Friday, March 7, 2014
From staff and news services
MILTON, Mass. — Kelly Coleman scored 18 points, Meghan Gribbin had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the University of New England women cruised to a 60-47 basketball win over Curry Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory.
The Nor’easters, ranked 20th in this week’s USA Today’s Division III poll, improved to 22-2, 16-1 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.
Alicia Brown added six points and 10 rebounds for UNE.
ST. JOSEPH’S 77, MOUNT IDA 39: Morgan Cahill scored 22 points to lead St. Joseph’s to a win at Standish.
Abby Young added 16 points for the Monks, and Danica Gleason contributed 14 points.
(1) UCONN 83, CENTRAL FLORIDA 35: Breanna Stewart scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked seven shots at Hartford, Conn., to lead the Huskies (27-0, 14-0 American Athletic Conference) to their 33rd straight win.
(3) LOUISVILLE 81, HOUSTON 62: Sara Hammond scored 17 points, and Shoni Schimmel added 15 in a win at Louisville, Ky. Schimmel, the school’s second all-time leading scorer behind Angel McCoughtry, topped 2,000 points for her career with the Cardinals (26-2, 14-1 American Athletic Conference).
(6) BAYLOR 89, IOWA STATE 51: Odyssey Sims scored 18 of her 24 points in the first half at Waco, Texas, as the Lady Bears (23-3, 13-1 Big 12) coasted to a ninth straight win, beating Iowa State.
ST. JOSEPH’S 78, ANNA MARIA 66: Senior guard Matthew Medeiros made six 3-pointers and scored 21 points as St. Joseph’s (15-8, 14-2 GNAC) downed Anna Maria (9-15, 7-10) at Standish.
The win extended the Monks’ winning streak to eight games.
Senior Nicholas Jobin added 17 points for St. Joseph’s.
CURRY 68, UNE 51: The Colonels (5-19, 4-13 Commonwealth Coast Conference) used a 9-0 run early in the second half to take command in a win over the Nor’easters (1-23, 1-16) at Milton, Mass.
William Abdul-Malak had 10 points and six rebounds for UNE.
BOSTON COLLEGE 62, (1) SYRACUSE 59: Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckmann hit 3-pointers in overtime, Lonnie Jackson made four straight free throws in the final 26 seconds, and lowly Boston College stunned top-ranked Syracuse at the Carrier Dome, ending the Orange’s unbeaten season.
Syracuse (25-1, 12-1) travels to No. 5 Duke on Saturday night.
(2) FLORIDA 71, AUBURN 66: Patric Young made a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left as the Gators held on at Gainesville, Fla.
With No. 1 Syracuse losing to Boston College, Florida could move into the top spot in the college basketball poll for the first time since the 2006-07 season.
(3) WICHITA STATE 88, LOYOLA 74: Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect shooting as the Shockers (28-0, 15-0 Missouri Valley Conference) won at Chicago to remain the last unbeaten team in major college basketball.
(7) CINCINNATI 77, CENTRAL FLORIDA 49: Sean Kilpatrick hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points as the Bearcats (24-3, 13-1 American Athletic) won at Orlando, Fla.
(10) ST. LOUIS 89, GEORGE MASON 85: Jordair Jett scored 24 of his 25 points after halftime as the visiting Billikens (24-2, 11-0 Atlantic-10) escaped with their 18th straight win.
(24) OHIO STATE 76, NORTHWESTERN 60: Two players were ejected after a scuffle broke out near the end of a win by the Buckeyes (21-6, 8-6 Big Ten) at Columbus, Ohio. Ten free throws were assessed as penalties.
BERRY SWEEPS BATES: Berry College (6-3) won twice against Bates (0-4), winning 8-3 and 6-1, at Rome, Ga.
In the opening game, Bates starter Samuel Warren allowed one unearned run in three innings, but Berry scored seven runs off the Bobcats’ bullpen.
Junior left fielder Nate Pajka went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Bates.
Bates starter Chris Ward took the loss in the second game. Steve Burke and Berto Diaz both had two hits for the Bobcats, and Alex Parker had Bates’ RBI.
COLBY: Falmouth Coach Michael LeBel joined Colby College as an assistant men’s lacrosse coach.
LeBel, who led the Falmouth boys to Class B state titles in 2011 and 2012, will continue to coach the Yachtsmen.