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Local colleges: Conn women edge Trinity on Cronin's late basket

New London — Molly Cronin's basket with 12.1 seconds remaining lifted Connecticut College to a 53-51 win over Trinity in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's basketball game on Saturday.

Cronin took a pass from Rebecca Oberman-Levine and scored to break a 51-51 tie. Cronin finished with 15 points, Jaycie Rojik scored 13 and Emily Tripp had six rebounds for Conn (3-13, 1-3).

In other games:

• Babson scored the final 12 points of the game to rally for a 66-63 win over Coast Guard Academy in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference game. Coast Guard (8-6, 1-2) opened the fourth quarter by scoring 13 straight points for a 63-54 lead before Babson's run. Former East Lyme standout Megan Bauman led Babson (11-4, 2-0) with 22 points and five assists. Kyra Hartman had 22 points and five assists, Jacqueline Ward had six assists, Kira Wood had 13 points and Emma Puddington scored 11 for the Bears. 

Men's basketball

• Billy Whelan scored 21 points to lead Conn College to a 65-62 win over Trinity in a NESCAC game. Cam Schainfeld had 14 points and five assists, Jarron Flynn scored 10 and Ben Rice and Austin Lavitt had seven rebounds each for Conn (7-6, 2-2).

• Waterford's Mikey Buscetto scored a career-high 32 points as Mitchell College beat New England College 89-88. Alfonzo Stokes scored 13 points, New London's Jalen Benson and Kenny Lewis scored 12 each and Buscetto added eight rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Mariners (7-8). 

• Colin Bradanese scored 21 points to lead Babson to an 89-72 win over Coast Guard in a NEWMAC game. Freshman Ben Yagey scored 16 points, classmate Cameron Brown had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Declan Rooney scored 14 and Madison Maloney had 13 points for Coast Guard (3-11, 0-5). 

Men's hockey

• Eric Fournier had a goal and an assist as Conn College beat Wesleyan 2-1 in a NESCAC game. Sean Dynan made 21 saves, Devan Newhook scored a goal and Younghoon Choi, Colin McCabe and Will Winship had assists for Conn (4-7, 3-5).

Dynan made 39 saves as Conn beat Trinity 3-1 in a NESCAC game on Friday. Lukas Uhler had a goal and two assists, Paul Capozzi and Fournier scored goals, Newhook had two assists and Winship had an assist.

• Jonny Evans scored 1:58 into overtime as UConn beat New Hampshire 3-2 in a Hockey East game. Marc Gatcomb and Sasha Teleguine scored goals and Darion Hanson made 23 saves for the Huskies (10-10, 7-6). New Hampshire beat UConn 3-1 on Friday. Carter Turnbull gave UConn a 1-0 lead early in the second period.

Women's hockey

• Conn College beat Wesleyan 2-1 in a NESCAC game on Friday. Morgan Bronstein and Sydney Cresta scored goals, Caroline O'Keefe had a pair of assists and Miyu Miyazaki and Kate Hagness each had an assist for Conn (5-7-2, 1-6) and Abby Wieczorek made 22 saves.


• Coast Guard's Mason Purvis finished fourth at 141 pounds as the Bears placed fourth at the Johnson & Wales Wildcat Open. Coast Guard also got fifth-place finishes from Anthony Martin (148) and Kenny Marra (184).  

Women's swimming

• Josie McGuire, Lindsey Blake and Ellie Hiestand won two events each as Coast Guard beat Clark 171-114 as the Bears completed their dual meet schedule at 6-3. Blake won the 100 freestyle (56.19) and the 1,000 freestyle (11:06.63), Hiestand won the 100 breaststroke (1:10.89) and the 200 breaststroke (2:34.08) while McGuire won the 200 backstroke (2:14.55) and the 500 freestyle (5:23.06).

Carol Duffy won the 200 freestyle (2:03.65), Isabel Robey won the 100 backstroke (1:02.53), Meghan Bolin won the 200 butterfly (2:21.04), Tamara Wheater won the 50 freestyle (25.30) and the Bears 200 medley relay team of Isabel Robey, Rylie Brick, Ashley Fuller and Wheater won in 1:54.28. Natalie Yurgil won the 1-meter diving (203.25) and took second on the 3-meter board (207.15).

• Maddie Ford of Conn College won two events and was on a winning relay team but the Camels lost to Amherst 192-106 in a NESCAC meet. Ford won the 200 freestyle (1:54.43) and 100 freestyle (53.08) and teamed with Vaughn Ammon, Anika Svoboda and Kenzie Heayl to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:38.79. Conn (2-3, 0-3) also got wins from Tiernan Shea (100 backstroke, 58.13) and Andrea Higgins (200 butterfly, 2:06.07). 

Men's swimming

• CJ Omweg won the 100 and 200 backstroke events leading Coast Guard to a 168-105 win over Clark. Omweg won the 100 backstroke (53.40) and the 200 backstroke (1:57.91). Coast Guard, which completed its dual meet season at 7-2, swept the diving with Parker Inman winning 1-meter (218.85) and Sam Severnson taking the 3-meter (193.80).

Jeremy Dyer won the 1,00 freestyle (10:21.18), Colin Twiss won the 200 freestyle (1:43.01), Tyler Bland won the 100 breaststroke (57.13), Derek Ledford won the 200 butterfly (2:00.18), Colby Loveless won the 50 freestyle (22.39), and Daniel Pettyjohn won the 200 breaststroke (2:11.08) for Coast Guard while the Bears 200 medley relay of Connor Shenk, Bland, Ledford and Jake Kim won in 1:35.35.

• Conn College lost to Amherst 158.5-129.5 in a NESCAC meet. Matthew Laclef won the 1,650 freestyle in 16:10.36, Charlie Adl won the 200 freestyle in 1:42 and Mitchell Lockwood won the 200 backstroke in 1:54.92 for Conn (3-2, 1-2) and teammate Kai Listgarten won the 1-meter (251.70 points) and 3-meter (238.28) dives.

Women's indoor track 

• Conn College finished fourth at the Wheaton Invite on Friday. Malissa Lindsey led the way for the Camels, winning the 60-meter dash in 7.88 seconds and the 200 in 26.34. Emma Wheeler finished second in the high jump (5-1.25) and Erica MacSweeney was third in the triple jump (35-1.75).

Men's indoor track

• Jeffrey Love and Chris Verstandig of Conn College won events as the Camels finished fourth at the Wheaton Invite on Friday. Love took the one-mile run in 4:25.12 and Verstandig dominated the 5,000 in 15:41.46. Noah Hall (5,000) and Ascher MacLean (800) had third-place finishes and Christopher Koskinen tied his own school record in the pole vault at 13-9.25.


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