Local college roundup: T-More advances to final of Founder's Tournament
Montville - St. Thomas More advanced to the championship game of its own Founder's Tournament on Friday night with a 77-60 victory over Bridgton Academy.
The Chancellors (11-4) will face Kingdon Prep of Lubbock, Texas, a 98-93 winner over Coastal Academy, in today's final at 3 p.m. Bridgton and Coastal will mee in the consolation game at 1 p.m.
Eric Paschall scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead T-More while Mike Wells added 15 points and Yuta Watanabe finished with 14 points, five rebounds and two assists.
• Four UConn players remain on the Wooden Award watch list, which has been narrow to the top 20 players in the country. Senior center Stefanie Dolson, senior guard Bria Hartley, junior forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and sophomore forward Breanna Stewart, are still under consideration for the award, which is presented annually to the nation's best player. All four players are averaging in double figures for the unbeaten Huskies, who are ranked No. 1 on the country and are the reigning national champions.
• Colby's Brianner Wheeler made 20 of her 43 saves in the third period to help preserve a 3-3 overtime tie with Conn College in the NESCAC. Trailing 3-2, Justin Germano tipped in a cross at 7:48 of the final period to tie the game for the Camels (6-5-3, 1-3-3), while Courntney Dumont and Ashley Anctil also scored goals, Anctil's coming on a power play in the first period.
• Former UConn player Jessica Lutz will play for Switzerland in the Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia. Lutz, a forward, played for the Huskies from 2007-2010. She scored four goals and had 13 assists in her UConn career. Women's Olympic hockey begins on Feb. 8.
• Aaron Deutsch had a goal and two assists to lead Amherst College past Connecticut College, 4-2, in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. JC Cangelosi scored his seventh goal of the season for the Camels (2-10-1, 1-6), Adam Rimmer also scored and goalie Tom Conlin made 19 saves.
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