Mass. College Sports: Sunday Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

Sunday featured a variety of basketball games, along with one hockey game, and below are the outcomes and highlights.

Men’s Basketball 

Boston College 67, Philadelphia 50: Ryan Anderson’s double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds (12 defensive boards) helped the Eagles defeat the Rams and snap a three-game skid. Olivier Hanlan poured in 14 points and recorded six rebounds and four assists, while Alex Dragicevich netted 12 points.

Norfolk State 86, Boston University 82 (OT): Pendarvis Williams, who scored a game-best 27 points, netted six points during the final minute, which helped Norfolk State force an extra session. John Papale led BU with 18 points, while Maurice Watson Jr. finished with a double-double of 16 points and 12 assists.

Fairfield 64, Northeastern University 60: The Stags ballooned a 10-point advantage at the break into a four-point victory thanks to a game-high 23 points from Marcus Gilbert, who also registered six boards, two blocks and one steal. Scott Eatherton led the Huskies with a double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds (11 defensive boards).

Women’s Basketball

Northeastern University 81, Maine 55: Jewel Tunstull registered a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds, while Kazzidy Stewart netted 14 points as the Huskies defeated the visiting Black Bears.

Boston College 65, New Hampshire 40: Kat Cooper netted a career-best 21 points, including five triples as the Eagles defeated the Wildcats and picked up their third straight win.

Regis 59, Western Conn. State 52: The Pride extended its winning streak to five games as an early 10-0 lead transformed into a seven-point non-conference victory. Regis’ Emilee Marro led all scorers with 15 points, while Amanda Hawkesworth netted 14 points.

Quick Note: UMass Lowell’s contest against Central Connecticut was cancelled due to the weather.

Men’s Ice Hockey

UMass 3, Colgate 2: The Minutemen relied on three special teams goals to earn not only a weekend sweep, but also their sixth win of the season. Steven Iacobellis scored two goals, including his first-ever shorthanded strike in the opening period. Michael Pereira netted his fifth goal of the season on a power play in the second period.

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