Mass. College Hoops: Wednesday Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Below are results and game summaries from various men’s and women’s contests this evening.

Men’s Basketball

BC 62, No. 1 Syracuse 59 (OT): The Eagles outscored the Orangemen, 45-34 during the final two sessions, including overtime as Boston College handed Syracuse its first setback of the season. Olivier Hanlan paced the Maroon and Gold with 20 points, while Ryan Anderson stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, 14 rebounds (11 on defense), four assists, two blocks and one steal. The win snapped a five-game skid for BC.

BU 71, American 62: Dom Morris scored a game-high 16 points, while Maurice Watson Jr. added 13 points as the Terriers defeated Eagles and improved to 20-8 overall and 13-2 in Patriot League Play.

No. 12 WPI 58, Wheaton 46: Sam Longwell scored 13 points, Domenick Mastascusa recorded a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds off the bench as the Engineers defeated the Lyons and secured its ninth conference regular season title in the last 11 years. Agyei Gregory paced Wheaton with 13 points.

Elms 94, Mitchell 84: Andre French recorded a game-best 23 points, along with nine rebounds as the Blazers capped the regular season with their 14th overall win, 12th in NECC play.

Endicott 85, Wentworth 67: Lachlan Magee scored a game-best 16 points, while John Henault added 11 points as the Gulls defeated the Leopards. Ray Bessette paced Wentworth with 16 points.

Mount Ida 70, Norwich 66 (OT): Michael Joseph scored 15 points off the bench, including a triple at the end of regulation that forced an extra session, along with a free-throw in overtime, which lifted the Mustangs over the Cadets.

Wheelock 71, Regis 65: Paul Coucci scored 20 points and grabbed eight boards, Anthony Williams registered 19 points, four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal as the Wildcats concluded their season with a victory over the Pride. Osanto Marc Jr. led Regis with 20 points.

Women’s Basketball

Holy Cross 90, Lafayette 76: Brisje Malone tallied 15 points and a game-best six rebounds, as well as became the program’s 30th player to net 1,000 career points as the Crusaders defeated the Leopards.

No. 1 Bentley 95, So. New Hampshire 55: Lauren Battista netted 16 points and recorded eight rebounds, three assists and two steals as the Falcons soared to their 24th straight victory. Courtney Finn registered 13 points, eight boards and six assists in the win.

Emmanuel 68, Johnson & Wales 59: Jennifer Bujnowski paced the Saints with 12 points, while Vanessa Bramante and Sarah Higgins each scored 11 points, respective, as Emmanuel defeated Johnson & Wales and improved to 9-0 in conference play.

MIT 57, Babson 56: Osheiza Otori recorded a layup with 41 seconds remaining, which provided the Engineers the lead for good as MIT defeated Babson in Babson Park. MIT’s Mari Kordell led all scorers with 23 points, while Linnett Graber paced the Beavers with 13 points. Jennifer Narle and Briana Hunt each netted 11 points in the setback.

Wellesley 54, Wheaton 52: Kendall Bianchi‘s layup with eight seconds remaining pushed the Blue ahead for good as Wellesley defeated Wheaton for the second time this season. Wellesley’s Leslie Leong led all scorers with 20 points, while Kiley Shoemaker and Laura Pierce combined for 22 points, 20 rebounds and five assists for Wheaton.

Suffolk 56, Anna Maria 51: Iliana Quadri scored 19 points, as well as recorded five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals, which helped the Rams defeat the AMCATs. Trafficia Warburton paced Anna Maria with 16 points.

Mass. College Hoops: Saturday Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Here are scores and highlight from some of today’s men’s and women’s basketball contests.

Men’s Basketball:

UNC 82, Boston College 71: The Tar Heels ballooned a four-point lead at intermission into an 11-point victory, their 11th overall win of the season. Ryan Anderson registered a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Olivier Hanlan led the Eagles with 16 points.

Holy Cross 61, Lehigh 42: Malcolm Miller registered 14 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 29 minutes as the Crusaders defeated Lehigh and improved to 3-3 in Patriot League play. David Dudzinski netted 10 points, while Justin Burrell added 11 points and two assists.

Bentley 78, AIC 64: Tyler McFarland was a perfect 12-for-12 from the field, including 4-for-4 from beyond the arc as the sophomore forward netted 32 points in the Falcons’ 13th win of the season.

No. 5 WPI 64, Emerson 50: Sam Longwell netted a game-best 17 points, while Zach Karalis and Sean Doncaster scored nine points, respectively, as the Engineers defeated the Lions and earned their 11th straight win. Michael Thorpe led Emerson with 15 points.

No. 6 Amherst 82, Bates 71: David Kalema paced the Lord Jeffs with 20 points, while Aaron Toomey netted 19 points as Amherst defeated the Bobcats and improved to 4-0 in NESCAC play.

No. 10 Williams 69, Colby 62: Duncan Robinson scored a game-best 27 points, while Michael Mayer added 15 points and nine boards as the Ephs defeated the Mules and improved to 13-2 overall and 3-1 in NESCAC play.

Nichols 75, Wentworth 63: Ryan Sheehan recorded 18 points and eight rebound, while Sam Horning registered 11 points, six rebounds, one steal and one assist as the Bison extended their current winning streak to six games. Jherson Colon led Wentworth with 16 points.

Endicott 82, WNE 76: Lachlan Magee and John Henault combined for 35 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals as the Gulls soared past the Golden Bears. Dennis Rinaldi led WNE with 19 points.

Bridgewater State 78, Worcester State 65: Michael Lofton stuffed the stat sheet for the Bears with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals, which lifted the Bears over the Lancers. Brendan Rios led Worcester State with 18 points.

Salem State 80, Westfield State 75: Jon Perez recorded 20 points and six boards off the bench, which helped the Vikings edge the Owls in Salem. Grant Cooper led Westfield State with a double-double of 36 points and 14 rebounds.

UMass Dartmouth 103, Keene State 90: Ryan Walsh converted on 12-of-17 shots from the field, including three from beyond the arc as the first-year guard scored a game-best 29 points for the Corsairs.

MIT 55, Springfield 51: Justin Pedley scored a game-best 27 points, while Dakota Pierce netted 12 points as the Engineers defeated the Pride in Cambridge. Nick McKenna led Springfield with 14 points off the bench.

Babson 80, Wheaton 59: John Wickey and Joe Flannery combined for 40 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block as the Beavers defeated the Lyons in Norton. Agyei Gregory led the Lyons with a double-double of 15 points and 11 boards.

Women’s Basketball:

Lehigh 87, Holy Cross 82: Raquel Scott registered a double-double of 23 points and 16 rebounds (11 on defense), but that wasn’t enough to lift the Crusaders past Lehigh in Pennsylvania. Alex Smith netted 19 points and recorded six boards, five assists and two steals in the setback.

No. 1 Bentley 84, AIC 46: Courtney Finn buried a school record eight triples and finished with a career-high 25 points as the Falcons defeated the Yellow Jackets in Springfield and improved to 16-0.

No. 21 Adelphi 95, Assumption 93: The Greyhounds’ 90+ point effort, which was the most they’ve scored since registering 92 points against Saint Michael’s on January 29, 2003, wasn’t enough to beat the Panthers, who registered 50 points in the second half. Shannon Ray led Assumption with 22 points, while Kelly Conley added 19 points, four boards, three assists and one steal.

No. 3 Amherst 88, Bates 54: Hannah Peterson scored a game-high 30 points, while Ali Doswell finished with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Lord Jeffs defeated the Bobcats in Maine.

No. 7 Tufts 68, Trinity 48: Hayley Kanner poured in 16 points, while Hannah Foley recorded nine points and seven rebounds as the Jumbos defeated the Bantams in Medford.

No. 18 Williams 71, Colby 54: Ellen Cook netted a team-high 15 points, which was also a game-high, while recording six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks, which lifted the Ephs past the Mules in Williamstown.

WNE 53, Endicott 49: Ali Pessolano recorded 12 points, three rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes, which helped the Golden Bears even their overall mark at 7-7. Samantha Crough led the Gulls with 16 points.

Bridgewater State 63, Worcester State 48: Jenna Williamson scored a game-best 29 points, while adding eight rebounds, four assists and three steals, which helped the Bears defeat the Lancers in Worcester. Meghan Burns led the hosts with 14 points.

Wellesley 72. Mount Holyoke 47: The Blue claimed their 10th consecutive victory, 12th of the season, thanks to 17 points from Leslie Leong and 11 points by Morgyne Weaver.

Babson 68, Clark 65: The Beavers won their sixth consecutive NEWMAC contest and improved to 7-7 overall. Linnett Graber scored a team-high and game-high 18 points, while Kristen Ferola stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, eight boards, six assists and two steals. Emily Reilly led Clark with 14 points.

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.

Mass. College Hoops: Friday Night Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

Here are last night’s scores and summaries from an exciting first evening of the college basketball season.

Men’s Basketball

Providence College 82, Boston College 78 (OT): Olivier Hanlan scored 23 points, Ryan Anderson netted 21 points, but that wasn’t enough for the Eagles to beat the Friars in Providence. BC led at halftime, 31-27, but Providence outscored the visitors in the second session, 43-39, and 12-8 in overtime.

Bentley 98, Concordia (N.Y.) 69: Tyler McFarland scored a career-best 34 points, while Jasper Grassa added 17 points, three rebounds and three assists as the Falcons cruised to their first win of the season.

Merrimack 84, Wilmington (Del.) 71: The Warriors outscored the visitors, 57-40 in the second half to secure their first win of the season. Gelvis Solano led Merrimack with 21 points and six steals.

Women’s Basketball

Northeastern 73, Boston University 62: BU’s Daniel Callahan registered a career-high 27 points, which wasn’t enough to help the Terriers top the Huskies. NU’s A’lece Mark led all players with 28 points.

DePaul 99, Harvard 75: The Blue Demons raced out to 61-36 lead and never looked back as DePaul handed Harvard its first loss of the season. Erin McDonnell finished with 13 points, while Melissa Mullins registered eight points and nine boards (eight defensive rebounds).  

Holy Cross 84, Dartmouth 59: Raquel Scott scored a career-best 22 points to lead the Crusaders to their first win of the season. Scott also had seven rebounds and five assists, while Brisje Malone added 16 points, six assists and three rebounds.

Mass. College Sports: Thursday Evening Roundup

Olivier Hanlan's 41 points carried the Eagles to a first round victory! (Photo Credit: Boston Globe/Boston.com)
Olivier Hanlan’s 41 points carried the Eagles to a first round victory! (Photo Credit: Boston Globe/Boston.com)

By Matt Noonan 

Another day of college sports are in the books and below are Thursday’s summaries.

Men’s Basketball

Boston College 84, Georgia Tech 64 – The Eagles outscored the Yellow Jackets, 46-31 in the second to earn a first round win in the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) tournament. BC’s Olivier Hanlan set a conference record with 41 points, which broke the old mark of 40 by North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes.

UMass 77, George Washington 72 – Chaz Williams‘ jumper with 35 seconds remaining secured a first round win the A-10 (Atlantic-10) tournament. Williams paced UMass with 16 points, while Terrell Vinson and Trey Davis finished with 14 points, respectively.

Men’s Ice Hockey

UMass Lowell 4, Maine 2 – Scott Wilson‘s second goal in the third frame provided the River Hawks with the lead for good as UMass Lowell defeated Maine and earned their first quarterfinal victory.

Men’s Lacrosse

Anna Maria College 7, Nichols College 5 – Chris Summers and Jason Baker each netted two strikes to help the AMCATS improve to 2-2 overall. Nichols’ Brian Hancock led all scorers with four goals.

Wentworth 10, UMass Boston 9 – Ryan Coakley (three goals, three assists) scored his team’s final three goals in the fourth, which helped the Leopards defeat the Beacons at Sweeney Field. Ryan McGoff paced UMass Boston with four points (three goals, one assist), while Henry Bristol recorded a season-best 22 saves between the pipes.

Women’s Lacrosse

Washington College 14, Wheaton College 7 – Charlotte DeSantis (three goals, one assist) and Leila Mills (four goals) each recorded four points, but that wasn’t enough to lead the Lyons past the Shorewomen.

Curry College 11, Fitchburg State 2 – Haley Carey and Mel Brickey each recorded four goals, Ana Bottary registered five points (three goals, two assists) as the Colonels defeated the Falcons and improved to 3-1 overal.