Penmen end Saturday sweep with double overtime thriller

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Daquaise Andrews (promotional photo)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Southern Connecticut University Owls left New Hampshire with a pair of losses on Saturday night, falling to the men’s and women’s basketball teams of Southern New Hampshire University.

The lady Penmen began the night with a 79-59 victory, leading by as many as 24 points in their victory.

That lead came largely from an 8-0 run that erased Southern Connecticut’s early lead. Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) powered that lead for SNHU, recording 20 points and 15 rebounds on the night.

Senior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) also ended in double digits for the Penmen, posting 19 points.

That was followed by a 88-86 double overtime victory for the men, capped by a game-winning layup from Daquaise Andrews.

In a first half that featured five ties and six lead changes, neither team led by more than five, and only a 10-2 SNHU advantage over the final three minutes of regulation kept the game going.

Andrews’ game-winning score was the last of his 27 points, topping scorers on both sides.

Junior Eamonn Joyce (Medford, Mass.) also notched a double-double, ending with 21 points and a career-best 14 rebounds.

Both Penmen squads return to action on Tuesday at LeMoyne. The women tip off at 5 p.m,, followed by the men at 7 p.m.