Local College Roundup: Williams sparks Mitchell to victory
New London - Caycee Williams had 15 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Mitchell College women's basketball team to a 41-30 win over Newbury in a New England Collegiate Conference game Wednesday.
The Mariners (9-7, 9-1) have won seven straight games and trail only Regis College (10-0) in the NECC standings.
Kate Mulloy scored 14, Toshina Jessamy had four assists and three blocked shots, and Williams had three steals and two blocks for Mitchell.
Katie Haney led Newbury (3-11, 3-6) with 14 points.
In other games:
• Coast Guard's Torie Sutherland scored 11 points and had 13 rebounds, but the Bears lost to Wellesley 44-38 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference game. Kaitlin Ward had seven rebounds and three steals for Coast Guard (13-3, 9-3). Chelsi Scott had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Wellesley (13-2, 10-1).
• Eric Paschall scored 31 points and St. Thomas More beat Worcester Academy 81-64. Mike Wells scored 10 and Calvin Crawford had eight rebounds for St. Thomas More.
• Southern Vermont handed Mitchell its first NECC loss of the season, winning 77-65. Parris Hill had 26 points and seven rebounds and Joshua Ford had 19 points and 15 rebounds for Mitchell (11-4, 7-1). DeShawn Hamlet led Southern Vermont (12-5, 6-2) with 23 points.
• Tim Swenson had 20 points and 16 rebounds as Springfield beat Coast Guard 73-60 in a NEWMAC game. Ricky Rodriguez scored a season-high 18 points with eight rebounds, John Benedict scored 11 and David Anderson had 10 points for Coast Guard (4-12, 1-4).
• Chris Britton, a 6-2, 235-pound, linebacker, and Jamar Summers, a 5-11, 178-pound, cornerback, have enrolled at UConn and joined the Husky football team. They will both take part in UConn's 2014 spring practice.
Britton, a product of Harrisburg (Pa.) High School, had more than 125 tackles in his senior season of 2012. Harrisburg went 11-3 in his senior season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Class AAAA playoffs. Britton played in the Big 33 All-Star Game on June 15 in Hershey, Pa. He was also a standout basketball player in high school.
Summers played at Orange High School in East Orange, N.J., and was named honorable mention All-State by MSG Varsity, and first team All-Essex County by the Newark Star-Ledger. He spent the 2013 season at Milford Academy (New Berlin, N.Y.) and led the team in interceptions with five and had 20 tackles on the season. He was also a standout track and field performer in high school.
"The UConn football team is proud to welcome these two fine young men to our family," said UConn head football coach Bob Diaco. "Our veteran players and our coaching staff will immediately begin to help them with the transition to becoming members of the UConn student body and our athletic department's culture."
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