Local roundup: Conn men edge Coast Guard 62-58
New London — Ben McPherron was 5-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final two minutes as host Connecticut College beat Coast Guard 62-58 in a nonleague men's basketball game on Wednesday night.
Dan Draffan scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds and McPherron scored 15 for Conn (3-4). Tyler Perez scored 12 points and Justin Kane had 10 points and seven rebounds for Coast Guard (3-4).
Coast Guard took a 58-57 lead on a Noah Baldez layup with 2:17 left.
In other games:
• Albertus Magnus raced out to a 69-49 lead at halftime and went on to beat Mitchell College 112-99 in a nonleague game. Matt Finke scored 21 points, Hasani Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds, Jacob Tully scored 10 and Brendan Miller had five assists for Mitchell (1-5).
• Conn College's Sara Kogelmann has been named to was named to the Academic All-America Division III women's soccer team for the second straight year. Kogelmann a senior defender and economics major, was named to the second team. She is just the three student-athlete in Conn history to earn academic All-American honors multiple times. Swimmer Kate Kovenock was honored in 2004 and 2005 while distance runner Michael LeDuc was honored three times (2012-14), including a first-team choice in 2013 and 2014.
• Conn College's AJ Marcucci, Augie Djerjdjaj and Liam Donelan were named to the All-New England Division III men's soccer team. Marcucci, a junior goalie, was named to the first team while Djerjdjaj, a sophomore midfield, made the second team and Donelan, a junior defender, made the third team. Marcucci was honored for the second straight season after posting a 0.58 goals against average for the Camels, who reached the NCAA tournament quarterfinals for the first time in program history.
• Conn College's Courtney Peyko was named to the All-New England West Region Division III field hockey team. Peyko, a senior captain and defender, was named to the second team. She was a four-year starter for the Camels and never missed a game.
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