Pittsfield native Paul Culpo, center, brought his Castleton State men’s basketball team to North Adams, and left with a win over MCLA.
Pittsfield native Paul Culpo, center, brought his Castleton State men’s basketball team to North Adams, and left with a win over MCLA. (Eagle File)

NORTH ADAMS -- The MCLA men's basketball team came back from a double-digit deficit to tie the game against visiting Castleton State Tuesday night. But Carnelius Green's layup at the buzzer gave the visitors an 83-81 win over the Trailblazers.

Castleton, coached by Pittsfield native and former St. Joseph standout Paul Culpo, never trailed in the game.

The Spartans led MCLA 42-35 at halftime and went up 59-43 with 14:01 left in the game. But the Trailblazers got back in the game with a 10-0 run.

John Jones, who shared game-high scoring honors with 22 points, started the run after taking down a defensive rebound and going coast-to-coast. Jones finished with a game-high 18 rebounds and 5 assists. The run, meanwhile, ended when Anthony Barbosa drained a 3-point shot with 11:42 left, making it 59-53.

The Trailblazers (2-7) finally tied the game on Ruben Delrosario's layup with 43 seconds left.

MCLA turned Castleton over when Tyshawn McGee stole the ball from Green with 28 seconds left. MCLA coach Jamie Morrison called time with 13 seconds to play, setting up a final play.

Green stole the ball from Delrosario and drove to the hoop for the game-winning basket as time expired.

Green had 22 points for Castleton (3-3).

Barbosa scored 17 points for MCLA, while Delrosario and Ramon Viches had 13 points each.

For Castleton, Logan White had 14 points and Rob Coloutti chipped in with 11 points and a team-best 6 rebounds.

Howe is All-East

MINNEAPOLIS -- Williams College defensive end James Howe has been named to the D3football.com All-East Region third team.

The sophomore from Charlotte, N.C., led the Ephs with 55 tackles, 40 solo tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and two fumble recoveries.

Howe led NESCAC with 10 sacks and he was second in the conference with 17 tackles for loss.

He was one of only three sophomores honored by the site.

D3football.com defines the East region as the New England states, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Muralles, Morrell honored

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Two Williams men's soccer players have been named to the All-New England North team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Midfielder Matt Muralles was named to the first team and goalkeeper Peter Morrell was named to the second team.

Muralles, a junior from Weston, Fla., led the Ephs with seven goals scored, 17 points and five game-winning goals.

Morrell, a senior from Brunswick, Maine, led Williams to a 15-7 record. He had a 0.96 goals-against average and registered eight shutouts.

Earlier, Muralles earned first-team All-NESCAC honors, while Morrell was named to the second team.

NESCAC honors Dougherty

HADLEY -- Williams goalie Sean Dougherty is the NESCAC men's hockey player of the week.

The junior from Smithtown, N.Y., went 1-0-1 last week, and had 43 saves on 44 shots.

He led the Ephs to a 1-1 tie at Hamilton and then shut out Amherst 1-0.

For the season, Dougherty is fourth in Division III nationally with a .955 save percentage and fifth in the country with a 1.26 goals-against average. He has four shutouts.