LEWISTON – Brandon Colon threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns to lead Bates past Hamilton 20-6 Saturday for the Bobcats’ first win in its season finale.

Bates (1-7) gained 309 yards for the game, while the Continentals (2-6) accounted for just 134 yards.

Bates scored first on an 18-year field goal, but Hamilton bounced back for a 6-3 lead on a 1-yard run by Trevor Pedrick in the first quarter.

Colon passed for the first of his touchdowns with 9:30 left in the half to give Bates the lead for good. His other scoring pass came in the third quarter.

Jamie Walker accounted for 162 yards of total offense for Bates on 68 yards rushing and 94 yards receiving. Adam Kayce and Kevin Reyes intercepted two passes each for Bates.

Bowdoin 13, Colby 10

WATERVILLE – Jeff Smith gained 99 yards, including the game-winning 2-yard run with less than 5 minutes remaining, to lead Bowdoin to a 13-10 win over Colby on Saturday and its first CBB Championship title since 1998.

The Polar Bears’ win denied Colby its fourth straight CBB Championship in the annual rivalry between Colby, Bates and Bowdoin.

Bowdoin (2-6) took a 6-0 lead behind two Nate Morrow field goals, but Brian Bachow narrowed it to 6-3 at half time on a 37-yard field goal with 1:15 left in the half.

Colby (2-6) took the lead early in the third quarter when Paul Howanitz returned a fumble 53 yards for a score.

Massachusetts 10, Maine 9

AMHERST, Mass. – An unsuccessful extra point attempt in the final minutes cost Maine a chance to pull even as Massachusetts survived 10-9 to clinch the Atlantic 10 North Division title on Saturday.

Devin McNeill’s kick sailed wide left after Maine (6-4, 5-2) rallied to pull with one point of a tie with 1:44 to play.

UMass (9-1, 7-0) gained its eighth straight victory. The Minutemen are assured of a spot in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.

UMass led 7-0 at halftime, scored its only touchdown on Liam Coen’s 26-yard pass to Rasheed Rancher in the first quarter. Coen completed 10 of 20 passes for 106 yards.

The Minutemen went up 10-0 at the start of the fourth quarter on a 35-yard field goal by Chris Koepplin.

McNeill’s 34-yard field goal later in the period gave Maine its first points. Ron Whitcomb capped a 51-yard drive with a 1-yard run for the Maine touchdown.

The Black Bears threatened near the end of the first half when they drove from their own 9 to the UMass 31 before being stopped.

Men’s basketball

Harvard 75, Maine 71

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Brian Cusworth scored 20 points and Jim Goffredo added 19 points to lead Harvard past Maine 75-71 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.

Harvard trailed by seven early in the second half, but Cusworth scored nine straight for the Crimson to help them crawl back despite getting outrebounded 42-29.

Cusworth’s 3-point play with 11:56 remaining pulled Harvard to 47-46. Brad Unger tied it at 47 with a free throw a minute later. The teams traded baskets until Drew Housman’s jumper put Harvard up for good 66-65 with 3:22 remaining. Housman finished with 15 points.

After Maine’s Junior Bernal missed two free throws, Evan Harris followed with a 3-point play to push Harvard’s lead to 69-65. Harris finished with nine points, making 7-of-9 free throws.

Mt. Allison 81, CMCC 72

FORT KENT – Tim McAleeman drained 26 points to lead Mt. Allison to an 81-72 victory over Central Maine Community College in men’s basketball action Saturday.

McAleeman connected for eight field goals, including three 3-pointers, while Matt Finniss put away 13 points for the Mounties (3-0). Mt. Allison took a comfortable 44-28 lead into the break.

Caleb Violette recorded a game-high 31 points on 11 field goals and nine free throws for the Mustangs (4-3), while collecting 14 rebounds.

Field hockey

Bowdoin 5, Wellesley 2

BRUNSWICK – Julia King scored a pair of goals to lead Bowdoin to a 5-2 victory over Wellesley College and advance to the regional final of the NCAA tournament in women’s soccer action Saturday.

Hillary Hoffman buried a shot inside the post to make it 3-0 at the break on a feed from Lindsay McNamara. McNamara contributed a goal and two assists for the Polar Bears (16-1).

Julia Parzych provided the Blue (16-5) with a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes to prevent a Bowdoin shutout.

Women’s basketball

Mt. Allison 77, CMCC 46

FORT KENT – Jenna Tracey scored 14 points as Mt. Allison cruised to a 77-46 triumph over Central Maine Community College in women’s basketball action Saturday.

Jennifer Kanaski contributed four field goals, including three from beyond the arc for 11 points to go along with Tracey’s seven field goals for the Mounties. Mt. Allison left the Mustangs (1-1) in the dust in the first half with a 41-15 lead at intermission.

Freshman point guard Kerri Harris tossed five field goals and three free-throws for a team-high 14 points for the Mustangs. Freshman forward Jacki Moores had four field goals and a free throw for 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.


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