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Men: Saint Francis at Bryant

Tipoff: 7 p.m. Monday, Chase Athletic Center, Smithfield, R.I.

Records: Saint Francis (5-11, 1-4 Northeast); Bryant (7-8, 3-1 Northeast)

TV: NEC Front Row

Live stats: Available online at sidearmstats.com.

Notes: The Bulldogs have been off since a 73-66 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Jan. 15 in a rematch of last season’s NEC title game. … Prior to that, they lost an 84-81 game in OT to conference-leading Wagner on Jan. 6 … Senior guard Peter Kiss is the NEC’s scoring leader so far this season with 20.4 ppg. Senior forward Hall Elisias ranks seventh nationally in blocks/game. Senior guard Adham Eleeda scored a career-high 26 points, including an 8-for-13 mark from 3-point range, during Bryant’s last outing … The teams split the season series last season.

Prediction: Bryant 74, Saint Francis 69

Mirror prediction record: 12-4

— Dan Isenberg

Women: Bryant at Saint Francis

Tipoff: 5 p.m., DeGol Arena, Loretto

Records: Bryant (4-12 overall, 2-3 Northeast Conference); Saint Francis (2-14, 2-3).

TV: NEC Front Row

Internet: www.sfuathletics.com

Notable: Saint Francis leads the all-time series 15-9. …. SFU’s Jenna Mastellone poured in a career high 29 points in Saturday’s win over Merrimack. Kaitlyn Maxwell scored 15 to reach the 15-point mark for the fourth time in five NEC games. … Bryant’s Brooke Bjelko recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Mount St. Mary’s two days ago.

Mirror prediction: Saint Francis 71, Bryant 67

Mirror prediction record: 14-2

— Nate RitcheySFU wins second game

LORETTO — Kaitlyn Maxwell, an Everett graduate, came off the bench and scored 15 points to spark Saint Francis to a 70-62 victory over Merrimack, its second conference win of the season.

Jenna Mastellone led the Flash with 29 points, and Jada Dapaa just missed a double-double with nine points and 15 rebounds.

Teneisia Brown had 17 points and nine rebounds for Merrimack.

MERRIMACK (62): Brown 7-16 3-4 17, Kimball 6-14 2-2 15, Mager 3-11 0-0 9, DeCesare 1-8 2-2 4, McCormick 1-3 0-0 2, Thomas 3-4 5-7 13, Staton 1-5 0-0 2, Christian 0-4 0-0 0, Balague 0-3 0-0 0, Owens 0-0 0-0 0. Totals — 22-68 12-15 62.

SAINT FRANCIS (70): Mastellone 8-16 9-10 29, Dapaa 4-8 1-1 9, McLemore 2-5 0-0 6, Benzel 2-9 0-0 5, Miller 2-5 0-0 4, Maxwell 6-10 2-2 15, Moore 0-1 2-4 2, McConnell 0-4 0-0 0. Totals — 24-58 14-17 70.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Merrimack 17 11 11 23 — 62

Saint Francis 15 14 18 23 — 70

3-point goals: Merrimack 6-23 (Mager 3-7, Thomas 2-3, Kimball 1-6, McCormick 0-1, Christian 0-2, DeCesare 0-4); Saint Francis 8-23 (Mastellone 4-7, McLemore 2-4, Maxwell 1-2, Benzel 1-7, McConnell 0-3). Assists: Merrimack 14 (DeCesare 5); Saint Francis 13 (Dapaa, McLemore, Maxwell, 3 each). Rebounds: Merrimack 42 (Brown 9); Saint Francis 39 (Dapaa 15).

Records: Merrimack (4-9, 0-3 in NEC); Saint Francis (2-14, 2-3 in NEC).

PSU Altoona women lose

On Saturday afternoon, the Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team played against Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Penn State Behrend in the Adler Arena, with Altoona losing, 82-67.

Tyrone graduate Alexis Cannistraci scored a game-high 26 points for Penn State Altoona, hitting 10 field goals and finishing with her third-highest scoring output of the season. She also tied for the game-high in assists with seven, grabbed seven rebounds, and added two steals and a block.

Meanwhile, Ellie Matthews finished with a season-high 21 points for the Lions while hitting 10 shots from the floor, and she recorded seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks. Emma Kitko, a Moshannon Valley graduate, had a team-high nine rebounds to go along with six points, three steals, and two assists.

PENN ST.-BEHREND (12-1,6-0 AMCC): Caitlin Carnuche 7-15 3-4 22; Rachel Majewski 6-13 5-5 17; Kara Haslett 5-14 3-4 15; Alexis Furyes 3-7 2-2 9; Alanna Dibble 3-7 0-0 6; Brianna Dean 2-5 0-0 4; Ashley Seamon 2-3 0-0 4; Mckenzie Hovis 1-3 0-0 2; Mia Cuccaro 1-4 0-0 2; Lexi Moore 0-0 1-2 1; Ellen Shade 0-1 0-0 0; Rachel Kaulis 0-0 0-2 0; Amber Carr 0-0 0-0 0. Totals–30-72 14-19 82.

PENN ST. ALTOONA (2-12,1-6 AMCC): Alexis Cannistraci 10-20 6-6 26; Ellie Matthews 10-22 1-1 21; Emma Kitko 3-8 0-0 6; Sarah Huston 2-7 1-2 5; Emily Marines 2-4 1-2 5; Megan Hartman 2-7 0-0 4; Emily Munson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals–29-68 9-11 67.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Penn St.-Behrend 20 21 20 21 — 82

Penn St.-Altoona 20 4 19 24 — 67

3-point goals–Penn St.-Behrend 8-21 (Carnuche 5-10; KHaslett 2-4; Furyes 1-1; Hovis 0-1; Majewski 0-5), Penn St. Altoona 0-15 (Cannistraci 0-4; Matthews 0-1; Kitko 0-4; Huston 0-2; Hartman 0-4). Fouled out–Penn St.-Behrend-None, Penn St.-Altoona-None. Rebounds–Penn St. Behrend 49 (Dibble 11), Penn St.-Altoona 36 (Kitko 9). Assists–Penn St.-Behrend 15 (Haslett 3), Penn St. Altoona 22 (Cannistraci 7; Sarah Huston 7). Total fouls–Penn St.-Behrend 14, Penn St. Altoona 16. Technical fouls–Penn St.-Behrend-None, Penn St. Altoona-None. A-96.

Lady Eagles downed

HUNTINGDON — Susquehanna topped Juniata, 69-57 with the help of 23 points from Erin McQuillen.

Haily Sherman scored 20 points for Juniata, and Central graduate Cassie Mock continued her hot shooting from outside the arc with three more 3-pointers for the Eagles in the loss.

SUSQUEHANNA (9-5 (1-3 LC): Erin McQuillen 8-12 4-6 23; Kaitlyn Lynch 5-10 1-1 12; Olivia Brandt 5-12 2-2 12; Amanda Lemire 2-4 2-2 7; Sadie Comfort 3-7 0-0 7; Amalia Esposito 2-8 2-4 6; Isabella Schwabe 1-1 0-0 2; Grace Meehan 0-1 0-0 0; Megan Emlet 0-0 0-0 0. Totals–26-55 11-15 69.

JUNIATA (5-9 (1-3 LC): Haily Sherman 9-22 1-3 20; Cassie Mock 3-10 0-0 9; Steph Emert 3-11 2-4 8; Grace Long 4-12 0-0 8; Averie Hess 2-11 2-2 6; Sarah Betts 1-5 0-2 3; Taylor Vrabel 1-1 1-1 3; Dani Scipioni 0-0 0-0 0; Emelie Nonemaker 0-3 0-2 0; Kynnedy Miller 0-1 0-0 0. Totals–23-76 6-14 57.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Susquehanna 21 14 8 26 — 69

Juniata 9 13 17 18 — 57

3-point goals–Susquehanna 6-16 (McQuillen 3-3; Lemire 1-2; Lynch 1-4; Comfort 1-5; Brandt 0-2), Juniata 5-24 (CMock 3-8; Betts 1-4; Sherman 1-4; Hess 0-1; Miller 0-1; Long 0-5; Emert 0-1). Fouled out–Susquehanna-None, Juniata-None. Rebounds–Susquehanna 40 (Esposito 10), Juniata 47 (Hess 8). Assists–Susquehanna 14 (Brandt 4), Juniata 13 (Long 4). Total fouls–Susquehanna 18, Juniata 19. A-152.

Palacio leads Mounties

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius won its first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game with an 89-88 triumph over Hilbert.

Carlos Palacio led the Mounties with 30 points and 12 rebounds, and Johnstown graduate Imil Britt finished with 17 points.

HILBERT (88): Ellis 8-14 4-5 24, Briggs 7-12 4-7 20, Perez 3-6 0-0 6, Jackson 1-4 3-3 5, Demery 1-3 0-2 2, Gashi 4-7 6-8 16, Powell 4-8 0-0 8, Miller 1-2 0-0 3, Eldridge 0-5 2-2 2, Evans 1-4 0-0 2, Pollard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals–30-65 19-27 88.

MOUNT ALOYSIUS (89): Palacio 11-18 6-7 30, Britt 7-14 2-4 17, Ayers 4-9 0-0 10, Harris 3-6 1-2 7, Haggans 3-5 1-2 7, Jones 5-9 3-3 13, R. Medina 0-0 0-0 0, P. Medina 0-0 0-0 0. Totals–35-66 14-20 89.

Halftime–Hilbert, 51-39. 3-point goals–Hilbert 9-15 (Ellis 4-7, Briggs 2-2, Perez 0-1, Gashi 2-4, Miller 1-1), Mount Aloysius 5-16 (Palacio 2-6, Britt 1-3, Ayers 2-6, Harris 0-1). Fouled Out–Hilbert (None), Mount Aloysius (Ayers). Rebounds–Hilbert 32 (Demery, Ellis 7), Mount Aloysius 34 (Palacio 12). Assists–Hilbert 16, Mount Aloysius 20 (Harris 4).

PSU Altoona men fall

Penn State Altoona fell to Penn State Behrend in the Adler Arena on Saturday, 88-71.

Penn State Behrend (12-2, 7-0 AMCC) used a strong defensive effort to limit Penn State Altoona (11-4, 6-1 AMCC) to 71 points and just four 3-pointers made.

“We were beaten by a better team,” PSU Altoona coach David McGreal said. “We have to figure out a new rotation following the loss of some of our players.”

Varun Ajjarapu and Robbie Hicks contributed 14 points apiece for Penn State Altoona.

PENN ST.-BEHREND (12-2,7-0 AMCC): Gourley 10-14 5-5 26; Marsh 6-16 3-4 19; Fukon 6-7 2-2 17; DiRienzo 6-11 0-0 12; Niland 2-5 2-2 6; DeGregorio 2-4 0-0 6; Flisnik 1-3 0-0 2; Humphries 0-0 0-0 0; Fukon 0-0 0-0 0; Zeis 0-1 0-0 0; Myers 0-2 0-0 0; Milinkovic 0-0 0-0 0. Totals–33-63 12-13 88.

PENN ST. ALTOONA (11-4,6-1 AMCC): Ajjarapu 6-9 1-2 14; Hicks 6-13 0-0 14; McClellan 5-8 1-2 12; Bush 2-5 8-10 12; Harman 4-9 0-0 8; Charles 1-5 5-6 7; Gardner 1-4 0-0 2; Frucella 1-2 0-0 2; Sheetz 0-0 0-0 0; Parkins 0-4 0-0 0. Totals–26-59 15-20 71.

Halftime–Penn St. Behred, 35-29. 3-point goals–Penn St.-Behrend 10-29 (Marsh 4-9; Fukon 3-3; DeGregorio 2-3; Gourley 1-4; Zeis 0-1; Myers 0-1; Flisnik 0-2; Niland 0-3; DiRienzo 0-3), Penn St. Altoona 4-15 (Hicks 2-5; McClellan 1-3; Ajjarapu 1-2; Parkins 0-3; Harman 0-2). Fouled out–Penn St.-Behrend-None, Penn St. Altoona-None. Rebounds–Penn St.-Behrend 39 (Flisnik 9; Gourley 9), Penn St. Altoona 26 (Bush 7). Assists–Penn St.-Behrend 18 (Niland 5; DiRienzo 5), Penn St. Altoona 8 (McClellan 3). Total fouls–Penn St.-Behrend 16, Penn St.-Altoona 13. A-433

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