Wednesday Update – Endicott Men’s Basketball Sets 4 School Records – Salem State Men’s Hockey Wins – More Game Stories

Endicott Men’s Basketball Wins – Set Four School Records

BEVERLY – The Endicott men’s basketball team set four school records in its 115-91 conference victory over the University of New England (UNE) on Tuesday evening at MacDonald Gymnasium.
The Gulls eclipsed program records for points – by three (112 at Castleton, 3/5/14) – and also broke program

Matt McDevitt
Matt McDevitt

high-water marks for field goals made (43), three-point field goals made (21), and most assists (34).
Meanwhile, Matt McDevitt (Cumberland, Maine) highlighted Endicott’s individual achievements with a career-high 31 points (11-14 FG, 7-9 3PT, 2-3 FT), alongside two rebounds, two blocks, a steal, and an assist.
Tonight’s game only featured one tied score (3-3, 18:42, 1st half) and zero lead changes as Endicott controlled play for the entire game despite witnessing the scoreboard light up for a combined 206 points (season-high). The Gulls led by as many as 48 points (15:48, 2nd half) and charged out to a 66-32 lead at the half shooting 64.1% in the opening stanza (58.1% game). Tonight’s game featured plenty of scoring on both sides due largely in part to UNE’s offensive game plan, which replicated the Grinnell System.
Joe Shehadi (Dorset, Vt.) nearly posted a triple-double with eight points, 10 rebounds, and six assists.
Keith Brown (Pelham, N.H.) had 22 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.

Endicott (4-2, 2-1 CCC) travels to Bridgewater State on Saturday, December 9 at 1 PM. UNE (2-6, 1-2 CCC) hosts Dean this Saturday at 1 PM.

Endicott Women’s Basketball Falls 

BEVERLY — The Endicott women’s basketball team was handed a 57-48 loss tonight by the University of New England in MacDonald Gymnasium.
The Nor’easters jumped out to an early 8-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the first quarter, but the Gulls responded well to cut that lead to 11-7 heading into the second quarter.
Both teams continued to trade baskets throughout the second frame but UNE held just a one-point advantage at the half.

UNE upped the pressure in the fourth quarter to regain a lead and went on to record the 57-48 victory.
Gabriella Coppola (Watertown, Mass.) led the team in points (19) and assists (6), while Emily Pratt (Gardner, Mass.) recorded 12 points and two steals throughout the night.
Also tallying points for the Gulls on the night were Kaleigh Putnam (Wallingford, Conn.),  Catie Lipscomb (West Springfield, Mass.), Hannah Kiernan (Wenham, Mass.) and Sam Charette (Wenham, Mass.).
Charette led the team in rebounds (6) and blocks (2).
Pratt, Coppola, and Lipscomb each had two steals throughout the contest.
The game saw seven ties and 11 lead changes.
Endicott (4-2, 2-1 CCC) hosts Salem State at 1:00 p.m on Saturday, Dec. 9 for a nonconference matchup.
UNE (7-1, 3-0 CCC) travels to Tufts on Saturday, Dec. 9 for a 2:00 p.m. game.

Salem State Men’s Hockey Wins on the Road

NEW LONDON, CONN. – Michael Casale (Stoney Creek, Ontario) and Casey Miller (Billerica, Mass.) scored first period goals and Jason Pucciarelli stopped 30-of-31 shots as the Vikings earned a 4-1 victory over Connecticut College on Tuesday evening. Salem State evens their record at 5-5 while the Camels slide to 2-3.

Casale netted his fourth goal of the season and Miller his third as the Vikings took a 2-0 lead after one period or play. Derek Makimaa (Swartz Creek, Mich.) extended the lead to 3-0 at the 14:08 mark of the second before Connecticut College responded with their only goal of the game just over three and a half minutes later as Mason Evans (Buffalo, N.Y.) converted on the power play.

Leading 3-1, Callum Hofford (Woodbridge, Ontario) closed the scoring for the Vikings with a shorthanded empty-netter with 17:47 left that made the final 4-1. Connor Rodericks (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) took the loss, making 22 saves for the Camels, who outshot the Vikings 31-26.

Salem State Women’s Basketball Loses at Home

SALEM – Freshman guard Kristen Curley (Gorham, ME) led the scoring for the Southern Maine Huskies with 17 points and nine rebounds, in their 66-52 victory over the Salem State Vikings on Tuesday evening. Chantel Eells (Turner, ME) and Alex Srolovitz (Montreal, QC) both contributed toward the win with 15 points each as the Huskies improve to 2-6 on the season. The Vikings now fall to 1-6.

Southern Maine gained an early lead by going on a 10-0 run, and led by as much as 14 in the first half. The Huskies had a combined total of 13 offensive rebounds in the half, that contributed to seven second chance points. Curley led the team with 10 points off the bench.  Salem State, which struggled offensively in the first half after shooting just (18.8%) 3-16 in the first quarter and (30.8%) 4-13 in the second, found themselves trailing 28-15 at halftime.

However, the Vikings found their rhythm in the third, going on a 16-3 surge as a Jess Brown (Stoneham, Mass.) trey put Salem State on top, 33-31 lead with 3:15 left. Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) contributed seven points during the run to help Salem State, which shot (71.4%) from the field, back into the game. The two teams traded baskets before Kia Fernandes (Wareham, Mass.) hit two free throws, giving the Vikings a 40-38 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Emily Nicholson (Quispasmis, New Brunswick) opened the third with a three-pointer for Southern Maine, as the Huskies quickly regained control, opening up a 50-43 after another jumper by Nicholson with 7:50 remaining.  The Vikings managed to cut the deficit to five points, but could not get any closer as Southern Maine pulled away for the 66-52 victory.

Waggett finished the night with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Fernandes and Brown both finished the night with nine points each, and a combined 11 rebounds.

The Vikings shot 36.8% (21-57) from the field, while only shooting 25% (5-20) from the three-point line, including 0-8 in the first half.

Southern Maine ended the night shooting just 33.3% (24-72) from the field, but 30.8% (4-13) from deep and 77.8% (14-18) from the free throw line.


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