WATERVILLE – Bryan Wholey and Chris Wilson netted 17 points each to lead Bates to a 82-69 victory over Colby in men’s soccer action Wednesday.

Zak Ray chipped in with 16 points and six assists for the Bobcats (5-0), while Rob Stockwell had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

The Mules (2-3) were paced by Drew Cohen with a game-high 23 points. Bates led by six points with 6:48 left in the contest when Cohen went down with an injury. Colby also played without starting guard Mark Gaudet, yet received 13 points from Nick Farrell.

The game was tied at 33-33 at halftime after Bates had opened up as much as a 10-point lead during the first frame.

UMF 76, Thomas 58

FARMINGTON – Jay native Sean Fry scored 17 points and Issac Hutchinson added 14 as the University of Maine at Farmington rolled past Thomas College 76-58 in men’s basketball action.

The Beavers (2-2) built a 36-21 lead at the half before snapping a two-game losing streak. UMF scored the first 12 points of the game, highlighted by six from Hutchinson and five from Fry. Thomas then increased the lead to five, following a pair of baskets by Darrell Rose. The Beavers responded with a 12-point run of their own.

The Terriers (1-3) continued to chip away, drawing as close as 12 later in the half. A Ted Neil jumper gave Farmington its biggest lead of the half at 36-18. Aecio Madeira led Thomas with 16 points, while Rose finished with 11.

Women’s basketball

UMF 75, Thomas 50

FARMINGTON – Kari Simpson netted a game-high 23 points and hauled down 10 rebounds to propel the University of Maine at Farmington to a 75-50 rout over Thomas in a women’s basketball matchup.

A three-pointer by Brittany Morin gave Thomas an early 8-4 lead, but the Beavers (3-1) responded with a 12-2 run, highlighted by a trio of Simpson baskets and Sirois three-pointers. UMF extended its lead to a high as 10 in the opening half.

Thomas was paced by Amy Miles and Kim Drosdik with 12 points apiece. The Terriers shot just 29 percent from the floor, converting just four of 24 three-point attempts.

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