Saturday women: Yosinoff gets 700; USM falls

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Andy Yosinoff has coached at Emmanuel for 36 years, including directing the Saints to the 2002 Final Four.
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Andy Yosinoff became the third Division III women's coach to win 700 games as his Emmanuel team defeated Lasell 76-49.

Bria Tiro scored 16 points and Fiona O'Dwyer had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Saints improved to 14-5 this season, 6-0 in the GNAC and 700-230 in 36 seasons under Yosinoff.

Scranton coach Mike Strong, whose team defeated Juniata on Saturday to improve to 783 wins, and former St. John Fisher coach Phil Kahler are the other D-III women's coaches with 700-plus wins.

Carly Murphy racked up a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, both game-high totals, to lead Western Connecticut State to a 68-55 win over No. 13 Southern Maine in Danbury, Conn. The loss snaps Southern Maine's 18-game winning streak, which was the best start to a season in program history. Southern Maine was just 1-for-9 from 3-point range.

No. 12 St. Thomas lost for the third time in six days, losing at home to Hamline, 66-56. It snapped a 23-game home win streak for the Tommies. Kara Poirer led the Pipers with 16 points.

No. 15 UW-Stevens Point defeated No. 25 UW-Superior 89-78 in overtime to remain a game behind UW-Whitewater for the lead in the WIAC. Sam Barber led all scorers with 27 points, including 12-for-13 from the foul line. Sally Linzmeier led the Yellowjackets with 21 points and 10 boards.

Carissa Verkaik has been the all-time scoring leader for Calvin for a while, but the No. 2 Knights can add her name to another line in the record book as she blocked six shots to become the school career leader in that category as well, with 404. Calvin dumped Alma 77-55.

No. 11 Montclair State won its 20th consecutive game, downing Rutgers-Camden 65-49 behind 24 points from Melissa Toble. At 20-0, Montclair has just five games left before the start of the NJAC tournament.

Chelsea Danel shot 7-for-10 from the floor and 4-for-6 from 3-point range for a total of 18 points as No. 5 Messiah bounced back from its midweek loss and defeated Albright 66-50.

Ninth-ranked Lewis and Clark and No. 18 George Fox each won Northwest Conference games on Saturday following their Friday night showdown.

Transylvania defeated Defiance 84-81 in double overtime to extend its winning streak to eight games and improve to 15-4, 11-1 in the HCAC. Madisen Webb, who hit the basket that put the Pioneers ahead for good in the final period, finished with a career-high 23 points.

Alyssa Isler scored on a backdoor cut with seven seconds left to lift Gettysburg past Centennial Conference leader Swarthmore 55-54. Swarthmore remains one game up in the conference standings at 11-2, 15-3 overall.

Two days after her buzzer-beating shot against Concordia (Texas), Howard Payne got another 22 points and eight assists from Tresta Donahoo in an 84-74 win against Mary Hardin-Baylor. Castleton State improved to 18-1 with a 61-45 win at Maine-Farmington behind 16 points and five assists from Jade Desroches. Lianna Carrero scored a game-high 46 points and Albertus Magnus needed every one of them in a 75-73 win against Norwich. 

Oswego State defeated Cortland State for the first time since 2006, holding the Red Dragons to just 11 first-half points in a 51-35 victory.