Trinity Wins 16th Title
Sophomore Michael Craig won the clinching match at the No. 4 spot as Trinity beat Harvard 5-4 Sunday to win its 16th College Squash Association men's national championship, known as the Potter Trophy. Craig was honored as the most outstanding player for his play this weekend in the matches held at Harvard. He went 3-0. "It hasn't really sunk in yet," Craig said of the national title. "I'm tired. I'm overcome with emotion. When you play for something that big, as big as that, it's hard to control your emotion. ... It's an unbelievable feeling." Finishing the season with a 19-1 record, the Bantams have won 16 national titles in the last 19 seasons. "It was a long, hard season," Trinity coach Paul Assaiante said. "To beat these guys on their courts, it's impossible. We did a great job today." ... For the third time overall, and the first time since 1992, the Wesleyan men's squash team won the Conroy Cup (D Division) at the national championships. The Cardinals edged Hobart College 5-4 at Harvard.
Penn Pulls Away From Yale
Darnell Foreman had 15 points and four assists, Matt Howard scored 14 points, including three three-pointers, and Penn used a big second-half run to beat Yale 71-55 in New Haven for its fourth straight win.
Miye Oni scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Yale (14-9, 6-4), which entered the game in third place in the Ivy League behind Harvard and Princeton.
AJ Brodeur had 12 points and nine rebounds, Ryan Betley also scored 12, and Devon Goodman had 11 for the Quakers (11-12, 4-6), who entered two games out of fourth in the conference standings. The top four teams will play in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament, March 11-12, at The Palestra.
Goodman's layup off a steal capped a 17-3 run as Penn extended a 31-30 halftime lead to 48-33 at 14:39 in the second half. Howard hit two threes in the run, and Foreman added a third. Goodman hit a three, Foreman followed with a layup and the Quakers led 62-42 with 6:17 left.
Penn shot 50.9 percent from the field to Yale's 32.8 percent and made 9 of 23 from behind the arc to the Bulldogs' 6 of 28.
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