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Le Moyne men cruise to victory over American International, women fall short

Le Moyne head men's basketball coach Patrick Beilein guided the Dolphins to another conference win Saturday afternoon.

The Le Moyne men's basketball team (14-7) clutched their sixth win in a row this afternoon after defeating American International (9-15) with a 15-point win, 87-72.

The Yellow Jackets won against the Dolphins back in November by four points, but couldn't keep that momentum going Saturday.

Helping the Dolphins get the victory were Kobi Nwandu and Ryan Roland, both chipping in with 22 points each. Tom Brown added 14 points and eight rebounds. The Dolphins also made 50 percent of their three pointers, while American International only made 22.2 percent.

Zekiah Owens, Jordan Vidal and Isaiah Salter all scored double digits in defeat for the Yellow Jackets. Owens led the team with 22 points and had the only block for the team. American International scored 50 points in the paint, while Le Moyne only netted 34 points.

The Le Moyne men hope to continue their winning streak next Saturday, as they host Southern Connecticut State at 3 p.m. from Ted Grant Court.

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The Le Moyne women were not as fortunate. The Dolphins (18-4) suffered their worst loss of the season Saturday against American International University (13-11), losing by 30 points, 72-42.

American International wanted revenge after its season opening overtime loss to Le Moyne and it would get it. The Yellow Jackets held Le Moyne scoreless in the second quarter. The Dolphins registered eight missed field goals in the frame, while turning the ball over six times.

Le Moyne missed freshman guard Cameron Tooley, who did not play in Saturday's contest. She had 16 points in the Dolphin's win over the Yellow Jackets back in November.

As for Saturday afternoon, it was American International that came out with the win thanks to a dominating performance by Dana Watts. Watts recorded yet another double-double, this one complete with 28 points and 12 rebounds.

McKayla Roberts and Liz Mallea led the charge for the Dolphins, combining for 29 points. Le Moyne will try to stop its two-game skid when it takes on Southern Connecticut State University next Saturday afternoon.

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