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    Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Local college roundup: Mitchell College tops NEC in men’s basketball

    Henniker, N.H. — Mitchell College used a 14-2 run to start the second half and picked up a 71-50 win over New England College in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference men’s basketball game on Saturday.

    The game was tied 26-26 with 1:48 left in the first half before Mitchell scored the final five points of half and started the second half with the run to take a commanding 45-28 lead with 14:48 left in the game to cap a 19-2 spurt.

    Jaylyn Clardy had a game-high 20 points to lead Mitchell (7-14, 4-6), Elijah Miller had his first career-double double as he posted career-highs with 17 points and 12 rebounds, Wilton Causey added 16 points and eight rebounds and Dontae Pollard had six assists.

    • Avery Point lost to Union County College 73-56. Jeff Souvenance of Griswold had 16 points and Davon Benjamin of New London scored 14 for the Pointers (4-19).

    • MIT beat Coast Guard 97-81 in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference game. Declan Rooney had 22 points, six rebounds and five assists and Mitch Shettles and Ben Yagey had 14 points each for the Bears (12-9, 5-7).

    Women’s basketball

    • Kathleen Rodriguez had 32 points and 14 rebounds as New England College beat Mitchell College 70-51 in a GNAC game. Yasmine Santos and New London’s Jamya Beddoe had 21 points each for the Mariners (3-15, 1-9). and Santos added 10 rebounds for her 16th double-double of the season.

    • Coast Guard lost to MIT 72-59 in a NEWMAC game. Kira Wood and Glory Blethan had 14 points each, Dorothy Stotts had 13 points and Kelly Hagerty had 10 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks for the Bears (15-6, 4-3). Wood had five assists and Blethen had six rebounds and four blocks.

    Men’s hockey

    • Quinn Kennedy scored midway through the overtime period as Conn College beat Tufts 4-3 Friday night after trailing 3-1 in the third period. Shane Zarcone scored in the first period for Conn (7-9-2 overall, 6-7 NESCAC) and the score was tied 1-1 after two, but the third period saw Tufts leading 3-1 with 5:26 to play after a power play goal by Sam Miller. Conn’s Kei Ya-suda tipped in a shot from Kennedy to pull within 3-2 with just over three minutes remaining and with 24 seconds left, Logan Cleary scored on assists from Ta-suda and Kennedy, as Conn pulled goalie Sean Dynan for the extra attacker. Dynan finished with 35 saves for the Camels.

    • UConn lost to Providence 5-0 in a Hockey East game on Friday night. Hockey East announced that UConn (11-13-2, 6-9-1) forward Samu Salminen has been suspended for one game stemming from an incident in the game and will sit out Saturday’s game against the Friars.

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