Consecutive baskets midway through overtime by first-year Matt Bonds put the Saint Michael's College men's basketball team on top for good, helping the Purple Knights complete a 86-82 come-from-behind victory over Stonehill College on Saturday in Northeast-10 Conference play in the Ross Sports Center. The Purple Knights improved to 10-2 overall and 5-2 in the league, while the Skyhawks are 3-8 and 1-6.
Saint Michael's, which opened a three-game homestand, moved to 6-0 at home this season while holding the visitors to 2-of-8 shooting in overtime, when the Purple Knights notched an 8-4 scoring edge. Junior James Cambronne turned in 18 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks, as Saint Michael's shot 50.7 percent for the game. Bonds shot 7-of-9 for 16 points off the bench, junior Mike Holton Jr. totaled 14 points and three assists, and sophomore reserve Greg Grippo notched 13 points on 3-of-6 three-point shooting. Junior Mike Thompson added 12 points and six boards, classmate Dom Ditlefsen posted seven points and five assists, and junior Corey Crawford II tacked on four helpers.
Junior Kelly Frappier's putback at the buzzer lifted the Saint Michael's College women's basketball team past No. 22 Stonehill College, 61-59, on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference play in the Ross Sports Center. The Purple Knights snapped a four-game losing streak while improving to 3-8 overall and 2-5 in the league, while the Skyhawks, who were ranked in the most recent USA TODAY national poll, are 7-4 and 4-3. Stonehill had suffered two of its losses to top-four teams, and qualified for eight of the past 11 NCAA Tournaments.
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