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.