JOHNSON – Kari Simpson scored a game-high 16 points and Magan Boyd added 10 to lead the University of Maine at Farmington women’s basketball team to a 69-34 win over Johnson State, extending the Beavers (13-3) winning streak to seven games Saturday.

The Beavers held Johnson State to just 11 field goals and 20 percent shooting from the floor.

Nicole Gokey scored 10 points and Staci Cutting had six steals for Johnson State (6-9).

Bowdoin 85, Trinity 51

BRUNSWICK – Jill Anelauskas dropped in a career-high 25 points and pulled down eight boards to lead Bowdoin to a 85-51 triumph over Trinity in women’s basketball on Saturday.

The Polar Bears extended the nation’s longest home-court winning streak to 64 straight games and are now tied for the all-time record held by Williams College. Marisa Berne chipped in with 16 points and six rebounds, while Eileen Flaherty added 12 points for Bowdoin (15-2).

USM 92, Eastern Connecticut 76

GORHAM – Junior forward Ashley Marble scored a career-high 29 points on 11-of-16 shooting to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 92-76 victory over Eastern Connecticut.

The Huskies (18-1) had three other players in double figures, Katie Sibley with 13, Megan Myles 12 and Lindsey Welch had 11. This was the Huskies’ 54th straight over a conference opponent.

Bates 69, Wesleyan 58

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Matia Kostakis drained a team-high 16 points as Bates turned up the heat in the final minutes to take a 69-58 win over Wesleyan in women’s basketball action Saturday.

The Cardinals (13-5) did not score in the final six minutes, missing six three-point attempts and another three shots with three turnovers. Hannah Stubbs led the Cardinals with 16 points.

The Bobcats (14-6) received a 3-pointer and a basket from Jackie Powers (11), along with a pair of hoops from Annie Whiting (9) to make it 64-58 with six minutes to play in regulation. Sarah Barton made some key field goals, including a 3-pointer to record 13 tallies in the win.

Amherst 59, Colby 45

WATERVILLE – Stephanie Reiff dropped in a game-high 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Amherst to a 59-45 victory over Colby in a NESCAC girls’ basketball matchup.

Men’s basketball

UMF 80, Johnson State 66

JOHNSON – The trio of Travis Carrier, Matt St. John, and Travis Magnusson combined for 55 points to lead the University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball team to a 80-66 victory over Johnson State.

Carrier controlled the paint, recording a game-high 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting, while St. John finished with 17 points, including three 3-pointers. Magnusson added 14 points and dished out a game-high six assists for the Beavers (8-8).

Johnson State (6-11) was led by Frank Ponte who poured in 21 points.

Bates 68, Wesleyan 47

LEWISTON – Junior forward Rob Stockwell had his third straight double-double and ninth of the season to lead Bates to a 68-47 victory over Wesleyan in NESCAC men’s basketball action Saturday.

The Bobcats (17-2) led wire-to-wire. They steadily built their lead throughout the first half, and sophomore Bryan Wholey’s 3-pointer with two seconds left in the first half gave them a 37-22 halftime advantage.

Stockwell scored 14 points and 10 rebounds for Bates. Sean Cahill added 10 points, while Zak Ray and Wholey tallied nine apiece. Junior Jimmy Shepherd led the Cardinals (6-12) with 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

Amherst 78, Colby 59

AMHERST, MA – Colby had 10th-ranked Amherst in trouble with a seven-point lead at halftime, but Amherst bounced back against Colby and marched off with a 78-59 victory.

Amherst had five players in double figures. John Casnocha led the way with 17 points, John Beford had 16, Matt Goldsmith 15, Andrew Olson 13, and Dan Wheeler had 10. Oslon also had 10 assists for Amherst (16-2).

Eastern Connecticut 70, USM 60

GORHAM – Kris Johnson drained a game-high 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc to lead Eastern Connecticut to a 70-60 win against the University of Southern Maine in men’s basketball Saturday.

Geoffrey Richardson added 14 points and four rebounds for Eastern Connecticut (6-12).


Bowdoin 4, Salem State 2

SALEM, Mass. – Jon Landry netted a pair of goals and had two assists to lead Bowdoin to a 4-2 victory over Salem State in a men’s hockey matchup Saturday.

Adam Dann and Mike Chute also found the back of the net for the Polar Bears. Bowdoin came out with three goals in the first period. Goaltender George Papachristopoulos stopped 22 shots in net for Bowdoin (11-5-2).

Michey Serra and Andrew O’Niell scored a goal apiece for Salem State (9-8-2).

USM 5, Colby 4

GORHAM – Brett O’Neill’s third-period, power-play goal gave the University of Southern Maine a 5-4 win over Colby on Saturday.

Neil Kelleher and Kyle Smith assisted on the game-winner, which came at 5:10 of the third for the Huskies (7-10-2 overall, 5-6-2 in league play). Neil Kelleher and Mike Stevens each added a goal and an assist for the victors, while Matt Mendoza and Mark Carragher contributed goals. David Beckles turned aside 24 shots for the Huskies.

Maine 2, Northeastern 1

BOSTON – Derek Damon and Chris Hahn scored first-period goals and Matt Lundin made 20 saves to make them stand up in Maine’s 2-1 win over Northeastern on Saturday night.

Damon scored at 3:59 of the first and Hahn added a power-play goal at 16:39 to give the Black Bears (17-9-0, 10-7-0 Hockey East) a 2-0 lead at the first intermission.

Chuck Tomes scored at 2:17 of the second to pull the Huskies (1-18-5, 1-13-5) within a goal, but they couldn’t get the equalizer.


Bates women take second at USM meet

GORHAM – Keelin Godsey picked up first-place finishes in both the shot put and hammer throw to help the Bates women finish second among six teams at the University of Southern Maine Co-ed Invitational track meet Saturday.

USM won the meet by a 216-164 margin over Bates.

Godsey won the shot put with a toss of 41-feet, 11 inches and took the top honors in the hammer with a heave of 60-5.

Ashley Wentworth of Bates won the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.93. The Bobcats also won the 800- and 1,600-meter relays.

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