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St. Anselm 7, Holy Cross 3: The top-seeded Crusaders took an early lead, but the Hawks scored six unanswered goals in the championship game of the ECAC Open Tournament in Manchester, N.H.

Stacey Hochkins and Rebecca O'Quinn scored first-period goals to give Holy Cross (19-4-3) a 2-0 lead. Nicola Garat had a power-play goal 1:29 in the second period to lift HC to a 3-1 lead.

St. Anselm (20-6-1) scored four times in the final period.

Holy Cross was just 1 for 7 on the power play, while St. Anselm went 3-5.


Franklin Pierce 55, Assumption 50: Facing a double digit deficit early in the second half, the ninth-seeded Greyhounds clawed back to within three points, but could not get any closer and fell to the top-seeded Ravens in a Northeast-10 quarterfinal in Rindge, N.H.

Assumption was led by 12 points from Kevin Donahue and 10 from Ronson Quick.

The Greyhounds (14-14) hit three consecutive 3-pointers to take a 16-12 lead, but the Ravens (21-6) responded with a 14-0 run and never again trailed.


Bentley 67, American International 53: Former Wachusett star Jacqui Brugliera scored 13 points to help the top-seeded Falcons (25-3) win a Northeast-10 quarterfinal in Waltham.

Franklin Pierce 85, Southern New Hampshire 66: Jewel White of Worcester had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the fourth-seeded Ravens (19-8) to a home win in the Northeast-10 Tournament.

It was the ninth straight game in which White has reached double digits in rebounds.

Pace 60, Assumption 50: The Greyhounds' Kelly Meredith scored 12 points in her final game, giving her 1,610 for her career, as sixth-seeded Assumption lost to the third-seeded Setters in a Northeast-10 quarterfinal at Pleasantville, N.Y.

Gabrielle Gibson scored 12 points and Jamie Insel added 10 for the Greyhounds (17-10).

Assumption trailed at the half, 34-25, but Pace (20-7) took further control and led by 20, 55-35, with 8:45 left.

Roxbury CC 72, Quinsigamond CC 50: Trafficia Warburton scored 20 points and Taneia Burrell had 14 rebounds, but the visiting Wyverns fell to Roxbury, the third-ranked team in the country, in the final of the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference Tournament final.


NEWA Championships: Alex Freilich of Worcester placed third at 174 pounds to lead four WPI wrestlers who earned All-New England honors in the meet at Wesleyan.

Also performing well for the Engineers were Tyler Tilbe (fourth, 133 pounds), Mike Perruccio (fifth, 141) and Zach Hartzell (sixth, 165).

As a team, WPI tallied 43 points to place 11th.
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Date:Feb 27, 2012
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