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March 08. 2014 12:58AM

NH College Notebook: Rye's Drummond sets Smith College scoring mark


Former Portsmouth High School standout Rosa Drummond (Rye) recently became the Smith College women's basketball program's all-time leading scorer. (Dale Lougee)

Smith College senior Rosa Drummond (Rye) climbed to the top of the school's all-time scoring list in the Pioneers' ECAC Division III New England Women's Basketball Championship quarterfinal victory against Rivier College on Wednesday.

Drummond had her ninth double-double of the season in Smith's 75-67 victory on the school's Northampton, Mass., campus.

A former Portsmouth High School basketball and volleyball standout, Drummond pushed past Phoebe Jacobs (Class of 1993) atop the scoring list with a layup early in Smith's win over Rivier and finished the night with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

She now has 1,464 career points.

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FRANKLIN PIERCE junior Antoine Gisore (Concord) leads several Raven athletes who have received All-East Region honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

All-Region honors are given to athletes whose performances are among the top five best in each region in an event, along with all members of a relay team ranked in the top three in the region.

Gisore received recognition for his performances in the mile and the 3,000 meters individually, as well as for his role on the distance medley relay squad. His top time in the mile was 4 minutes, 14.80 seconds, tied for 36th in the country. In the 3,000, his top time of 8:27.54 ranked 28th in the country.

Gisore also anchored the distance medley relay, which had a top time of 10:09.74 to rank 38th in the nation. Joining Gisore on the distance medley relay team were freshmen Dage Minors (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda), Matt Carpenter (Gloucester, Mass.) and Jon Holmes (Albany, N.Y.).

Minors also earned All-Region honors in the 800 meters.

Four Franklin Pierce athletes earned All-Region honors in the pole vault, led by Chris Bohi (Loudon), Mark Choiniere (Ballston Spa, N.Y.), John Delahanty (Long Beach, N.Y.) and Max Fanwich (Wilton, Conn.)

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FOUR UNH women's basketball players earned America East honors at the conference's annual banquet, held Thursday in Albany, N.Y.

Senior guard and co-captain Kelsey Hogan (Nashua) was named to the America East First team after leading UNH in points per game (12.4), 3-point percentage (.360), free throw percentage (.814) and assists per game (3.2).

Other Wildcats honored include sophomore guard and Corinne Coia (North Smithfield, R.I.), named to the America East Second Team; Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.), named to the Third Team; and co-captain Kaylee Kilpatrick (Saint John, New Brunswick), named to the All-Academic Team.

Coia is second in scoring for UNH with 11.6 points per game and leads the Wildcats in field goals made and field goal percentage.

Belanger, a sophomore guard, averaged 9.9 points and leads UNH with 6.6 rebounds per game.

Kilpatrick, a junior forward, has averaged 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

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After averaging more than 16 points per game for the NHTI women's basketball team, Allura LeBlanc (Northwood), a senior forward, has been named a United States Collegiate Athletic Association Div. 2 Honorable Mention All-American and a Div. 2 Academic All-American.

The announcement was made during the USCAA National Basketball Tournament banquet being held in Uniontown, Pa.

LeBlanc averaged 16.3 points per game for NHTI, along with 11.3 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per game.

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THREE HOCKEY players from Daniel Webster College have been selected to play in the Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association All-Star game today at noon at St. Anselm College.

Freshman David Downie (Merrimack), senior Ben Firman (Bedford) and senior Ron Corcoran (Tyngsboro, Mass.) were honored.

Downie, a forward, led Daniel Webster with 28 goals and 18 assists, while Corcoran, also a forward, had seven goals and seven assists.

Firman, a goaltender, posted a 4.96 goals-against average and a .820 save percentage.

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A PAIR of Daniel Webster College women's basketball players have been selected to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) All Conference teams.Ashley England (Old Town, Maine) was named to the all-conference second team while forward Ashley Giampetruzzi (Manchester) was named a conference honorable mention selection.

England, a sophomore, averaged a team-best 14.6 points per game for Daniel Webster, adding 3.2 rebounds per game.

Giampetruzzi, a former Manchester High School Central standout, earned her second straight all-conference honorable mention selection. A sophomore, Giampetruzzi averaged 11.6 points and 6.0 rebounds while adding 39 assists, 22 steals and 10 blocks.

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REGIS COLLEGE junior guard Emilee Marro (Bedford) has been named to the New England Collegiate Conferences All-Conference First Team.

Marro earned her second consecutive First Team selection after being an honorable mention selection as a freshman.

She helped the Pride to its third straight 18-0 regular-season record while averaging 14.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

She was also named the NECC Tournament MVP last weekend as Regis defeated Elms College to advance to the NCAA Div. III tournament.

Regis was defeated by Montclair State in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Friday night.

"College Notebook" is compiled by the New Hampshire Union Leader staff and published weekly in the New England Sunday News. Email submissions to sports@unionleader.com and include "College Notebook" in the subject field.


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