Local roundup: Edward Little stymies Poland/Gray-New Gloucester

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AUBURN — Sedrick Simons tucked in a pair of goals and Brendon Croteau added another as Edward Little (3-7-2) skated off with a 3-0 victory over Poland/Gray-New Gloucester (2-8-1) in a hockey game Wednesday.

Simons scored his first goal in the first period on an assist by Cade Chapman. Croteau followed with his goal in the second period, scoring on assists by Tyler Couture and Liam Benson. Simons topped off the victory with an unassisted goal.

Edward Little goalie Zachary Gosselin shut off Poland/Gray-New Gloucester’s offense, making 19 saves.

Girls’ hockey

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Leavitt/EL 6, Mt. Ararat 1

AUBURN — Taylor Landry and Abby Roy each scored a pair of goals to lead Leavitt/Edward Little to a 6-1 victory over winless Mt. Ararat (0-18) in a girls’ hockey game Wednesday.

After two periods, the Red Hornets (14-3) held a 5-0 advantage. Sydney Nadeau and Amanda Williams also scored for Leavitt/EL.

Emma Martineau earned two assists.

Boys’ basketball

Buckfield 53, Sacopee Valley 39

SOUTH HIRAM — Tyler Goyette scored 25 points to lead Buckfield to a 53-39 win over Sacopee Valley in boys’ high school basketball Wednesday. Jared Eastman added 10 points for the Bucks (7-8) while Johan Williams had nine points and 16 rebounds. The Hawks (0-12) got 16 from Dominic Locke and eight from Alex Fenderson.

After taking an 11-10 lead in the first, the Bucks extended the advantage with a 13-5 second quarter. Though the Hawks were within 36-29 after three, Buckfield finished off the win with a 17-10 final quarter.

Women’s basketball

CMCC 75, EMCC 34

BANGOR — Balanced scoring and defensive pressure was too much for the Golden Eagles of Eastern Maine Community College to handle as Central Maine Community College coasted to a 75-34 win in a women’s basketball game Wednesday night.

Leading the charge once again was Susie French, who paced the Mustangs with 21 points (16 in the first half), and five assists, five steals and five rebounds.

Danielle McCusker netted 15 points and is only 20 points away from 1,000th point of her career. Chanel Chillers scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds off the bench.

Standout Maggie Sabine finished with eight points, 12 rebounds, six assists and four steals.

With the win, the Mustangs improve to 16-3 overall and are set to travel to powerhouse Dean College on Thursday in a non-conference matchup.

Men’s basketball

CMCC 62, EMCC 55

BANGOR — Justin Cocroft knocked down six 3-pointers, leading Central Maine Community College to a 62-55 win over Eastern Maine Community College in a men’s basketball game Wednesday night.

The Mustangs took a 30-29 half time lead. Samson Olayemi hit for 12 points, earned eight assists, and ripped down eight boards.

CMCC improves to 16-8 and is set to host UMaine-Machias on Sunday.

St. Joe’s 63, UMF 55

STANDISH — Junior Matthew Medeiros scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to help Saint Joseph’s (13-7, 8-5 GNAC) move past University of Maine-Farmington (15-4, 10-2 NAC), 63-55, in a non-conference men’s basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Wednesday night.

Farmington led by as many as 12 points in the first half and held a 33-23 advantage going into intermission, but Saint Joseph’s rattled off a 16-2 run starting midway through the second stanza to claim the lead for good.

UNH 57, Maine 54

ORONO — The University of Maine men’s basketball team fell in a heartbreaker to New Hampshire, 57-54, on Wednesday night at the Alfond Arena.

Maine was led by its America East Player of the Game Alasdair Fraser) who had 20 points and eight rebounds.

The Black Bears fell behind 39-22 to start the second half, but rallied to go on a 19-to-3 run courtesy of 10 points from Fraser, who finished the run with a two-handed slam from Shaun Lawton to close the gap to 42-41 with 10:11 left.

New Hampshire answered and held a 50-45 lead with 4:40 left, but a jumper by Xavier Pollard (Bronx, N.Y.), three-pointer by Zarko Valjarevic (Belgrade, Serbia) and layup by Mike Allison (Lynden, Ontario) sandwiched around a Wildcat jumper knotted the game at 52 with 2:15 left.

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