Hogan Celebrates 500th Win
A ceremony acknowledging NHTI Athletic Director and Men's Basketball Coach Paul Hogan's 500th winning game was held Tuesday February 3 at 8:00 pm, just prior to the NHTI / Hampshire College men’s basketball game. Hogan achieved this milestone on Wednesday January 21 when the Lynx beat Vermont Technical College in an away game, 92-80.
After the ceremony, the Lynx men went on to an 83-47 win over Hampshire, improving their record to 18-6 on this year's excellent season.
Congratulations Paul, and Go Lynx!
Leblanc Scores 1000th Point
NHTI women's basketball star forward Allura Leblanc (Northwood) scored her 1000th career point early in the first half at NHTI versus St. Joseph's College (VT) on Wednesday January 28. Leblanc has been a steady performer for the Lynx since graduating from nearby Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood, NH in 2013.
“Allura has been a leader on and off the floor” says first year head coach Jennifer Fithian. “She serves as a team captain and has been a fabulous student-athlete for NHTI.”
Leblanc has been a stalwart performer since arriving at NHTI in the fall of 2012. This year she leads the Lynx in scoring with 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, while helping NHTI to a 10-9 record thus far.
In 2013-14, the USCAA awarded Leblanc Academic All-American recognition, while she also earned YSCC All-Conference honors.
The NHTI men's and women’s basketball teams swept Unity College on the road in hoop action on Sunday February 1.
In the men’s game, 6’5" Ethan Rutledge (Curacao) scored 24 points in a balanced attack to help the Lynx improve to 17-6 on the season. Yordy Tavarez (Nashua) chipped in with 14 points, Curtis Williams (Newmarket) added 13 points, and Vinni Zenni (Manchester) and Gabe Nichols (Hopkinton) both scored 10 points in the win.
Sharpshooting guard Danielle Kimball (Derry) scored 24 points to help the NHTI women’s team cruise to a 72-21 thumping of Unity.
On Tuesday the NHTI men's and women’s hoop teams swept Hampshire College in doubleheader action at NHTI.
In the women’s game, Kimball scored 20 points, while teammate Leblanc added 16 and Jill Gilman (Weare) added 17 points to improve the team's record to 12-9 on the season.
The Lynx men captured a 83-47 win to improve to 18-6 on the season behind a pair of 22 point efforts by Phil Acheampong (Hartford, CT, left) and Eli Kendrick (Manchester, right) with 11 points, with Jordan Lates (Nashua) chipping in 10 points.