College roundup: CMCC stuns UMA

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AUBURN — Susie French scored 23 first-half points and steered Central Maine Community College to a 95-66 victory over the University of Maine at Augusta in a women’s basketball game Wednesday night.

The Mustangs used their full-court pressure produce 56 first-half points.

Danielle McCusker scored 24 points and Maggie Sabine tallied 12 and pulled down nine rebounds. Maggie McConkey played a phenomenal floor game for the Mustangs, finishing with six points, eight rebounds, and six steals.

Colby 72, UMF 50

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WATERVILLE —The Colby College women’s basketball team set a school record for 3-pointers in a game after nailing 17 on the way to a 72-50 win against University of Maine at Farmington at Wadsworth Gymnasium on Tuesday

The Mules received 14 points, including a 4-for-5 effort from long range, from Jen Nale. Gabe Donahue was 3-for-3 from 3-point range and had 11 points, while Jacky McLaughlin also had 11 points on 3-for-6 shooting on her 3-point shots.

Holly Oliver paced UMF (5-11) with 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting. Elizabeth Ferry added nine points on 4-for-6 shooting, and Rachel Clement of Gray had six points and three assists.

USM 91, Plymouth State 52

GORHAM — Senior guard Nicole Garland scored a game-high 19 points on 5-for-6 shooting from three-point range to lead the 13th-ranked University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 91-52 win over the Plymouth State University Panthers in a Little East Conference women’s basketball game at Hill Gymnasium on Tuesday.

The Huskies led wire-to-wire forcing Plymouth State in three consecutive turnovers to open the game while connecting on three-of-three buckets in the paint for a quick 6-0 lead with 18:19 to play.

Sophomore forward Rebecca Knight scored the Huskies first two baskets, while senior forward Jordan Grant notched the third.

Men’s basketball

Colby 73, MMA 45

WATERVILLE —Chris Hudnut scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the first half and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Colby College men’s basketball team to a 73-45 non-conference win over Maine Maritime Academy at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Hudnut was 8-for-15 from the field and 6-for-6 from the foul line and added two blocked shots.

Michael Longinoff added nine points on 3-for-5 shooting for the Mules, while Ryan Jann finished with eight points and eight rebounds. Nick Rimsa chipped in six points on 3-for-5 shooting and also had eight boards. Gordon Fischer had five points and six rebounds.

Colby 73, MMA 45

WATERVILLE — Maine Maritime Academy dropped a 73-45 decision to Colby College n a non-conference men’s basketball game Tuesday. The Mules improved to 6-10 overall while the Mariners fell to 4-12.

Andy Ball led the Mariners with 17 points and six rebounds and Paul Campbell added nine points and five assists.

Chris Hudnut scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the first half and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Colby College.

Maine 71, Vermont 68

ORONO — Alasdair Fraser just missed a triple-double, Justin Edwards scored a game-high 22 points and Zarko Valjarevic made two late free throws to lead the University of Maine men’s basketball team to a 71-68 win over defending America East Champion Vermont on Tuesday night at the Alfond Arena.

After Vermont had gotten within 69-68 with 1:17 left, the Catamounts had a chance to take the lead with 13 seconds left but missed and the ball went out of bounds. The Black Bears inbounded and Valjarevic was fouled.

He calmly sank both free throws with 9.6 seconds left and the Catamounts missed their three-point shot on the other end as the Black Bears got the win.

CMCC 90, UMA 55

AUBURN — Darrell Wilson shot 10-14 from the field tonight to lead Central Maine Community College to a 90-55 victory over the University of Maine Moose in a men’s basketball game Tuesday.

CM jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first seven minutes of the game and kept on going. Point guard Samson Olayemi recorded 12 points, seven rebounds and assists.

Edward Little graduate Brandon Giguere hit for 10 points in limited action. The Mustangs shot 56 percent as a team and dominated the running game. The win increases CM to 15-7 and drops UMA to 8-14. Keith Chesley led the Moose with 19 points.

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