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Illinois Hangs On to Defeat Dartmouth

Champaign, Ill. — Rayvonte Rice scored 13 points, including a 3-pointer that helped put Illinois up by double digits late, as the Illini held off Dartmouth in a 72-65 win on Tuesday night.

Jon Ekey, Nnanna Egwu and Joseph Bertrand added 11 points each and freshman Malcolm Hill chipped in 10 in a balanced attack by the Illini.

Illinois (9-1) was outrebounded by Dartmouth (3-4), 33-27, but the Illini offset that deficit by shooting 52 percent from the field.

Dartmouth was led by 17 points from both Gabas Maldunas and Connor Boehm and 14 from Eli Harrison. Boehm and Maldunas also grabbed nine rebounds each.

WPI 85, Colby-Sawyer 66

New London — Sam Longwell scored 19 of his career-high 26 points in the second half to help Worcester Polytechnic Institute (8-1), ranked 11th nationally in NCAA Division III, over Colby-Sawyer (2-4).

Junior Mike Dias scored 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting to lead Colby-Sawyer. Sophomore Wol Majong added 15 points, while junior Zach Bean went 7-for-11 for 14 points.

Women’s Hoop

Norwich 56 Colby-Sawyer 53

New London — Aliah Curry scored the game-winning basket with four seconds left to lift Norwich (5-4) over Colby-Sawyer (2-5).

Kelsey Cahill led the Chargers with 14 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. She added a career-high six blocks. Kelsey Bragdon scored 11 points and pulled down 11 boards. Ashley Fruzzetti hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points.

Girls Basketball

Woodsville 53, Gorham 39

Gorham, n.h. — The Engineers won their second straight game in the early season, earning a road win on Monday.

Erica Belyea led three players in double figures with 12 points, followed by Dee Martin with 11 and Sam Thurston with 10.

The Engineers, who opened the season with a 45-25 win over Profile, travel to Groveton Friday.

Boys Basketball

KUA 79, Proctor 59

Andover, n.h. — The Wildcats put away a stubborn Proctor team by scoring 44 points in the second half to raise their season record to 3-1 on Monday.

KUA was leading, 34-31, at the half before pushing the lead up to 20 with four different players scoring in double figures.

Malik Abu led the way with 20 points and 10 rebounds followed by Duby Maduegbunam with 18 points, and Malcolm Brent with 16 points, and 8 rebounds. Nathan Hall kicked in 10 to round out this list.

KUA travels to Exeter Academy today. Exeter, last year’s Class A NEPSAC champions, is currently undefeated.