Paul Hogan’s 500th Career
Congratulations are in order to Paul Hogan, NHTI Athletic Director, men’s basketball coach, and Professor of Sports Management, for winning his 500th basketball game on Wednesday January 21 against Vermont Technical College, 92 – 80. His 300th career win was also against Vermont Tech.
Paul is now one of a very small number of college basketball coaches in the state of New Hampshire to ever achieve this remarkable feat.
A ceremony acknowledging this milestone will be held Tuesday February 3 at 8:00 pm, just prior to the NHTI / Hampshire College men’s basketball game. The wheelchair basketball game will start the festivities from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, with the women’s basketball game against Hampshire College tapping off at 6:00 pm.
Please come by the Wellness Center for these special events and to support our teams, as well as to congratulate Paul on this incredible accomplishment.
Gilman named YSCC Player of the Week
NHTI’s Jill Gilman (Weare) was named Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Week for helping to lead the Lynx to a 2-0 week, averaging 13.5 points and 10 rebounds per game. The 6’1" center graduated from Trinity HS in Manchester and recently transferred from Dowling College in New York, adding depth to the Lynx roster in the front court.
On Friday January 23, the NHTI mens' basketball team fell short in a comeback effort on the road in Rutland, VT, at St. Joseph’s College, losing 96-92. The Lynx were down 14 in a sluggish first half, but made several runs to knot the score at 92-92 with 16 seconds left in the game. An offensive foul on Nashua’s Yordy Tavarez (NHTI’s high scorer with 38 points) gave the Saints a chance to seal the win.
Vinni Zenni (Manchester) finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds, Jordan Lates (Nashua, left) added 10 points off the bench, and Ethan Rutledge (Curacao, right) finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.
Two days later in Bangor, Maine, the NHTI men and women swept Eastern Maine CC in basketball action in games at Eastern Maine CC.
The men jumped out early and never trailed winning 82-72 behind 31 points from Tavarez. Chipping in for the Lynx were Mustapha Koroma (Lowell, Mass) with 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Gabe Nichols (Hopkinton) with 11 points and 8 rebounds.
The Lynx women won 75-56 behind Allura Leblanc (Northwood) with a 21 point, 8 rebound effort. Other key contributors were Liz Sinnotte (Concord, left) with 17 points and Danielle Kimball (Derry, right) with 14 points and 6 assists.
The men and women both faced College of St. Joe's again in home games on Wednesday January 28 (a day later than planned due to Tuesday's massive snow storm)! In the women’s game, Leblanc (Northwood) scored her 1000th career point at NHTI, but St. Joe’s defeated the Lynx 69-59 in a close ballgame. Leblanc scored 10 points and added 9 rebounds, while teammate Kimball chipped in with 10 points and Haley Jakubens (Gilmanton) added 11 points.
St. Joe’s defeated NHTI in the men’s game 93-79 despite 39 points from Tavarez. Rutledge added 24 points for the Lynx. NHTI is now 16-6 on the season.