2011-12 Men's Basketball News
March 13, 2012
Birrell selected to D3hoops.com all-region team
NEWPORT, R.I. - Following his record-setting season as a graduate student and captain of the Salve Regina University men's basketball team, Ryan Birrell (Scituate, R.I.) added another regional honor to his collection with his selection to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Team.
March 4, 2012
Engineers top Seahawks in ECAC finals
WORCESTER, Mass. - Jaime Shannon scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half to lead WPI to the ECAC Division III New England Men's Basketball Championship with a 87-66 win over Salve Regina on Sunday at the Harrington Auditorium.
March 3, 2012
Seahawks snare another opportunity at championship
WORCESTER, Mass. - Ryan Birrell (Scituate, R.I.) exploded for 18 second-half points and recorded a near triple-double to power Salve Regina to the ECAC New England Championship Finals at the Harrington Auditorium, defeating Elms, 70-59, on Saturday. Salve Regina ups its record to 21-9 while Elms wraps up its season with an 18-11 mark.
February 29, 2012
Seahawks set program record, advance to semis
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University men's basketball extended its season to a 30th game for the first time ever after defeating Husson University, 78-71, in first-round action of the ECAC Division III New England Championships.
February 27, 2012
Men's basketball earns #2 seed in ECAC tournament
NEWPORT, R.I. – The Salve Regina University men’s basketball team has been announced as the second seed in the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Men’s Basketball Championship tournament.
February 25, 2012
Gulls go Greene to capture fifth CCC crown
NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University (19-9) graduate student Ryan Birrell (Scituate, R.I.), the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player and Defensive Player of the Year, recorded his first career triple-double (18 pts, 13 rebs, 10 asts), but a trio of Gulls from Endicott College (20-8) denied the Seahawks a repeat championship, winning 90-66 in tonight’s title game.
February 23, 2012
Smiley shoots Seahawks to CCC finals
NEWPORT, R.I. – Junior William Smiley led all players with 23 points on an efficient 10-of-11 shooting from the floor to help the Salve Regina University men’s basketball team advance past Nichols College by the score of 81-80 during the semifinal round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship tournament on Thursday night at the Rodgers Recreation Center. The Seahawks improve to 19-8 on the season and will host Endicott in the CCC Championship this Saturday.
February 22, 2012
Birrell, Pringle, and Coach Foster honored by CCC
NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina senior Ryan Birrell and sophomore Isaiah Pringle have both been named to the 2011-12 All-Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men’s Basketball Team. Birrell was honored as the CCC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and All-CCC First Team member, while Pringle was selected to the All-CCC Second Team.
February 21, 2012
Seahawks advance with Smiley's double-double
NEWPORT, R.I. – Junior William Smiley recorded his second double-double of the season, scoring 15 points and grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds to help the top-seeded Salve Regina University men’s basketball team to a 58-47 victory over eighth seed Western New England University during the quarterfinal round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship tournament on Tuesday night at the Rodgers Recreation Center. The Seahawks, who are now 18-8 on the season, will advance to host the number four seed Nichols College on Thursday at 6 p.m.
February 20, 2012
CCC Player of the Week: Isiah Pringle
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Salve Regina University sophomore guard Isiah Pringle (Queens, N.Y.) continued his strong play down the stretch, as he averaged 22.5 points and 3.0 rebounds for the Seahawks, winners of four straight games heading into the CCC Championship as the top seed.
February 18, 2012
Pringle polishes regular-season finale with 27 points
BRISTOL, R.I. - Salve Regina University men's basketball (17-8; 15-3 CCC), the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Commonwealth Coast Conference Championships, avenged an earlier home loss to Roger Williams University with a 68-52 road victory in the regular-season finale.
February 14, 2012
CCC Player of the Week: Ryan Birrell
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Salve Regina University graduate student guard Ryan Birrell (Scituate, R.I.) poured in 25 points, dished out seven assists, and grabbed five boards to help the Seahawks snap second-place Wentworth’s five game winning streak in a 91-61 road victory.
February 14, 2012
Seahawks win last home game to clinch home-court advantage throughout playoffs
NEWPORT, R.I. - The 2011 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's basketball champion Salve Regina University had to win three road games for its title last season. With an 85-72 win over Nichols College in the final regular season home game for the Seahawks tonight, Salve Regina earned the top seed in the upcoming championships and will entertain all challengers at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
February 11, 2012
Birrell gets it done the old-fashioned way
NEWPORT, R.I. - Graduate student Ryan Birrell (Scituate, R.I.) scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to lead Salve Regina University men's basketball to a 71-63 win over Gordon College in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action in Newport.
February 8, 2012
Seahawks win big in Boston; 91-61 over Leopards
BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore Isiah Pringle (Queens, N.Y.) and graduate student Ryan Birrell (Scituate, R.I.) combined for 51 points (26 and 25, respectively) in a 30-point victory over Wentworth Institute of Technology.
February 4, 2012
Jones helps Curry comeback versus Salve Regina
MILTON, Mass. – Junior Sedale Jones (Pittsfield, Mass.) poured in a game-high 32 points and went 12-for-12 from the line, leading Curry to an 80-73 win over visiting Salve Regina on Saturday afternoon in Milton. The Colonels improve to 10-11 overall and 8-6 in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play, while the Seahawks fall to 13-8 overall and 11-3 in CCC action.
February 2, 2012
Smiley's 31 points just enough for Seahawks, 72-71, over Lions
QUINCY, Mass. - While William Smiley (Saunderstown, R.I.) scored a career-high 31 points for Salve Regina University men's basketball, the Seahawks needed clutch free throws in the final minute to close out their contest with Eastern Nazarene, 72-71, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action.
January 31, 2012
Birrell double-double lifts Salve Regina, 70-66
NEWPORT, R.I. - Graduate student Ryan Birrell (Scituate, R.I.) had a game-high 23 points and team-high 10 rebounds, all off the defensive glass, to lead Salve Regina University men's basketball over Western New England University, 70-66, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action on Tuesday.
January 28, 2012
Seahawks take command in 2nd for 10-point win
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University used a 20-2 run over eight minutes early in the second period to wipe away a seven-point deficit on its way to a 61-51 victory over the University of New England in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
January 25, 2012
Seahawks sweep Gulls, 71-64
BEVERLY, Mass. - Salve Regina University men's basketball maintained its hold of first place in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) by engineering a season sweep over Endicott College, 71-64.
January 21, 2012
Engemann leads Hawks over Seahawks, 75-72
NEWPORT, R.I. - Junior forward Mike Engemann (Red Bank, N.J.) made six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 27 points to lead visiting Roger Williams University men's basketball to a 75-72 victory over Salve Regina University in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action.
January 19, 2012
Salve Regina rallies to defeat Nichols, 83-75
DUDLEY, Mass. - Down a dozen at the half, Salve Regina University men's basketball outscored Nichols College by 20 points in the second to win, 83-75, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action.
January 17, 2012
Prue provides Wentworth with big shots, 62-58
NEWPORT, R.I. - Trailing throughout the entire second half, Wentworth Institute of Technology men's basketball chipped away as senior Eric Prue (Auburn, Maine) sank a pair of 3-pointers in front of his bench to put the Leopards on top of host Salve Regina University, 62-58.
January 14, 2012
Seahawks overtake Scots in 2nd for 73-63 win
WENHAM, Mass. - In a battle of unbeaten men's basketball teams today between Gordon College and visiting Salve Regina University, the Seahawks triumphed by ten, 73-63, to improve to 6-0 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC).
January 12, 2012
Salve Regina improves to 5-0 in conference play
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Graduate guard Ryan Birrell (Hope, R.I.) scored a game-high 20 points as the Salve Regina men’s basketball team defeated Western New England 74-56 to remain unbeaten in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Thursday night (Jan. 12).
January 10, 2012
Salve Regina remains unbeaten in conference
NEWPORT, R.I. - All five starters touched the ball on its first possession as Salve Regina University men's basketball led almost from tip-off to final buzzer during a 74-53 win over Eastern Nazarene.
January 7, 2012
Seahawks go overtime to corral Colonels, 87-82
NEWPORT, R.I. - Sophomore guard Isiah Pringle (Queens, N.Y.) scored four of his team-high 23 points in overtime as Salve Regina University men's basketball survived a comeback from Curry College for an 87-82 victory in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
December 31, 2011
Bears claw back for three-point win
NEW LONDON, CONN. - Junior Greg Marshall had 16 of his team-high 22 points in the second half as Coast Guard erased a nine-point second half deficit to beat Salve Regina 85-82 in a non-conference game to close out 2011.
December 10, 2011
Lopez lifts Camels over Seahawks, 55-54
NEWPORT, R.I. - For the second time this year, a team from New London, Conn., beats Salve Regina University men's basketball with a bucket in the final minute. Connecticut College sophomore forward Mason Lopez (Edgewater, N.J.) pivoted in the lane to sink a short jumper with eight ticks left on the clock as the Camels defeated the Seahawks, 55-54, in a non-league matchup at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
December 6, 2011
Anchormen remain unbeaten (8-0) with win over Seahawks
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Senior center Mike Akinrola (Woonsocket, R.I.) totaled 19 points and five rebounds as the Rhode Island College men's basketball team knocked off Salve Regina, 69-55, at The Murray Center on Tuesday night.
December 6, 2011
Canova rookie of the week for CCC men's basketball
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University freshman guard Brendan Canova (Edina, Minn.) shot over 60% from the floor (8-of-13) and 55% from behind the arch (6-of-11) in his first week of conference competition to earn rookie of the week (Nov. 28 - Dec. 4) honors from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC).
December 3, 2011
Quick start for Seahawks results in road win
BIDDEFORD, Maine - The Salve Regina University men's basketball team scored the initial 13 points of the contest and led by at least six the rest of the way, picking up a 76-60 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) win over the University of New England at the newly-named James A. Beaudry Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
November 30, 2011
Birrell backs up career effort with 24 points in CCC win
NEWPORT, R.I. - ECAC and CCC player of the week Ryan Birrell (Scituate, R.I.) enjoyed an encore performance with a game-high 24 points, seven assists as Salve Regina University men's basketball defeated Endicott College, 76-64, at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
November 29, 2011
Birrell player of the week after career effort in Seahawk win
NEWPORT, R.I. - The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) selected Salve Regina University graduate student Ryan Birrell (Scituate, R.I.) as its men's basketball player of the week (Nov. 21-27).
November 22, 2011
Birrell buries 30 to lead Seahawks over Eagles
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University graduate student Ryan Birrell (Hope, R.I.) scored a career-high 30 points and had a team-high eight rebounds to lead the Seahawks to an 84-81 victory over visiting Daniel Webster College in non-league action from the Rodgers Recreation Center. Salve Regina improves to 2-2 while Daniel Webster drops its third straight game to open the season.
November 20, 2011
Buzzer-beater drops Salve Regina at Mitchell tournament
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Senior forward Jeff Gomez (New London, Conn./Grasso Tech) hit the game-winning shot as time expired to give the Mitchell College men's basketball team a 65-64 victory over Salve Regina University on Sunday in the final game of the Mitchell College Tipoff Tourney Showcase at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
November 19, 2011
Birrell leads Salve Regina past St. Joseph's, 60-56
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Salve Regina University men’s basketball team held off St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) down the stretch to earn its first win of the season, 60-56, at the Mitchell College Tipoff Tourney Showcase on Saturday afternoon at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
November 15, 2011
Lyons separate from Seahawks in second half
NORTON, Mass. - Senior Brendan Degnan (Narragansett, R.I./Bishop Hendricken) poured in a career-high 27 points to lead the Wheaton College men's basketball team to an 84-65 win over Salve Regina University in the season-opener for both teams Tuesday night at Emerson Gymnasium.
November 14, 2011
Defending champions return to the hardwood
NEWPORT, R.I. - When last seen in action at the Rodgers Recreation Center, the Salve Regina University men's basketball team had just completed its regular season with a four-game home winning streak. Then the Seahawks entered the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championships as the No. 5 seed and had to go on the road for three games to win the title, their first since 1994-95 and third overall.
August 5, 2011
Birrell, Royce roll onto NABC Honors Court
Two members of the 2010-11 Salve Regina men's basketball team were selected to the NABC Honors Court. Seniors Ryan Birrell and Daniel Royce were recognized as two of the collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2010-11 season.