Here are some highlights and notes from the college basketball world in Massachusetts from this afternoon.
* Bentley University women’s basketball head coach Barbara Stevens earned her 700th win with the Falcons against Southern New Hampshire, 52-42 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Stevens, who is in her 27th season with the Falcons, now has a record of 700-153 on the bench and is the 11th women’s basketball coach to reach this historic plateau at one institution.
* Northeastern University’s women’s basketball team earned their third consecutive victory against NJIT, 59-45. The Huskies are 4-2 overall, and now 2-2 away from the Matthews Arena.
* Boston University’s men’s basketball team extended its current winning streak to two, as they kicked-off their current road trip with a 74-66 victory at St. Peter’s. Next up for the Terriers is a trip to Coastal Carolina on Thursday, Dec. 6.
* Boston University’s women’s basketball team earned their first victory against a rank squad, as the Terriers defeated No. 17/15 St. John’s, 66-49. Chantell Alford led all scorers with 22 points. She also chipped in six rebounds and three assists in her team’s fifth victory of the season, too.
* Harvard evened its record at 3-3 with a 73-64 win against Fordham at home. Wesley Saunders scored 17 points, while Jonah Travis came off the bench and netted 16 points. The Crimson will travel to Chestnut Hill on Tuesday to face Boston College, a squad that is coming off a victory against Penn State.
* Stonehill College’s women’s basketball team kept its perfect mark intact with a 56-50 victory against Saint Michael’s. Wellesley’s own Mary Louise Dixon netted a game-high 17 points, while Amy Pelletier added 11 points off the bench.
* Assumption College’s women’s basketball team sustained its first setback of the season, as Adelphi defeated the visiting Hounds, 66-58.
* WPI’s men’s basketball team needed an extra session to squeak out their seventh consecutive victory, as the Engineers defeated Husson, 89-85 in overtime. Sam Longwell led all scorers with 25 points, while Marco Coppola added 24.
* Bridgewater State handed Wheaton College its first loss, as the Bears defeated the Lyons in Norton, 62-50. Michael Lofton paced Bridgewater with 20 points, while Ryan Clinesmith led Wheaton with 18 points.
* Babson College’s women’s basketball team earned its 66th straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory, 63-43 against Mount Holyoke College at Staake Gymnasium. Sarah Collins led the Beavers with her sixth consecutive double-double, finishing with 21 points and 11 rebounds in her team’s sixth win of the season.
* WPI earned its first NEWMAC victory, as they defeated MIT, 68-56 in Worcester. Kelly Morgan sank four three-pointers in the second half en route to a career-high 18-point day. Morgan, as well as Theresa Logan, discussed their team’s third win of the season above.
* Smith College earned its second NEWMAC win, as they defeated Wheaton, 70-46. Paulina Solis led the Pioneers with 16 points, while Devon Quattrocchi added 14 points, six rebounds and five steals.
* The Tufts University women’s basketball team began the month of December with a 73-51 victory against Regis College. The Jumbos have now won six consecutive games, and remain the top squad in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
* Finally, Emmanuel College kept its perfect mark intact with a 62-50 victory against Middlebury College in Boston. The Saints are now 6-0 overall, 4-0 at home and 2-0 on the road.
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