2004-01-09 / Sports

Conference Play Begins For College Players

By Elio Velez
Conference Play Begins For College Players By Elio Velez


Michigan’s Bernard Robinson, right, is fouled by Boston University’s Kevin Fitzgerald (3) in the first half of BU’s 61-60 win over Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson.Michigan’s Bernard Robinson, right, is fouled by Boston University’s Kevin Fitzgerald (3) in the first half of BU’s 61-60 win over Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson.

Kevin Fitzgerald had an eventful week with the Boston University Terriers. The Terriers pulled off one of their biggest wins in school history when they defeated the Big Ten’s Michigan Wolverines 61-60 on December 29. "Since I’ve been the coach at B. U., this is the most significant win for our program," Terrier head coach Dennis Wolff said. "To be able to come in and beat a good BIG 10 team on its home court is a great thing for our kids."

The Terriers pulled off their first two wins in the American East Conference by defeating Albany and the University of New Hampshire.

Tricia Tubridy scored a double double with 14 points and 13 rebounds in Harvard’s win over Stony Brook on January 3. Tubridy keyed an early Harvard lead with three 3 pointers in the first half and the Crimson never looked back. The Crimson (6-5 overall record) will start their Ivy League season on Saturday when they host Ivy rival Dartmouth at Lavietes Pavilion. The game time is set for 6 pm and will be televised by College Sports Television (CSTV), which is available on Direct TV.

After being named he pre-season choice to win the MAAC Conference, the Fairfield Stags have stumbled to a 3-9 record to start the season. One of their losses was a 77-76 loss to St. John’s in a homecoming for Rockaway native Janelle McManus.

Down 21 points, the Stags chipped away at the St. John’s lead in the second half. McManus helped lead the charge by adding 15 points and dishing out a team high four assists. McManus had a chance to win the game for the Stags but her jumper fell short as time ran out. Fairfield lost their first interconference matchup with Siena on J68-63 with McManus leading with 14 points.

Clare Droesch has started in all 12 games this season for the Boston College Eagles. Coming off the bench in her junior season, Droesch is fourth on the team in scoring with 8 points a game. She has struggled this season in three-point shooting with a 16% average. The Eagles will be entering Big East conference play starting this month.

Belle Harbor native Brian Kelly scored 14 points off the bench in Kings Point 84-68 win over City College (CCNY) on January 6. Kelly helped the Mariners gain a 25-2 bench point advantage over CCNY. The Mariners record is now 5-4. Thomas McCormick scored 16 points and grabbed a team high 8 rebounds in a 77-55 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in NYCAC conference play on January 6. Taylor Murphy added three rebounds as the Panthers improved to 5-3 overall and 3-2 within the conference.


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