Kilkenny had 17 points in the Canisius win, making eight of 15 attempts from the floor, including one of three from long range. She had six rebounds, five assists and four steals. Kilkenny is averaging 10.6 points per game and 5.7 rebounds. She leads the team with 62 assists and 60 steals. The Jaspers are 13-8 overall and 10-2 against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foes.
Kate Maher contributed 13 points and seven rebounds to the Sacred Heart cause in a 74-54 triumph over Fairleigh Dickinson. The junior from Waterford shot 5-for-7 from the floor and 3-for-4 from the foul line. The Pioneers are 11-8 overall and 5-5 in the Northeast Conference.
Laura Mullally didn’t venture inside the three-point arc when she released the ball during Dowling’s 86-80 win over Adelphi. The sophomore from Athlone, Co. Westmeath, connected on three of her seven launches to finish the game with nine points. Dowling is 15-4 overall and 14-2 in the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Kim Fitzpatrick started at guard for Quinnipiac, which continued to roll along, defeating LIU, 61-57. The Waterford sophomore came through with 9 points, shooting 4-for-7 from the floor and 1-for-3 from the foul line. She also had four rebounds and three assists. The Bobcats then improved to 13-6 overall and 9-1 against Northeast Conference foes with an 87-59 shellacking of St. Francis of Brooklyn. Fitzpatrick’s six points came on three-point shots.
Barry Kelleher contributed 11 points, but it wasn’t enough as Mt. Aloysius (4-12) was felled by Lincoln, 77-72. The Cork sophomore went 5-for-11 from the floor and made one of three free throws.
Simon Behan played only 11 minutes, but he visited the free throw line eight times, which was more than any other participant in Middlebury’s 99-69 victory over Green Mountain. The Dublin sophomore converted six of his freebies to go with a field goal from two tries for eight total points. He also registered four rebounds. The University of Vermont then turned the tables, upending Middlebury, 111-75. Behan chipped in seven points, shooting 3-for-5 from the floor, including one successful three-point heave. He is averaging 6.6 points per game for Middlebury (13-7).
Colin O’Reilly had a hot and steady hand as Teikyo Post defeated Dominican (N.Y.), 83-73. The Dublin freshman made 10 of 14 field goal attempts, including one from outside the three-point arc. He also went 4-for-4 from the foul line, all of which came in the game’s last minute, to lead both teams with 25 points. His 10 caroms were also a game high. Teammate Ronan O’Leary, a senior from Derry, added seven points on 3-for-4 shooting from the floor and 1-for-2 from the stripe.
Teikyo later came out on the upside of a 68-65 score against New Jersey Institute of Technology. O’Reilly’s 13 points were second highest on the squad. He shot 5-for-8 from the floor (1-for-3 from bonus territory) and 2-for-2 from the line, while grabbing eight rebounds. The Eagles are 12-9 overall and 11-4 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
George Mason University split two games last week, defeating Delaware, 71-63, and losing to Virginia Commonwealth, 78-62. Irish National Team player Jon Larranaga had 14 points in the Delaware win, dropping six of 14 from the field, while hitting both free throws. He also had six rebounds and four assists. He shot 5-for-11 on field goal attempts against VCU and 1-for-2 from the line. Larranaga, a senior, is second on the Patriots (12-9, 7-5 Colonial Athletic Association) in scoring, averaging 12.8 points per game. He has also been good for 4.7 rebounds per game, and he leads the team in assists with 89.
Conor Grace might not do windows, but he’s been effective cleaning the glass for Davidson lately. The Dublin sophomore took down 14 caroms in an 80-71 win over East Tennessee State. He chipped in seven points on 3-for-8 shooting, including 1-for-3 from long distance. The Wildcats then defeated Western Carolina, 67-57, with Grace earning credit for 15 boards, while scoring nine points. He shot 4-for-10 from the floor, including 1-for-2 from Lansdowne Road.
Wofford then derailed Davidson, 98-82. Grace had just six rebounds and scored 10 points, burying five of 11 shots from the floor. The Wildcats (13-7, 7-3 Southern Conference) then sprang back with a 99-86 win over Appalachian State. Grace posted a double-double, scoring 12 points on five of 13 from the floor (two of six from the outback), while getting his hands on 11 rebounds. He also had two blocks and four steals.
St. Lawrence improved to 10-7 with an 82-75 win over SUNY-Potsdam. Ronan McGarrity, a 6-8 junior from Ballina, Co. Mayo, had six points for St. Lawrence, all on three-pointers.