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College Roundup: Big Green Men’s Basketball Makes a Fashion Statement

  • The Dartmouth bench erupts in a cheer as a foul is called on Princeton in the final quarter of their game at Leede Arena in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Dartmouth won 72 - 56. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Miles Wright, of Dartmouth, goes up for a rebound over Amir Bell, of Princeton at Leede Arena in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Will Emery, of Dartmouth, is at left. Dartmouth won 72 - 56. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Will Emery, left, and Aarin Rai, of Dartmouth, right, grapple with Myles Stephens, of Princeton, during Dartmouth's 72 - 56 win at Leede Arena in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.



Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hanover — It must have been the flannel.

On a night when Dartmouth College athletics concentrated on setting a Guinness world record for most flannel-clad bodies in one place, the Big Green men’s basketball team broke through with its first Ivy League win of the season. Taylor Johnson scored a team-best 21 points as Dartmouth dumped Princeton, 72-56, at Leede Arena.

The Big Green (1-7 league, 5-16 overall) nearly upset league-leading Penn on Friday night and succeeded in carrying over the effort to oust the Tigers (3-5, 11-12). Dartmouth won with fundamentals, dominating the glass with a 43-24 rebounding edge and hitting 15 of its 17 attempts from the free-throw line.

Princeton took a narrow 26-25 lead into the locker room at the half. The contest seesawed through much of the second half until Johnson stuck a 3-pointer with 5:23 to play to give the home team a 53-52 lead.

The bucket kicked off a 12-point Big Green run that decided the night. Johnson sank a layup, Chris Knight hit a jumper and Brendan Barry hit a pair of free throws for a 59-52 cushion. A Knight free throw and a Miles Wright jumper put the Big Green into double-digit control, and the Tigers would get no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Freshman Andrease Jackson came off the bench to provide 16 points for Dartmouth. Knight and Barry both finished with nine points, and Wright was a force on the glass with a team-best 10 rebounds, all at the defensive end of the floor.

Devin Cannady paced Princeton with 12 points.

The Big Green remains home to host Yale on Friday and Brown on Saturday.

New England College 82Colby-Sawyer 79

New London — Jourdain Bell led the Chargers with 21 points, but the hosts’ second-half comeback came up just short against the visiting Pilgrims.

Colby-Sawyer trailed, 44-32, at halftime and by as many as 17 points early in the third quarter before starting the comeback attempt. The Chargers had a 17-5 run that was capped by a Dana Bean layup to make the score 61-58 in favor of NEC.

Bean finished with 17 points. Patrick Coffey added 12 points. Taylor Grande had eight points, 12 assists and two steals. The Chargers (11-5 NAC, 14-8 overall) host Lyndon on Thursday.

Women’s Basketball

Princeton 82, Dartmouth 63

Princeton, n.j. — The Big Green dropped to 4-4 in the Ivy League, 12-9 overall, with a loss at Princeton.

Emily Slagle had 18 points and Kate Letkewicz added 12 for Dartmouth. The Big Green fell down early when Princeton opened on a 10-2 run. The Tigers would lead by as many as 21 points in the second half.

Dartmouth returns to action on Friday at Yale and then on Saturday at Brown.

Colby-Sawyer 65New England College 50

New London — Tianna Sugars had 18 points to pace the Chargers (13-3 NAC, 18-5 overall) over the Pilgrims.

Emmani Robinson added 16 points and 13 rebounds. Sunapee alum Lexie Hamilton filled the statsheet with 15 points, 10 assists and six steals. The Chargers led, 34-28 at halftime, and then took control in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Pilgrims 14-6 down the stretch to pull away.

Colby-Sawyer hosts Lyndon on Thursday.

Men’s Hockey

Union 2, Dartmouth 1

Schenectady, n.y. — Liam Morgan’s goal with 7:34 to play spelled the difference in the Dutchmen’s defeat of the Big Green (8-9-1, 10-13-2) at Achilles Rink.

Despite holding a 36-20 edge in shots on goal, Dartmouth couldn’t capitalize in a manner similar to Friday’s 7-3 win at Rensselaer. The Big Green didn’t solve Union goaltender Jake Kupsky until early in the third period, when Tim Shoup tied the contest at 1-1 with a goal 8 seconds after an expired Dartmouth power play.

Ryan Scarfo also scored for Union (13-5-0, 18-13-1). Adrian Clark recorded 18 saves in defeat for Dartmouth.

The Big Green hosts Clarkson and St. Lawrence next weekend at Thompson Arena.

Women’s Hockey

Dartmouth 2, Union 2 (ot)

Hanover — The Big Green (3-14-3, 7-17-3) wrapped up the home portion of its ECAC schedule with its second deadlock in as many days.

Hailey Noronha’s third goal of the season, at 5:07 of the third period, capped Dartmouth’s second comeback from a one-goal deficit and secured the tie. Alyssa Baker also scored for the Big Green, countering a Union tally in the first period.

Christie Honor again racked up the saves in the Dartmouth net, making 46 saves as the Big Green survived a 48-28 shots deficit. Dartmouth closes its season next weekend at Clarkson and St. Lawrence.

Track and Field

Dartmouth Competes at BU

Boston — The Big Green men sent a small contingent to the non-scoring Valentine Invitational meet at Boston University on Saturday.

Zachary Plante had the best finish on the day for Dartmouth, placing 15th in the 500-meter run in 1 minute, 5.71 seconds. Henry Raymond claimed 18th in the 3,000, and Pat Gregory took 22nd in the mile, with teammate Miles Irish in 29th.

Dartmouth heads back to the Boston area next weekend for the USATF New England meet.