Saint Anselm avenged last season’s Division II tournament loss to Saint Rose with a 92-82 men’s basketball win over the Golden Knights on Wednesday in Albany. N.Y.
Saint Anselm, ranked 20th in all of NCAA Division II by the National Basketball Coaches’ Association, improves to 16-3 overall, 12-2 in the Northeast-10. Saint Rose is 8-12, 5-8 in the NE-10.
Sophomore Chris Paul posted a team-best 22 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Tim Guers scored 20 and handed out a seven assists. Junior Danny Evans posted 16 points with sophomore Gustav Suhr-Jessen scoring 14.
New England College 73, Eastern Nazarene 59: In Henniker, Izaiah Winston-Brooks led all scorers with 20 points. Jason Jones added 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Keene State 82, Plymouth State 70: In Keene, Ty Nichols had a huge night with 33 points and 11 rebounds to power the Owls (14-7). James Anozie scored 14 and Edwin Ezedonmwen added 11. Dante Rivera led the Panthers (11-10) with 12 points. Manny Alisandro and Jaylen LeRoy of Manchester each scored 12.
Franklin Pierce 81, New Haven 70: In Rindge, Jameson Pierrelus came off the bench to lead the Ravens (10-10, 6-7 NE-10) with 15 points. Doyin Fadojutimi scored 12 and Isaiah Moore added 10. Elijah Bailey scored a game-high 16 for New Haven (13-6, 8-5 NE-10).
St. Anselm 67, St. Rose 56: In Albany, N.Y., junior Shannon Ryan picked up her 15th double-double of the season for the Hawks. Ryan led the way with 25 points and 16 rebounds.
Sophomore Peyton Steinman had 16 points and a team-leading five assists and three steals. Senior Ashley Briggs nothced 10 points and junior Sara Messler, of Durham, had 12 rebounds, matching her career high.
Plymouth State 57, Keene State 52 (OT): In Keene, Concord’s Cassidy Emerson scored four of her 12 points in overtime to lead the Panthers in their in-state rivalry game.
Emerson had a monster night on the glass, grabbing 17 rebounds to record her fifth double-double of the season.
Londonderry’s Brittany Roche came off the bench to lead Plymouth State with 15 points. Jess Conant added 13.
Tamra Gonyea led Keene State with 12 points. Emily McPadden scored 10.
With the win, PSU sweeps the season series from the Owls for the first time since the 2002-03 season and improves to 9-11 and 3-9 in the LEC. Keene falls to 3-17 and 1-11 in league play.
Albany 59, UNH 41: In Albany. N.Y., senior forward Alli Gribbin scored 15 points and pulled down five rebounds in the Wildcats’ loss Wednesday.
UNH is 4-17 overall and 1-7 in America East. Albany is 8-13 overall and 5-3 in the league.
Plymouth State 2, Amherst 1: In Plymouth, senior Brooke Maggy matched the program record with her 19th career goal and Emelie Lindqvist matched a career-high with 52 saves for the Panthers.
Maggy got the Panthers on the board with her record-tying tally in the first period, and junior Sydney Linnick added to the lead a few minutes later.
The victory improves Plymouth State to 4-13-3, while Amherst drops to 9-8-2.