Eastern Eliminated From Division III Men's Tourney

Susquehanna sank 23 of 27 free throws and Eastern Connecticut State shot 36.2 percent from the floor as the River Hawks advanced in the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament with a 72-67 second-round victory Saturday night.

A winner of six straight entering the game — including a first-round victory over MIT Friday night — Eastern (21-9) never led after the opening minutes but tied the game four minutes into the second half. Susquehanna (23-5) then went on a 12-4 run and led 56-46 with seven minutes to go. Eastern came back and made it a one possession game twice inside the final 36 seconds, but Susquehanna converted five of six free throws to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time. 

Eastern senior forward Hugh Lindo ended his career with his 21st double-double of the season with 20 points (9 of 12 from the floor) and 13 rebounds — all but four of the points and four of the rebounds came in the second half. Tarchee added 14 points.

Susquehanna got 25 points and seven rebounds from senior guard Steven Weidlich.

Yale 75, Columbia 71: Yale shot 43.9 percent from the field and finished its regular season with a home victory over Columbia Saturday night at John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven.

Blake Reynolds led the way with 16 points, six assists and four rebounds for Yale, which will face Harvard in the opening round of the inaugural Ivy League basketball tournament on Saturday in Philadelphia.

Women's Basketball

Fairfield 61, Marist 44: Fairfield advanced to the MAAC semifinals with a victory over Marist Saturday afternoon at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. It's the Stags' second trip to the semifinals in the last three years.

Marist held an early lead until a basket from Maura Fitzpatrick gave Fairfield a 5-4 lead early in the first quarter that they would hold onto for the rest of the game. Fairfield built its lead to 32-16 in the second quarter, but Marist scored nine of the final 11 points of the half to pull within nine. Marist couldn't get much closer.

Kelsey Carey led Fairfield with 15 points and added six rebounds and four steals. Casey Smith added 12 points. Samantha Cooper had seven points and eight rebounds and Kendra Landy had seven points and seven assists.

Marist was led by a 13-point, five rebound effort from Maura Fitzpatrick.

ECAC Hockey

Quinnipiac 5, Brown 1: The Bobcats (21-13-2) followed their 6-1 win over Brown (4-25-2) on Friday to wrap up the first-round playoff victory at Hamden.

Tanner McMaster had two assists and a goal and Bo Pieper added a goal and an assist for Quinnipiac on Saturday.

Yale 3, Dartmouth 2 (OT): Andrew Gaus scored in overtime and Mike Doherty and Chris Izmirlian were given credit for the assist as the Bulldogs (13-13-5) wrapped up the best-of-three series in two games at New Haven.

Doherty scored the other two goals for Yale as Dartmouth ended the season 10-18-3.

NESCAC Hockey

Trinity 4, Williams College 2: At Clinton, N.Y. senior captain Sean Orlando fired the puck past Williams goalie Michael Pinios off a rebound to give Trinity a one-goal lead with 1:36 to play en route to the win in the NESCAC semifinals at Hamilton College. Third-seeded Trinity (17-6-3) will meet top-seeded Hamilton (19-3-4) in Sunday's final at 2 p.m. Bantam goalie Alex Morin made 26 saves as Trinity scored four unanswered goals after falling behind 2-0.

Hamilton 5, Wesleyan 4: In the other NESCAC semifinal, Wesleyan (13-9-4) gave up three goals in the final period in its setback. Neil Conway had two assists for the Cardinals.

Men's Squash

At Hanover, N.H., Trinity sophomore Thoboki Mohohlo won, 3-0, over Drexel's Omar El Atmas in the opening round of the College Squash Association National Singles Championship Pool Trophy Bracket Saturday at Dartmouth College. Mohohlo will face Rochester's Ryosei Kobayashi in the quarterfinals. Affeeq Ismail, junior Omar Allaudin and Tom De Mulder each advanced into the quarterfinals of one of the four Molloy brackets for the Bantams. Play continues tomorrow in all divisions Sunday.

Women's Squash

At Hanover, N.H., Trinity's Raneem Sharaf won, 3-1, over Columbia's Tanvi Khanna in the opening round of the CSA National Singles Championship Ramsay Cup Bracket Saturday at Dartmouth College. Sharaf will face Pennsylvania's Marie Stephan, who downed Bantam rookie Salma Alam El Din, 3-2, in the quarterfinals on Sunday. Jenny Haley and Lakeesha Rarere advanced into the quarterfinals of one of the four Holleran brackets for the Bantams.

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