Published December 09. 2012 4:00AM
New London - Alex Del Rio made a clutch 3-pointer at the end of regulation and Mitchell College went on to defeat Daniel Webster 89-84 in overtime Saturday as the Mariners opened New England Collegiate Conference play.
Mitchell (5-3, 1-0) trailed by nine with 4:30 left but forced overtime when Del Rio missed a 3-pointer with five seconds, Joshua Ford grabbed the rebound and found Del Rio in the corner for a buzzer-beating three.
The Mariners took charge by scoring the first four points in overtime. Anthony Epps scored 27 points on 8-for-12 shooting for Mitchell and also finished with eight rebounds. Del Rio, who scored the Mariners last eight points of the second half, finished with 14 points and eight assists while Ford finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds.
In other games:
• Matt Vadas had 26 points and six assists as Connecticut College routed Salve Regina 82-59. Jared Shill added 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for the Camels (3-5) while Aaron McBurnie finished with 15 points. Doug Henton, a freshman from New London, had six points and there assists for Salve (5-3).
• Philkwan Tate scored 19 points and had 13 rebounds for UConn-Avery Point, but the Pointers lost to Quinsigamond Community College 64-60. New London's Malcolm Simmons had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Tyler Barnes had eight steals and seven assists for Avery Point (4-7) and Waterford's Mike Martin made three 3-pointers.
• St. Thomas More lost its first game of the season, falling to Massanutten Military 80-73 in the Life and Breath tournament at The Plains, Virginia. Duane Notcie scored 17 and Chris Walters and Gabe Levin had 14 points each for T-More (7-1).
• Jocelyn Summers scored 12 points as Conn College improved to 4-4 with a 66-61 victory over Rivier. Tara Gabelman added nine points and seven assists for the Camels while Annie Fierberg had eight rebounds.
• UConn-Avery Point rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Quinsigamond Community College 56-44. Kim Bouten led Avery Point, which trailed 26-24 at halftime, with 15 points. Jackie Riera and Stonington High graduate Ryanne Paige scored 12 each for the Pointers (8-3).
• Daniel Webster College overcame horrid second-half shooting to beat Mitchell College 45-44 in a NECC game. Webster (1-8, 1-1) led 32-17 at halftime but missed its first 35 field goals in the second half, letting Mitchell back in the game. Kaylee Cerruto scored 14 points and Amanda Garcia (12 points) and Kate Mulloy (11 points) had seven rebounds each for Mitchell (1-7, 1-1).
• Deanna McCarvell scored 33 points as New London beat Griswold 48-39, giving Kerrianne Dugan as victory in her first game as coach of the Whalers. Lexus Childs-Harris added 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds for New London, which outscored Griswold 21-6 in the fourth quarter. Benisha Obas and Tamia DeBarros added 10 rebounds apiece for the Whalers.
• Casey Sullivan scored 29 points, including five 3-pointers, as St. Bernard opened its season with a 55-40 victory over Fitch. Sullivan scored 10 points during a decisive 16-6 run in the third quarter that allowed the Saints to brak the game open. She also finished with 10 rebounds. Jackie Lewis scored 12 points and Lexis Foster 11 for the Falcons (1-1).
• Michelle Klinikowski and Kyle Fustini dominated inside as Ledyard rolled to a 59-35 win over Stonington in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division. Klinikowski finished with 13 points and eight rebounds while Fustini had 11 ponits and 12 rebounds for the Colonels (2-0, 1-0). Ariana Fustini added 12 assists for Ledyard while Felicia Cabral scored 11 points for the Bears (0-2, 0-1).
• Pomperaug took a 36-20 halftime lead and went on to beat Norwich Free Academy 59-40 in the championship game of the Masuk Tip-Off tournament. Alyssa Velles scored 20 points to lead NFA (1-1).
• Conn College was outshot 42-28, losing 7-1 to Bowdoin in a NESCAC game. Freshman Tim DiPretoro scored a second-period goal and Mike Doyle and Steve Servideo had assists for Conn (2-5-1, 1-4-1).
• Sam Gill and Loring Butler were multiple winners in Conn College's 190-98 loss to Williams in the NESCAC. Gill won the 50 freestyle (21.48 seconds) and 100 butterfly (50.72) while Bowen catpured the 100 back (53.38) and 200 back (1:55.81). Dylan Steiner added a win in the 200 breast (2:12.42) for the Camels.
• Williams, the 2012 NCAA runnerup, beat Conn College 205-82 in the NESCAC. Freshman Emma Rotner won the 500 free (5:16.24) and played second in the 1,000 free (10:58.18) for the Camels while junior Julia Pielock won the 50 free (24.79) and was second in the 100 free (53.97).
Women's indoor track
• Conn College sophomore Kim Bolick finished second in the 3000-meters Friday at the Brandeis Invitational, with a personal best of 10:37.64 that qualified her for the New England Div. III meet. Conn was sixth in the nine-team field with a score of 18. Other top finishers for Conn were Ariana Beers (3000) and Caroline Leonard (1000) with fourth-place finishes, Lauren Cameron (high jump) who was fifth and Samantha Pevear (weight throw) who was sixth.
Men's indoor track
• Conn College sophomore Mike LeDuc won the 3000-meters Friday at the Brandeis Invitational, with a personal best of 8:35.03 that qualified him for the New England Div. III meet. Teammate Patrick Dermody was fifth in the 3000, also qualifying for the New England Div. III meet. Conn was eighth out of nine teams with 12 points.
• The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour announced its 2013 schedule and returns to Waterford Speedbowl for a date on Saturday, June 22.