Stonehill College’s Jack Cole (New Providence, Soph.) notched his fourth and fifth double-doubles of the season in the Skyhawks’ last two basketball games. The 6-8 forward pumped in 12 points and swept 11 balls off the glass in a 72-48 win over Holy Family at home to close out 2012. He deposited four of seven shots through the hoop, as well as all four foul shots. He blocked two shots, as well. The turning of the calendar didn’t work quite to Stonehill’s advantage, as they suffered a 73-58 road loss to Merrimack on Saturday. Cole’s 19 points were a game high; he was successful on seven of nine field goal attempts and all five free throws. He complemented that with 11 rebounds and three rejections. Stonehill is now 6-5.
Middlebury, ranked second in Division 3, didn’t scare either of their two opponents last weekend, pulling out narrow victories on the road. Friday’s 59-56 win over Bates in Lewiston, Maine saw Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Jr.) register game highs in points (17), rebounds (7) and assists (4). He made five of his nine shots from the floor, including two of four from deep, and five of his six free throws. The next day, the Panthers (11-0) edged Tufts, 70-69, in Medford, Mass. Kizel’s nine rebounds and five assists were game highs, and he contributed 12 points, hitting five of his 10 field goal attempts and two of his six free throws.
Stevens Tech displayed little rust after a nearly four-week break, defeating Houghton, 80-61, and Nazareth, 76-70, in western New York on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Patrick Sabatino (Westfield, Soph.) led all scorers with 18 points in the Houghton game, nailing six of nine shots from the floor and six of eight at the foul line. His six caroms were co-high for the Ducks. Teammate Russ Thompson (West Orange, Sr.) joined him in double figures with 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the floor to go along with a game-high three assists. Thompson shone brightest in the Nazareth win, pouring in 32 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the floor (6-for-10 from long range) and 6-for-6 from the foul line. Sabatino put 16 points on the scoreboard, most of which came as compensation for sundry treachery visited upon him by Nazareth. He sank 14 of 15 free throws, to go along with one field goal from six attempts. He also had seven rebounds and three blocks. Stevens has engineered an 8-1 mark to this point.
Yvon Raymond (Maplewood, Sr.) posted a team-high 16 points for St. Peter’s in Sunday’s 74-58 loss to Loyola (Md.) in Baltimore. He made six of 13 attempts from the field and all four of his free throws. His three assists were a team high for the Peacocks (6-8).
Duane Morgan (West Orange, Soph.) scored a team-high 15 points in leading Adelphi to a 61-56 victory over American International in Springfield, Mass. on Saturday. Morgan slipped in five of eight field goal attempts, as well as all five of his free throws. He also came down with eight rebounds, to go along with two assists, two rejections and two steals. The Panthers improved to 5-8.
Lamar Powell (West Orange, Jr.) converted a high percentage of his field goal attempts in two Bard losses over the weekend. He hit six of nine tries, plus one of two free throws, for 13 points in Friday’s 66-56 loss to Skidmore in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. On Saturday, it was on to Schenectady, where the Raptors endured an 81-63 loss from Union. Powell knocked down six of eight shots for 12 points. He also had three assists as Bard dropped to 3-6.
Kevin Udo (West Orange, Jr.) was responsible for a team-high 15 rebounds on Saturday as Bloomfield defeated Goldey-Beacom, 61-58, at home. He chipped in six points on 3-for-7 shooting from the floor and blocked three shots. The Deacons are now 8-7.
Tom Killian (Summit, Jr.) scored nine points as Amherst knocked off Connecticut College, 77-67, in New London, Conn. on Saturday. He nailed three of seven attempts from the shoreline and grabbed four caroms as the Lord Jeffs worked their record to 11-2.
Alex Rosenberg (Short Hills, Soph.) was a steady presence off the bench for Columbia on Saturday in the Lions’ 64-52 win over Army in West Point, N.Y. He accounted for seven points (3-for-5 from the field and 1-for-2 from the foul line) and five boards, as the Lions improved their season mark to 8-5.
Jordan Healey (Summit, Sr.) cashed on two of three shots from the far side of the three-point arc, scoring six points as Ithaca defeated Alfred, 101-76, in a Friday home game. Healey also set up five buckets and pulled down five rebounds. The Bombers are now 7-3.
Ken Rubenstein (South Orange, Sr.) scored a team-high 10 points for Montclair State on Thursday in a 76-53 loss to Richard Stockton in Galloway. He knocked down three of eight field goal attempts, including two of five from the Seaview Resort, and both of his free throws. The Red Hawks are flying close to the ground at 4-9.
Drew Marley (Maplewood, Soph.) scored nine points in a losing cause as New Jersey City fell, 69-64, to William Paterson at home on Saturday. He shot 4-for-6 from the field and 1-for-2 at the line. The Gothic Knights slid to 4-9.
Austin Little (Maplewood, Soph.) chipped in eight points for Oberlin in a 64-58 road loss to previously winless Elmira on Thursday. He sank three of eight shots from the floor, including two of seven from the Corning factory. The Yeomen dropped to 4-7.
Lindsay Atchison (Green Village, Sr.) had dead aim on the rim in her 17-point performance as King’s defeated Neumann, 76-66, in Aston, Pa. on Saturday. She did all of her scoring from the field, where she threw in eight of 11 attempts, including one of two from long range. The three steals she got credit for were a game high. King’s improved to 7-4.
Jeramie Barletta (Madison, Sr.) hit three of four three-point attempts for nine points to help Drew defeat Susquehanna, 62-52, in overtime on Saturday in Selinsgrove, Pa. Drew is now 5-8.
Caroline Murphy (Chatham, Jr.) contributed 15 points to Gettysburg’s 58-40 win over Washington (Md.) at home on Saturday. She struck on four of 14 field goal attempts and was perfect at the foul line on seven tosses. She also grabbed five boards and rejected two shots. The Bullets are now 7-4.
Kaitlyn Cresencia (New Providence, Soph.) of Connecticut College garnered a game-high eight rebounds in Friday’s 52-41 loss to Trinity (Conn.) at home. The Camels (5-8) then nearly upset undefeated Amherst on Saturday, losing 50-48. Cresencia had five rebounds and four points in this game, in which the Camels’ defense held the Lord Jeffs to just 33 percent shooting from the field.
Elsewhere in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, Tracy Borsinger (Chatham, Sr.) turned into a scoring machine as Middlebury defeated Bates, 72-68, in Lewiston, Maine. She was good for 29 points on 9-for-19 shooting from the floor (5-for-10 from bonus territory) and 6-for-6 at the foul line. Undefeated Tufts appeared to have an answer for Borsinger on Saturday, however. They cooled her off in Tufts’ 54-41 win over the Panthers (6-5). She was held to just four points on 2-for-10 shooting from the floor.
Monmouth’s Abigail Martin (Maplewood, Sr.) had a game-high nine rebounds in the Hawks’ 70-51 road loss to Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday. She also chipped in four points as the Hawks tumbled to 3-9.
Alyssa Polimeni (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) of Ursinus scored a team-high 10 points in a 60-40 home loss to DeSales on Saturday. The farther she drifted from the rim, the better her aim got – she made three of eight shots overall, including two of three from downtown. She also sank two of four free throws. Her three steals were also a team high and her six rebounds were co-high for the Bears (6-4).
Fordham’s Ranait Griff (Summit, Sr.) got into the tail end of Friday’s 71-50 rout of American in Washington, D.C. and scored two points on 1-for-2 shooting from the floor. The Rams are now 10-5.
Mike Ambrosia (Chatham, Fr.) picked up an assist in each of Princeton’s wins on their home ice this past weekend. On Friday, the Tigers defeated Harvard, 3-2, in overtime. Ambrosia assisted on the winning goal. In Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Dartmouth, he helped set up the team’s first goal. Princeton is now 5-7-4.
Skidmore’s Phil Buonocore (Westfield, Jr.) earned his first two assists of the season, one each in the Thoroughbreds’ 7-1 loss to Plattsburgh State in Glens Falls, N.Y. on Friday and their 4-3 win over Potsdam State at home on Saturday. Skidmore has a 6-6-2 record.