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 Football: BC Falls To Syracuse, 34-31

BC Eagles Logo By Matt Noonan 

Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt tossed two touchdowns passes, including the game-winner to Josh Parris with six seconds remaining in regulation, as the Orangemen beat Boston College, 34-31.

Boston College, which entered the game on a four-game winning streak saw their run conclude.

Andre Williams, who rushed for 29 yards and one touchdown, did sustain an injury and did not return. He finished the game watching his team from the sidelines.

Quarterback Chase Rettig tossed two touchdowns and completed 12 of 20 passes for 168 yards, as well as rushed for 85 yards and one score.

BC’s Nate Freese kicked a 21-yard field goal with 2:08 remaining in the fourth quarter, which provided the visitors with a 31-27 lead. However, their advantage was quickly erased when Hunt capped Syracuse’s final drive with a touchdown strike.

With the win, Syracuse concludes its regular season slate 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the ACC, while Boston College falls to 7-5 and 4-4.

Both teams are bowl eligible and will compete once more this season in a few weeks.

Ernie Davis Wins The Heisman Trophy 50-Years Ago

50-years ago, Ernie Davis became the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy Award!

By NoontimeSports.com 

It was exactly November 28, 1961, when Syracuse University running back Ernie Davis became the first African American football player to win the Heisman Trophy.

No African American had ever won this prestigious collegiate award until ‘61, but during a tumultuous period in the United States that saw numerous men, women and children divided over the idea of race, it certainly brought out the meaning of equality for all.

Davis remains the only Syracuse player to win this prestigious award, and was a major component of the team’s National Championship victory against the University of Texas in the Cotton Bowl Classic in ‘60. He also was named the most valuable player in the ’61 Liberty Bowl, and was featured twice on the All-American First Team roster between ’59-’61.

However, despite a very successful collegiate career with the Orangemen, Davis never played a single down in the NFL due to his battle with leukemia. He was the number one pick in the ’62 draft by the Washington Redskins, but was acquired through a trade with the Cleveland Browns, where his number (44) was retired.

On Monday, Noontime Sports honors the spirit and life of Davis, who not only changed the game of college football, but also provided a ray of hope for many African American men, women and children. He became a hero and an idol, as well as someone President John F. Kennedy described as, “a worthy example of our youth.”

 

Daily Noontime – November 18, 2011

It's Tebow Time in Denver!

Happy Friday to everyone, and welcome into another grand edition of the Daily Noontime! It’s going to be an awesome days, so let’s kick-start it with some news, headlines and more! 

Headlines: 

* Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow engineered a last minute drive in the fourth quarter to secure his team’s fifth win of the season against the New York Jets.

* The New York Times and the Broncos website provided Tebow’s post game comments, as well as his thoughts on the game winning drive — click here!

* According to a recent report — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may miss Sunday’s game, as well as more time going forward due to a toe injury.

* Syracuse University’s associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine was placed on leave after reports confirmed that he molested the team’s ball boys.

* At the President’s Cup — Tiger Woods lost, but Team U.S.A. maintained a lead.

Games to Watch: 

* Buffalo at Carolina (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Chicago at Calgary (NHL) – 9:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Here’s a true father and son playing soccer, enjoy! 

Maryland Stuns #1 Syracuse in OT, Advances to Final Four

Maryland's Grant Catalino scored the game winning goal against Syracuse to earn an important playoff victory.

By Stacey Kilpatrick 

FOXBOROUGH, MA – Maryland appeared just as stunned as top ranked Syracuse did after Terrapin senior attackman Grant Catalino scored the game-winning goal with 0:32 remaining in overtime.

Maryland earned an impressive 6-5 win against Syracuse University on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, as well as punched their ticket to the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Final Four in Baltimore next weekend, where they’ll face Duke University.

“To finish our career with a win over [Syracuse] is unbelievable,” Catalino said. “I grew up watching Syracuse and the great players that played there and to think that I would be in a position like that to score the game-winning goal against a team like that, I’m kind of speechless.”

“[Syracuse’s] defense, it’s hard to run by their guys,” Maryland head coach John Tillman said. “There’s a reason they’re [15-2].”

Syracuse earned a 2-0 lead in the second quarter when senior midfielders Jeremy Thompson and Jovan Miller scored and gave the Orangemen their only lead of the day before Maryland battled back to tie the game before halftime, as junior midfielder Drew Snider and senior midfielder Scott Larue each recorded goals.

Maryland’s momentum continued into the third quarter when Jake Bernhardt and Catalino scored for the Terps, but the Orangemen rallied, as sophomore attackman/midfielder JoJo Marasco recorded a goal on a falling shot in front of the net. Although, Maryland did score once more before regulation concluded, as Larue found the back of the net to give the Terps a two-goal lead.

Jeremy Thompson and Jovan Miller tied the game for Syracuse during the closing minutes of the fourth quarter, which then set the scene for an exciting dramatic ending in overtime, as Catalino scored his second goal of the contest and secured another tournament win for Maryland.

“Congratulations to Maryland,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “I thought [we] had a pretty good game plan. [Curtis] Holmes just [dominated] in the face-offs. I really wasn’t terribly unhappy with how the offense ran. I was proud of the defense. The defense has been doing it all year and really kept Maryland really low-scoring for the amount of time that they were on their offense.