Penmen dominate Staten Island

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It’s Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Here’s what’s been going on lately in Southern New Hampshire University sports.

Sean Montague with the ball (promotional photo)

Men’s Basketball

The Penmen cruised on their home opener on Sunday, after a convincing 84-54 win over the College of Staten Island.

Junior Michael Almonacy (Brentwood, N.Y.) scored a team-best 17 points, and senior Shawn Montague (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) recorded a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Corry Long (Cincinnati, Ohio) also finished in double digits with 11 points on the night.

SNHU is now 3-0 on the year, their fourth consecutive 3-0 start. They’ll seek to grow that record to 4-0 on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Stonehill.

Women’s Basketball

The women were even more dominant against the College of Staten Island, winning 91-50.

Junior Gyanna Russell (East Hampton, Conn.) and freshman Adriana Timberlake (Braintree, Mass.) each scored a game-high 14 points to lead five scorers in double figures.

The Penmen more than doubled Staten Island in field goal percentage (57.4-to-29.0 percent), assists (23-to-9), points off turnovers (32-to-10), bench points (38-to-11) and points in the paint (54-to-16).

SNHU is now 3-1 on the season, winning their last three straight. They return to action on Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Queens College (N.Y.).

Women’s Volleyball

The season concluded on Sunday with a five-set defeat against Southern Connecticut State.

Senior Baylee Lippincott (Phoenix, Ariz.) had a team-high 10 kills, with fellow senior Joanne Coffey (Merrimack, N.H.) contributing seven kills and 18 assists.

After winning eight of 10, including six of seven and three straight, Southern New Hampshire (14-13, 6-7  Northeast-10) dropped four-in-a-row to end the season.