Local colleges: Avery Point men defeat Mass Bay CC

Framingham, Mass. — Freshmen Trevor Yeomans and J.R. Gandenberger led the Avery Point men's basketball team to a 75-67 win over Mass Bay Community College on Saturday.

Waterford's Yeomans had a season-high 27 points and East Lyme's Gandenberger scored a season-high 14 as the Pointers rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to win. Yeomans scored 17 in the second half and all of Gandenberger's points came after halftime. John Domijan of Montville had 14 points and five rebounds and Norwich's Maloyid Perkins had 10 points and five assists for Avery Point (6-12).

In other games:

• Mitchell College's Steffen Brunson scored 27 points with seven assists as the Mariners won 83-79 to snap Dean's seven-game winning streak in a New England Collegiate Conference game. Domenico Santiago had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Hasani Williams had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Waterford's Landon Peabody came off the bench to score 13 for Mitchell (10-6, 5-3). 

• Coast Guard Academy lost to Springfield 96-90 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference game. Noah Baldez scored 24 points, Packy Witkowski had 21 points and eight rebounds and Justin Kane had 16 points and eight rebounds for Coast Guard (10-6, 1-5).

• Wesleyan took a 47-29 halftime lead and went on to beat Connecticut College 78-70 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game. Dan Draffan scored 22 points with seven rebounds, David Labossiere had 20 points and four steals, Phil Leotsakos had 16 points and six rebounds and Jack Zimmerman had six assists for Conn (6-11, 0-5). 

Women's basketball

• Amina Wiley's three-point play with 30 seconds remaining lifted Mitchell to a 63-57 win over Dean in the NECC. Kelsey Hernandez scored 17 for first-place Mitchell (10-6, 9-1), Wiley had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Le'Sandra Turner had 12 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

• Wesleyan outscored Conn College 19-10 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 68-60 win in the NESCAC. Margaret Corcoran had 10 points and 10 rebounds, Caroline Pangallo scored 17, Sami Ashton had 14 points and six rebounds and Kylie Caouette came off the bench for 13 points for Conn (11-6, 2-3).

• Coast Guard lost to Wheaton 71-59 in the NEWMAC. Micaela Martinelli scored 18 points with four rebounds and Zoe Riis-Fallica had 13 points and five rebounds for Coast Guard (5-12, 4-5).

Women's hockey

• Meghan Halloran scored two goals and had an assist as No. 10 Williams beat Conn College 3-2 in the NESCAC. Erin Dillon and Jordan Cross scored goals, Elena Gualtieri had a pair of assists, Carly Denora made 27 saves and Paige Michel and Kylie Wilkes had assists for the Camels (8-5-2, 4-4-2).

Men's hockey

• Conn College couldn't hold a 2-0 lead, falling to Trinity 4-2 in the NESCAC. Ryan Petti had a goal and an assist, Steven Senese scored, Connor Rodericks made 51 saves and Paul Capozzi and Dan Driscoll had assists for Conn (4-11-1, 0-9-1).  

NECBL adds Martha's Vineyard

• The New England Collegiate Baseball League announced the Martha's Vineyard Sharks will join the league this summer. The expansion, the NECBL's first since 2016, brings the number of teams to 13. The Sharks will play in the Southern Division with the Mystic Schooners, Danbury, New Bedford, Newport and Ocean State.

Martha's Vineyard was a charter member of the Future's Collegiate Baseball League in 2010, winning two championships in eight seasons. The Sharks play their home games at Vineyard Baseball Park at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School in Oak Bluffs, where they have invested $500,000 in field upgrades and amenities in recent years.


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