Hoops and Hardballs

William S. Paxton covers local college sports for Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media Group.
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Loyola moves on to women’s final

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Loyola held on to beat Manhattan 50-47 and advance to the MAAC women’s final Monday at 1 p.m. Miriam McKenzie scored 17 points and Katie Sheahin added 16 for Loyola who will now take on the winner of the upcoming Marist – Siena game. Abby Wentworth scored 22 points and¬†brought the Jaspers back and even […] [Read More]
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Breakfast at the Arena: Saturday’s Tournament Primer

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Early morning start to what should be a big day at the Arena today. The place is expected to be packed when the¬†Fairfield men play at 4:30 but for now it resembles a YMCA house game with nobody but parents of players in the crowd for the first women’s semifinal game. It is a battle […] [Read More]
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Siena holds off Manhattan in OT

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Siena’s reign atop the MAAC isn’t officially over just yet. The Saints, winners of the last three MAAC tournaments but playing as the No. 7 seed in this weekend’s MAAC tournament, trailed early and let a second-half lead slip away Friday night against 10th-seeded Manhattan when freshman Mike Alvarado sent the game to overtime with […] [Read More]
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Marist rolls past Niagara, 73-61

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Marist has a long way to go before it’s a middle-of-the-pack team, let alone a contender. But the Red Foxes have inched forward this year, upping their regular-season win total from one last year to a slightly less putrid five in the regular season this year. The team made enough progress — albeit a small […] [Read More]
Categories: General, MAAC

Siena stuns Fairfield, 36-33

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It was bad enough that the Fairfield women were part of the lowest scoring game in MAAC tournament history. That, though, isn’t what the Stags will remember throughout the offseason. In a game that was unthinkably sloppy early but wildly entertaining late, fourth-seeded Siena overcame an 11-point deficit to beat fifth-seeded Fairfield 36-33. Trailing by […] [Read More]
Categories: MAAC

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]
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