NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Val Beckwith scored a game-high 23 points as Bates dealt Newbury College a 96-26 crushing blow at the Ed Hockenbury Classic at Norwich University Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats (4-2) opened with an 18-0 run as they rolled to a 54-17 halftime lead. Lauren Yanofsky added 13 points off the bench, while Matia Kostakis helped out with 10 points.

Bates continued the dominance over the Nighthawks (0-5) in the second half as every team member saw playing time.

Jessica Lightfoot led the Nighthawks with 11 points.

Bowdoin 86, Rensselaer 36

BRUNSWICK – Every player on the top-ranked Bowdoin College team scored in an 86-36 rout over Rensselaer in women’s basketball action.

The Polar Bears (6-0) roared to a 26-4 lead over the first seven minutes and took an insurmountable 44-17 lead at intermission. Bowdoin hit four of its first five 3-point attempts and forced 15 first-half turnovers.

Eileen Flaherty led all scoreers with 22 points, while Jill Anelauskas collected 12 points and six rebounds. The Polar Bears received 42 points from the bench, led by Sabrina Cote with nine points.

Vermont Tech 66, CMCC 63

RANDOLPH, Vt. – Caitlin Driscoll tossed a game-high 27 points as Vermont Tech edged Central Maine Community College 66-63 in women’s basketball action Saturday.

In a game that featured back-and-forth runs, the Mustangs (3-4) led 29-28 at intermission. Central Maine was closing the gap on the Techs (9-0) just before the final buzzer, but ran out of time.

Freshman small forward Jacki Moors led the Mustangs with 19 points. Freshman point guard Kerri Harris chipped in with five buckets for 10 points in the winning effort.

St. Joseph’s 69, College of St. Joseph’s 37

STANDISH – Sophomore Sasha Bowen scored a career-high 16 points to lead St. Joseph’s College to a 69-37 victory over the College of St. Joseph (Vt.).

The Monks (4-2) took advantage of seven turnovers by the Fighting Scots (1-5) in the first 10 minutes of play to build up a 17-2 lead.

Bowen was joined in double digits by Megan Farrell with 11 points and Allison Miner with 10. Bowen also collected seven steals, five rebounds and dished out four assists.

Junior Vicki Guetti pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds for the Fighting Scots.

USM 92, UMass-Dart. 52

GORHAM – Senior forward Ashley Marble scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead four players in double figures as Southern Maine trounced the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth 92-52 in an LEC matchup Saturday.

The Huskies (4-1) blew the game open in the first five minutes of the second half with a 20-5 run.

Marble was 7-for-10 from the field and 6-for-8 from the free throw line and added two assists and seven steals for the Huskies (4-1). Stacy Kent added 15 points, draining four of five attempts from 3-point range.

Sophomore guard Vicki Andruszkiewicz paced the Corsairs (2-4) with a team-high 17 points, while Ashley Chard added 13 points.

UNE 69, E. Nazarene 55

QUINCY, Mass. – Alli Gamache led a balanced attack with a season-high 16 points, including three 3-pointers as the University of New England overcame Eastern Nazarene 69-55.

The first half was tight throughout, with the Nor’easters (3-2) taking a slim 36-33 lead into intermission. The Crusaders (1-5) shot a sizzling 61.5 percent in the opening frame but suffered 17 turnovers.

The Nor’easters wore down the Crusaders with pressure defense in the second frame, forcing 20 more turnovers. Sarah Pelkey recorded 15 points, while Marissa Hesketh pitched in with 14 points.

Men’s basketball

Colby 89, Fisher 73

WATERVILLE – Mark Gaudet buried five 3-pointers and Nick Farrell had a double-double with 14 points and 12 assists to lead Colby to an 89-73 victory over Fisher.

Nick Planeta chipped in with 16 points and seven rebounds for Colby (3-3), while Nick Bandi had 14 points.

CMCC 54, Vermont Tech 39

RANDOLPH, Vt. – Kaleb Violette scored 11 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Central Maine Community College handed Vermont Technical College its first loss of the season, a 54-39 decision on Saturday.

Nate Damm also had 11 points for the Mustangs, who outscored Vermont Tech 15-0 over the last nine minutes to ice the win. Dave LaBonte added 10 points for CMCC (7-5), including a pair of 3-pointers.

Jacob Clough had 12 points for Vermont Tech (6-1), and Garrett Crawford drained three 3-point shots for nine points.

UMass-Dartmouth 75, Southern Maine 70 (OT)

GORHAM – Junior guard A.J. Tavares scored five of his 16 points and senior center Dan Holbrook netted four of his 16 points in overtime to lead the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth to a 75-70 win over Southern Maine.

Tavares was 4 for 9 from 3-point range with five steals for the Corsairs (4-2), while Holbrook was a force in the paint.

Junior center Nick Gooding continued to provide the Huskies (2-3) with strong play in the post, tossing 21 points and hauling down 14 rebounds, both game and career-high totals.

Men’s ice hockey

USM 3, Williams 2

GORHAM – Junior Mike Stevens scored the eventual game-winning goal midway through the third period to lead Southern Maine to a 3-2 triumph over Williams in ice hockey action Saturday afternoon.

After a scoreless first period, the Ephmen (2-4) grabbed a 1-0 lead at 3:27 of the second period when freshman Alex Smigelski scored his second goal of the season.

The Huskies (3-3) responded with three consecutive goals from Tom Galiani, Mark Carragher and Stevens.

The Ephmen made things interesting down the stretch, getting a power-play goal from Kevin Colwell. Williams got an extra attacker on in the final 49 seconds, but were unable to net the equalizer.

Colby, Skidmore tie

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Goalie Ben Grandjean made 42 saves, including eight in overtime, to help Colby earn a 1-1 tie with Skidmore College in men’s hockey Saturday.

The Mules (3-1-1) took an initial 1-0 lead when senior captain Greg Osborne tallied at 3:20 of the second period off an assist from Joe Rothwell. But, the Thoroughbreds (4-0-2) tied the game before the period was over when Matt Czerkowicz scored at the 14:08 mark.

Goalie D.J. Debuono made 27 saves for Skidmore.


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