Randolph scores 8 in Elmira’s first win

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Neil Randolph’s stat lines in last weekend’s games had a similarity in that he scored eight points in each. There was one critical difference, though. His Elmira College men’s basketball team defeated Ithaca, 70-62, at home on Friday for their first victory of the season after 22 defeats. Randolph launched all nine of his field goal attempts from outside the 3-point arc, with two falling through the hoop.

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He also converted both of his free throws. Elmira then dropped Saturday’s contest to visiting Utica, 71-68. Randolph, a freshman forward from Co. Wicklow, hit three of nine shots from the floor, including two of eight from long range. He also had four rebounds. Elmira is now 1-23.

Jermaine Kamara was one of the few bright spots for Ursinus in Wednesday’s 93-52 loss at home to Haverford. The Cork freshman made six of seven shots from the floor to finish with 12 points, which was co-high for the Bears (8-15, 7-9 Centennial Conference). He also had five rebounds.


Binghamton split its two games against America East rivals last week, defeating Vermont, 54-43, at home on Wednesday and then losing, 67-58, on the road to Hartford. Orla O’Reilly scored 11 points against Vermont, hitting four of her 12 field goal attempts (one of six from long range) and both of her foul shots. Sinead O’Reilly pulled down six rebounds and scored one point on a free throw. Orla O’Reilly then led the Bearcats in scoring with 16 points in the Hartford loss. She shot 6-for-9 from the floor, including 4-for-6 from downtown. She also had five rebounds in this contest, which saw her sister get in early foul trouble. Sinead O’Reilly eventually took a seat on the bench when she was whistled for the fifth time. She finished the game with three boards. The O’Reillys are seniors from Cork. Binghamton is now 12-14 overall and 6-7 in conference play.

Fionnuala Toner posted a game-high seven assists and a team-high nine rebounds as MacMurray College knocked off Blackburn College, 60-46, in a Wednesday home game. Toner, a senior from Belfast, also scored five points, shooting 1-for-4 from the floor and 3-for-4 from the foul line. The Highlanders are now 8-12.


Brown’s Kevin Cooper and Providence’s Shane Quinn both finished in the top 20 among the 250 runners who contested the men’s mile at the Valentine Invitational in Boston on Saturday. The event was contested in 22 sections. Cooper, a junior from Waterford, had the 15th best time – 4:04.43. Quinn, a Waterford freshman, posted a time of 4:05.68, which was 19th best. Leader of the pack was Boston University’s Rich Peters in 3:57.83.

Rhode Island senior Kalyn Sheehan contested a pair of women’s sprints at the Valentine. Her best finish came in the 400-meter dash, in which her time of 56.24 placed her eighth of 139 contestants. Sophia Smellie, running unattached, was the winner in 52.65. Sheehan, who hails from Waterford, ran the 200 meters in 25.22, which was good for 13th place in that event. Top honors went to Esther Akinsulie of the Canadian Relay Team, who led the way among the 168 runners in 23.84.


John Roberts and Neil Martin accounted for two victories apiece to propel Yale to victories over Dartmouth, 6-3, and Harvard, 5-4, last weekend. Both players had to work for their victories against Dartmouth; Roberts prevailed over Luke Lee, 3-2 (7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6), while Martin defeated Robert Maycock, 3-1 (10-12, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7).

The Belfast duo had an easier time in the Harvard match, with both posting 3-0 victories. Roberts knocked off Nick Hopcroft, 11-8, 1-8, 11-3, while Martin took care of Tyler Olson, 11-9, 11-7, 11-4. Roberts, a senior, handles the no. 3 spot for Yale, while Martin, a sophomore, is slotted fifth.