Sports in Brief: November 17

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November 16, 2009

11:10 PM

Men’s basketball: Tribe falls to Harvard in triple-overtime thriller

The College (0-2) suffered an 87-85 defeat Sunday to Harvard, losing in triple overtime on a last second three-pointer from Harvard guard Jeremy Lind. Sophomore forward Quinn McDowell led all scorers with a game-high 23 points. Senior guards David Schnieder and Danny Summner tallied 18 and 19 points respectively. Senior guard Sean McCurdy put the Tribe up with 3.6 left in the third overtime before Lind’s three-pointer gave the Crimson the victory.

Women’s basketball: College opens season with blow out win over Radford

Sophomore guard Taysha Pye led all scorers with 17 points, scoring 11 in the first half to lead the Tribe (1-0) to a 70-40 season opening victory over Radford Sunday. The Tribe utilized hot starts from freshmen forward Emily Correal and center Jaclyn McKenna, both starting their first collegiate game, to take a 21-4 lead in the game’s first 10 minutes. Sophomore guard Katherine DeHenzel tallied 5 assists and 7 rebounds in her first game back from a knee injury suffered last season.

Cross country: Men win Southeast Regional title, women tie for fourth

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NCAA Southeast Region Championships Saturday, with the men taking home their second consecutive title and the women finishing in fourth. Seniors Patterson Wilhelm and John Grey led the way for the men. Seniors Meghan Burns and Emily Anderson helped the women finish in fourth place, finishing 15th and 17th to help the Tribe tie their best-ever finish. The women will learn Monday night whether their finish will earn them a spot in the NCAA Championships.

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