Penmen get two basketball wins on Wednesday

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It’s November 21, 2019. Here’s an update from the world of Southern New Hampshire University sports.

Gyanna Russell. (courtesy photo)

Men’s Basketball

The Penmen remain undefeated after opening their Northeast-10 Conference slate with a 77-61 win over Stonehill at home on Wednesday.

SNHU scored the first 10 points of the game and 18 of the game’s first 20 points.

Senior Eammon Joyce (Medford, Mass.) had a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds, with junior Michael Almonacy (Brentwood, N.Y.) also posting a career-high of 24 points. Junior Corry Long (Cincinnati, Ohio) was also in double digits with 10 points.

This marks the third time in four years the Penmen have started 4-0, a trend they will seek to continue on the road on Saturday, Nov. 23 (3:30 p.m.) at Assumption Colllege.

Women’s Basketball

Junior Gyanna Russell (East Hampton, Conn.) had 18 points in a 59-48 victory over Queens College of N.Y. on Wednesday.

Senior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 steals.

SNHU led, 31-21, at the half when it began the second stanza on a 15-5 run – led by six points from Russell and five from Dean – to open up a 46-26 advantage with 4:13 remaining in the third quarter.

The Penmen is now 3-0 all-time against Queens.

SNHU (4-1) are back in action Saturday, Nov. 23 (1:30 p.m.) when they take on Assumption College.

Coming Up on Friday….

The Penmen will head to Sullivan Arena for a Queen City Cup in men’s ice hockey against Saint Anselm College and the women’s soccer team will head to Mercy College for the first round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Tournament.

If SNHU can advance, they will face either Molloy or Bentley.

The Penmen opened the year with a 4-2 victory over Mercy and lost twice to Bentley, including a 1-0 loss on the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament.