colchester, Vt., the Penmen led 35-31 at halftime, but St. Michael’s (6-14, 3-12 NE-10) scored 51 points in the second half. Eamonn Joyce led SNHU with 20 points and eight rebounds. Shawn Montague had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Penmen (10-10, 6-9).
Plymouth State 75, UMass-Boston 71: In Plymouth, former Manchester Memorial standout Manny Alisandro led Plymouth State in points (19) and rebounds (12) to help the Panthers end a two-game losing streak. Jaylen LeRoy, who played at Manchester Central, added 15 points for Plymouth State (12-11, 6-8 LEC).
NEC 86, Southern Vermont 79 (OT): In Henniker, Izaiah Winston-Brooks tossed in a game-high 31 points and Ricky Leonard added 23 points for NEC (20-3, 13-1 NECC). Calvin Cheek had nine points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and seven steals, and Jason Jones grabbed a game-high 15 boards and added five blocked shots.
UMass Lowell 72, UNH 62: Josh Hopkins and Nick Guadarrama scored 12 points apiece in the Wildcats’ (3-19, 1-8 America East) loss.
Reed finished with 11 points and team-high nine rebounds, which matched his career high. Chris Lester also pulled down a personal-best nine boards and scored eight points.
UMass Lowell (13-11, 5-4) was led by Christian Lutete (18 points, 10 rebounds), Shawn Jones (17 pts) and Joey Glynn (13).
Saint Anselm 57, Franklin Pierce 45: In Goffstown, Boston College transfer Shannon Ryan, a junior forward, scored a game-high 19 points and collected a game-high 14 rebounds for the Hawks (16-4), who outscored the Ravens 18-7 in the second quarter and led 30-16 at halftime. Guard Peyton Steinman added 12 points for Saint Anselm. Izzy Lipinsky led Franklin Pierce (4-16) with 15 points and eight rebounds. Lisa Sulejmani finished with 12 points.
St. Michael’s 76, SNHU 68: In Colchester, Vt., the Penmen (14-8, 8-7 NE-10) had a six-point lead after three quarters, but were outscored 30-16 in the fourth. SNHU received 17 points and a career-high nine assists from Brianna Camara, and 16 points from Gyanna Russell. St. Michael’s improved to 9-11 overall and 5-10 in the NE-10.
UMass-Boston 65, Plymouth State 53: In Plymouth, UMass-Boston (17-6) took control by stretching a 10-point halftime lead to 22 by outscoring Plymouth State 20-8 in the third quarter. Jess Conant led Plymouth State (9-13) with 16 points and seven rebounds. Cassidy Emerson of Concord added 15 points and Debra Morrill of Concord finished with 12.
Western Connecticut State 87, Keene State 60: In Keene, Keene State’s Lilly Shliman of Pelham scored 19 points and Tamra Gonyea added 17, but the Owls (3-19) dropped their fifth game in a row. Keene State led by two points after one quarter, but was outscored 27-6 in the second. The Owls trimmed their deficit to nine points after three quarters, but were outscored 31-13 in the fourth.
UNH 54, UMass Lowell 46: In Durham, the Wildcats overcame a one-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to earn the win. Kari Brekke led all scorers with 16 points. Amanda Torres of Hudson notched 12. Caroline Soucy scored nine and grabbed eight rebounds.
Brianna Rudolph had 15 points for UMass Lowell.