WATERVILLE – Five different players scored goals as Colby grabbed a 5-1 win from Hamilton in men’s hockey action Friday.

The Continentals (10-8-1) struck early, just 42 seconds into the game when Casey Deak scored an unassisted goal. But Colby goaltender Ben Grandjean was solid after the wake-up call with 33 saves to earn his sixth victory of the season.

The Mules (12-7) tied the game at 1-1 when defenseman Joe Rothwell scored an unassisted tally at 2:23 of the first period.

USM 2, Castleton 1

CASTLETON, Vt. – Junior center Mark Carragher scored at 3:59 of overtime to give the University of Southern Maine a 2-1 victory over Castleton State in an ECAC East hockey matchup Friday night.

Carragher converted a set up from sophomore defenseman Dane Marshall and freshman wing Kyle Smith from Auburn for his 15th goal, and second game-winner of the season. The Huskies (8-10-2) scored the first goal of the contest when junior Chris Sparkes scored a power-play goal at 11:50 of the first period.

The Spartans (3-14-2) forced the issue into extra time when freshman Ross Carmichael scored a power-play goal, assisted by Brandon Heck at 10:54 of the third period.

Men’s basketball

Colby 64, Connecticut College 60

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Colby battled back from a nine-point second-half deficit to defeat Connecticut College 64-60. Junior center Drew Cohen netted 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Nick farrell chipped in with 18 points, including five 3-pointers for Colby (7-13).

Charles Stone scored a team-high 19 points for Connecticut College (11-10).

Women’s basketball

Bowdoin 73, Wesleyan 65

BRUNSWICK – Marisa Berne scored 20 points as Bowdoin made a dramatic comeback to extend the nation’s longest home winning streak to 66 games in a 73-65 win over Wesleyan in women’s basketball action Friday.

The Polar Bears (17-2) appeared a bit rusty at the start when Wesleyan jumped out to a 10-2 lead after five minutes of play and led by 18 points midway through the second half.

But, Bowdoin would not roll over and play dead. The Polar Bears got back into the contest with strong defense and sharpshooting from the charity stripe, connecting on eight free throws during a five-minute stretch to cut the lead to seven points. A lay-in from Eileen Flaherty, a Wesleyan turnover and a drive to the basket bay Berne cut the edge to three points with two minutes remaining.

The Cardinals (14-6) attempted a desparation 25-footer with seconds remaining, but was fouled. Ali Fourney, who was 4-of-4 from the line, but amazingly missed all three free throw attempts to send the game into overtime.

In overtime, Bowdoin took control of a delfated Wesleyan squad by out scoring the visitors 10-2.


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