Local colleges: CGA men get best of rival Merchant Marine 70-55
Kings Point, N.Y. — Garrett Drummond scored 25 points as Coast Guard Academy rolled to a 70-55 men's basketball victory over rival Merchant Marine Academy on Saturday in a non-conference game.
The Bears (2-6) were in complete control, building a 62-31 with 8 minutes, 37 seconds remaining, although the Mariners (2-4) made things interesting with a late 20-1 run to get within 12 points late.
Ben Yagey added nine points for the Bears, who shot a season-best 45.3 percent from the floor and 40 percent from behind the 3-point line (8 of 20), while Tyler Perez had a team-high 10 rebounds.
It was Coast Guard's fourth straight win over Merchant Marine and the Bears now hold a 5-1 edge this season in the race for the Superintendent's Trophy, where a point is awarded for each win in every sport between the two rivals.
In other games:
• Undefeated Clark outlasted Connecticut College 74-70 in a non-conference game. Freshman Cam Schainfeld led the Camels (2-4) with 18 points and six rebounds while Billy Whelan finished with 15 points and Ben Rice 14. Both were 4-of-6 from the 3-point line as Conn shot 52.9 percent from the floor and 45 percent from beyond the arc. Clark is 9-0.
• Westfield State (7-2) defeated Mitchell College 86-76 in a non-conference game. Alfonzo Stokes scored 24 points to lead the Mariners (3-4) while Hunter Baillargeon and Dontae Pollard finished with 14 points apiece and Jalen Benson had 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
• Quincy College rolled to a 79-49 Region XXI home win over UConn Avery Point. Zach Mihok had 22 points and five rebounds for the Pointers (0-6, 0-4) while C.J. Mattson added 10 points. Quincy is 4-2, 2-1.
• Jon Beagle has 27 points and 22 rebounds as St. Thomas More defeated London Academy of Toronto 83-67 on Friday night at the Zero Gravity Showcase. Elias Ridley added 13 points for the Chancellors (4-2) and Taku Youngblood finished with 11.
• Kyra Hartman tied a career high with 23 points, including 13 in the second quarter, as Coast Guard rolled to an 80-53 victory over Salem State. Kira Wood added 15 points for the Bears (5-3), who also had a pair of double-doubles from Emma Puddington and Glory Blethen. Puddington finished with 10 rebounds and 13 rebounds for her sixth career double-double while Blethen record her first with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
• Samantha Gallo scored 17 points as Trinity defeated Conn College 65-54 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Molly Cronin led the Camels (1-6, 0-1) with 16 points while Rebecca Oberman-Levine added 11 rebounds.
• Westfield outscored Mitchell 30-14 in the fourth quarter and pulled away for an 84-63 non-conference victory over the Mariners. Forward Amina Wiley scored a game-high 23 points for Mitchell (4-3) while Dede Stevenson had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and added six assists and five rebounds.
• Adeline Smith scored 37 points as Avery Point rolled to a 94-39 Region XXI win over Bunker Hill in Boston. Trinity Angel added 24 points for the Pointers (3-6, 2-0) while Samantha Caster finished with 15.
• Coast Guard, ranked 15th in the latest Division III national poll, had four individual champions to win the Ted Reese Invitational wrestling for the fourth consecutive year at Southern Maine University. The Bears finished with 176.5 points, 12.5 better the runner-up Castleton. Anthony Ulaszek (149 pounds), David McCullough (174), Paul Detwiler (184) and Coy Spooner (197) all won championships for the Bears.
In addition, Liam Logue (133), Noah Caskey (149), Devin Woodworth (157) and Tim Ganuncio (heavyweight) each placed second, A.J. Pagliarulo (141) and Steven Rochard (165) added thirds, Brock Laggini (125), Caden Mareno (141), Chase Randall (133), Jerad Habben (157) and Truman Noble (174) all placed fourth, Carson Throne (141), Kenny Marra (184) and Brian Morel (heavy) were fifth and Anthony Martin (141) was sixth.
• Conn College and Worcester State played to a 2-2 overtime tie on Friday night. Camille Phelan, assisted by Melanie Conca, scored the first goal for the Camels while Conca, assisted by Caroline O'Keefe scored the second goal for Conn (1-4-1), which held a 40-23 edge in shots. Goalie Carly Denora made 21 saves for the Camels.