Local roundup: Conn, CGA hosts Citizens Bank Classic

The Connecticut College and Coast Guard Academy men's basketball teams will co-host the third annual Citizens Bank Classic today and Saturday in New London.

Tonight, Coast Guard (1-2) hosts Wheelock College (0-3) at 6 p.m. at Roland Hall, with Conn (1-3) playing the University of Dallas (1-2) at 8 p.m.

Saturday's action shifts to Conn's Luce Field House with the consolation at 2 p.m., and the final at 4 p.m.

All four games are free of charge and include free parking at both sites.

Women's basketball

• UConn-Avery Point jumped out to a 32-21 halftime lead and went on to beat Gateway Community College 57-46. Mikayla Wells had 18 points, Kim Bouten scored 15 and Ashley Oakes had 13 points for the Pointers (5-3).

Kolinsky scholarship

• The Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance will accept applications in February for the 2013 Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Journalism Scholarship.

Named for a longtime scholastic sports editor of the Hartford Courant who died in 2003, the scholarship provides the winning applicant $1,500 toward the first year of college study leading to a career in sports journalism. Increased aid is offered for the remaining college years if the student meets certain criteria of progress.

Information has been sent to school guidance offices or can be obtained by e-mailing Robert Barton, competition chairman, at rbrtbarton@aol.com, subject: kolinsky. Applications and supporting documents must reach the Alliance at Box 70, Unionville, CT (06085) by Feb. 19.

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