D3Hoops: Saturday Highlights (LINKS)
By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)
As usual, Saturday was a busy day in the New England NCAA D3 Hoops World with Amherst College women’s basketball headlining the actionwith a hard-fought (and important) victory against Bowdoin College.
The win by the Mammoths – now their 52nd-striaght win, dating back to March 2016 – puts them in the drivers seat in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
Emmanuel College women’s basketball Coach Andrew Yosinoff earned his 800th win on the sidelines yesterday during his team’s 100-94 win over Albertus Magnus. As noted in the game’s release, Yosinoff became the 14th NCAA women’s basketball coach to achieve the milestone, but is just the second Division III coach to win 800 games.
UMass Dartmouth’s Nakira Examond eclipsed the 1,000-point mark this afternoon in her team’s 105-83 win against Western Connecticut.
Speaking of 1,000-point scorers, Babson College’s Bradley Jacks also accomplished the feat this afternoon, too, as the Beavers overpowered Coast Guard Academy.
Defense was the key down the stretch for the Thomas College men’s basketball team as they held off a late surge by New England College to pick-up an important North Atlantic Conference (NAC) win.
The Tufts University celebrated ‘Senior Day’ this afternoon, as well as a win over the Cardinals of Wesleyan University.
Endicott College men’s hoops returned to the win column with a 72-62 win over Curry College. The Gulls are now 13-6 overall and 8-4 in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play.
It was a fun ‘Senior Day’ Middletown, Connecticut as the Wesleyan men’s basketball team outlasted Tufts for an important NESCAC win.
Don’t sleep on the Springfield College women’s basketball team – they won another New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game today and will continue to be the team to watch down the stretch.
The Springfield men’s basketball team won its seven-straight contest this afternoon against Clark University, thanks to 24 points from Jake Ross and 16 rebounds from Heath Post.
Chalk up another important win for the Nichols College men’s basketball team today as they topped Gordon College in CCC play.
The UMass Boston women’s basketball team continued its winning ways this afternoon by defeating Rhode Island College, 65-59. Shania Osborne came off the bench and almost recorded a double-double for the Beacons as she concluded the contest with 19 points and nine caroms.
Framingham State’s Mary Kate O’Day netted a career-high 39 points as the Rams topped Fitchburg State in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) play. With the win, the Rams improve to 12-7 overall and 6-1 in league play.
Finally, Bates College men’s basketball evened its record at 10-10 as they defeated Connecticut College, 69-56. Jeff Spellman and Max Hummel each netted 17 points in the win.