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College roundup: Union men’s basketball bows to Hamilton in tournament final; RPI men’s hockey loses

Union College's Temi George goes up for a shot under the basket during the championship game against Hamilton College in the Sig Makofski Invitational Sunday at Viniar Athletic Center on the Union College campus in Schenectady.
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Union College's Temi George goes up for a shot under the basket during the championship game against Hamilton College in the Sig Makofski Invitational Sunday at Viniar Athletic Center on the Union College campus in Schenectady.

SCHENECTADY — Nick Osarenren scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Sunday as Hamilton rallied to beat Union 50-47 to win the Sig Makofski Invitational championship at Viniar Athletic Center.

Osarenren was named the tournament’s most valuable player. He was 9-of-15 from the field and also had four steals and three blocks for the Continentals (3-3).

Union (2-2) had a 25-22 lead at halftime. Both teams struggled with their shooting in the second half. Hamilton was 9 for 31 (29%), while Union was 6 for 21 (28.6%).

Mike Manley led the Dutchmen with 17 points. He was the team’s only player to score in double figures. Temi George pulled down 11 rebounds.

Teja Singh added 13 points for Hamilton.

Making the all-tournament team were Manley, Osarenren, Singh, Jeremiah Simmons of Mount St. Vincent’s and Morrisville State’s Brison Hall.

HAMILTON
Osarenren 9-1-19, Singh 4-3-13, Tirbaso 2-4-8, Anderson 2-1-5, Regan 2-0-5. Totals: 19-9-50.
UNION
Manley 5-3-17, George 3-2-8, Regis 2-3-7, Noone 2-0-5, Caporale 1-1-3, Cepiel 1-0-3, Baptiste 1-0-2, Samsen 1-0-2. Totals: 16-9-47.

Halftime score: Union led 25-22.

RPI HOCKEY LOSES

BOSTON — Northeastern scored twice in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit and beat RPI 2-1 in a men’s college hockey non-conference game at Matthews Arena.

The win completed a two-game sweep of the Engineers by the 18th-ranked Huskies (11-4-1). Northeastern won 2-1 on Friday at Houston Field House.

Jack Brackett gave RPI (6-7-2) a 1-0 lead at 6:36 of the second period. Aidan McDonough tied it for Northeastern 1:02 into the third period. Matt Choupani scored the game-winner with 4:12 left in the game.

There was only one penalty called in the game.

RPI returns to action Friday when it hosts third-ranked Quinnipiac.

RPI 0 1 0 — 1
Northeastern 0 0 2 — 2
First Period — None. Penalties — None
Second Period — 1, RPI, Brackett (McIssac), 6:36. Penalties — None.
Third Period — 2, Northeastern, McDonough (Demelis, Choupani), 1:02. 3, Northeastern, Choupani (Demelis, McDonough), 15:48. Penalties — Outzen, Nor (holding), 18:04.
Shots on Goal — RPI 8-7-6 — 21. Northeastern 9-6-9 — 24.
Power-play opportunities — RPI 0 of 1; Northeastern 0 of 0.
Goalies — RPI, Marshall (24 shots-22 saves). Northeastern, Levi (21-20).
A — 1,387.
Referees — Tim Benedetto, Jeremy Tufts. Linesmen — Kevin Briganti, Nicholas Briganti.

SKIDMORE HOCKEY WINS TOURNEY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Will Dow-Kenny’s goal with 5:11 left in the third period gave Skidmore a 1-0 victory over Connecticut College in the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational championship game.

Goalie Brandon Tate made 25 saves for the Thoroughbreds (4-3-1).

Connecticut College 0 0 0 — 0
Skidmore 0 0 1 — 1
Connecticut College scoring: None. Skidmore scoring: Dow-Kenny 1-0, Frisk 0-1, Urquhart 0-1. Goalies: Connecticut College, McHale, 24 saves. Skidmore, Tate, 25 saves.

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