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December 8, 2012

SNHU loses its cool and the game to Merrimack

NORTH ANDOVER — Benefitting from four consecutive technical fouls whistled against Southern New Hampshire, the Merrimack men’s basketball team pulled away midway through the second half after en route to an 80-58 win.

With 10 minutes to play, Troy Hammel drew a foul. That drew the ire of the Southern New Hampshire bench, and after the dust had settled, the Penmen were hit with four technical fouls in a row, resulting to the ejection of fiery head coach Stan Spirou and a player.

The freshman from Valencia, Calif., hit all eight free throws to put the game out of reach at 66-46.

Four players finished in double figures for the Warriors: JT Strickland (15), Hammel (13), Anthony Barry (career high 12 in 16 minutes) and Tyler Young (10).

The Warriors (4-6, 2-4 NE-10) are off until Dec. 31 when they host Bloomfield at 1 p.m. SNHU dropped to 5-3 and 3-3 NE-10.

Merrimack women make it 6 wins in a row

The Merrimack women’s basketball team surpassed its 2011 win total with a 61-58 victory over Southern New Hampshire. The Warriors were led by freshman Ashley Weissmann, who finished with a career-high 16 points including 4 of 5 behind the arc off the bench.

Chloe Rothman added 15 points and seven assists.

After a Penmen layup with nine seconds remaining in the game, Weissmann went to the line with Merrimack leading by one. Weissmann drained both pressure free throws to increase the lead to three. The Penmen had a shot to tie the game but Michelle DeRoma’s 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short.

Merrimack (6-2, 4-2 NE-10) will host Molloy Saturday at 2 p.m.

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