College Roundup: Black Bears get first conference win

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ORONO — The University of Maine women’s basketball team held Stony Brook to 15 first-half points en route to its first conference win of the season with a 67-51 win on Saturday.
The Black Bears had four scorers total double-figures as Liz Wood tallied 12 points and nine rebounds to go along with five assists and four steals while Danielle Walczak added a double-double on 12 points and 10 boards.
Ashleigh Roberts poured in 14 points for Maine, while Corinne Wellington added 12 points and nine rebounds  Courtney Anderson finished with seven points, two rebounds and two assists off the bench.
Dani Klupenger recorded 14 points with four three-point shots for Stony Brook (11-9).
Vermont Tech 44, UMA 37
PORTLAND — Kelly Vellek was unstoppable inside and outside, racking up 28 points and 12 rebounds to asVermont Tech defeated the University of Maine at Augusta, 44-37.
Paige Wells added seven points for Vermont Tech (7-10). Arreonte Lee led UMA (10-10) with 26 points.
UNE 74,
Salve Regina 71 (OT)
BIDDEFORD —   The University of New England scored seven of the last nine points in overtime to pull out a 74-71 victory over Salve Regina (10-8) in women’s baksetball action Saturday.
Down 69-67 in the overtime frame, the Nor’easters (14-4) tied things up on a lay-up by first-year Meghan Gribbin. And, senior Beth Suggs got two on the next trip to take the lead.
Tufts 55, Bates 34
LEWISTON —   The Jumbos remain undefeated with a convincing  55-34 win over Bates in NESCAC women’s basketball action Saturday.
Brianna Hawkins was the only Bobcat (9-9) player to reach double figures in scoring, with 11 points. Hawkins also led Bates in rebounding with seven and made a pair of steals.
The Jumbos (20-0) made every pass by Bates a trial, forcing 27 turnovers and compelling them to rush many shots.
Bowdoin 82, Colby 71
WATERVILLE —   Kaitlin Donahoe tossed a game-high 28 points to lead Bowdoin to an 82-71 victory over Colby in NESCAC women’s basketball action Saturday.
Shannon Brady was tough inside with 16 points, with seven rebounds and five blocked shots for the Polar Bears (10-8).
Megan Phelps added 14 points and a game-high nine assists.
Brooke Chandor put on an offensive show of her own for the Mules (7-11), going 10-for-18 from the field and 6-for-13 from three-point range to score 26 points.
Thomas 72,
Green Mountain 68
WATERVILLE —   Megan Pelletier finished with a shared game-high 25 points to pace Thomas College to a 72-68 triumph over Green Mountain in NAC women’s basketball action Saturday.
Chelsea Paul had a team-leading nine points and seven boards in the first half, and a shared game-high 25 points for the Eagles (3-14),
Elizabeth Goodall provided a spark off the bench with 16 points for the Terriers (5-11). Thomas caused 29 turnovers in the win.
W. Connecticut 68, Southern Maine 55
DANBURY, Conn. —   Senior guard Carly Murphy racked up a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Western Connecticut State University (14-5) to a 68-55 victory over the University of Southern Maine in LEC women’s basketball action Saturday.
The Huskies (18-1) struggled offensively, shooting just 31.6 percent fromt he field and 66.7 percent from the free throw line.
Senior forward Jordan Grant was the only Husky in double figure with 15 points. Sophomore forward Rebecca Knight tossed in nine, while guard Haley Jordan also added nine points.
SJC 68, USJ 48
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. —   Freshman center Morgan Cahill tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Saint Joseph’s College to a 68-48 victory over the University of Saint Joseph in GNAC women’s basketball action Saturday.
The Blue Jays (10-6) remained within striking distance in the second half, and trailed by three with 11:57 remaining. But, the Monks (12-7) slowly edged away with a 19-6 run over the next seven minutes
Senior guard Danyelle Shufeit recorded 15 points and four steals, while junior forward Lindsay Moore registered 10 points, eight boards, four steals and three assists for the victors.
Women’s hockey
Trinity 1, Colby 0
WATERVILLE —   Emma Tani scored her sixth goal of the season for the only goal Trinity needed to toss Colby aside with a 1-0 victory in NESCAC women’s hockey action Saturday.
Goalie Alexa Pujol stopped 23 shots, including 12 in the third period to protect the Bantam’s (9-4-4) win. Goalie Brianne Wheeler made 14 of her 30 saves in the scoreless opening period for the Mules (6-12).
Southern Maine 1, Holy Cross 1
GORHAM —   Sophomore forward Julia Pearl scored an unassisted short-handed goal 5:30 into the second period to help the University of Southern Maine (4-9-5) tie the College of the Holy Cross 1-1 in an ECAC women’s hockey matchup Saturday afternoon.
Holy Cross sophomore forward Rebecca Fleming put the Crusaders (12-4-3) on top 1-0 just 9:39 into the opening period.
Bowdoin 5, Williams 0
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. —   Five different players scored as Bowdoin dominated Williams 5-0 in NESCAC women’s hockey action Saturday.
The Polar Bears (8-1-1) rattled off three unanswered goals in the first period behind Chelsea MacNeil, Stephanie Ludy and Kenzie Novak.
Rachel Kennedy rounded out the scoring just 28 seconds into the third period with her team-leading 12th goal of the season.
Maine 1, UConn 1
STORRS, Conn. —   The University of Maine skated to a 1-1 tie with UConn on Saturday.
Katy Massey scored for the Black Bears (4-17-3). Emily Snodgrass netted the lone goal for the Huskies(3-19-3).Elaine Chuli stopped 44 shots for UConn.
Men’s basketball
Tufts 74, Bates 67
LEWISTON —   Tom Palleschi recorded 19 points to lead Tufts University to a 74-67 victory over Bates in NESCAC men’s basketball action Saturday.
The Bobcats (7-12) led by as many as 15 points in the first half, and finished the stanza with a 40-33 advantage.
Bates senior Ed Bogdanovich scored a game-high 21 points, his highest output since the opener, and hauled down seven rebounds.
Kwame Firempong made pivotal baskets in the late going for the Jumbos (12-7). Firempong provided 11 points, while Ben Ferris and Scott Anderson tossed 15 points each.
St. Joseph’s 53,
Lasell 46
STANDISH —   Sophomore forward Zach Blodgett paced the Monks with nine points as St. Joseph’s outlasted Lasell College 53-46 in GNAC men’s basketball action Saturday.
The Monks (12-6) led by a score of 27-20 at intermission and held the lead for the duration, but was unable to pull away from the Visiting Lasers (3-16).
Freshman gaurd Jerome Diggs, Steve Simonds and Julio Vasquez netted eight apiece, while Matthew Medeiros posted seven points and five rebounds in the winning effort.
Southern Maine 90,
W. Connecticut 77
DANBURY, Conn. —   Senior guard Alex Kee scored 12 of his 16 points in the overtime frame to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 90-77 win over Connecticut State University in LEC men’s basketball action Saturday.
Despite leading by 12 (40-28), following a layup from Kee with just 3:41 remaining in the half, the Huskies (12-7) found themselves in a 40-40 tie at the break.
Brandon Tomah and junior guard Conor Sullivan led four players in double figures for the Huskies, each scoring a game-high 23 points.
Bowdoin 63, Colby 49
WATERVILLE —   Andrew Madlinger scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Bowdoin to a 63-49 victory over Colby in NESCAC men’s basketball action Saturday.
The Polar Bears (11-6) scored the first bucket of the game and used a quick 11-0 surge to extend its lead to 18-6 midway through the opening period.
Madlinger was joined in double digits by Matt Mathias with 13 and Bryan Hurley, who netted 12 points.
The Mules (6-12) were paced by Danny Chase with 14 points and Gordon Fischer with 12 points in the losing effort.
Thomas 87,
Green Mountain 78
WATERVILLE —   Thomas College came back from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Green Mountain 87-78 in NAC men’s basketball action Saturday.
Jarad DeVaughn finished with a team-high 20 points, along with seven boards for the Terriers (8-8). All starters for Thomas finished in double figures.
Carnelious Green had a game-high 24 points in the loss.
UNE 62,
Salve Regina 56
BIDDEFORD —   Junior Charles Fenner III and first-year Devin Thompson each scored 12 points in the second half to lift the University of New England to a 62-56 triumph over Salve Regina in CCC men’s basketball action Saturday.
The Nor’easters (4-14) ran off a 17-5 streak in the initial 4:21 of the second half to turn a seven-point halftime deficit into a 37-32 cushion.
Men’s hockey
Norwich 2,
Southern Maine 0
GORHAM —   Freshman forward Matt Baldindo scored the eventual game-winner at 15:18 of the second period as Norwich secured a 2-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine in men’s ice hockey action Saturday.
There was only one penalty in the course of the game. Stephen Gallo was penalized for boarding at 19:56 of a scoreless first period for the Huskies (6-14).
Ben Morgan scored a safety at 2:04 of the final period for the Cadets (16-2) in the winning effort.

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