By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)
Saturday was a crazy day in New England D3 Hoops with upsets, new records and yes, even a coach earning 100 wins – congrats Coach Santa Fe!
Here are the highlights from what was an exciting and busy day of D3 Hoops!
Let’s congratulate (once again) Coach Angela Santa Fe on reaching 100 wins as the Regis College women’s basketball team defeated Suffolk University in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play.
Johnny McCarthy and the Amherst College men’s basketball team cruised to an impressive win over Hamilton College this afternoon. The win – the Mammoths’ 10th of the season and second in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play – halted the Continentals’ 15-game winning streak, which dates back to last November!
The Amherst College women’s basketball team established a new program for consecutive wins – 51, to be exact – as they also defeated Hamilton this afternoon, too.
Abby Kelly scored a team-high 17 points as the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team cruised to a 74-33 win over Colby College to improve to 17-0 overall.
David Reynolds netted a career-high 29 points to lead the Bowdoin men’s basketball team past Colby, 83-77. The Polar Bears led the Mules, 46-33 at the break, but relied on its defense to secure the win as Colby outscored the hosts, 44-37, in the second half.
MIT erased a five-point deficit at the break to defeat Babson College in overtime by a score of 80-78. Bradley Jomard (MIT) recorded a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds in the win – he almost recorded a triple-double, but finished with eight assists.
The UMass Dartmouth women’s basketball team netted 31 points in the third quarter en route to defeating Plymouth State, 78-64.
The UMass Boston women’s basketball team rebounded from a mid-week setback to defeat Keene State this afternoon to secure a season sweep for the second time in program history.
Thanks to 15 points from Alex Goslin, the Springfield College women’s basketball team was able to defeat Babson College for an important New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory.
The WPI men’s basketball team collaborated for 13 trifectas this afternoon to defeat Clark University.
A 28 point third quarter helped the Castleton University women’s basketball team defeat Thomas to improve to 10-0 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play.
Despite a 58-49 setback to Gordon College, Curry College’s Emily Irwin recorded her 1,000th point, while pacing the Colonels with a game-high 20 points.
Olivia Bolden became the third member of the Albertus Magnus women’s basketball program to reach 1,000 points.
Sam Maglione netted six triples and tallied 26 points as Worcester State women’s basketball top Fitchburg State to even its record at 8-8.
A second half surge helped Nichols College men’s basketball rally to defeat Roger Williams (82-79) and extend its current winning streak to five-games.