GORHAM – The University of Southern Maine scored three straight goals in the third period to take a 3-1 win over Castleton State in hockey Friday.

After two scoreless periods, Pat Noonan broke the tie with a goal at 1:10 of the final period. Brett Yancey made it 2-0 at 9:27 on a shorthanded goal. Kyle Smith set up both goals for the Huskies 13-6-1). Josh Giordani made it 3-0 at 15:22 on assists from Noonan and Jordan Skinner.

Castleton broke the shutout in the closing minutes on a Jeff Beecher goal. David Beckles had 21 saves on 22 shots for USM. Jeff Swanson had 27 saves on 30 shots.

Women’s basketball

CMCC 71, Hampshire College 16

AUBURN – Rangeley graduate Ashley Quimby drained five 3-pointers, leading Central Maine Community College to an easy 71-16 victory over Hampshire College on Friday.

Quimby led all scorers with 21 points for the Mustangs (8-6). Jackie Moors registered 19 points while hauling down 16 boards. Kerri Harris finished with 12 points in the win.

Bates 60, Williams 59

LEWISTON – Val Beckwith scored a career-high 27 points, and first-year Teal Carroll hit the game-winning layup with 14 seconds left, as the Bates College women’s basketball team surprised Williams College with a 60-59 victory Friday night.

Bates (12-8, 4-2 NESCAC) was without junior forward Matia Kostakis, the leading rebounder in the conference, and the Bobcats were beaten on the boards by a 55-40 margin.

Meghan Stetson scored 33 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Ephs (17-4, 4-2 NESCAC), whose six-game win streak came to an end.

The game featured nine ties and 15 lead changes, and neither team led by more than four points in the second half.

Senior Maggie Fitzgerald scored a season-high 10 points for Bates. Meghan O’Malley had a game-high 12 rebounds for Williams.

The winning basket came out of a Bates timeout with 25 seconds to play and the Bobcats trailing 59-58. Williams had just scored a go-ahead bucket as Kaylan Tildsley stole the ball and dished to O’Malley for a layup. Out of the timeout, Beckwith found Carroll free along the baseline, and the first-year guard curled out and converted the layup for Bates’ second field goal of the final five minutes.

Husson 59, Mount Ida 56

BANGOR – Crystal Martin knocked down 12 points while dishing out five assists and collecting four steals as Husson held off Mount Ida with a 59-56 women’s basketball win Friday.

Annie McIntosh added eight points and hauled down 11 rebounds for the Eagles.

Mount Ida was paced by Danielle Ring’s 19 points while Cherie Parisi ripped down 18 boards.

Men’s basketball

CMCC 95, Hampshire College 34

AUBURN – The Central Maine Community College men’s basketball team improved to 18-8 with a 95-34 victory over Hampshire College.

Kaleb Violette led all scorers with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Jon Gilson chipped in with 24 points, including 15 points from behind the three-point arc. Matt Wheelock added 13 points. Scott Abernathy led Hampshire College with 10 points.

Husson 87, Mount Ida 68

BANGOR – Jason Harvey netted 22 points, including four 3-pointers, as Husson pulled away in the second half to down Mount Ida 87-68 in men’s basketball Friday.

The Eagles led 37-35 at the half and outscored their opponent 50-33 after the break. Scott Kissinger added 13 points; Brock Bradford connected for 12.

Mount Ida was led by Doug Williams’ 29 points while Andreas Vasiliu contributed 20.

Williams 67, Bates 54

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Williams College had a 44-26 advantage on the boards and rolled past Bates 67-54 in men’s college basketball Friday.

Chris Rose had 14 rebounds while Blake Schultz had 11 for the Ephs (11-10). Chris Shalvoy scored a team-high 16 points and eight assists. Rose added 14 points.

Zak Ray led Bates (16-4) with 18 points while Rob Stockwell chipped in 16 and seven rebounds.


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