Winter winners: Women's basketball, ice hockey, men's basketball
Women’s basketball extended its winning streak to four by defeating Salem State University and Albertus Magnus College at the Salem State Women’s Basketball Holiday Tournament. Tournament Most Valuable Player Angela Botiba ’15 recorded her fourth double-double of the season, scoring 25 points and pulling down 18 rebounds, and Molly McLaughlin ’15 hit the game-winning shot with two seconds to play in the team’s 69-68 win against the host team Salem State Vikings. Jordyn Wartts ’14 scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the championship game, propelling the Thoroughbreds to a 54-48 win against Albertus Magnus. The team travels to Clarkson University Tuesday, Jan. 7, for a 5 p.m. tip-off.
Men’s hockey opened 2014 on a winning note, notching victories against Nichols College and Salve Regina University. Jack McDonald ’17 stopped all 31 shots he faced in a 2-0 match against Nichols College, turning away nine shots in the first period, 10 in the second, and 12 in the third for his first career shutout. Aaron Beck ’14 tallied his team-leading ninth goal of the season and Marc Cibelli ’17 potted his first career goal in the win. David Limoges ’15 netted two goals and added two assists in a 7-6 squeaker Saturday against Salve Regina. Ondrej Krajnak ’16, Brad Schuler ’14 and Cibelli each chipped in a goal and two assists and David Dupuis ’14 added three assists. The Thoroughbreds return to the ice at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, when they host Castleton State College.
Men’s basketball won both its contests at the Land of Magic Classic in Orlando, Fla., beating Carnegie Mellon FDU-Florham and Carnegie Mellon University. Erik Sanders ’16 scored a game-high 22 points in the 75-70 game against FDU Florham and Tanner Brooks ’16 scored 26 points to go with six assists in an 82-70 victory against Carnegie Mellon. Aldin Medunjanin ’16 and Perun Kovacevic ’15 both registered double-doubles in team’s tightly contested 86-75 loss to William Paterson Saturday afternoon. Medunjanin had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists and Kovacevic contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Thoroughbreds take on Clarkson University Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. ~ By Dan St. Jacques