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Dublin’s Behan gives Middlebury spark of the bench

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Behan, a sophomore from Dublin, played just 15 minutes in an 85-72 victory over Bates, but he was second leading scorer for his side with 18 points. He shot 6-for-8 from both the field and the foul line. He then scored 11 points in just 9 minutes as Middlebury (15-10) fell to Tufts, 89-81, in a first-round New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournament game. He shot 4-for-6 from the floor, including one successful three-point try, and 2-for-2 from the line.
Jon Larranaga led George Mason with 14 points in the Patriots’ 75-55 loss to UNC-Wilmington. The senior forward shot 6-for-10 from the field and 2-for-3 from the stripe. The Patriots (14-11, 9-7 Colonial Athletic Assn.) then fell to James Madison, 57-52, as Larranaga, who has played for the Irish national team, put up 12 points, shooting 3-for-9 from the floor and 6-for-6 from the foul line. He also had 7 rebounds.
Conor Grace topped Davidson in rebounding in their 87-72 loss to East Tennessee State. The Dublin sophomore had 6 points (he shot 3-for-11 from the floor) and 4 assists. Grace then recorded a double-double in an 85-76 victory over Georgia Southern. His 15 rebounds were more than twice as many as anyone else on the floor. His 14 points came from 4-for-11 shooting from the floor (2-for-3 from long distance) and 4-for-6 from the foul line. He also had four assists. Davidson is 15-8 overall and 9-4 in the Southern Conference.
Barry Kelleher notched 16 points in Mt. Aloysius’ 66-61 triumph over Newport News Apprentice School. Kelleher, a sophomore from Cork, canned six of eight from the floor, including one of two heaves.
Ronan McGarrity chipped in 10 points as St. Lawrence (15-7) defeated Hobart, 68-64. McGarrity, a junior from Ballina, Co. Mayo, connected on four of seven from the field and was perfect on two free throws. He also had 4 rebounds.

Iona’s Michelle Fahy was the game’s high scorer in the Gaels’ 54-48 loss to Loyola (Md.). The Galway junior dropped in eight of 16 field goal attempts. She also had five boards. Iona dropped to 1-22 overall and 0-14 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Manhattan had better luck with Loyola, enjoying a 62-52 victory and running its winning streak to 12. Senior Siobhan Kilkenny, from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, was the game’s high scorer with 22 points. She converted seven of 15 shots from the floor (including one of four from Knock Airport) and seven of eight from the foul line. She also reaped seven rebounds and managed 4 steals. The Lady Jaspers are 15-8 overall and 12-2 in the MAAC.
Sacred Heart’s Kate Maher got a rare start as the Pioneers romped over Quinnipiac, 82-53, in a Northeast Conference game. Maher, a junior from Waterford, put seven points on the board, shooting 3-for-7 from the field, including 1-for-2 from the Merritt Parkway. She also earned credit for 5 assists. Quinnipiac’s Kim Fitzpatrick, a Waterford sophomore, was held to 4 points on 2-for-7 shooting. Sacred Heart improved to 14-8 overall and 8-5 in the league, while Quinnipiac dropped to 16-7 overall and 12-2 in the NEC.

California’s Catherine Lynch, ranked 46th among Div. 1 women, defeated Pepperdine’s Merve Asimgil in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Lynch, a junior from Dublin, played the second singles position. The Golden Bears won the match, 4-0. California (5-2) then fell to Stanford, 6-1, as Lynch lost at second singles to No. 25 Lauren Barnikow, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Lynch and Nicole Havlicek were winners at third doubles, knocking off Emilia Anderson and Story Tweedie-Yates, 8-3.
Mississippi State and Elaine Fagan rebounded from a defeat to Middle Tennessee State, 6-1, by blanking Austin Peay, 6-0. Fagan, a senior fromDublin, lost to MTSU’s Laura McNamara, 7-5, 7-5, at fifth singles, but had no trouble with Peay’s Nicki Tafolla at fourth singles, winning 6-0, 6-0. The Lady Bulldogs are 6-2.
Georgia Southern’s Mark Finnegan joined Subash Patry at third doubles for an 8-4 victory over Mercer’s Ricardo Echeverri and Subash Patel. Finnegan, a sophomore, from Kill, Co. Kildare, went down in straight sets at first singles to Michael Witting, 6-2, 6-2. GSU won the match, 5-2.

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