Hoops and Hardballs

William S. Paxton covers local college sports for Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media Group.

Stags lead at halftime over Siena

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Fairfield leads Siena 15-7 after a sloppy first half in the final MAAC women’s quarterfinals game of the day. Brittany McFarlane leads the Stags with 7 points. Kaitlyn Linney chipped in 6 on 2 three-pointers and Taryn Johnson added 5 points. Siena was led by 5 points from Maja Gerlyng. The Saints only other scoring […] [Read More]
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Marist rolls through Saint Peter’s

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Marist continued its MAAC dominance coasting to a 61-33 victory over Saint Peter’s in the second of the MAAC Women’s Tournament Quarterfinals games of the day. The Red Foxes were led by senior and league Player of the Year Erica Allenspach, who had 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting. Teresa Manigrasso was the leading scorer for […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Loyola buzzer beater forces OT

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Trailing Canisius by three with 3.7 seconds remaining in today’s first quarterfinal round game, Loyola’s Miriam McKenzie nailed a game-tying, buzzer beating three pointer to send the game into overtime. The second-seeded Greyhounds proceeded to outscore Canisius 19-4 in OT to escape with a 68-53 win. They advance to take on Manhattan in the semifinal […] [Read More]
Categories: General, MAAC

Cooley comments after Thursday practice

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A few leftover quotes I had from coach Ed Cooley after visiting practice on Thursday: On being No. 1: “I think the guys have handled it well all year. These questions have come all year being preseason number one. I thought our guys handled themselves well from start to finish with the league. I think […] [Read More]
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No cheering from the Stags tonight

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The Fairfield men won’t find out their quarterfinal round opponent until tonight, and they are not losing any sleep worrying about whether it will be No. 8 Niagara or No. 9 Marist. “We got to play one of them, so it doesn’t matter who we play,” senior forward Yorel Hawkins said, with a laugh. “I […] [Read More]
Categories: General, MAAC

Good morning from Bridgeport

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With the MAAC tournament in full swing today, here’s a look at Hearst’s coverage. First, be sure to check out our live blog, which features tweets from today’s woman’s games and will have live commentary during today’s Fairfield-Siena woman’s game and tonight’s men’s play-in games. The schedule for today’s games is as follows: 9:30 a.m.: […] [Read More]
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MAAC Awards: Cooley wins Coach of the Year, Siena’s Rossiter Player of the Year

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Fairfield men’s basketball coach Ed Cooley won the MAAC Coach of the Year honors at the league’s annual awards ceremony Thursday night. Cooley, in his fifth season at Fairfield, coached the Stags to a 23-6 record overall and a 15-2 conference record. He topped other contenders including Saint Peter’s John Dunne, Iona’s Tim Cluess and […] [Read More]
Categories: General, MAAC

‘Stags in the Stands’ has close to 500 coming on Saturday

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From what I’ve been hearing, “Stags in the Stands” has close to 500 students that will be coming to Saturday’s MAAC tournament quarterfinal game to cheer on Fairfield at the Webster Bank Arena. Awesome. I can’t wait to see that. Now, lets hope that for the seminfinals and finals, that Stags in the Stands “sells […] [Read More]
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