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N.E. college basketball: UNH upsets Stony Brook

Daniel Dion scored 13 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer late, and New Hampshire snapped Stony Brook’s 23-game home conference win streak with a 73-69 victory Saturday.

With New Hampshire trailing, 69-68, Dion came off a screen and nailed a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer with 14.1 seconds remaining.

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At the other end, Carson Puriefoy’s shot was blocked and ruled a jump ball, with the possession arrow favoring New Hampshire (6-17, 4-6 America East). Jordon Bronner hit two free throws with 5.1 seconds left to secure the win.

Puriefoy’s layup on Stony Brook’s previous possession put the Seawolves up, 69-68. The game featured seven lead changes over the final 3:25.

Bronner led New Hampshire with 16 points. Chris Pelcher had 15 points and 11 rebounds while Jaleen Smith added 14 points.

Puriefoy had 18 points for Stony Brook (17-8, 9-2), which dropped a half-game behind Vermont for the America East lead.

BU 88, Lafayette 54 — Justin Alston scored 17 points and D.J. Irving had 16 as the Terriers (17-8, 10-2 Patriot) rolled past the Leopards (6-17, 2-10) at Agganis Arena.

BU shot 56 percent from the field and connected on 11 of 25 3-point attempts.

William & Mary 82, Northeastern 70 — Marcus Thornton scored 25 points and the visiting Tribe (15-8, 7-3 Colonial Athletic) raced out to a 45-18 halftime lead and breezed past the Huskies (8-17, 5-6). Demetrius Pollard’s 13 points led Northeastern.

Xavier 59, Providence 53 — Bryce Cotton, second in the Big East in scoring with 21.3 points per game, was held to 9 points as the Friars (16-8, 6-5 Big East) fell to the Musketeers (16-7, 6-4) in Cincinnati.

Brown 75, Dartmouth 62 — Steven Spieth and Sean McGonagill each scored 20 points, leading the Bears (12-8, 4-2 Ivy) past the host Big Green (9-11, 2-4).

Binghamton 73, Maine 58 — Jordan Reed had 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the host Bearcats (5-19, 2-9 America East) pulled away from the Black Bears (5-18, 3-8) and ended an eight-game skid.

UMass-Lowell 71, UMBC 61 — Akeem Williams tallied 30 points and the River Hawks (8-15, 6-5 America East) held off the host Retrievers (8-16, 4-7).

Quinnipiac 82, Rider 61 — Ike Azotam scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and the host Bobcats (14-8, 9-4 Metro Atlantic) used a 16-2 run early in the second half to take control and rout the Broncs (12-11, 8-6).

Central Conn. 91, Fairleigh Dickinson 86 — Kyle Vinales scored 20 points in his first game back after missing eight games, and the host Blue Devils (7-16, 3-7 Northeast) edged the Knights (8-16, 4-6) in overtime.

Bryant 78, Mount St. Mary’s 75 — Alex Francis scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds and the host Bulldogs (16-9, 8-2 Northeast) held on against the Mountaineers (10-13, 6-4).

Women

Harvard 58, Yale 57 — Melissa Mullins hit a go-ahead jumper with 39 seconds left and Erin McDonnell had 17 points and 10 rebounds, lifting the visiting Crimson (15-5, 5-1) past the Bulldogs (10-10, 4-2) in a battle for the top spot in the Ivy League.

BU 61, Lafayette 59 — Rashidat Agboola netted 20 points and Mollie McKendrick added 19, helping the visiting Terriers (9-16, 4-8 Patriot) hold off the Leopards (12-11, 6-6) and snap a three-game losing streak.

Bucknell 82, Holy Cross 79 — Lisa Mifsud scored 16 points and hit a 3-pointer with 21 seconds left that got the Crusaders (14-9, 6-6) within 1 point, but the Bison (13-9, 8-4) held on to get the Patriot League road win.

St. Bonaventure 88, UMass 66 — Kim Pierre-Louis came off the bench to score 26 points, but the visiting Bonnies (19-6, 8-2 Atlantic 10) cruised past the Minutewomen (3-21, 0-10).

UMass-Lowell 59, UMBC 51 — Nicole Hayner hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, helping the host River Hawks (4-18, 3-8 America East) erase a 17-point first-half deficit and get past the Retrievers (2-21, 1-10).

St. John’s 85, Providence 65 — Karin Robinson scored a game-high 21 points and freshman Aliyah Miller added 19 but the visiting Friars (6-17, 1-11 Big East) were no match for the Red Storm (18-5, 11-1).

Bryant 81, Central Conn. 50 — Naana Ankoma-Mensa had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the host Bulldogs (12-10, 7-4 Northeast) to the easy win over the Blue Devils (9-12, 3-8).

Brown 71, Dartmouth 55 — Sophie Bikofsky scored 14 points and the host Bears (8-12, 2-4 Ivy) pulled away in the second half to down the Big Green (3-17, 0-6).

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