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College roundup: UMass-Lowell beats up AIC

River Hawks win 6th straight

Ryan McGrath, A.J. White, and Derek Arnold each had a goal and an assist as the sixth-ranked UMass-Lowell River Hawks routed the Yellow Jackets, 6-1, Tuesday night in Lowell.

Terrence Wallin, Chris Maniccia, and Adam Chapie scored the other goals for UMass-Lowell (11-4-0), which rolled to its sixth straight win.

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McGrath tipped home Jake Suter’s wrist shot from the right point just 15 seconds into the game to put the River Hawks up early. White came down 49 seconds later to wheel in a shot that beat AIC’s Ty Reichenbach on the glove side. Wallin picked up Josh Holmstrom’s shot off the post and got it past Reichenbach at 17:33 to close out the first period scoring.

Carson Grolla scored for AIC (3-8-0).

Doug Carr stopped 20 shots for his fifth win of the season.

Women’s hockey

BU 5, NU 2 — The Terriers scored three unanswered goals in the third period to roll over the Huskies at Matthews Arena. Sarah Lefort got her second career hat trick and Louise Warren had a career-high four points as the No. 9 Terriers (12-3-1, 8-0-0 WHEA) extended their Hockey East winning streak to 23 games, finishing the calendar year without a loss. Northeastern fell to 7-10-1, 3-5-1.

The teams were in a 2-2 tie early in the third period before Warren and Lefort broke the game open. Goaltender Kerrin Sperry made a season-high 38 saves. The Huskies got goals from Tori Hickel and Colleen Murphy.

Men’s basketball

Arizona 79, Texas Tech 58 — Aaron Gordon scored 19 points, Nick Johnson and Brandon Ashley added 18 each, and the No. 2 host Wildcats beat the Red Raiders in their first game since beating Duke for the NIT Season Tip-off championship.

The Wildcats (8-0) scored the first 10 points of the game and led by 10 points after a sloppy first half. They were up by as many as 23 points in the second half.

Syracuse 69, Indiana 52 — Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Tyler Ennis added 17 points and eight assists, and the No. 4 Orange defeated the Hoosiers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Syracuse, N.Y.

Syracuse (8-0) has won 46 straight nonconference games at home.

Duke 79, No. 22 Michigan 69 — Quinn Cook had 24 points and nine assists to help the No. 10 Blue Devils beat the No. 22 Wolverines in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Durham, N.C.

Freshman Jabari Parker added 15 points to help the Blue Devils (7-2) regroup from last week’s loss to Arizona by grinding out a tough win against the Wolverines.

Iowa 98, Notre Dame 93 — Aaron White scored 20 points, Devyn Marble and Jarrod Uthoff added 17 each and the No. 23 Hawkeyes held off the visiting Fighting Irish.

St. Bonaventure 67, UMass-Lowell 58 — Marquise Simmons scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the host Bonnies to a come-from-behind win over the River Hawks.

Andell Cumberbatch also had a double-double, totaling 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bonnies (6-2). Matthew Wright contributed 15 points.

Akeen Williams had 17 points for UMass-Lowell.

Women’s basketball

Louisville 91, Missouri State 49 — Shoni Schimmel scored 14 points, Bria Smith added 12, and the No. 7 Cardinals cruised past the Bears in Louisville, Ky.

Asia Taylor added 10 points for the Cardinals (8-1), who played most of the game without senior guard Antonita Slaughter after she collapsed and was taken off the court on a stretcher early in the first half.

Slaughter was taken to Jewish Hospital where she was awake and answering doctors’ questions, according to coach Jeff Walz.

Baylor 113, San Jose St. 73 — Odyssey Sims scored 29 points and had 13 assists to become the Baylor career leader in that category as the Lady Bears beat the Spartans in Waco, Texas.

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