A quick succession of bonus buckets whittled the margin and kept the Terriers honest. Cummins led the Leopards (5-8) with 17 points, making 7 of 13 from the floor (3 of 7 on 3-pointers), playing 27 minutes in a reserve role.
New Jersey Institute of Technology freshman Ian O’Boyle poured in a career-high 19 points in an 87-82 win over Wilmington (Del.). O’Boyle, a 6-foot-4 guard from Newbridge, Co. Kildare, took all but one of his 10 field goal attempts from outside the 3-point perimeter. He made five of those, dropped in his only 2-point try and canned both free throws.
Backcourtman Simon Behan scored 9 points in each of Middlebury’s games last week, both 5-point losses. The Dublin senior played 24 minutes in a 76-71 loss to Colby-Sawyer, shooting 4-for-7 from the floor. He also had 4 assists. Skidmore then prevailed over Middlebury (4-7), 72-67, with Behan good for 2-for-4 from the floor. He made all four of his free throws and had 7 assists.
Michael Westbrooks added 8 points to Colby’s cause in a 72-65 loss to Husson. The Dublin junior shot 3-for-8 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the line. He also had three steals. Colby (5-5) then defeated Bates, 65-59, with Westbrooks hitting for 9 points on 4-for-6 shooting and 1-for-2 from the line. He also had 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Laura Mullally led Dowling in scoring as the Golden Lions (5-4) split two games last week. The Athlone, Co. Westmeath, senior scored 20 points in a 74-64 loss to Philadelphia University. She connected on 7 of 15 field goal attempts, including 4 of 11 from bonus territory, and made both free throws. She meted out 4 assists. Mullally then shredded the net for 26 points in a 78-74 win over Concordia. She shot 8-for-22 from the floor and 7-for-9 from the foul line. She also collected 5 rebounds.
Ann-Marie Healy started at center in Jacksonville State’s last three games, two wins and one loss. The 6-3 post player from Killenaule, Co. Tipperary, scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in a 71-66 upset win over Auburn. She shot 2-for-4 from the floor and 4-for-5 from the foul line. A 66-59 victory over Samford found Healy scoring 4 points and blocking 3 shots. Tennessee State then edged the Lady Gamecocks (4-6), 77-74, with Healy accounting for 7 points as well as contributing 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
Kim Fitzpatrick was credited with 11 assists in Quinnipiac’s 72-57 win over Fairleigh Dickinson. That is two more assists than FDU had as a team. The Waterford senior also had 4 points, 5 steals and 4 rebounds. Quinnipiac (5-7) then outscored Monmouth, 53-49. Fitzpatrick scored 6 for the Bobcats. Monmouth was led, as usual, by Niamh Dwyer, who scored 15 points. The Thurles, Co. Tipperary, junior also had 5 rebounds. The Hawks (5-6) earlier defeated Sacred Heart, 51-48, as Dwyer led the way with 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Emer Foley played only 10 minutes in Southern Mississippi’s 74-65 triumph over Southeastern Louisiana, but what a physical 10 minutes it was. The Bray, Co. Wicklow, freshman reeled in 3 rebounds, scored 2 points and gave out 5 fouls.
Aine O’Dwyer, a sophomore from Killenaule, Co. Tipperary, put the clamps on 6 rebounds as NJIT (4-7) lost to Wilmington, 74-72.
Coe College’s Carl Bailie took second place in the 200-yard butterfly in a dual meet with Augustana. The Bangor, Co. Down, freshman finished in 2:18.71 against a winning time of 2:14.70. Bailie was also fourth in the 50-yard freestyle with a 26.40 clocking. The race was won in 22.94. Coe edged Augustana, 112-108.
The men’s 200-yard freestyle found both Steven Manley and Mark Doyle in the pool for Kentucky against Auburn and Indian River Community College. Manley, a Dublin junior, finished second, while Doyle, a Dublin sophomore, placed sixth. Manley’s time was 1:40.80, with Doyle along in 1:44.13. The winning time was 1:40.41. Later, Manley was fourth in the 500-yard freestyle, caught in 4:39.61 against a winning 4:36.49.