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Harvard heats up at home

Late surge denies Dartmouth

Matt Stehle scored 18 points and Jason Norman added 10 yesterday as Harvard heated up in the second half to turn back Dartmouth, 60-49, in Ivy League action at Lavietes Pavilion.

Harvard (2-12, 1-1) made just seven of 30 shots from the field in the first half but was 10 of 20 after halftime. Kevin Rogus was held to 6 points for the Crimson on 1-of-10 shooting, but his 10 rebounds helped give Harvard a 41-38 edge on the glass.

Dartmouth (3-9, 1-1) received 17 points from Steve Callahan and 13 from Leon Pattman, but the Big Green were a meager 9 of 33 from 3-point range and turned the ball over 18 times.

Harvard held a 20-19 lead at halftime, but three 3-pointers, including two by Michael McLaren, gave the Big Green a 31-26 lead with 13:27 left. The Crimson then held Dartmouth to one field goal over the next nine minutes while scoring 23 points.

Holy Cross 60, Army 32 -- Greg Kinsey scored 20 points for the visiting Crusaders (7-7), who cruised in their Patriot opener by holding the Black Knights to 11 first-half points.

Yale 89, Old Westbury 59 -- Edwin Draughan netted 17 points and the host Bulldogs (5-8) shot 71.1 percent from the field, percentage points shy of a team record.

Md.-Baltimore Co. 78, Hartford 54 -- Kareem Washington's 23 points powered the host Retrievers (5-8, 2-2 America East), who kept the Hawks (4-7, 0-3) to 20 points by halftime.

Bentley 91, St. Anselm 84 -- Sean Cooke and Greg Lacasse each had 18 points and the Falcons (8-5, 6-3 Northeast-10) broke a six-game winning streak by the host Hawks (10-5, 7-3).

Stonehill 76, Le Moyne 72 -- Evan Pellerin had 18 points and 10 rebounds at Easton and the Chieftains (5-7, 1-7 NE-10) gave interim coach David McLaughlin his first collegiate victory.

Merrimack 90, St. Michael's 67 -- Justin Leith had 14 points and 16 rebounds as the Warriors (9-4, 4-4 NE-10) rode an 18-point halftime lead to the home win.

Bryant 79, AIC 56 -- The Bulldogs (12-2, 7-2 NE-10) continued their best start in 33 years as Romuald Augustin tallied 18 points in Smithfield, R.I.

UMass-Lowell 84, Pace 67 -- Stacey Moragne hit 8 of 11 shots for 18 points as the host River Hawks (11-3, 6-3 NE-10) sailed after building an early 20-point cushion.

Southern Conn. 82, Franklin Pierce 73 -- At New Haven, Mike McCurdy's 25 points guided the Owls (3-10, 3-6 NE-10) past the Ravens (7-6, 4-5).

St. Rose 96, Southern N.H. 95 -- David Martin's 25 points led the Golden Knights (11-3, 6-3 NE-10), who overcame Mark Yeaton's 31 points for the visiting Penmen (10-2, 6-2) to escape in overtime.

Western Conn. 106, UMass-Dartmouth 84 -- Brice Assie hit 9 of 10 field goals, scoring 20 points to lead six double-figure scorers for the host Colonials (7-4, 3-0 Little East).

Keene St. 79, So. Maine 63 -- Matthew Wheeler (12 points, 12 rebounds) anchored a balanced effort for the host Owls (9-2, 2-0 Little East).

R.I. College 89, UMass-Boston 65 -- The visiting Anchormen (5-7, 2-0 Little East) shot 57 percent from the field, led by Kamran Alemdar (8 of 13, 22 points).

Plymouth St. 68, Eastern Conn. 52 -- The visiting Panthers (10-1, 2-0 Little East) came alive in the second half behind 14 points from Kevin Boutilier.

Colby-Sawyer 65, E. Nazarene 39 -- The Chargers (4-3, 1-0 Commonwealth Coast) rolled to their 49th straight regular-season conference home win, with Andrew St. Clair providing 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Endicott 82, Roger Williams 64 -- The Gulls (7-2, 2-0 Commonwealth Coast) and Jeremy Currier (19 points) held the visitors to 31 percent shooting.

Salve Regina 97, N.E. College 93 -- Greg Kawula's 28 points helped the Seahawks (2-7, 2-1 Commonwealth Coast) go the distance in Henniker, N.H.

Suffolk 81, WNEC 75 -- Chris Fritch had 25 points for the Rams (3-3), who won in Springfield in their Great Northeast opener.

Emerson 74, Rivier 57 -- Rob Hennigan's 19 points helped the Lions (3-3, 1-0 GNAC) roll in Chestnut Hill.

Amherst 78, Williams 62 -- The visiting Ephs' 29-game winning streak came to an end as the unbeaten Lord Jeffs (10-0) received a game-high 16 points from Andrew Schiel.

Trinity 72, Springfield 58 -- At Hartford, Tyler Rhoten scored 28 points and John Halas added 23 for the unbeaten Bantams (11-0).

Babson 98, Bowdoin 80 -- Phil Riffe buried a school-record eight 3-pointers and finished with 28 points for the host Beavers (6-4).

Bridgewater St. 81, Emmanuel 71 -- The visiting Bears (2-6) had David Rukstalis among their three double-figure scorers with 21 points.

Wheaton 78, Fitchburg St. 51 -- Josean Vega had six 3-pointers among his 32 points, pacing the Lyons (7-3) in Fitchburg.

WPI 74, Westfield St. 63 -- Mike Prestileo (18 points) and Ryan Cain (16) combined to go 15 for 15 from the foul line, sparking the Engineers (9-2) in Westfield.

Newbury 69, Wentworth 60 -- Jarred King (24 points) sank 10 free throws for the visiting Nighthawks (6-6), one fewer than the Leopards.

Worcester St. 95, Anna Maria 79 -- Tom Sullivan and Matt Savage each had 22 points in a home romp for the Lancers (6-6).

Brockport 92, Mass. College 59 -- Charlie Croff scored 22 points and the Golden Eagles (4-4) overwhelmed the Trailblazers (1-9) in Schenectady, N.Y.

Kean 71, Tufts 51 -- Armet Coles provided 16 points in the Catholic University of America Classic in Washington, and the Cougars (11-1) forced the Jumbos (2-7) into 25 turnovers.

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