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Dubliner sophomore the saving Grace for Davidson

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

“Conor Grace was sensational today,” said Bob McKillop, Davidson’s head coach. “His inside-outside presence was terrific. This was probably the best game he’s played at Davidson.”
Davidson then took on North Carolina in Chapel Hill and came out on the downside of a 79-64 score. Grace finished with 6 points, shooting 2-for-8 from the field and 2-for-2 from the foul line. He also had 6 boards and 3 assists. The Wildcats are 7-4.
Teikyo Post’s Ronan O’Leary and Colin O’Reilly both scored in double figures as the Eagles enjoyed a 104-81 victory over Wilmington College. O’Leary, a 6-foot-9 senior from Galway, made 8 of 10 shots from the floor and 1 of 2 from the line to finish with 17 points, while playing only 23 minutes. He also had 4 rebounds. O’Reilly, a 6-5 freshman from Cork, came through with 22 points. He made 6 of 9 from the floor, including 2 of 4 from long range. He also canned all eight free throw attempts. O’Reilly had 6 rebounds and 5 assists. TPU is 3-6.
Middlebury’s Simon Behan had an eventful 11 minutes of playing time in an 84-81 loss to Rensselaer. The sophomore from Dublin scored 7 points on 3-for-6 shooting, including 1-for-3 from downtown. He also picked up 5 personal fouls in that short time, which got him whistled off the floor. Middlebury is 6-2.
George Mason’s Jon Larranaga scored 11 points to help the Patriots defeat Drexel, 75-53. Larranaga, a senior who has played for the Irish National team, shot 2-for-6 from the floor, including 1-for-2 from outside the three-point line, while flushing all six free throws. He also had 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Mason (7-5) next faced Hofstra, and Larranaga nearly singlehandedly sent the game into overtime. Mason was down by six points with six seconds on the game clock when Larranaga hit a three-pointer. After a time out, a Mason foul sent Hofstra to the line, where the front end of a one-and-one was missed. Larranaga grabbed the carom, pushed the ball upcourt to the top of the key, but failed to execute the three-point try, leaving Hofstra with a 70-67 win. Larranaga was co-high for Mason with 19 points. He made 7 of 12 field goal attempts, including 4 of 6 three-point tries, as well as 1 of 2 foul shots.
Colby’s Michael Westbrooks added 4 points in an 80-76 triumph over Maine-Farmington. The freshman from Dublin made 2 of 4 field goal attempts. He also had 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Colby (3-6) then followed with a 63-55 victory over Bates, in which Westbrooks scored 9 points on 3-for-7 shooting, including one successful three-point try. He made 2 of 3 free throws.
Findlay’s Chris Butler got in long enough to be fouled and convert two free throws in a 78-63 victory over Northern Michigan. Butler is a freshman from Belfast. Findlay is 11-2.

Manhattan’s Siobhan Kilkenny scored 9 points in a 68-50 triumph over Siena. The senior from Castlebar, Co. Mayo found the range of 3 of 7 shots and 3 of 4 free throws. She also was credited with 4 assists and 5 steals. The Lady Jaspers are 5-8.
Iona (1-10) continues to struggle. Junior forward Michelle Fahy led the Gaels with 14 points in a 70-52 loss to Siena. She connected on 6 of 13 field goal attempts, including her only three-point try. The Galway resident made only 1 of 4 free throws. She had 4 assists. Fahy had 10 points on 5-for-13 shooting in a 58-45 loss to Marist. She led Iona with 9 rebounds.
Quinnipiac (7-5) won a pair of close ones, defeating Wagner, 66-61, and Sacred Heart, 66-65. Kim Fitzpatrick went scoreless in the Wagner contest, although she didn’t launch any shots in the 12 minutes she played. She did pick up credit for 3 assists, however. The sophomore from Waterford then played 25 minutes against Sacred Heart and threw in 9 points, notching 3 of 6 from the floor, including 1 of 2 from long distance, and 2 of 5 from the free throw line. She also finished with 4 assists.
Sacred Heart’s Kate Maher chipped in 4 points against Quinnipiac. She shot 2-for-3 from the floor, while grabbing 4 boards and making 2 assists. The Pioneers are now 6-4. Like Fitzpatrick, Maher calls Waterford home. She is a junior.
Ann-Marie Healy clicked on two free throws as Jacksonville State (5-5) ran roughshod over Savannah State, 102-45. Healy, a sophomore from Killenaule,
Co. Tipperary, also grabbed two rebounds.

Tennessee won a tri-meet with Penn State and South Carolina. Sophomore Andrew Bree contributed points in two events. Bree, who hails from Helens Bay, Co. Down, finished second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 200 freestyle. He swam the shorter race in 46.41 seconds, against a winning time of 44.64. He completed the longer event in 1:41.47. The winning time there was 1:37.39.

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