Local College Roundup: CGA men win first NEWMAC game

New London - The Coast Guard Academy men's basketball team picked up its first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference win of the season, beating Clark 63-60 Saturday.

The Bears (3-11, 1-3) rallied from eight points down with six minutes to go and scored the final 10 points of the game. David Anderson's layup with 56 seconds left gave Coast Guard its first lead since the opening minutes at 62-60.

Freshman Adrian Chuquillangui, who scored a career-high 16, closed out the scoring with a free throw with 23 seconds left.

Ricky Rodriguez scored 12 and Anderson finished with 15 points and six rebounds for the Bears.

In other games:

• Malcolm Simmons scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds for UConn-Avery Point, but the Pointers lost to Massasoit Community College 78-75.

Keith Porter scored 18 for Avery Point (7-7).

Women's basketball

• Caycee Williams scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds as Mitchell College beat Elms 57-50 in a New England Collegiate Conference game. Toshina Jessamy had nine rebounds and Jessica Shepherd had five assists for Mitchell (8-7, 8-1).

• Alexi Howland came off the bench to score a season-high 22 points and lead Coast Guard to a 65-61 win over Springfield in a NEWMAC game. Dani Knox scored 11 points and Brittney Zimmerman had six assists for Coast Guard (12-2, 8-2).

Men's hockey

• JC Cangelosi snapped a 3-3 tie with 1:32 left in the game to give Connecticut College a 4-3 win over Hamilton in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Cangelosi's goal was his second of the game and Mike Petchonka made two of his 32 saves in the final five seconds to cement the win. Kevin Reich and Adam Patel also scored and Greg Liataud had two assists for Conn (3-10-1, 2-6).

Women's hockey

• Colby scored once in each period, beating Conn College 3-0 in a NESCAC game. Kelsie Fralick made 32 saves for Conn (6-6-3, 1-4-3).

Men's indoor track

• Jordan Lee of Coast Guard won the 600 meters (1:24.06) and the mile (4:34.79) as the Bears won the Coast Guard Winter Invitational. Coast Guard finished 167 points while Westfield State (125) was second.

Coast Guard's Adam Scalesse won the 55 hurdles (7.68), Ben Wolhaupter the pole vault (14 feet, 7½ inches) and Ben Chapman the 800 (2:02.53), while the Bears won a pair of relays - the 4x400 team of James Dawkins, Frederick Higgins, Richard Brady and Scalesse (3:29.38) and the 4x800 team of James Martin, Ryan Hub, Park Suski and Chapman (8:25.35).

• Conn College senior Michael LeDuc won the 3,000-meter run at the Tufts Invitational, finishing in 8:23.56. LeDuc set a school record and it was the nation's top Division III time this winter. Teammate Ben Bosworth placed fourth in the event (4:27.85). In addition, Niall Williams was second in the mile run (4:27.05), Billy Barnes was third in the 800 (2:00.1), Old Lyme's Ian Rathkey was fifth in the 600 (1:25.10), Zander Mintz was fifth in the 5,000 (16:32.85) and the 4x800 relay team of Williams, Barnes, Brad DeMarco and Drew Majkut was third (8:28.03).

Women's indoor track

• Coast Guard's Beth Gollin won the 1,000 (3:12.81) and mile (5:25.11) to lead the Bears to victory in the Coast Guard Winter Invite. Coast Guard won with 162.33 points while Westfield State was second with 129.66 points. Freshman Jennifer Haley won the 600 (1:46.55) and teammate Hannah Seeland won the weight throw (48-3.25) for the Bears as did the 4x800 relay team of Kristin Euchler, Chloe Benoist, Bonny Turnage and Andrea Barrameda (10:35.31).

• Conn College's Bella Franz won the 1,000-meter run (3:04.55) at the Tufts Invite and qualified for the ECAC and New England Division III meets. Kim Bolick added a fourth (3:06.29) in the same event while Caroline Leonard won the 600 (1:40.78) and Kelsey McGinnis captured the mile (5:29.59). while Sam Pevear placed third in the shot put (35-2).

Women's swimming

• Coast Guard's Darlene Sao won three individual events and was part of winning relay team as the Bears beat Merchant Marine 175-114. Chantel Ferguson won the 1,000-meter freestyle (11:21.94), 100 butterfly (1:01.40) and was part of two winning relays for Coast Guard while Sao won the 50 freestyle (25.68), the 200 free (2:00.61) and the 200 IM (2:16.48) while the 200 medley relay team of Sao, Kelsey Gray, Ferguson and Patti Eidenire won in 1:55.22. The 400 free relay team of Eidenire, Rachel Seaman, Caitlyn Gever and Ferguson won in 3:47.77, Sara Cantrell won the 1-meter (232.95) and the 3-meter diving events (255.90) while Miranda Fay won the 500 freestyle in 5:37.19.

Men's swimming

• Coast Guard's Christian Brindamour won a pair of individual events and was part of a winning relay team, but the Bears lost to Merchant Marine 183.5-110.5. Brindamour won the 50 freestyle (20.86), 100 free (48.02) and teamed up with Marco Tinari, Carl Fuhs and Elliott VanDeren to win the 400 free relay (3:15.80).

Freshman Aaron Overheim also won two events, the 1,000 free (10:12.27) and 500 free (4:54.92), while Ben Morseth won the 200 IM (1:59.95).

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