College roundup: Middlebury shakes off stubborn Bates

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LEWISTON — No. 2 nationally ranked Middlebury stayed undefeated with 59-56 win, but not without a fight from host Bates in both teams’ NESCAC opener on Friday night at Alumni Gym.

Joey Kizel had game-highs of 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead the Panthers. Nolan Thompson and Jake Wolfin contributed 13 and 12 points apiece, with Thompson adding six boards and three assists.

Graham Safford led Bates (5-8, 0-1) with 14 points, including 11 in the second half as the Bobcats stayed within at least six points of their rivals for the entire game. Mike Boornazian added 12 points.

Bowdoin 64, Hamilton 51

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BRUNSWICK — Andrew Madlinger scored a game-high 23 points to lead a second-half surge by the Bowdoin men’s basketball team in a 64-51 victory over Hamilton on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

Madlinger knocked down five three-pointers to lead the Polar Bears while Bryan Hurley had 12 points, seven assists and three steals. Maximilian Staiger also saw double figures with 12 points and five boards for the hosts. Hamilton was paced by 12 points from Bradley Gifford and 11 points from Greg Newton.

Women’s basketball

Colby 57, Regis 52

WESTON, Mass. — The Colby College women’s basketball team fought back from a 16-point first-half deficit behind 19 points from Diana Manduca and 11 from Jen Nale in a 57-52 non-conference win against Regis College on Friday night.

The Mules trailed 30-14 in the first half after a Kim Daniels 3-point shot with 4:30 to play. The Mules used a 9-2 run to end the half to only trail 32-23 at the break.

Regis was able to grow the lead to 41-30 with 13:09 to play in the game, but the Mules got back in the game for good with a 14-0 run to go up 44-41. Manduca hit two 3-point shots, Nale had five points, and Jayde Bennett had a 3-point play for the 14 points.

Middlebury 72, Bates 68

LEWISTON — Tracy Borsinger scored 29 points and Middlebury held off a furious second-half rally by Bates for a 72-68 women’s basketball victory on Friday night in the NESCAC opener for both teams.

Rachel Crews added 14 points, Laura Lowry scored 10 and Katie Pett grabbed 13 rebounds to go with nine points for the Panthers. Scarlett Kirk had five assists and eight rebounds.

Allie Beaulieu and Meredith Kelly scored 19 points apiece for Bates (5-6, 0-1 NESCAC), while grabbing nine and eight rebounds, respectively. Molly Brown scored 12 points off the bench in her first game since November.

Bowdoin 47, Hamilton 40

BRUNSWICK — Kaitlin Donahoe racked up 23 points to lead the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team to its third straight win, 47-40, over Hamilton College on Friday evening.

Donahoe’s game-high 23 points were also a season-best for the senior co-captain. She also dished out four assists and had five rebounds in the win for Bowdoin.

Women’s hockey

Amherst 10, Colby 1

WATERVILLE — Geneva Lloyd, the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year last season, went over 100 career points with two goals and four assists for Amherst College in a 10-1 win over Colby College at Alfond Rink on Friday.

Lloyd, a senior defender and a captain, has 38 goals and 64 assists for 102 career points in 92 games.

She has eight goals and seven assists this season to lead Amherst.

Bowdoin 4, Connecticut 0

BRUNSWICK — Chelsea MacNeil scored an opening period hat-trick to lead the Bowdoin College women’s ice hockey to a 4-0 win over Connecticut College on Frieday.

Connecticut College rattled off 11 unanswered shots in the opening minutes of play against the host Polar Bears. Bowdoin’s Chelsea MacNeil countered, and converted, on Bowdoin’s second shot of the evening, netting the first goal of the game with a deflection at 7:35 into play.

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