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Glynn Fuels UML Men on the Road

February 28, 2019 GMT

BANGOR, Maine -- In a game that featured 17 lead changes, the UMass Lowell men’s basketball team was able to take the lead for good inside of the final 10 minutes to earn a 70-61 victory at America East Conference opponent Maine on Wednesday evening.

Colleges

UML moved to 15-15, 7-8 AE, while Maine fell to 5-24, 3-11 AE.

Down by two at 51-49, freshman Joey Glynn dug in and tallied buckets on the River Hawks’ next four possessions to spark a 16-4 run that gave the squad its only double-digit margin of the night, 65-55, with less than five minutes left. The Black Bears were able to cut the difference to just five in the final minutes, but a layup and a pair of timely defensive rebounds by senior Ryan Jones secured the decision.

“We pulled away at the right time,” said head coach Pat Duquette. “It was a close game and both teams were playing really hard. We had to shorten our bench a little bit and I thought we got some good production from Ryan Jones off the bench. Joey Glynn came in and gave us a good second half and Shawn Jones was able to run our team, so I think that’s how we pulled away in the second half.”

Redshirt-junior Christian Lutete led the way offensively with 21 points, including a 7-for-7 effort at the line. Sophomore Obadiah Noel added 14 points, while senior Shawn Jones and Glynn chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

With the victory, UMass Lowell now boasts its most league wins since 2015-16, as well as the program’s most wins away from home during the Division I era.

The Black Bears worked to create a two-possession margin in the opening minutes of the contest.

HAMDEN, Conn. -- Quinnipiac University freshman pitcher Matt Draper of Lowell earned his first collegiate save in a win against nationally-ranked Wake Forest on Saturday.

Draper, a right-hander, pitched the final 1.2 innings and recorded a strikeout while securing Quinnipiac’s, 8-6, victory over the 20th ranked Demon Deacons. It was Quinnipiac’s first win over a nationally ranked opponent since March of 2004.

Draper has made two appearances in relief this season, allowing four hits, two runs (none earned) and one walk while striking out three in 2.2 innings.

Draper was The Sun Co-Player of the Year last spring after posting an 8-1 record with an ERA of 1.16 at Lowell High. For his Red Raiders varsity career Draper posted a 16-2 record with two saves and a 1.63 ERA.

LOWELL -- Thanks to a record-breaking game by senior captain Kristina Keith (East Kingston, N.H.), the UMass Lowell women’s lacrosse team earned its first win of the season with a 15-5 victory against Holy Cross on Wednesday afternoon.

Keith scored a program-high seven goals for UML (1-4), while Cameron McKelvin and Paige MacEachern tallied hat tricks in the 10-point win.

Keith and MacEachern are now tied for first on the team in goals with 15 apiece this season.