Husson men’s basketball teams sets two records in 12th win

Posted Jan. 17, 2014, at 9:24 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 17, 2014, at 10:39 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Husson University men’s basketball team broke two school records for the most 3-point field goals made, and highest 3-point field goal percentage en route to a 108-63 victory over the Colby Sawyer Chargers Friday night at Newman Gym.

Husson improved to 12-0 overall and 6-0 in the North Atlantic Conference while Colby-Sawyer slipped ot 6-7, 5-2.

Husson set one mark by hitting 17 3-pointers, breaking the old mark of 15 in 2013 and 2005. The Eagles also set the bar high by setting a record with a .773 percentage from 3-point land, crushing the old record of .571 set in 2005.

Trevon Butler nailed 5-of-5 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for the Eagles while Mike Gonzales added 16 points and Brooks Spaulding netted 14. Eli Itkin and Phil Leighton each chipped in with 11 points as Leighton hit 3-of-3 3-pointers.

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Peter Donato paced the Chargers with 14 points.

Women’s Basketball

Husson 50, Colby-Sawyer 46

At Bangor, the Eagles improved to 5-6 (4-2 NAC) overall while the Chargers drop to 6-8 (5-2) on the season.

Victoria McIntyre paced Husson with 11 points and Rebecca Young added 10.

Jessica Shenkel sparked the Chargers with 15 points and five rebounds.

McIntyre led the Eagles with 6 points, 3 rebounds and a steal in 10 minutes of action. Shenkel led the charge for the Chargers, scoring a game high 9 heading into the break.

The Eagles began to pull away in the second half, leading by as much as 18 points with 6 minutes left before the Chargers rallied to make it a close game.

Hamilton 63, Colby 56

At Clinton, N.Y.-Hamilton overcame a six-point halftime deficit and scored nine unanswered points late in the game to beat Colby.

Dani Feigin paced Hamilton (7-7, 1-2 NESCAC) with 21 points.

Mia Diplock also scored 21 points to lead Colby (5-10, 0-3) while Desi Smith added 14 points and Carylanne Wolfington contributed eight points and 10 rebounds.

Williams 69, Bowdoin 55

At Williamstown, Mass., Bowdoin couldn’t recover from a first-half deficit as the 15th-ranked Ephs improve to 13-2 (2-1 NESCAC) while the 19th-ranked Polar Bears dropped to 14-2 (2-1 NESCAC).

Lauren McCall scored 24 points to lead Williams.

Sara Binkhorst paced Bowdoin with 15 points and Anna Prohl added 10.

Men’s Basketball

NEC 79, MMA 63

At Castine, New England College received double-digits scorers by four players to knock off Maine Maritime 79-63 in a North Atlantic Conference The Pilgrims improved to 6-8 overall, 3-4 NAC, while the Mariners dropped to 1-11, 0-6.

Jonathan Byrnes led all scorers with 20 points for NEC (6-8, 3-4 NAC) and Ryan Schmitz added 14.

Garrett Libby paced MMA (1-11, 0-6) with 14 points, Brad Reed added 12 and Jason Hatch had seven rebounds.

Football

Mason named Vanderbilt coach

Vanderbilt wasted little time filling its head coaching vacancy, selecting Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason on Friday.

The opening was created when James Franklin left a week ago to take the head coaching job at Penn State.

A news conference is scheduled for Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., to introduce Mason.

Former UNC player charges academic fraud

Michael McAdoo, who played defensive end for the North Carolina football team in 2010 before being dismissed, claims a university academic counselor suggested that he take a class in which the students never met, The News and Observer in Charlotte, N.C., reported.

McAdoo was dismissed from the program in 2010 when North Carolina was under investigation for academic fraud.

McAdoo told the News and Observer that the academic atmosphere at the university “felt like it was all a scam.”

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