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    Monday, March 04, 2024

    Local roundup: Conn holds on to beat Coast Guard in men’s basketball

    New London — Connecticut College beat host Coast Guard 68-58 in a nonleague men’s basketball game on Wednesday night

    Conn led 31-19 at halftime but the Bears battled back. Conn outscored Coast Guard 13-6 in the final 5:32 to secure the win. Conn’s Cam Schainfeld scored six of his 15 points during the stretch.

    David Murray had 18 points and 10 rebounds, RJ Casey scored 19 and Ben Rice had 10 rebounds for the Camels (5-1). Jordan Frazer scored 13 points, Mitch Shettles had 11 points and seven rebounds and Cameron Brown had 12 rebounds for the Bears (4-2).

    Women’s basketball

    • Conn College outscored Johnson & Wales 28-9 in the third quarter and went on to a 63-48 win in the nonleague game. Catherine Cole led Conn’s balanced attack with 10 points. Rebecca Oberman-Levine had nine points and five rebounds and Addi Hunter had eight points and seven rebounds for the Camels (2-4).

    • Coast Guard lost to Albertus Magnus 83-77 in a nonleague game. Glory Blethen had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Dorothy Stotts scored 20 for Coast Guard (5-2). Kira Wood scored 16, Kelly Hagerty had 10 points and 11 rebounds and Julia Mann had 15 rebounds for the Bears.

    College honors

    • Mitchell College’s Yasmine Santos was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week in women’s basketball. The senior forward recorded her fourth consecutive double-double to begin the season, scoring 28 points and grabbing 22 rebounds, as the Mariners (2-2) defeated Western Connecticut State in their lone non-conference game of the week.

    Santos also earned a spot on the New England Women's Basketball Association's (NEWBA) Weekly First-Team for her efforts.

    • UConn guard KK Arnold was named the Big East Freshman of the Week, winning the award for the second straight week. She averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and .462 shooting in a 1-1 week for the Huskies (4-2). Arnold made her first career start vs. No. 2 UCLA and had 11 points, two rebounds and an assist vs. the Bruins. Arnold had four points and four rebounds in a win over Kansas.

    • The Conn College men’s soccer team placed four members on the United Soccer Coaches (USC) All-Region 1 teams. Seniors Matt Scoffone, Marco Cerezo and Jake Creus and junior Peter Silvester were honored.

    Scoffone made the first team. He led the Camels in scoring with 20 points on a team-high nine goals and two assists. Cerezo and Silvester made the second team. Cerezo helped the Camels defense limit opponents to just 19 goals against on the season and Silvester started every game in goal and had seven shutouts. Creus was a third-team pick and finished second in scoring with 19 points on eight goals and three assists.

    • Conn College women’s soccer standout Mya Johnson was named to the United Soccer Coaches (USC) All-Region second team. The forward and former Old Lyme all-stater made first team in 2021 and second team in 2022. The fifth-year player led the Camels in scoring this season with 15 points on six goals and three assists.

    • Conn College sophomore Bridget McGann was selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Div. III All-Region team. McGann was a second-team selection for the second straight year. She led the Camels in scoring with six goals and three assists for 15 points.

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