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College Roundup: St. A, SNHU men win regular-season finales

February 20. 2018 11:31PM

All five starters scored in double figures to lead the St. Anselm men’s basketball team to an 82-72 triumph over Stonehill in Goffstown on Tuesday night.

Chris Paul led St. Anselm, which finished its Northeast-10 regular season at 14-6 (19-7 overall), with 20 points. The Hawks received 19 from Tim Guers, 18 from Taylor Fortin, 14 from Gustav Suhr-Jessen and 11 from Cody Ball. Stonehill (16-10, 12-8 NE-10) had a 40-39 lead at halftime.

St. Anselm finishes as the top seed in the NE-10 Northeast Division and will host the winner of the Friday night game between SNHU and Southern Connecticut on Sunday at 3 p.m.

SNHU 79, Assumption 75: In Worcester, Mass., Chris Walters scored a team-high 24 points and Daquaise Andrews finished with 20 to lead the Penmen (14-11, 10-10 NE-10). Assumption (7-19, 3-17 NE-10) trailed 44-33 entering the second half. SNHU opens the NE-10 tournament with a first-round game on Friday night at Southern Connecticut State.

Women’s basketball

Stonehill 69, St. Anselm 53: In Goffstown, Kelly Martin scored a game-high 26 points for Stonehill (24-2, 20-1 NE-10), which outscored St. Anselm 42-27 in the second half. Shannon Ryan scored 15 points and Ali Glennon tossed in 11 for the Hawks (17-11, 13-8 NE-10).

Assumption 79, SNHU 61: In Worcester, Mass., the Penmen received a 15-point performance from Catherine Stinson, but Assumption (10-16, 7-14 NE-10) shot 52.8 percent from the field and had a 35-25 rebounding edge. SNHU (16-11, 7-14 NE-10) will be the No. 4 seed for the Northeast-10 tournament and will play host to fifth-seeded St. Rose on Friday (7 p.m.).

UMass Boston 77, Plymouth State 63: Freshman Elizabeth McLaughlin of Melvin Village scored a game-high and career-best 20 points, but seventh-seeded Plymouth State University fell to second-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston, 77-63, in the first round of the Little East Conference (LEC) women’s basketball tournament on Tuesday in Boston.

With the setback, the Panthers’ season comes to an end with a 7-19 mark, while the Beacons (23-3) advance to the semifinal game, where they will face the winner of third-seeded University of Southern Maine and sixth-seeded Keene State College.