SNHU downs St. Anselm with largest win in series history

Trailing by nine halfway through the first half, Southern New Hampshire reeled off a 27-3 run, including 21 straight, to pull away and never look back versus visiting St. Anselm, 82-52, on Wednesday night in Manchester. The 30-point margin of victory is the largest ever in the storied Queen City rivalry between the two.

The Penmen were led by 21 points from Matt Becht, while Derrick Grant added 10 points and 14 rebounds. Noah Kamba (12) and Preston Santos (11) both notched double digits for SNHU as well.

Matt Becker paced the Hawks with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while sharp shooter Josh Morissette managed 10 points but was 0-7 from beyond the arc.

With the win, SNHU improves to 11-5 (7-4 NE10) on the season. St. Anselm falls to 8-10 (6-6 NE10). Saint Anselm leads the all-time series with SNHU, 41-37, having won 10 of the last 13 meetings, including nine of 10, but the Penmen have now captured three of the last four.

Check out the full photo gallery of the action by Dave Beliveau…