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General sports recap

Dillon Flanigan- Sports Editor

The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams both traveled to the Granite State Saturday Feb. 10 to take on Saint Anselm College of Manchester, New Hampshire. 

Women’s Basketball: 

In her eighth season, Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kate Lynch secured her 200th career win as a collegiate head coach with this past weekend in a 65-48 win over the Saint Anselm Hawks. 

In the NE-10 matchup, the Owls controlled the game limiting the Hawks to single digits in the point total in each quarter of the first half. After a back and forth, the Owls ended the half on a 14-2 run, taking a 26-14 lead into the half. 

After the break, the Owls recorded an 8-3 scoring run growing their lead to 34-17. However, the largest lead was by 21 and not until late in the game with the assistance of free throws by guard Hope Fox and forward Rheyna Steinauer, sophomores. 

Guard Makenzie Helms, a graduate, and forward Katie Williamson, a senior, scored double digit points, had four or more rebounds and two steals each. 

Men’s Basketball: 

Following the Women’s game, the Men took the court to face their opposing counterparts. The Owls sweep the home and home series against Saint Anslem Hawks, 83-73, to win their fourth straight. 

The Owls opened the scoring strong and at one point commanded a 17-point lead. The lead would quickly be erased by multiple scoring runs by the Hawks. Both squads were knotted at 37 at the half. 

Starting the second half, it was a back-and-forth game, but ultimately the Owls outscored the Hawks 46-36, extending their win streak. 

Guard Marty Silvera, a junior, forward Josh McGettigan, guard Mason Williams, graduates, forwards Kazell Stewart and Cherif Diarra, sophomores all scored in double figures. 

Women’s Gymnastics: 

The Owls documented a new season-high score of 193.050, finishing in second place in the Tonry Invitational on Sunday Feb. 11. 

The invitational included Yale University, and the University of Bridgeport. Yale finished in first place posting a score of 195.125, the Owls, then Bridgeport with 192.650. 

On the uneven bars, freshman Gigi Mastellone recorded the highest score on the day and her personal best of 9.850. Junior Libby Allen highlighted the floor exercise and scored a 9.825. 

Senior Emiley Kahl reached a score of 9.700 on the balance beam as Allen and freshman Kylie Sitty each punctuated a team score of 9.700 on the vault. 

Men & Women’s Track & Field: 

According to the Owls website, the team competed in multiple invitationals. However, no information has been released. 

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