Penmen hoops leave Worcester with a win and loss

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Charlie Russo with the ball (promotional photo)

WORCESTER, Mass. – Southern New Hampshire University ended Saturday with mixed results, winning 68-53 on the men’s side and losing 77-66 on the women’s side in a mixed-gender doubleheader against Assumption.

The men never trailed, led by 20 points from Daquaise Andrews and 15 points from Charlie Russo. Andrews is now averaging 21.4 points per game, just one point behind Northeast-10 Conference leader Juvaris Hayes of Merrimack.

On the women’s side, Kylie Lorenzen provided 22 points, going 12-for-13 at the foul line, but the Penmen would not be able to come back from a 12-0 Assumption streak in the second quarter that provided a 30-18 advantage for the Greyhounds.

Southern New Hampshire would come within a point of taking back the lead, but Assumption’s Meghan Cramb (New Boston, N.H.) spearheaded an 8-2 run with a pair of three-pointers to highlight her 24-point night.

Lorenzen’s performance moved her past Julie Ciarcia (1987-91) and into third place on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,420 points. She also overtook Ciarcia for seventh on the all-time rebounding list with 733 boards.

This marked the fifth 20-point performance of the season for Lorenzen, who has now reached the plateau 22 times in her career.

The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Dec. 5 against Bentley at 5:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. for the women and men respectively.

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