Endicott College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Earn Wins Against Wentworth – Women’s Hockey Falls, Men’s Hockey Ties

Endicott Men’s Basketball Tops Wentworth / Photo credit to Endicott College Sports Information

BEVERLY – The Endicott men’s basketball team defeated Wentworth, 69-56, in conference action on Saturday afternoon at MacDonald Gymnasium on Senior Day.

Prior to the game, senior guard Joel Villa (Bronx, N.Y.) was honored for his contributions towards the basketball program and the Endicott community. Villa then went on to make his Senior Day game a memorable one as the senior guard compiled 10 points, five assists, four steals – both game-highs – and four rebounds.   Vila 2 10 18

Endicott also saw Nick Thibeault (Gorham, Maine) contribute 16 points, six rebounds, a block and a steal, while Keith Brown (Pelham, N.H.) had 16 points (7-for-14 FG, 2-for-5 3PT), six rebounds, an assist and a steal. Meanwhile, Rob O’Brien (Rindge, N.H.) had 11 points and five boards and Joe Shehadi (Dorset, Vt.) contributed nine points, three rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

The Gulls led by as many as 18 points with 17:23 to play (40-22), but Wentworth slowly chipped away at its deficit to bring the game within six points (54-48) at the 6:10 mark of the second half and make things interesting. O’Brien answered for Endicott, however, as the junior guard canned a jumper at 4:08 and followed with a trey at 3:40 to push the Gulls ahead by a 59-48 score.

Wentworth responded with a 6-2 run over the next 1:18 action, but Villa buried a layup at 2:19 (63-54) and Thibeault connected on a layup of his own at 1:36 (65-56) to fend off the Leopards for good.

Endicott is 26-10 in the all-time series versus Wentworth.
The Gulls also have won four straight against the Leopards.
Endicott didn’t attempt its first free throw until 27-seconds remained in the second half (W 13-18 FT | E 4-4 FT).
The Gulls are 6-3 at home this season.
Jason Ganley (Northbridge, Mass.) posted a game-high 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting from the floor (3-for-7 3PT, 5-6 FT).
Stephen Azmus (Hyde Park, Mass.) notched a double-double on 15 points and 11 rebounds (four offensive).
Sam Knollmeyer (Hampton, N.H.) had eight points, three assists, and one rebound.
Endicott (16-7, 11-5 CCC) hosts Salve Regina University on Tuesday, February 13 at 5:30 PM. Wentworth (13-10, 8-8 CCC) welcomes Western New England University to its campus next Tuesday at 7:30 PM.

Endicott Women’s Basketball Wins Today

BEVERLY  – The Endicott women’s basketball team defeated Wentworth, 95-56, in a conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at MacDonald Gymnasium on Senior Day.

Prior to the game, seniors Gabriella Coppola (Watertown, Mass.), Hannah Kiernan (Wenham, Mass.), Sam Charette (Wenham, Mass.), and Hannah Shaw (Bar Harbor, Maine) were all honored for their contributions to the women’s basketball program and the Endicott community.

Coppola paced Endicott with a near triple-double on 19 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds to go along with three steals and a block. Meanwhile, Emily Pratt (Gardner, Mass.) compiled 18 points, and Charette notched 14 points and six rebounds.

Endicott also received 12 points from Kaleigh Putnam (Wallingford, Conn.) and 11 points via Mikaela Rogers (Haverhill, Mass.). Kiernan also finished with nine points, four rebounds, and three assists.

The Gulls led wire-to-wire as the hosts started the contest on an 11-2 run and cruised to victory the rest of the way. Pratt paced Endicott with four points – which included jumpers to start and end the spurt (9:17 | 5:10), while Kiernan sank one free throw and Charette and Coppola swished three-pointers at 6:39 (6-0 lead) and 5:51 (9-2 lead), respectively.

Endicott produced a season-high 95 points in today’s win.
The Gulls’ 95-point effort is tied for fourth all-time in program history.
Endicott is now 7-5 at home this season.
Stephanie Mini (Topsfield, Mass.) guided the Leopards with a team-high 12 points.
Courtney McCormick (Hanson, Mass.) added 10 points, four rebounds, and an assist.
Haley Sabino (Topsfield, Mass.) chipped in with six points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Michelle McCloskey (Madison, Conn.) had four points, three rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.
Erin Morton (Norway, Maine) contributed six points, four rebounds, five assists, and three swipes.
Endicott (14-9, 12-4 CCC) hosts Salve Regina University on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30 PM. Wentworth (2-21, 1-15 CCC) welcomes Western New England University to its campus next Tuesday at 5:30 PM

Men’s Ice Hockey Ties in Overtime

BEVERLY – The No. 8/9 Endicott men’s ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 overtime tie against conference foe No. 10/10 University of New England (UNE) on Saturday night at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.

Trailing 4-1 headed into the third period, the Nor’easters climbed back into the contest with a short-handed tally from Liam Neuman (Newmarket, Ontario) and back-to-back goals from Ryan Bloom (Northville, Mich.) to tie up the contest at 4-4.

Meanwhile, in overtime, Endicott goalie Mark Specia (Ringwood, N.J.) made two saves and UNE netminder Tate Sproxton (Surrey, British Columbia) stopped five shots – mostly on the penalty kill – as both teams settled for the draw.

Highlighting Endicott’s night offensively was Ross Olsson (Billerica, Mass.) as the junior forward potted a hat-trick with his third and finally tally accounting for his 100th career point. Olsson is the first student-athlete in program history to reach the 100 career point plateau.

Jason Kalinowsk (Stamford, Conn.) registered Endicott’s only other goal with his eighth of the season at 3:56 of the second period. At the time, it gave the Gulls a 3-1 advantage.
Logan Day (Seminole, Fla.) dished out a game-high and career-high four assists. Day’s four-assist night currently ranks third all-time in program history.
Specia finished with 32 saves (10-2-1).
Sproxton had 45 saves for the Nor’easters (8-2-1).
UNE is 3-1-1 in its last five games.
The Nor’easters are also 7-2-3 on the road this season.
No. 8/9 Endicott (17-5-3, 13-4-1 CCC) and No. 10/10 UNE (18-4-3, 11-4-3 CCC) will now await official word on the seeding for the upcoming Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) playoffs.

Women’s Hockey Falls to Morrisville State 

BEVERLY – The Endicott women’s ice hockey team lost to Morrisville State, 2-0, on Saturday evening in a conference matchup at Raymond J. Bourque Arena on Senior Day.

Prior to the game, Endicott seniors Maggie Layo (Sandwich, Mass.) and Alicia Steeves (Chelmsford, Mass.) were honored for their contributions towards the program and the Endicott community.

Mustangs’ goaltender Karoline Arvik (Trondheim, Norway) was the difference as the freshman net minder recorded 39 saves – including a game-high 18 in the second period – to aid the visitors to the win.

Tied 0-0 in the second, Morrisville State broke up the shutout with a goal from Kylie Cameron (Burlington, Ontario) at the 4:06 mark on a feed from Chyne Kennedy (Southwold, Ontario).

The Mustangs added the all-important insurance goal at 18:46 of the third via Ciara Lark’s (Mildmway, Ontario) first tally of the season. Cameron and Maria deWilde (Caistorville, Ontario) were credited with assists on the goal.

Morrisville State now holds a 4-3-1 advantage in the all-time series after today’s victory.
The Mustangs are 7-2-2 on the road this season and have won four games in a row.
Layo won a game-high 10 faceoffs.
Endicott (17-4-2, 8-2-2 CHC) hosts Bowdoin on Tuesday, February 13 at 7 PM. Morrisville State (13-7-3, 8-0-2 CHC) welcomes Nichols to its campus on Friday, February 16 at 7 PM.




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