The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team rallied from 14 points down in the second half to upset 23rd-ranked Franklin Pierce University, 68-66, on Wednesday evening in the Ross Sports Center. It was the Northeast-10 Conference opener for both teams. The Purple Knights improved to 5-0, while the Ravens slipped to 5-1.
Junior James Cambrone came within two points of his career high during a 17-point, five-rebound, two-block evening. Rookie Matt Bonds added career bests of 16 points and 15 boards. Mike Holton Jr. had nine points and seven rebounds. The Purple Knights held a 17-9 advantage on the offensive glass.
The Purple Knights are on the road for three of their next four games, beginning with a Saturday match-up at Southern New Hampshire University, which won the 2013 NE-10 Championship, at 3:30 p.m.
The Saint Michael's College women's basketball team erased a 22-point second-half deficit, but couldn't complete the comeback falling, 75-69 in Overtime to Franklin Pierce Wednesday Night at the Ross Sports Center. Rookie Indira Evora forced the overtime by banking in a three-pointer with 2.4 seconds left. It was each team's Northeast-10 Conference opener. Saint Michael's slipped to 1-3 overall, while the Ravens improved to 2-2.
Senior Alexa Long had a career-high-tying 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting while hauling down 14 rebounds. Sophomore Makenzie Burud notched 16 points, 10 boards, four assists and two steals. Evora had 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals off the bench.
Saint Michael's, which capped a season-opening four-game homestand, hits the road for three of its next four games, taking on Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
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