SNHU defeats Goldey-Beacom in two states

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Ariana Koivisto. Photo/Southern New Hampshire University

On Saturday, the Penmen men’s and women’s basketball teams took to the court on two different campuses with two victories against the Lightning of Goldey-Beacom College.

In Delaware, the men’s team defeated Goldey-Beacom, 78-58.

Senior Shawn Montague (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) lead the Penmen with 20 points, followed by 12 from Justyn Lacy (Catskill, N.Y.) and freshman Jacari Sanders (San Antonio, Texas).

Lacy also added a career-high 13 rebounds for his first career double-double.

Southern New Hampshire, which led wire-to-wire, scored the first nine points of the contest, as part of a 22-5 run over the game’s opening 5:40. After trailing 43-24 at the break, the hosts climbed back to within nine points before SNHU pulled off a 22-6 run to seal the victory.

SNHU (8-3) is back in action Saturday, Dec. 21 (3 p.m.) when they take on Pace University on the road.

The women were just as successful back in New Hampshire, with a 74-69 win over the Lightning.

Senior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) led the Penmen with 17 points, followed by a career-best 15 for freshman Ariana Koivisto (Pomfret, Conn.) and 12 from sophomore Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.)

Unlike the men’s game, Goldey-Beacom kept things close, trailing 38-33 at the half and tying things at 46-all in the third quarter. At that point, SNHU had an 11-2 run to rebuild their lead, requiring eight straight points in the game’s final three minutes to overcome another Goldey-Beacom comeback.

Southern New Hampshire (8-3) has now won four straight on the women’s side, they are back in action Saturday, Dec. 21 (1:30 p.m.) when they take on Bentley University.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.