Toner’s 20 helps MacMurray in hoops win

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Fionnuala Toner scored 20 points to lead the MacMurray College women’s basketball team to a 62-56 road victory over Grinnell last Monday. The senior from Belfast cashed on eight of 12 shots from the field and four of five free throws. She also excelled on defense, causing seven Grinnell turnovers. The Highlanders are now 9-15.

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Drew’s Dara McKeon finished his collegiate career with a 17-point performance as the Rangers lost, 96-74, to the Merchant Marine Academy in Madison, N.J. on Saturday. McKeon, a senior from Dunboyne, Co. Meath, knocked down seven of 16 field goal attempts, including three of seven from 3-point range. He also earned credit for five rebounds and three assists. For the season, McKeon, who started all 23 games for Drew (7-17, 5-8 Landmark Conference), was third highest on the team in scoring, with 235 points, an average of 10.2 points per game. He shot 43 percent from the field and was second on the team in assists, with 56.

Elmira College concluded a 1-24 with a 61-53 road loss to Alfred on Saturday. Freshman Neil Randolph, from Co. Wicklow, put 11 points on the scoreboard for Elmira, nailing four of nine shots from the floor, including three of seven from downtown.


Providence College’s David McCarthy won the 3,000 meters at the Big East Indoor Championships in New York City on Sunday. The Waterford senior got the distance in 7:57.5, which breaks the Big East Indoor Championship record of 8:01.56 set in 1995 by former Friar Mark Carroll of Cork, who is now the head coach at Auburn. Finishing fourth in this race was teammate Shane Quinn, a freshman from Waterford, who came in at 8:05.22.

McCarthy and Quinn also comprised two of the four baton carriers for Providence’s winning entry in the Distance Medley Relay. McCarthy unleashed a 3:56.3 mile split in this event. This is the second time he has copped this double; he previously did so in 2009.


John Roberts and Neil Martin both won two of their three matches at the College Squash Ass’n. Championships in Princeton, N.J. Roberts, a senior, lost his opening match to Cornell’s Aditiya Jagtap, 3-2 (8-11, 12-10, 11-5, 6-11, 11-9), at the 4 spot, while Martin, a sophomore, also fell to the Big Red’s Arjun Gupta, 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7), at no. 6. Cornell defeated Yale, 8-1, in this first-round match on Friday.

Yale then defeated Dartmouth, 6-3, on Saturday, as Roberts moved up to no. 3 and knocked off Luke Lee, 3-2 (4-11, 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6), while Martin handled Robert Maycock, 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-5), at no. 5. Yale was then tripped up by Rochester, 6-3, on Sunday. Roberts defeated Joe Chapman, 3-1 (11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8), at the third spot, and Martin swept Matt Domenick, 3-0 (11-5, 12-10, 11-6), at no. 5. Both Roberts and Martin hail from Belfast.


Denver’s Sarah Faller tied for 42nd place in the NorthropGrumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif.

Faller’s 17-over-par 230 (76-79-75) left her 20 strokes behind medalist Lindy Duncan of Duke.

Bethune-Cookman sophomore Matthew McKnight tied for 25th place in the Frito Lay Taco Bell Intercollegiate at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Philadelphia, Miss. McKnight, who hails from Lisburn, Co. Antrim, shot rounds of 81 and 76 to finish 13 strokes over par and 10 off the low score shared by two rivals.