Local Roundup: Bobcats Deal Big Green First Home Loss

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Hanover — Dartmouth’s Chris Knight poured in a career-high 23 points, but Cameron Young countered with 21 as Quinnipiac handed a 64-59 defeat on the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team on Wednesday at Leede Arena.

The Bobcats (3-4) snapped a two-game slide, while the Big Green (4-5) lost at home for the first time this season.

The difference in the game came at the foul line, with Quinnipiac converting 13-of-19 (.684) compared with just 6-of-12 (.500) for the host Big Green.

Knight gave Dartmouth a 49-48 lead on a bucket in the paint, and teammate Taurus Samuels, who finished with a season-high 12 points, added a free throw to put the Green up, 50-48, with 5:06 remaining in the game. But Kevin Marfo scored on a putback of a missed 3-pointer that started a 9-0 Quinnipiac run that lasted nearly four minutes.

Samuels ended the scoring drought with 1:09 to play, and Dartmouth closed the gap to three, 59-56, when Brendan Barry laid one in with 27 seconds left. The Bobcats doubled that lead by hitting 3-of-4 at the line, but Samuels wasn’t ready to give in quite yet as he drained a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds on the clock.

With the Dartmouth defense overplaying for a steal on the inbounds, Quinnipiac went long to Young, who laid in his final two points of the night and sealed the game for the Bobcats.

Young went 7-for-15 from the floor with a pair of 3-pointers, and was joined in double figures by Marfo with 12, and Tyrese Williams and Travis Atson with 10 apiece.

The Quinnipiac defense bottled up the long-distance attack of Dartmouth, which entered the game fifth in the country in 3-point percentage, as the Big Green hit just 5-of-18 (27.8 percent) from the perimeter. Overall, Dartmouth shot 36.9 percent from the floor, while the Bobcats were no better at 36.7 percent.

Boys Hockey

KUA 6, Proctor 3

Andover, n.h. — Drew Bennett scored the first two goals of the game and added an empty-netter in the final minute for the hat trick to help propel Kimball Union (4-1) past Proctor.

Tomas Mazura added a penalty-shot goal, Kyle Penney netted a power-play tally and Seth Stadheim added an insurance goal in the third.

The Wildcats’ Brian Carrabes and Teddy Griffin added two assists apiece and Veeti Kohvakka made 29 saves to earn the win.

Next up for KUA (4-1) is a Friday night matchup against Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro. N.H.

Girls Hockey

KUA 2Northfield Mount Hermon 1

Northfield, Mass. — Mikah Baptiste and Angelina Tommola scored goals as Kimball Union (1-1-0) earned its first win of the season.

Ashley Penney, Lucie Turcotte and Gretchen Dann assisted for the Wildcats, who received nine saves in goal from Shannon Moran.

KUA greets Proctor Academy on Friday.

KUA 70, Phillips Exeter 47

Exeter, n.h. — Enoch Cheeks scored 27 of his game-high 34 points in the first half to pace the Wildcats over Exeter.

Jay Elmore joined Cheeks in double figures with 11 points for the night.

KUA plays Willliston on Saturday at Babson College.

Girls Basketball

Proctor Acad. 44, KUA 34

Meriden — Shannon Moran and Lexy Gray scored 12 points apiece in Kimball Union’s loss to Proctor Academy.

The Wildcats travel to Connecticut on Saturday to take on Watkinson.