Local roundup: Gabelman lifts Conn women past Hamilton
New London - Tara Gabelman had 12 points, 13 rebounds and four assists as the Connecticut College women's basketball team bounced Hamilton on Saturday, 67-54, in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game.
Liz Malman and Willa McKinley each had 15 points and five rebounds for Conn (14-10, 6-4).
Dani Feigin scored 21 for the Continentals (11-12, 4-6).
In other games:
• Mitchell College limited Southern Vermont to a meager 21.5 percent shooting from the field in its 69-56 win in a New England Collegiate Conference game.
Caycee Williams had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Mariners (15-8, 15-2) and Jessica Shepherd added 15 points, four assists and three rebounds.
Amber Flagg had 20 points, nine rebounds and three assists for the Mountaineers (6-19, 4-14).
• Smith rallied from a 10-point deficit with less than five minutes remaining to defeat Coast Guard Academy 59-57 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference game.
Coast Guard's Brittney Zimmeran missed a shot in the closing seconds that would have tied the game for the Bears (17-6, 12-6), but shed did scored 13 points, including the 1,000th of her career (she now has 1,002).
Dani Knox added 13 points and seven rebounds for Coast Guard.
• Reserves Rayshawn Taylor and Eddie Mack III scored 18 and 16, respectively, as Southern Vermont shocked Mitchell, 78-68, in the NECC. Blair Manners had eight points and 14 rebounds for Southern Vermont (16-9, 10-6). Parris Hill had 19 points and 24 rebounds for the Mariners (16-6, 11-3) and Joshua Ford added 21 points and 15 rebounds.
• Matt Hart had 29 points, six rebounds and five assists as Hamilton downed Conn College, 80-63, in a NESCAC game. Jack Donnelly and Ajani Santos both scored 11 for Hamilton (15-9, 6-4), which shot 56.4 percent. Matt Vadas had 20 points and six rebounds for the Camels (9-14, 2-8) and Zuri Pavlin added 11 points and nine rebounds.
• Zach Karalas scored 19 points as No. 12 WPI (20-3, 10-2) defeated Coast Guard 56-45 in the NEWMAC. Kevin Alvarez had 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bears (5-18, 2-10).
• Coast Guard split its final two dual meets of the season, beating host Trinity 31-12 while losing to Rhode Island College 22-16.
Senior Luke Taylor and freshmen Michael Palomba and Matthew Vieira each went 2-0 for the Bears, who finish 7-10.
Taylor (174 pounds) had a major decision (13-2) and decision (5-1), Palomba (157) had a pin (5:37) and decision (8-4) and Vieira (149) won 7-1 and 5-4 decisions.
Men's indoor track
• Coast Guard's Jordan Lee won the 600-meter race the the Tufts Cupid Challenge in Medford, Mass. Lee won in 1:21.98 while Adam Scalesse placed second in the 60 hurdles (8.30), Ben Wolhaupter was third in the pole vault (14 feet, 11 inches) and Thomas Bondurant was third in the weight throw (56-3¾).
Women's indoor track
• Coast guard junior Beth Gollin won the mile run at the Tufts Cupid Challenge. Gollin finished tin 5:08.87 while Hannah Seeland finished third in the weight throw (48-4¾) and Kendall Auth was sixth in the 5,000 (18:49.77).
• Conn College was fourth after the first day of the NESCAC Championships Friday night at Williams with 441 points (Williams leads with 663) while senior All-American Julia Pielock successfully defended her conference title in the 50-yard freestyle by setting a pool record in 23.54 seconds and provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Division III championships. In addition, Pielock teamed up with Skye Qi Marigold, Ivy Dureop and Sam Pierce to place second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:35.25), Pierce placed fourth in the 200 IM (2:06.63), Evie Mitchell was third in the 50 breaststroke (29.98) and Anna Peterson was fourth in 50 butterfly (25.80).
H.S. girls' basketball
• Hannah Hutchins scored 24 points as Ledyard held off Morgan, 61-58, in a non-league game. Bianca Matira added 16 points for the Colonels (17-2), including four 3-pointers.
• East Lyme remained unbeaten in the Eastern Connecticut Conference with a 107-72 victory over Ledyard/Stonington. The Vikings (13-2, 9-0) had three double-winners as Ryan Dumas won the 200-yard freestyle (2:02.23) and 500 free (5:27.81), Ben Biondi captured the 50 free (22.67) and 100 free (51.13) and Zach Kosakowski won the 100 butterfly (59.64) and 100 backstroke (1:02.21). Ledyard/Stonington is 7-4, 6-4.
H.S. boys' fencing
• Bryan Brochu was undefeated in six points as Ledyard swept Griswold 8-1 and Fitch 7-2 to win the ECC foil title with a 15-1 record. Fitch also beat Griswold 6-3. In epee, Fitch beat Griswold 9-0 as Nick Nada, Austin Elkins and Joe Castagnaro each went 3-0.
H.S. girls' fencing
• Fitch swept an ECC foil competition by defeating Griswold 8-1 and Ledyard 5-4. Ledyard's Nicole Reinschmidt was 6-0 as the Colonels defeated Griswold 9-0.
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