WATERVILLE — The University of Maine at Farmington (10-3, 6-2 NAC) overpowered Thomas College (5-7, 2-6 NAC), 94-72, in a North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon.
At the end of the first half, UMF led Thomas by a slim 40-39 score, which included seven lead changes. UMF held the largest lead at five on two occurrences, while Thomas was out in front UMF was led by two different players at the half. Yusuf Iman of Auburn and Ben Johnson had 15 points at half, respectively. Jarrad DeVaughn had a team-leading 10 points for the home side.
Bowdoin 61, Bates 60
BRUNSWICK — Bryan Hurley nailed the game-winning bucket with eight seconds left in overtime to lift the Bowdoin College men’s basketball team to a 61-60 win over Bates on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium.
Hurley finished with nine points and four assists for the Polar Bears, who were led by 13 points and 11 rebounds from Keegan Pieri. Andrew Madlinger scored 11 while John Swords had 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench for Bowdoin. Bates was led by 19 points from Luke Matarazzo, who hit five three-pointers in the loss. Adam Philpott had 13 points and five rebounds for the Bobcats.
USM 82, UMass-Dartmouth 78
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior guard Alex Kee scored a career-high 33 points as the University of Southern Maine Huskies withstood a furious late rally from the UMass-Dartmouth Corsairs to march off with an 82-78 win in a Little East Conference men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon at Tripp Athletic Center.
Kee shot11-for-20 from the field, including a trio of 3-pointers for his career-best 33 points. He added four rebounds and three steals to lead three USM players in double figures. Junior guard Conor Sullivan added 13 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, while junior James Odneal added 11 points, five rebounds and four steals.
Husson 91, Johnson State 55
Bangor, ME – Husson University men’s basketball won its sixth straight and seventh in NAC play as it beat Johnson State College, 91-55, Saturday at Newman Gymnasium. Aaron Willis had the hot hand on the afternoon for Husson, scoring 14 points with three assists and two steals.
Things were close in the early going, but Eric Modica scored five straight points for the Eagles, followed by a Wes Murphy 3 to put Husson up 20-12 just over eight minutes into the game..
Lyndon State 65, MMA 51
CASTINE — Lyndon State overcame a three-point halftime deficit to beat Maine Maritime 65-51 in a North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball game Saturday. The Hornets improved to 5-3 NAC, 6-6 overall while the Mariners fell to 2-5, 3-9.
Ben Russell led Maine Maritime with 11 points and Logan Poirier contributed 10 points and eight rebounds. Devyn Baranauskas netted a game-high 18 points for Lyndon State and George Carle reached double figures with 13 points.
Tufts 70, Colby 63
WATERVILLE — Tufts University used a big rebounding advantage and received 13 points and 14 boards from Tom Palleschi on the way to a 70-63 win over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s basketball at Wadsworth Gymnasium on Saturday.
Tufts had a big weekend in Maine, beating Bowdoin College on Friday night, to move to 8-7 overall and 2-2 in league play. Colby dropped to 4-9 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
Wentworth 71, Roger Williams 64
BRISTOL, R.I. – The Wentworth Institute of Technology men’s basketball team earned its fourth win in its last five games with a 71-64 win over Roger Williams Saturday afternoon.
Mike Igoe gave the Hawks an early 2-0 lead with a basket on RWU’s second possession. After Nico Donato put in a pair of free throws for Wentworth, Adam Cook responded with a trey for the Hawks to give RWU the lead back at the 18:20 mark. Corey Therriault of Auburn finished with six points, five boards, and three steals.
St. Joe’s 56, Rivier 55
NASHUA, NH — Junior forward Nicholas Jobin drained a jumper from just inside the free throw line with 1.9 seconds remaining to lift St. Joseph’s (8-5, 4-3 GNAC) past Rivier University (6-7, 2-4 GNAC), 56-55, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
The Monks led for the better part of the first half and held a 39-32 advantage after Jobin connected on a pair of freebies three minutes into the second stanza. The Raiders erased the deficit and then some with a 13-2 run, which was capped with a Garon Whitney free throw with 10:34 remaining.
Albany 76, Maine 63
ALBANY, N.Y. — The University of Maine men’s basketball team fell at Albany, 76-63, at SEFCU Arena on Saturday night.
Maine was led by its America East Player of the Game Alasdair Fraser, who had 16 points and nine rebounds.
Maine Maritime 53, Lyndon State 41
CASTINE — Maine Maritime won its second-straight game with a 53-41 win over Lyndon State in a North Atlantic Conference women’s basketball game Saturday. The Mariners improved to 4-4 NAC, 6-7 overall while the Hornets fell to 2-6, 4-9.
Maine Maritime coach Craig Dagan picked up his 200th career victory with the win. Dagan, in his 12th season in Castine, is 200-112 as the Mariners boss Bekah Campbell led Maine Maritime with a game-high 17 points and Courtney Dufour added 14.
USM 82, UMass-Dartmouth 61
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior guard Haley Jordan scored a game and season-high 24 points to lead the 13th-ranked University of Southern Maine Huskies to an 82-61 win over the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs in a Little East Conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon at the Tripp Athletic Center.
Jordan was 9-for-17 from the field and 2-for-3 from three-point range to lead all scorers. She added five rebounds, two assists and a steal. Senior guard Nicole Garland finished with 23 points on an outstanding 8-for-12 effort, including a season-high six 3-pointers. Sophomore forward Rebecca Knight and senior forward Jordan Grant each had a double-double.
Bates 67, Bowdoin 64
BRUNSWICK — Allie Beaulieu and Molly Brown combined for 49 points as the Bates College women’s basketball team held off a furious Bowdoin rally in a 67-64 win on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.
Beaulieu scored a game-high 26 points to go with nine rebounds for the Bobcats while Brown came off the bench to pitch in 23 points. Bowdoin was led by 17 points from Kaitlin Donahoe while Sara Binkhorst scored 11 with eight rebounds off the bench for the Polar Bears.
Tufts 51, Colby 37
WATERVILLE — After falling behind 5-0 to start the game, eighth-ranked Tufts University scored the next 14 points to go ahead for good in a 51-37 win over Colby College in NESCAC women’s basketball Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
Hannah Foley was the lone Jumbo in double figures with 12 points. Kate Barnosky added eight points and a team-high nine rebounds, while Hayley Kanner finished with nine points and three blocked shots. Brooke Chandor had a double-double for Colby with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Jacky McLaughlin added eight points and four assists.
Albany 71, Maine 39
ALBANY, N.Y. — The University of Maine women’s basketball dropped a 71-39 decision to the defending America East champion Albany Great Danes on Saturday evening. Courtney Anderson of Greene led Maine with 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to earn her Maine’s America East Player of the Game nod.
Mikaela Gustafsson atched a career-high with 10 points and five rebounds while Danielle Walczak chipped in seven points and five rebounds. The Black Bears shot 31.5 percent from the field while pulling down 39 rebounds.
Rivier 74, St. Joe’s 63
NASHUA, NH — Rivier University (8-5, 2-0 GNAC) surged in the second half to defeat Saint Joseph’s (7-6, 1-1 GNAC), 74-63, in GNAC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
The game – a rematch of a 2012 GNAC Tournament semifinal – was a back and forth battle that saw several lead changes, with the last one coming at the 11:41 mark when Rivier junior Ryan Baker knocked down a jumper to give the Raiders a lead they would not relinquish.
The Monks led by as many as 13 points and carried a 36-27 advantage into intermission, but the Raiders shot 55.2 percent from the floor, including a 55.6 percent effort from three-point distance, and held a game-high 14-point lead with 46 seconds remaining.
For Saint Joseph’s, freshman center Morgan Cahill totaled a game-high 22 points with six rebounds, senior guard Danyelle Shufelt netted 21 with five assists and a pair of steals, sophomore guard Sarah Assante chipped in six points and five boards, and junior forward Lindsay Moore pulled down a team-high eight rebounds in a losing bid.
Wesleyan 3, Colby 1
WATERVILLE —Adam Kaiser scored 59 seconds into the third period to tie the game and Nick Craven punched in the game-winning goal about eight minutes later to lift Wesleyan University to a 3-1 win over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s hockey at Alfond Rink on Saturday.
In a game where only three penalties were called, Colby took a 1-0 lead into the third period. Nick Lanza scored his team-best ninth goal of the season at 11:39 of the first period from Ben Chwick and Cory McGrath. Chwick has a team-best 10 assists and McGrath is up to nine assists.
Saint Anselm 5, USM 2
GORHAM — Five different players scored goals as the Saint Anselm College Hawks defeated the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 5-2, in an ECAC Men’s East Conference matchup at USM Ice Arena Saturday night.
Saint Anselm jumped out to a 1-0 lead when senior forward Tucker Mullin took passes from freshman defensemen Jon Ahern and sophomore forward Liam McKillop to net a power-play goal with 9:19 remaining in the first period. to hockey
Bowdoin 5, Trinity 2
BRUNSWICK — Ollie Koo scored a pair of goals to lead the Bowdoin men’s ice hockey team to a 5-2 win over Trinity on Saturday afternoon at Sidney J. Watson Arena.
The Bantams netted the first goal of the game at 8:28 into play. Chris Menard skated in on the Polar Bears’ net, beating a defender, and sent a hard shot past Bowdoin goalie Max Fenkell to the right post. Trinity carried the 1-0 through the period, despite several scoring opportunities for both sides.
Merrimack 6, Maine 0
NORTH. ANDOVER, Mass. — The University of Maine men’s ice hockey team fell to Merrimack 6-0 on Saturday night at Lawler Arena in No. Andover, Mass.
Merrimack jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 15:06 of the first period when Mike Collins beat Maine goalie Martin Ouellette. Dan Kolomatis assisted on the play for the Warriors.
Colby College 3, Connecticut 2
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Samantha Slotnick scored goals in each of the first two periods and added an assist to lead the Colby College women’s hockey team to a 3-2 victory at Connecticut College on Saturday.
Annie Papadellis chipped in with two assists for the winning side. Megan Fortier scored her third of the season for Colby. Junior net-minder Brianne Wheeler stopped 39 shots in the triumph for the Mules.
Plymouth State 3, USM 1
PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Sophomore Kate Banys scored two goals Saturday afternoon as the Plymouth State University women’s ice hockey team defeated the University of Southern Maine, 3-1, at Hanaway Rink to earn a split of their Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East weekend doubleheader.
Banys scored once in each of the first two periods as PSU pulled out to a 3-0 lead. The Huskies got on the board midway through the third period, but junior goalie Ali Ponte made 37 saves to preserve the Panther victory.
Bowdoin 7, Wesleyan 2
MIDDLETOWN,Conn. — Stephanie Ludy scored a hat trick and Arianna Bourque supplied a pair to lead Bowdoin women’s hockey to a win over Wesleyan College 7-2 this afternoon in Connecticut.
The Cardinal offense started the game’s scoring with just 1:45 off the clock. Cara Jankowski spun in the left circle and sent the puck into the crease where Glenn Hartman-Mattson poked in her first goal of the year on a Wesleyan power play.