FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington women jolted out to a 45-19 halftime lead and never looked back en route to an 89-38 triumph over Wheelock.

Kari Simpson led all scorers with 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Karen Sirois chipped in with 20 points for the Beavers (4-2), who forced 33 Wheelock turnovers.

Caitlyn Laflin and Erin Johnson added 10 points apiece for UMF, while Jess O’Connor led Wheelock with 12 points.

Thomas 61, Bay Path 25

WATERVILLE – The frigid temperatures weren’t limited to the outdoors at the start of Friday night’s women’s college basketball tilt between Thomas College and Bay Path. The Terriers misfired on their first eight shots of the game before erupting for a 26-2 run in the first half, earning their first win of the season with a 61-25 victory over Bay Path College.

Karen Demers led the Terriers (1-5) with 12 points, while Amanda Godley registered 11 points and 10 boards. Chrissy Ordyna led Bay Path (1-6) with 12 points.

Husson 89, Elms 43

BANGOR – Shelby Pickering led all scorers with a game-high 21 points as 16 different players scored for Husson in an 89-43 rout of Elms College.

Husson led 44-23 after the firts half and never looked back.

The Eagles hit 9 of 17 3-pointers, including a pair from Chere Wickstrom and Jenny Rollins.

Jenn Payton led Elms with 19 points.

Men’s basketball

Husson 85, Elms 76

HUSSON – Jason Harvey drained 23 points to lead Husson to an 85-76 triumph over Elms College in men’s basketball action Friday.

The Eagles turned a 38-35 halftime deficit into an impressive nine-point margin of victory at the final buzzer. Martin Cleveland and Scott Kissinger collected 20 and 18 points respectively for Husson.

Renato Lindmets led Elms College with 17 points.

Men’s hockey

Southern Maine 6, Salem State 2

SALEM, Mass. – After falling behind 2-0 in the opening 11 minutes, the University of Southern Maine scored six unanswered goals en route to a 6-2 triumph over Salem State on Friday.

The win gives the Huskies sole possession of first place in the ECAC East standings.

Chris Travis started the scoring spree with a power-play goal with 1:41 remaining in the opening period. Mark Carragher tallied four points on a goal and three assists and Chris Sparkes registered a pair of goals and an assist for the Huskies (5-3-0).

Southern Maine backstop David Beckles stopped 26 shots in the win.


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