The Fitchburg State men’s basketball team fell to SUNY Delhi, 85-79, in non-conference action on Thursday evening at the Parkinson Gymnasium.
SUNY Delhi took an early 13-7 lead with back-to-back 3-pointers from junior Norman Wilson and freshman Pablo Quinones before Fitchburg State responded with four points from junior Tayjahn Joyner to trail 17-16. Sophomore Kerns Monvilus dropped a trey for the Falcons to keep it close at 23-21, but the Broncos answered with a 13-0 run, including nine straight points from Wilson, to forge ahead 35-21.
The Falcons chipped away with a 6-2 run to finish the frame, with Monvilus and sophomore Javon Taylor pouring in three points each.
The Falcons opened the second half with a pair of buckets from sophomore Quincy Taylor and a jumper from junior Darian Norwood to cut the deficit to 47-42.
With 10 minutes to play, first-year Isiah Barnes and Mavenson Therneus hit consecutive hoops to extend the Broncos lead to 63-51.
Though the Green and Gold kept it close with a pair of layups from Quincy Taylor and Javon Taylor to narrow the game to 75-69 with 2:19 to play, the visitors closed out the game with eight points from the charity stripe to seal the victory.
Monvilus poured in a team-high 22 points for FSU (2-9), to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and two assists. Quincy Taylor added a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds.
Wilson had a game-high 27 points for the Broncos.
The Falcons return to action Saturday, hosting Salem State.at 2 p.m.
Nashoba 69, Shepherd Hill 66 Nashoba (5-2) finished with four players in double figures, led by freshman Trevor Payne’s 13 points. Nick Pavia added 12 points while Jacob Belsanti and Jack Lagarde each chipped in with 11 points.
The Wolves enjoyed slim leads of 14-13 after the first quarter and 29-25 at the half. The hosts maintained the upper hand in the third quarter, stretching the advantage to 46-36 entering the final quarter.
Rams forward Ryan Brooks scored 12 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter as Shepherd Hill pulled to within a single possession with four seconds left. A missed three-point attempt by the Rams with seconds left allowed Nashoba to come away with the victory.
Algonquin 46, Leominster 41 Mia Keenan led Leominster (1-5) with 14 points.
Shepherd Hill 53, Nashoba 50 Lyla Cotter and Madeline Toth each had 12 points for Nashoba (3-2).
Lunenburg 77, Quabbin 14 Abby Rodriquenz won the 600 and 1,000 and Lauren Long won both the mile and 2 mile runs as the Blue Knights cruised on Wednesday.
Alexa Jenkins (shot put), Aliya Holden (55m hurdles), Carli Stanford (55m), Olivia Waldron (300), the 4×200 relay (Sarah Viveiros, Anita White, Holden, Stanford) and the 4x400m relay (Angelina Brackett, Emma King, Teaghan Sullivan, Rylan Arnold) were also winners.
Second-place finishers were Viveiros (shot put), Illiana Thomas (2 mile), Karynna Long (55m hurdles), Waldron (55m), Breanna Bajko (mile run, 100) and Arnold (600). Claiming third-place spots were Addie Jacobs (55m hurdles), Reese Haefner (55m), Long (600), Katie Daykin (300) and Grace Richard (shot put).