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Local college roundup: Conn's Cangelosi a semifinalist for hockey's top New England award

Published February 07. 2014 4:00AM

New London - Connecticut College junior forward JC Cangelosi is one of 18 semifinalists for the Joe Concannon Award, presented annually to the best American-born New England Division II/III men's hockey player.

The winner will be announced on Friday, March 21, prior to the start of the NCAA Frozen Four and the award will be presented during the New England Hockey Writers dinner in April.

"We are happy for JC and his nomination for the Concannon Award," Conn coach Jim Ward said. "He is a dynamic athlete and is among the more skilled players we have had here at Connecticut College. He is a presence in all games and has scored some important goals for us."

Men's basketball

• Donovin Ford-Hayes made six 3-pointers and scored 24 as Becker trounced Mitchell College, 88-66, in a New England Collegiate Conference game. Rashaun Liggon had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Becker (13-8, 9-3). Parris Hill had 15 points for the Mariners (15-5, 11-2) and Joshua Ford scored 13.

• Andrew Musler scored 23 points as Clark defeated Coast Guard Academy, 71-62, in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Senior Devonte Weems had a big game for the Bears (5-14, 2-7), finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds, both team bests.

• Mass Bay CC downed Avery Point 82-62. New London's Keith Porter scored 24 for the Pointers (11-8) and Ryan Wallack had 10 points.

Women's basketball

• Kiley Shoemaker had 25 points and 16 rebounds as Wheaton downed Coast Guard, 77-66, to take sole possession of first place in the NEWMAC. Abbie Brickley scored 25 for Wheaton (17-4, 12-4). Dani Knox had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears (15-4, 11-4) while Meghan Fornaro added 15 points, six rebounds and three steals.

• Regis scored 18 unanswered points to end the first half and went on to rout Mitchell, 72-44, in a NECC game. Janaya Bradley had 22 points and eight rebounds for Regis (17-4, 14-0). Savannah Boyle had 16 points for the Mariners (12-8, 12-2) and Amanda Garcia scored 10. Mitchell shot just 31-percent and turned it over 19 times.

Wrestling

• Mike Giorgio (141 pounds) won by technical fall and Phillip Azzari (197) earned a 3-1 decision during Coast Guard's 38-8 loss at Merchant Marine. The Bears are 4-9.

Football

• Tennessee announced that it won't be playing a scheduled home-and-home series with UConn that had been planned for 2015 and 2016. In a story on the school's football website, Tennessee said the series was suspended by mutual agreement to allow Tennessee to play neutral site games in Nashville and in Bristol, Tenn.

UConn spokesman Mike Enright said the schools have agreed to reschedule the series for future years, but have not determined when that will happen. He said the schools have until Sept. 26, 2015 to come up with new dates.

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