The College Report: Lindsay Atchison Spurs King’s College to 5-Game Win Streak
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 • 11:01pm
The King's College women’s basketball team is in the midst of a five-game win streak, with Lindsay Atchison (Green Village, Sr.) providing key contributions in the frontcourt. She tossed in 23 points in Saturday's 67-53 win over Eastern in St. Davids, Pa., draining eight of 14 shots from the field, including three of five from bonus land, plus four of six from the foul line. Atchison, a Chatham High grad, then accounted for a team-high 12 points in King's 59-55 win over Marywood in Scranton, Pa. on Monday. She deposited four of her 11 field goal attempts through the hoop, including one of five from Steamtown, and three of four foul shots. Her four blocks were a game high and she got her hands on seven caroms. King's is currently 10-4.
Connecticut College's 66-57 win over Middlebury on Friday presented a study in contrast. Middlebury's Tracy Borsinger (Chatham, Sr.) was the game's leading scorer with 21 points, knocking down eight of 18 shots from the field, including five of eight from three-point range. ConnColl's Kaitlyn Cresencia (New Providence, Soph.), meanwhile, limited her shot selection to only three attempts, but she chose wisely, as all three dropped through the rim. She also made two of five free throws to finish the game with eight points.
Saturday found Connecticut College heading off to endure a 68-43 loss administered by Williams. Cresencia eschewed any shots from the floor, scoring two points on free throws. She did, however, wrestle down nine rebounds, which was high for the team and co-high for the game. The Camels dropped to 6-9 overall and 1-3 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
Borsinger and Middlebury, meanwhile, greeted Wesleyan on Saturday and righted the ship with a 62-45 victory. Borsinger scored nine points, hitting on three of nine field goal attempts, including one of six from out deep, and two of two from the foul line. The Panthers carry and 8-6 mark overall and are 2-2 in the Nescac.
Alyssa Polimeni (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) tallied 18 points to help Ursinus to an 81-72 overtime victory over Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Pa. on Thursday. The guard out of Gov. Livingston High knocked down five of 11 field goal attempts, including four of seven from the banks of the Susquehanna River, as well as four of seven free throws. She also got credit for six rebounds and six assists. The Bears (8-6, 5-4 Centennial Conference) came back on Saturday, only to lose, 63-54, at McDaniel. Polimeni scored a team-high 14 points, making six of 12 shots from the field, including one of three from long range, and one of three free throws.
Gettysburg’s Caroline Murphy (Chatham, Jr.) came up with her fourth double-double of the season in the Bullets’ 62-49 home win over Muhlenberg on Saturday. Murphy flushed six of 16 shots from the field, including one of three from the next zip code, plus six of eight from the foul line to finish with 19 points. She added 14 rebounds and four assists as the Bullets improved to 9-5 overall and 6-3 against Centennial Conference rivals.
Chenae Earle (South Orange, Sr.) had a game-high six assists off the bench as Emmanuel routed Albertus Magnus, 72-41, in Boston on Saturday. Earle also had four steals and five points, hitting two five shots from the field, including one of two from the Green Monster. The Saints are 9-4.
Middlebury, ranked third in Division 3, won a pair of games last weekend, with Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Jr.) scoring 19 points in both. The Panthers took out visiting Connecticut College, 85-68, on Friday as Kizel hit on five of nine shots from the floor (two of four from three-point range) and seven of nine from the foul line. He also accrued five rebounds, five assists and two steals. Unheralded Wesleyan paid a visit on Saturday and forced the Panthers into overtime, where the home team prevailed, 78-77. Kizel made six of nine field goal attempts, including three of four from deep, and four of six at the victim’s compensation line. His point total, along with his seven caroms, were highs for Middlebury (13-0, 4-0 New England Small College Athletic Conference). He also had three assists.
Ken Rubenstein (South Orange, Sr.) scored a game-high 20 points in leading Montclair State to a 76-64 home win over Kean on Saturday. The 6-1 guard out of Columbia High was lethal from three-point territory, where he launched six missiles, five of which were dead on. He also connected on all five of his free throws. The Red Hawks are now 5-10 overall and 2-7 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
Jack Cole (New Providence, Soph.) was near perfect in his shot selection, draining eight of nine field goal attempts to help Stonehill defeat St. Rose, 71-61, in Easton, Mass. on Saturday. Cole had three assists, three rebounds and two steals to accompany his 16 points. The Skyhawks improved to 7-6.
Stevens Tech began a five-game homestand with victories over Alfred, 72-48, on Friday and St. John Fisher, 74-68, on Saturday. Patrick Sabatino (Westfield, Soph.) shot 75 percent from the field over the two games, scoring 18 points (8-for-10 from the floor and 2-for-3 from the foul line) in just 20 minutes against Alfred and 26 (10-for-13, including 1-for-2 from the ferry slip, and 5-for-5 from the line) against Fisher. He racked up eight rebounds in both games, plus four rejections in the Fisher win. Teammate Russ Thompson (West Orange, Sr.) had a quiet evening against Alfred, putting just five points on the scoreboard. He played a more consequential role against Fisher, scoring 13 points on 2-for-7 shooting from outside the arc and 7-for-8 at the line. The Ducks are 11-1 overall and 4-0 in the Empire 8.
Drew Marley (Maplewood, Soph.) posted a career-high 16 points as New Jersey City defeated The College of New Jersey, 66-62, in Jersey City on Saturday. Marley collected half of his output at the foul line, where he was granted 10 chances. He also canned four of seven shots from the floor. Six rebounds fell into his clutches, as well. The Gothic Knights (7-9) extended their win streak to three with a 65-62 victory over John Jay in New York City on Monday. Marley contributed eight points on 3-for-8 shooting from the field and 2-for-2 at the foul line.
Tom Killian (Summit, Jr.) earned credit for a game-high seven assists as Amherst edged Hamilton, 79-77, in Clinton, N.Y. on Friday. The Delbarton alum also came down with six rebounds and chipped in five points (2-for-6 from the floor, including 1-for-2 from downtown). The Lord Jeffs ticked up to 12-2.
Two hands are now necessary to count the number of double-doubles that Centenary’s Andy Charles (West Orange, Jr.) has posted this season. In Saturday’s 84-76 road win over Rosemont, Charles contributed 11 points (5-for-11, including his sole heave) and a team-high 12 rebounds. His three blocks were also high for the Cyclones (7-8). Foul trouble limited his playing time to 25 minutes. There were fewer rebounds to be had on Monday in the Cyclones' 70-66 victory over Marywood in Hackettstown, as both teams combined to shoot over 50 percent from the field. Charles had much to do with that, as he shot 75 percent for the game (9-for-12, including 1-for-2 from the Mars Candy factory) for 19 points. He had three rebounds. Centenary evened their season mark at 8-8 overall, while moving to 5-4 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.
Duane Morgan (West Orange, Soph.) remained on the floor for only 17 minutes of Adelphi’s 61-58 win over St. Michael’s in Colchester, Vt. on Saturday, but they were 17 memorable minutes. The West Orange High grad swatted away five opponent shots, equaling the other side’s total for the entire game. Morgan, it seems, also got his hands on St. Michael’s players, enough so to get whistled on five occasions, good enough for ejection. He also scored four points on 2-for-6 shooting as the Panthers improved to 7-8.
Patrick Dougher (Scotch Plains, Soph.) scored eight points to help Lycoming enjoy the bus ride back to Pennsylvania after defeating Stevenson, 104-100, in overtime on Saturday. He nailed three of five field goal attempts, including two of four from long range. Lycoming is now 11-3.
Danny Kaufman (Scotch Plains, Sr.) scored the only goal of the game for Johnson & Wales in Saturday’s 5-1 road loss to Buffalo State. That was Kaufman’s eighth goal of the season for the Wildcats (6-10-0).
Mike Ambrosia (Chatham, Fr.) took advantage of a power play to score his third goal of the season and get the scoring started in Princeton’s 4-1 win over Rensselaer Poly in Princeton on Saturday. The Tigers are now 6-8-4.
Bryant University swimmers Alexandra Morreale (Short Hills, Soph.) and Brendan Miller-Radest (Chatham, Fr.) contributed to their respective teams' victories on Saturday. The Bryant women downed St. Francis of Brooklyn, 187-66, while their men defeated St. Francis, 168-85, and New Jersey Institute of Technology, 158-95. Morreale's best showing was second place in the 100-yard breaststroke, in which she needed 1:13.14 to finish, while the winner, a teammate of hers was in at 1:11:11. Morreale finished third in the other events – the 50-yard freestyle (her 27.07 against a winning 26.23) and the 500-yard freestyle (her 5:45.19 against the winner's 5:35.42). Miller-Radest also had a runner-up finish, that in the 1,000-yard freestyle, in which he was timed in 10:24.99, with the winner home in 10:11.50. He also finished fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (his 2:10.86 against a winning 2:03.80) and in the 500-yard freestyle (his 5:03.44 against a winning 5:01.86).