Dartmouth Rallies Past Longwood
Farmville, Va. — A 16-0 run in the second half lifted Dartmouth’s men’s basketball team to a 61-53 victory at Longwood yesterday afternoon as sophomore Gabas Maldunas poured in 19 points to lead the Big Green. The victory snapped a three-game skid for Dartmouth (2-3), which forced 22 Longwood (2-6) turnovers.
Maldunas hit 8-of-18 field goals and scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half. Sophomore John Golden bolstered the offense with 16 points, while drilling 4-of-5 behind the arc. In the game’s final seconds, freshman Alex Mitola converted the final four free throws to the seal the victory and give him 10 points.
Dartmouth trailed at the break, 23-19, and Longwood came out of the locker room by quickly doubling its lead to eight on buckets by Jeylani Dublin and David Robinson, who finished with a game-high 21 points. But Maldunas came right back down the floor with a layup, then stole the ball at the other end which led to a Golden 3-pointer, slicing the deficit to three.
Robinson built the Lancer lead back to seven with two more baskets, and the two teams traded jumpers to make it a 33-26 Longwood advantage. Again Golden drained a 3-pointer, which began the 16-point run for the Big Green.
Dartmouth plays at Elon on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Colby-Sawyer 95, Johnson St. 58
New London — Colby-Sawyer (1-4, 1-1 NAC) shot 75 percent in the second half and 51 percent for the game in a rout of Johnson State (3-4, 1-1).
Charger sophomore Mike Dias had career-highs of 28 points and 15 rebounds to lead all players. He was 13-20 from the floor. Sophomore Koang Thok scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and added five steals.
Zach Bean scored a career-high 14 points and added four assists.
Women’s College Hoop
Johnson State 45
New London — Colby-Sawyer (3-3, 2-0 NAC), had five players reach double-figures in a victory over Johnson State (2-5, 0-2), the Chargers’ third straight.
Taylor DeSanty led Colby-Sawyer with 20 points, while Kelsey Cahill and Cailin Bullett finished with 14 points apiece. Bullett added a game-high nine assists.
Big Green Sweeps
Hanover — No. 8 Dartmouth took care of business on the second day of its Fall Classic at Berry Sports Center, sweeping Navy, 6-3, and Bowdoin, 9-0.
Chris Hanson (3-0), Robbie Maycock (3-0), Kyle Martino (3-0) and Scott Chapin (3-0) all needed just three games to secure their matches against competitors from Navy.
Alex Kurth (3-1) and Fletcher Pease (3-2) took home the other two matches after battling with their opponents to earn the victories in three games.
Against Bowdoin, the win was never in doubt as all but one member of the Big Green dispatched of their counterpart in three games.
Dartmouth 9, Bowdoin 0
Hanover — For the second straight day, No. 8 Dartmouth shut out its competition on the second day of competition at the Berry Sports Center as part of the Dartmouth Fall Classic.
Dartmouth’s Marian Lurio put together a solid match, holding Bowdoin’s Emily Simonton to just four total points across the three games (11-1, 11-2, 11-1).
Rivers 8, KUA 0
Meriden — Kimball Union dropped its home opener to Rivers, which scored eight goals over the final two periods. The Wildcats visit Northfield Mount Hermon on Wednesday.
Deerfield, Mass. — Recovering from a tough overtime loss of Friday to powerful New Hampton, Kimball Union (2-1) defeated Deerfield Academy less than 24 hours later.
Malik Abu had a strong presence in the paint, scoring 17 points while grabbing four rebounds and blocking three shots.
Teammate Devon Thomas scored 10 points and added six assists. KUA’s bench provided solid minutes, with Danny Eiber sparking the offense with two quick 3-pointers when he entered the game. He finished with 11 points.
KUA visits Lakes Region rival Proctor Academy on Wednesday.
KUA next travels to Boston for the Roundball Classic at Babson College Saturday and Sunday.