COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Almarante, NECC holds stubborn victory | Sports

GROTON, Connecticut – Lawrence’s Daniel Almarante scored 14 points when the men of Northern Essex Community College beat UConn Avery Point 62-59 on Saturday night.

Mehmet Asik was one of four Knights to score eight points and block two shots, and Haverhill’s Cameron Stratton added six points for the winners.

Metin Yavus dominated the boards with 17 rebounds and Asik added 10 rebounds and Kevin Montiero chips off the bench with nine rebounds for NECC. The knight improved to 4: 3 in the season.

NECC also hit Eastern Nazarene College JV 91-87 last week. Elijah Haas (Haverhill) poured a high 24 points in one game. Phillip Cunningham (Haverhill) added 10 POINTS.

The Knights will host the Great Bay Community College on Tuesday (6pm).

Merrimack Men crowned by Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Virginia – Sunday night marked another first in programming history for the Merrimack College basketball team. The Warriors competed against Virginia Tech, the first Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) school to ever play against Merrimack.

The Warriors fell to the Hokies, lost 72-43. Jordan Minor scored 14 points on the team and pulled out seven rebounds. Malik Edmead put in nine of his own points in 18 minutes.

Next, Merrimack is going home to face Hartford on Mutton Court on Tuesday night. Play time is set to 7 p.m.

Merrimack women fall short

BETHLEHEM, Penn. – After their first win of the season, the Merrimack College women’s basketball team fell 85-64 against the University of Lehigh on Sunday.

The Warriors (1-3) were led by senior Kate Mager, who finished the game 4-on-7 from 3-point range to score 16 points on the team. Merrimack also made another solid appearance from the second, Teneisia Brown, who had 14 points and six rebounds.

Merrimack will next take a short Thanksgiving hiatus and then return to activity on Saturday November 27th to face Dartmouth College from Hammel Court.

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