Castleton State starts strong, beats UMF men

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, at 9:51 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 24, 2014, at 11:06 p.m.

CASTLETON, Vt. — The Castleton State Spartans surged to a nine-point halftime lead and held off the UMaine-Farmington Beavers to take a 93-83 men’s basketball victory Friday night.

Chad Copeland paced Castleton (10-5 overall, 7-1 North Atlantic Conference) with 23 points and Logan White added 18.

Andrew Dickey poured in 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead UMF (6-9, 4-5). Pet Sumner chipped in with 15 points and four assists while Ben Johnson contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Husson 86, Johnson State 78

At Johnson, Vt., Trevon Butler’s 22-point, 13-rebound performance helped the Eagles remain unbeaten in North Atlantic Conference play.

Dan Fleming posted 16 points and nine rebounds for Husson University of Bangor (13-1, 7-0 NAC), while Mike Gonzales added nine points, including seven free throws.

Ron Adrian led Johnson State (3-10, 1-7 NAC) with 19 points and Bryan Hickey registered a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Asim Khan tallied 15 points

Lyndon State 93, MMA 63

At Lyndon, Vt., JoJo Woodruff scored 19 points to carry Lyndon State by Maine Maritime Academy of Castine.

George Carle added 18 points for the winners (5-11 overall, 5-4 NAC).

Garrett Libby scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead MMA (1-13, 0-8). Jason Hatch grabbed eight rebounds and Zach Radcliffe had four assists.

Women’s Basketball

Husson 86, Johnson St. 76

At Johnson, Vt., Rebecca Young put together a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds to power the Eagles to a NAC victory.

Chandler Guerette contributed 19 points for Husson University of Bangor (6-7, 5-2 NAC), while Victoria McIntyre scored 16 points and Samira Cruz chipped in with 12 points, five assists and three steals.

Eliannie Sola (6 assists) and Sara Voorhis (6 rebounds) led the way for Johnson State (4-9, 4-4 NAC) with 15 and 14 points, respectively

Castleton 64, UMF 38

At Castleton, Vt., Meghan O’Sullivan popped in 17 points as the Spartans earned a NAC win

over the Beavers.,

Alyssa Leonard had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and also dished out nine assists for Castleton State (14-2, 9-0 NAC). Jade Desroches added 13 points.

Bridget Humphrey and Elizabeth Ferry were top scorers for the University of Maine-Farmington (6-10, 5-4 NAC) with eight points each.

MMA 58, Lyndon State 48

At Lyndonville, Vt., balance was the key as the Mariners took a North Atlantic Conference decision against the Hornets.

Kristi Willey, Kari Jones and Cheyenne Malloy tossed in nine points apiece for Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (8-6, 6-2 NAC), while Jillian Perron and Ashley Shine added eight points each.

Chelsea Watson netted a game-high 15 points and Chelsea Bagley contributed 14 points and eight rebounds for Lyndon State (1-12, 1-8 NAC).

Football

Vandy hires former UCLA coach Dorrell

Former UCLA coach Karl Dorrell is back in college football as Vanderbilt’s offensive coordinator.

The school confirmed Friday the hiring of Dorrell and other assistants joining new coach Derek Mason’s staff.

Dorrell posted a 35-27 record in five seasons as the head coach at UCLA before he was fired in 2007. He moved on to the the NFL as an assistant with the Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans. Last season, Dorrell was quarterbacks coach for the Texans.

His coaching resume also includes stints as offensive coordinator at Washington, Colorado and Northern Arizona.

The Commodores’ other new hires were defensive coordinator David Kotulski, running backs/special teams coach Charles Bankins, wide receivers coach Gerry Gdowski, offensive line coach Keven Lightner, outside linebackers coach Kenwick Thompson and defensive line coach Vavae Tata.

“I am very excited to announce our first seven Vanderbilt coaches. We are assembling an outstanding group of coaches to guide the Commodore program,” Mason said. “These coaches bring decades of experience and proven success to Vanderbilt.

Two open spots remain on Mason’s staff. Mason was named last week to replace James Franklin, who left earlier this month to take the Penn State job vacated when Bill O’Brien was named Texans coach.

Anderson named Stanford defensive coordinator

Stanford outside linebackers coach Lance Anderson was promoted to defensive coordinator, Stanford announced Friday.

Anderson replaces Derek Mason, who left last week to become head coach at Vanderbilt.

“Lance has worked under two of the best defensive minds in football in Vic Fangio and Derek Mason,” Stanford head coach David Shaw said. “He will continue our defensive tradition of being aggressive, being physical and setting the tone for how we play football here at Stanford University.”

Anderson has spent the past seven seasons on the Cardinal’s staff, the last four as the team’s outside linebackers coach. He will continue to coach that position.

Anderson helped Stanford rank third in the NCAA in rushing defense, 10th in scoring defense and 16th in total defense in 2013.

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