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NH College Roundup: UNH, SNHU women prevail

November 22. 2017 1:17AM

SNHU's Catherine Stinson watches her shot against Merrimack's Marissa Gattuso at SNHU in Manchester on Tuesday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)

Senior center Carlie Pogue scored a season-high 23 points and senior forward Olivia Healy added a career-high 20 points to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team past Bryant University, 74-65, on Tuesday in Smithfield, R.I.

The Wildcats (3-1 overall), also received a career-high 10 assists from senior guard Brittni Lai.

SNHU 68, Merrimack 64: Southern New Hampshire University worked extra time on Tuesday to remain perfect in Northeast-10 Conference play. The Penmen scored a 68-64 overtime victory over the Warriors at SNHU Fieldhouse, which came after relinquishing a fourth-quarter lead. Catherine Stinson scored five of her 14 points in the final minute of OT to help the Penmen improve to 3-0 in conference play and 3-2 overall.

SNHU was up by as many as 12 points midway through the fourth quarter before Merrimack fought all the way back to force overtime.

SNHU entered the fourth quarter with a 48-39 advantage but let the edge trickle all the way down to four with six seconds remaining. After Merrimack’s Karlee Alves made one of two free throws, missing the second intentionally, the Warriors regained possession for Gulia Orlando’s game-tying 3-pointer from atop the arc with 2.6 seconds. SNHU got the ball back in bounds but couldn’t get a shot off before the end of regulation.

The teams traded one-point leads early in overtime before the Penmen spaced themselves in front for good inside the final two minutes. Back-to-back layups by Sarah Deyo and Stinson sent SNHU from down a point to up three with 37 seconds left. Stinson hit three more free throws to seal the win.

Kylie Lorenzen had a game-high 23 points for SNHU while Brianna Camara added a double-double (10 points and 10 rebounds). The Warriors got 14 points and nine rebounds from Alves, with Mayson Kimball, of Webster, pitching in six points and five boards.

— Joe DuballStonehill 62, St. Anselm 57: In Easton, Mass., despite a game-high 21 points from Shannon Ryan, the Hawks fell to 3-2 overall, 2-1 in the NE-10. Stonehill is 2-1 overall and in the league.

Franklin Pierce 65, St. Michael’s 53: In an NE-10 game in Rindge, Jemma Thacker’s 20 helped the Ravens improve to 2-3 overall, 1-2 in the league. Kelsey Mayo added 11 for FPU. St. Michael’s is 2-3 and 0-3.

Endicott 70, Keene State 40: In Beverly, Mass., Hudson’s Sandi Purcell scored a team-high 15 points in the loss for the Owls (0-4).

Colby-Sawyer 63, Suffolk 51: In Boston, Tianna Sugars scored 19 points as the Chargers improved to 3-0.

Men’s basketball

Springfield 73, Keene State 67: Springfield opened the second half with a 21-4 run and never looked back en route to beating the visiting Owls. Miquel Prieto lead Keene State with 20 points, Dizel Wright added 17 points and nine rebounds and Ty Nichols added 15 points and nine rebounds. KSC, which dropped to 1-2 overall, travels to play at MIT on Saturday at noon.

Franklin Pierce 87, St. Michael’s 73: In Rindge, Asante Sandiford (24 points) and Mike McDevitt (20) led the way for the Ravens (3-2 overall, 1-2 in the NE-10).