MCLA Men's Basketball Snaps 16-Game League Losing Streak

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The MCLA men's basketball program Saturday snapped a 16-game MASCAC losing streak by placing five players in double figures as the Trailblazers sprinted past the visiting Worcester State Lancers, 91-76.
MCLA earned its first win of the season in the conference and first since Feb. 10, 2016, against Framingham as it improved to 4-9 overall 1-2 in the MASCAC. 
Noah Yearsley led the Trailblazers with 23 points on 9-for-12 shooting, including 5-for-6 from 3-point range. Fellow freshman Mike Demartinis added 16 points, including a 4-for-6 showing from beyond the arc. Joe Wiggins collected 13 points, while Keiland Cross and Adam Conquest added 12 and 10, respectively.  
The Lancers (1-15, 0-3) were led by Shaun McCarthy's game-high 27-point night.
With the score at 45-41 in favor of MCLA, the Trailblazers went on a 9-3 spurt to open up a double digit lead at 54-44. The Lancers got within seven points a few times, but each time MCLA had the answer. 
At the 6:13 mark, it was 75-67 in favor of the hosts. They went on a 9-2 run to effectively put the game away as they built an 84-69 advantage. 
MCLA is back in action on Wednesday when it heads to Fitchburg State.
Women’s Basketball
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. --  Worcester State University's Catherine Sweeney notched a triple double with 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists in lifting the visiting Lancers past MCLA, 63-52.
MCLA dropped its seventh straight and fell to 4-11 overall and 0-3 in the league.
Sweeney was outstanding throughout as she went 4-for-6 from the floor.  She also collected three blocks and a steal for the Lancers (7-8, 1-2).
MCLA was led by Courtney Pingelski's 12 points and 10 rebounds. Kylah Langston added 10 points for the Trailblazers. 
The Trailblazers are back at it Wednesday night when they head to Fitchburg State for another MASCAC tilt.

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