UNE women roll to 16th victory

Posted Feb. 02, 2012, at 9:52 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 02, 2012, at 11:13 p.m.

WENHAM, Mass. — The University of New England women’s basketball team held Gordon College to just 17.3 percent shooting (9-for-52) and forced 28 turnovers in a 79-27 Commonwealth Coast Conference win Thursday evening at the Bennett Athletic Center — the program’s largest margin of victory in 10 seasons.

With its 10th straight triumph over the Fighting Scots, Big Blue (11-2 CCC) moves to 16-4 overall. Gordon drops to 7-13 on the year and 2-11 in league play.

All 10 players in uniform for the Nor’easters found their way into the scoring column, led by sophomore Lauren Rousseau with 15 points. Junior Beth added 14 — including 12 in the second half — and senior Margo Russell finished with 11.

Leanna Tallamy paced Gordon win 11 points.

Men’s Basketball

St. Joe’s 62, Emerson 52

At Standish, Zach O’Brien recorded 14 points, six rebounds and eight assists to guide the Monks to victory.

Nick Jobin and Chris Petzy each chipped in with 12 points for the 14-5 winners.

James Rhodes paced 3-17 Emerson with 16 points.

Iona 105, Canisius 86

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Lamont Jones set a career high with 43 points, matching a scoring output from two decades ago for Iona, as the Gaels defeated Canisius 105-86 Thursday night.

The 43 points matched the second-highest output in Gaels history, tying Sean Green’s total in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament game versus Siena on March 3, 1991. Jones’ total is also a Hines Center record.

Iona (18-5, 10-2), which has scored 100 points or more four times this season, set a season-high with Thursday night’s total.

The Gaels led by four points at intermission and outscored Canisius 54-39 in the second to seal it.

Scott Machado added 14 points and 14 assists, while Michael Glover had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Gaels. Iona has won three straight games and five of six.

Alshwan Hymes scored 23 points to pace the Golden Griffins (4-18, 1-11), who have lost six straight contests.

UNC-Gr. 83, Citadel 71

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Trevis Simpson scored 23 points as UNC Greensboro held off The Citadel 82-71 Thursday night to win its seventh straight game.

The Spartans (9-14, 7-4 Southern Conference), who won their previous two contests in overtime, also defeated the Bulldogs 67-66 on Jan. 14.

UNC Greensboro’s winning streak is the second-longest of the school’s Division I era, which began in 1991-92. The 1995-96 squad, which made the NCAA Tournament, had an eight-game streak.

The Spartans led 39-29 at halftime, then stretched the lead to 12 points.

After Bo Holston’s layup with 15:40 left got The Citadel within four points, at 45-41, Aloysius Henry made a three-point play and Drew Parker hit a 3-pointer to push the lead back into double figures.

Derrell Armstrong added 14 points, Henry 13 and Korey Van Dussen 11 for the Spartans.

Mike Groselle scored 20 to lead the Bulldogs (4-18, 1-10), who have lost seven straight.

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