Local roundup: Mitchell men upset NECC leader Newbury
New London — Joshua Ford turned in a terrific all-around performance Tuesday, contributing 18 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists to lift Mitchell College past New England Collegiate Conference leader Newbury, 73-62, in a men's basketball game at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
The Mariners (8-8, 4-4) broke a two-game losing streak and handed Newbury (9-7, 7-1) its first conference loss.
Ford played all 40 minutes and went 9-for-20 from the field. Three other Mariners also scored in double figures - reserve Trace Lanson (13 points), Anthony Epps (11) and Alex Pires (10).
Mitchell led 35-33 at halftime and then shot a sizzling 66.7 percent in the second half to help secure the win.
• Amanda Garcia had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Mitchell in a 51-50 loss at Bay Path in the NECC. Diamond Thomas scored 10 points and Kaylee Cerruto added nine points and five assists for the Mariners (3-12, 3-6).
• A pair of wide receivers have enrolled at UConn for the spring semester, the school announced. Dhameer Bradley, a 5-foot-10, 175 pounder from New Castle, Del. (Eastern Christian Academy) and Noel Thomas, a 6-1, 183-pounder from Norwalk (St. Luke's School) began classes Tuesday.
They will begin preseason training immediately and take part in the annual spring game.
• Three more UConn players were selected in the MLS Draft. Jossimar Sanchez was the No. 4 overall pick in the first round by the New England Revolution, Stephane Dio was taken No. 51 overall by the New York Red Bulls and Max Wasserman wnet No. 69 to Real Salt Lake. A week ago, midfielder Carlos Alvarez was selected No. 2 overal by Chivas USA in the MLS SuperDraft.
• Tim DiPretoro scored two goals including the go-ahead score 26 seconds into the third period to lift Connecticut College past SUNY Canton, 3-2, at Dayton Arena. Mike Sinsigalli had a goal and an assist and goalie Tom Conlin made 24 saves for the Camels (5-8-3).
• Aidan Karam finished first in the 50 freestyle (23.35) and 100 backstroke (1:00.98) in Norwich Free Academy's 91-84 loss to Windham/RHAM/Coventry.
Karam also joined Preston Spicer, Seth Strader and Walter Cook on the winning 400 freestyle relay team (3:58.67) while Dylan Crider (100 breaststroke, 1:32.40) and Spicer (500 freestyle, 6:08.62) also won individual events for the Wildcats (4-6).
• Keegan Twomey and Topher Freeman scored for Fitch/East Lyme/Ledyard in its 5-2 loss to Housatonic/NW Regional on Monday. Kiefer Stroebel and Zach Jones each had an assist for Fitch/East Lyme/Ledyard (3-7).
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