2004-01-23 / Sports

This Week’s Rockaway College Basketball Update

By Elio Velez
This Week’s Rockaway College Basketball Update By Elio Velez

Tricia Tubridy continues her strong senior season as the Ivy League recognized the Harvard forward with league honors.

Tubridy was named to the Ivy League weekly honor roll for the week of January 10-17. The Harvard senior averaged 12.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in two games. She also leads the team in assists, is fourth in the league in assists, and is fifth in assist to turnover ratio. Tubridy scored 12 points, along with 5 assists and four rebounds in a 73-52 win over Lafayette.

Adelphi’s Thomas McCormack bounced back from a loss to Queens College last week with an 80—71 victory over Concordia. The Panthers saw their record improve to 7-5 on the season. McCormack scored 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists. The Panthers pulled ahead of Concordia with a 21-8 run in the third quarter to seal the win.

After losing the #1 spot to Duke on a buzzer beater on January 3rd and blown out by 15 points against Notre Dame, the Connecticut women Huskies took out their frustrations against the Boston College Eagles. UCONN defeated the Eagles 69-61 in Big East play last Saturday.

Belle Harbor’s Clare Droesch scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds and briefly gave the Eagles the lead with a put back basket with 11 minutes left in the ballgame. The Eagles fell to 12-3 and 2-2 within the Big East conference.

In a rematch of last year’s America East conference championship, Boston University and Kevin Fitzgerald once again lost to the University of Vermont 59-57. The win vaulted Vermont into first place in the conference over the Terriers (11-4, 5-1 America East). The game was tied seven times and the first was on a fast break score by Fitzgerald to tie the game at 40 with 11:42 remaining.

The Terriers could not stop Vermont’s Taylor Coppenrath, who scored 28 points and gave the Catamounts the 59-57 lead and win.

Wendell Gibson scored 12 points 4 rebounds and three assists in a losing effort for Hofstra. UNC Wilmington held off a late rally to win 76-73 and captured their fifth straight CAA win to improve to 9-5 overall and 5-1 in league play. Gibson ended a 15-0 run in the second half that gave the Seahawks their largest lead of the game at 51-37. Hofstra fell to 6-10 and 2-3 within the CAA conference.

Janelle McManus has been the best thing in a dismal Fairfield season. The Belle Harbor native has averaged 17.5 points per game over the last six games but the Stags have struggled with a 4-12 record.

In a game broadcast on the Metro Channel last Saturday, McManus scored 17 points and 7 rebounds in a 61-50 loss to Manhattan College. Once picked as a preseason contender to win the MAAC championship, the Stags may land in last place by the end of the season.

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