Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Gerbino Compiles Awards From Princeton Effort

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hanover — Dartmouth College quarterback Jared Gerbino parlayed his performance in Saturday’s 54-44 football victory over Princeton at Memorial Field into numerous player of the week honors on Monday, most notably from the Ivy League as well as the New England Football Writers Association.

The latter handed the sophomore its Golden Helmet Award for the weekend’s top regional performance. The former also bestowed its player of the week honor on Gerbino, a 6-4, 230-pounder from — appropriately enough — Rush, N.Y., who bulled his way through the Tiger defense on 32 running attempts for 202 yards and four touchdowns.

Each of Gerbino’s scores either tied the game or gave the Big Green the lead. The first made it 17-13 for Dartmouth with 2 minutes left in the first half.

Gerbino’s other three touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, during which the Big Green scored 34 points, the second-highest scoring quarter in program history. He ran for 167 yards in the second half and 109 over the final 15 minutes, and his final trip to the end zone came with 1 second remaining for a 48-44 lead.

Gerbino is the first Big Green player with at least 200 yards on the ground since the school record of 257 was set six years ago. He is also the first to run for four scores in a game in 26 years.

This is the fourth Ivy League weekly award for a Dartmouth player this season. Gerbino joined DL Jeremiah Douchee (special teams) on Sept. 25, LB Jack Traynor (defense) on Oct. 2 and QB Jack Heneghan (offense) on Oct. 9. Heneghan also won the Gold Helmet in that week, giving the Big Green two winners this season and 12 over the past nine seasons.

Women’s Basketball

CSC’s Sugars Honored

New London — Colby-Sawyer sophomore Tianna Sugars was named North Atlantic Conference player of the week on Monday.

Sugars helped the Chargers win a pair of games and the Cave Classic championship at Bridgewater (Mass.) State. She posted nine points and a game-best 13 rebounds in a 49-34 victory over Norwich, while also adding two assists and one block. She then tallied a game- and career-high of 22 points and 15 rebounds in a 67-50 rout of the hosts Sugars was named the Cave Classic MVP.

Colby-Sawyer (2-0) hits the road for a visit to Suffolk (2-1) tonight at 6 p.m.