Mass. College Hoops: Tuesday Night Roundup

By Brian Willwerth

Tuesday marked the beginning of numerous conference tournaments and below are the men’s basketball results:

LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE (LEC) QUARTERFINALS

Rhode Island College 62, UMass Dartmouth 58 – Jake Laga had 14 points for the 8th-seed Corsairs, but it wasn’t enough as four Anchormen scored in double-figures.

Southern Maine 85, UMass Boston 65 – in the 4 vs. 5 matchup, Rahshjeem Benson’s had 18 points for the Beacons.  But four Huskies scored in double-figures.

COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE (CCC) QUARTERFINALS

Curry 76, Western New England 54 – The top-seeded Colonels advanced to the semifinals, as Sedale Jones led four Curry players in double-figures with 22 points. Damon Alston had 26 points in a losing effort for WNEC.

Gordon 81, Roger Williams 59 – The 2nd-seed Fighting Scots had a balanced attack, with David Dempsey leading the way with 20 points. Luke Hamilton and Park Thomas each had 16.

Eastern Nazarene 78, Salve Regina 64 – In Quincy, Jaylen Owens had 19 points as the Lions advanced to the CCC semifinals.

Wentworth 73, Nichols 69 – Behind 24 points from Colin Johnson, the Leopards stayed alive in the CCC tournament.   Irving Eggleston had 23 for the Bison.

GREAT NORTHEAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (GNAC) QUARTERFINALS

Anna Maria 85, Emmanuel 76 – Make it 16 wins in a row for the AMCATS. Brad Peterson led the way with 21 points for the top seed in the GNAC.

St. Joseph’s (Maine) 73, Emerson 68 – The season is over for coach Jim O’Brien’s squad. Michael Thorpe had 19 points in a losing effort.

Johnson & Wales 72, Suffolk 71 – Chris Torres had 23 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams lost a heartbreaker in Providence.

MASSCAHUSETTS STATE COLLEGEIATE ATHLETIC CONFERNCE (MASCAC) QUARTERFINALS

Salem State 86, Worcester State 78 – All five starters scored in double-figures for the Vikings, led by Bryan Ortiz’s 17 points. Dane Jobst had 24 for the Lancers.

Fitchburg State 63, Bridgewater State 60 – Zach Valliere had 17 points as the Falcons picked up the victory on the road. Michael Lofton had 20 points in a losing effort for the Bears.

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