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College Roundup: Kilkenny’s hot hand boosts Lady Jaspers

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Laura Mullally contributed 15 points as Dowling (6-3, 5-1 New York Collegiate Athletic Conference) pummeled New York Tech, 89-64. The sophomore from Athlone, Co. Westmeath, launched 10 if her 16 shots from three-point land, with three of them dropping. She was 3-for-6 closer in. She also had 4 rebounds.
Kim Fitzpatrick had a perfect shooting night as Quinnipiac (8-6, 4-1 Northeast Conference) downed Robert Morris, 83-61. The Waterford sophomore’s three field goal attempts all found net, including one from bonus territory. She finished with 7 points and 3 assists.
Kate Maher chipped in 6 points in Sacred Heart’s two victories last week, 70-54 over Yale and 60-58 over Fairleigh Dickinson. The Waterford junior made good on 3 of 6 shots from the floor in the Yale victory, while grabbing 6 rebounds. The FDU win saw Maher shoot 3-for-11. The Pioneers are 8-5 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Conference.
Iona (1-13) went winless in three games last week, beginning with a 66-41 loss to Brown. Junior forward Michelle Fahy was co-high for the Gaels in scoring with 12 points on 6-for-16 shooting. A 71-58 loss to Niagara again found Fahy tied for the team lead in points with 14 as she made 4 of 11 shots from the floor as well as all 6 field goal attempts. She also paced both teams with 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Fahy, a Galway resident, then posted 13 points in a 70-59 loss to Canisius. She shot 4-for-9 from the floor, including her lone three-point try, and 4-for-6 from the foul line. Her 4 steals were a game high and she collared 7 caroms.

Colby’s Michael Westbrooks dropped in a layup with just a few seconds remaining on the game clock to force an extra period, in which the White Mules went on to prevail, 95-91, in double-overtime over Bowdoin. Westbrooks, a freshman from Dublin, scored 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the floor and 4-for-5 from the line. Colby is 4-6.
St. Lawrence’s Ronan McGarrity rolled a pair of 8’s in successive games. He scored that many points in a 79-60 win over Plattsburgh State, draining 4 of 8 field goal tries. The junior from Ballina, Co. Mayo then shot 4-for-6 from the floor in a 79-66 loss to Hobart. He also grabbed 3 caroms in his 14 minutes on the hardwood. St. Lawrence then dropped to 6-5 with an 84-67 loss to Hamilton. McGarrity’s 3 points came on a bomb.
Simon Behan posted 11 points in Middlebury’s 102-93 victory over Johnson. The Dublin sophomore connected on 4 of 7 from the floor, including 1 of 2 from long distance, as well as 2 of 4 from the foul line. In just 15 minutes, Behan also managed 5 rebounds and 2 steals, although his physical style of play also yielded 4 personal fouls. Behan then saw just 9 minutes of action in Middlebury’s 111-90 win over Massachusetts College. He scored 6 points, shooting 2-for-5 from the field, including 1-for-2 from downtown Dublin, and 1-for-2 from the stripe. Middlebury (9-4) ended the week with a 90-67 loss to Williams, ranked 6th in Division III. Behan fouled out, despite playing only 13 minutes. He was 1-for-3 from both the floor and the foul line to end with 3 points.
Davidson’s Conor Grace had 8 points and 6 rebounds in a 67-63 loss to Chattanooga. The sophomore from Dublin threw in 4 of 9 field goal attempts. The Wildcats (9-5, 3-1 Southern Conference) responded with a 65-57 win over Furman. Grace reversed his personal stats here, garnering 6 points and 8 boards.
Penn’s Conor Tolan made his three minutes of floor time count for something in the Quakers’ 98-54 blowout of Monmouth. The 7-foot sophomore from Dublin converted two of four free throws for 2 points, and had 3 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal in his limited stint. Penn is 6-4.
George Mason’s Jon Larranaga had his shooting eye in focus in a 90-56 road win over Towson. The senior from Oakton, Va., who has played for the Irish National team, put 18 points on the board, knocking down 6 of 8 shots from the field, including both three-point tries. He also nailed 4 of 6 free throws. He rounded out his effort with 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Mason is 8-5 overall and 3-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association.

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