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January 11, 2014

Future nurse running the point

Former Pentucket standout McNamara thrives at USM

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“We were predicted to make it to the Final Four,” McNamara said. “We’re all still bitter about (the loss). Not one of us played a good game. It was (Smith’s) night.”

The NCAA tournament appearance was McNamara’s second, but she has yet to experience a win.

“My goal is to win the Little East Tournament and get back to the NCAAs one more time, especially since I’m a senior,” she said. “There is definitely pressure on us, but it motivates me. I think I thrive on it.”

Notebook: Moore (again) named LEC Rookie of the Week

Alex Moore (West Newbury), a freshman on the Rhode Island College women’s basketball team, was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week Monday for the second time this season. Moore compiled a career-high 22 points along with six rebounds and two assists as the Anchorwomen stunned No. 25 Bowdoin last weekend, their first action of the second semester. RIC is 6-4 and has won three straight games and four of its last five.

Saint Anselm senior Ashley Viselli (Groveland) has appeared in all 13 games for Saint Anselm with season-highs of seven points in a 72-69 loss at Franklin Pierce Dec. 7 and eight rebounds in a 72-67 loss to Merrimack Nov. 26. The Hawks are 8-5 overall and winner in four of its last five game.

Beth Castantini (Newburyport), a sophomore at UMass Dartmouth, scored 12 points Tuesday in a 77-43 win over Mount Ida.

Hannah McCormick, a senior on the Holy Cross women’s track and field team, achieved a personal-best time of 5:12.74 in the mile when she placed fourth at the Harvard Open Dec. 7.

Deanna Latham (Newbury) and the Wisconsin women’s track and field team open the indoor season next Saturday and Sunday when it hosts the Badger Indoor Open. Latham was a second team All-American in the indoor pentathlon last year.

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