When he was a high school senior, Joe Sullivan (Utica/Notre Dame) was an all-state football and basketball player.

He has played both sports in college, too — first Division II football at Pace University, and then junior college basketball at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Now, Sullivan is in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he is one of the leading scorers on the NCAA Division II basketball team at Assumption College.

This is Sullivan's first year at Assumption, and just last week, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound forward had his best of the season — a team-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, plus five assists in the Greyhounds' 70-67 upset of regionally ranked, Northeast-10 Conference hotshot Saint Anselm. Sullivan scored 15 of those points in the second half, and he finished 9 for 12 from the field.

It was his 14th game scoring in double figures. His previous season-high was 17 points in a 79-70 win over Molloy.

Sullivan has started all 24 games for the Greyhounds, and he was averaging 10.2 points before Wednesday night's game at Franklin Pierce.

He played one basketball season back home at MVCC after leaving Pace University, where he was a defensive lineman on the football team. In his one football season there, he had four sacks in eight games.

• Geneseo State's Terrance Nichols (New York Mills) scored a career-high 14 points and the Knights extended their winning streak to five games with an 81-67 victory over SUNY New Paltz.

• Babson College's Nick Comenale (New York Mills) made 5 of 7 shots from beyond the arc and had 23 points and five assists in a 76-69 loss to Wheaton College.

• Alfred University's Dalton Cousin (Sherrill/Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds in an 80-79 win over The Sage Colleges, and his 13 points and eight rebounds helped Alfred edge Nazareth College 89-87. Cousin and the Saxons play a 6 p.m. game Friday at Utica College.

• Six-foot-six junior guard Jeremy VanDuluitgaarden (Verona/Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half and added seven rebounds to lead D'Youville College to a 75-66 win over Franciscan.


Women's Basketball 

• Iowa State University's Emily Durr (Barneveld/Notre Dame) had 19 points and four assists in an 81-73 loss to Oklahoma State.

• Mercyhurst University's Lauren Lapertosa (Whitesboro) had 12 points and eight rebounds and older sister Maria Lapertosa (Whitesboro) scored 11 points in a 65-59 loss to Seton Hill College.

• Senior Gen Schoff (Little Falls) had 12 points and 10 rebounds as The Sage Colleges won its sixth straight, 72-67 over Hartwick College.

• Senior Kelli Shepardson (Little Falls) had another double-double — 15 points and 10 rebounds —but Cazenovia College lost to Morrisville State 80-74 on Tuesday night. Shepardson had 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and teammate Danielle Caivana (Frankfort/Frankfort-Schuyler) added 12 points and four steals in Cazenovia's 86-62 win over Penn College. Caivana's 11 points and Shepardson's 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists helped the Wildcats beat Cobleskill 78-66.

• Oneonta State's Teresa Anken (Rome/Rome Free Academy) scored nine points, including a pair of clinching free throws with two seconds left, in a 53-48 win over Brockport State.



• Brockport State's nationally ranked 197-pounder Triston Engle (Dolgeville) won all three of his matches — two by pin and a 3-2 decision — and the No. 12/16 Golden Eagles beat Norwich University and American International College and lost to Wesleyan University.

• Oswego State's nationally ranked No. 8 sophomore Alex Herringshaw (Holland Patent) helped the Lakers beat Oneonta State 23-17 with a 6-3 decision at 165 pounds. Herringshaw then met former Canastota High School star Zack Zupan of Cortland State and Zupan — ranked No. 9 in the country — scored a late takedown and an 8-5 victory to help the Red Dragons edge Oswego 18-14.

• Niagara Community College freshman C.J. Walz (Ilion/Central Valley Academy) placed second at 133 pounds during the NJCAA Region III/Northeast District I Championships, and he has qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Championships later this month in Coucil Bluffs, Iowa.



• Senior pitcher Zach Vennaro (New York Mills) already has a save and a win as a reliever for the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina. He picked up the save in the season opener, a 7-5, 11-inning victory over Lander University, and then the 6-foot-6, 220-pound right-hander pitched the last 6 2/3 innings of a 6-4, come-from-behind win over Francis Marion University. Vennaro didn't allow a run on four hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out six in his longest outing since transferring from Monroe Community College.


Women's Gymnastics

• Cortland State's McKenna Passalacqua (Whitesboro) was sixth in vault with a 9.175, helping her team beat Rhode Island College 185.85-179.30.