MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Bates shot 63 percent from the field in the first half Saturday and coasted to an 81-48 men’s basketball victory over Middlebury.

Rob Stockwell hit two 3-pointers in an opening 15-4 run. Middlebury (13-8) cut the lead to seven points before Bates (17-4) hit 10 of its next 11 shots and went into halftime with a 50-27 lead.

Stockwell led the Bobcats with 15 points. Zak Ray added 14 points and six assists. Bryan Wholey notched 14 and Damon McGinn had 12. Tim Edwards topped the Panthers with 11.

Maine 65, UNH 56

DURHAM, N.H. – Kevin Reed had 15 points and eight rebounds and Maine used a 18-4 second-half run to beat New Hampshire 65-56 on Saturday.

Junior Bernal and Jon Sheets combined to score all 18 points of the run as Maine pulled away in the second half. The Black Bears (11-12, 6-5 America East) have won six of their past seven games.

Jermaine Anderson compiled 19 points and three assists for New Hampshire (8-16, 4-7 AE), which has lost four consecutive games.

Western Conn. 87, USM 82

GORHAM – Western Connecticut State rallied from a 12-point deficit at halftime to overtake Southern Maine, 87-82, in Little East Conference men’s basketball Saturday.

Tyshawn Gillespie hit five of Western Connecticut’s nine 3-pointers and finished with 29 points. Jamie Procino added 20 for the Colonials (13-8). Josh Daniels led all scorers with 32 points for the Huskies (6-14). Foster Oakley chipped in 14.

St. Joe’s 91, Thomas 41

STANDISH – Saint Joseph’s College held Thomas to 19 percent shooting in the first half Saturday while nailing six 3-pointers of its own to set the tone for a 91-41 men’s basketball rout.

Chad Pulkkinen led the Monks (13-5) with 17 points. Marcus Alexander chalked up 16, Elbie Murphy 12 and Colby Emmons 11. Jim Veino topped the Terriers (4-16) with 10 points.

UMA 89, UMPI 86

PRESQUE ISLE – Tristan Starbird of Poland hit a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining in regulation Saturday to push the University of Maine at Augusta past the University of Maine at Presque Isle, 89-86, in a men’s basketball battle.

Starbird finished with 10 points for the Moose (10-11). Deon Cheers led UMA with 29 points and five assists. Dan Duplissie added 17 points, while Tyler Norris tacked on 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Lesley 79, UMF 75

FARMINGTON – Lesley sank four free throws in the final 50 seconds of overtime for a 79-75 triumph over the University of Maine at Farmington.

The Beavers tied the game at 75-75 on a free throw by Isaac Hutchinson and a layup from Josh Tanguay.

Hutchinson led UMF with 26 points, hitting 7-of-8 from the floor with three 3-pointers and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. Sean Fry added 16 points and seven rebounds, while Pat Howell chipped in a career-high 13.

Colby 81, Bowdoin 67

WATERVILLE – Nick Farrell scored a career-high 39 points in his final regular-season home game, including his 1,000th point, leading Colby to an 81-67 NESCAC men’s basketball win over Bowdoin.

Farrell and Mark Gaudet combined for 35 points in the second half to help the White Mules (12-10) pull away.

Husson 81, Lasell 75

BANGOR – Scott Kissinger tossed seven field goals for a team-high 21 points, including five from beyond the arc, as Husson clipped Lasell, 81-75, in men’s basketball action Saturday.

Tyler Muzzy contributed 18 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles, while Martin Cleveland and Jason Harvey pitched in with 13 points apiece.

Nichols 74, UNE 65

DUDLEY, Mass. – Issac Stickney of Rumford registered his ninth double-double of the season for the University of New England with 17 points and 14 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to deny Nichols a 74-65 men’s basketball victory Saturday.

Women’s basketball

USM 57, Western Conn. 54

GORHAM – The University of Southern Maine rallied from three points down at halftime to defeat Western Connecticut State, 57-54, and remain unbeaten in Little East women’s basketball Saturday.

Ashley Marble erupted for 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Huskies, who improved to 19-1 overall with their 17th straight win. Mallory Stevens paced the Colonials (13-8) with 16 points.

UMPI 106, UMA 48

PRESQUE ISLE – Erica Davis delivered 28 points and Leah Joy 20 to lead the University of Maine at Presque Isle to a convincing 106-48 women’s basketball victory Saturday over the University of Maine at Augusta.

UMPI (11-4) led 51-25 at the half. Sharmaine Clement scored 22 points and Aleigh Mills 14 for UMA (7-14), combining for four 3-pointers.

UMF 91, Lesley 61

FARMINGTON – Caitlyn Laflin scored a career-high 30 points for the University of Maine at Farmington in Saturday’s 91-61 women’s basketball victory over Lesley, the 10th straight victory for the Beavers.

Laflin scored 19 points in the first half and hit 14-of-16 from the floor. She also racked up nine rebounds and blocked four shots. Erin Johnson also matched her career-high with 16 points. Steph Bossie and Erin Porter added 13 points apiece.

Bowdoin 78, Colby 32

WATERVILLE – Caitlin Hynes and Eileen Flaherty scored 12 points each as Bowdoin routed Colby, 78-32, in NESCAC women’s basketball action Saturday.

The Polar Bears (21-1) took a 42-15 halftime lead. Jill Anelauskas added 10 points and eight rebounds for Bowdoin.

Maine Maritime 87, Mount Ida 60

CASTINE – Shelly Gott-Stilwell had a double-double, scoring 18 points and hauling down 10 boards, to lead Maine Maritime Academy to an 87-60 victory over Mount Ida in women’s basketball action Saturday.

Alyssa Burns had a game-high 19 points for the Mariners (19-1) to go along with seven rebounds.

Bates 70, Middlebury 65

LEWISTON – Val Beckwith scored a game-high 21 points and Lauren Yanofsky added 10 as Bates edged Middlebury, 70-65, in NESCAC women’s basketball action Saturday.

The Bobcats (13-8) led for nearly the entire first half, but Middlebury hung close and tied the game at 31 on a Jennifer Kelleher jumper heading into halftime. Sara Barton collected eight points and nine rebounds, while dishing out 11 assists.

Husson 66, Lasell 64

BANGOR – Jenny Rollins scored 16 points off the bench to lead Husson to a 66-64 triumph over Lasell in women’s basketball action Saturday.

Annie McIntosh recorded a double-double for the Eagles with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Michelle Barden posted 14 points in the balanced attack.

UNH 65, Maine 55

DURHAM, N.H. – Whitney Edwards and Chrissy Hall recorded 12 points apiece as the University of New Hampshire downed the University of Maine, 65-55, in women’s basketball action Saturday.

The Wildcats (8-13) took a 31-23 halftime lead. Danielle Clark contributed 11 points and a team-leading nine rebounds for New Hampshire.

Ashley Underwood recorded a game-high 21 points for the Black Bears (10-10), while Bracey Barker pitched in with 13 points.

Nichols 74, UNE 62

DUDLEY, Mass. – Stacey Hejwosz scored 17 points to power Nichols past the University of New England, 74-62, in a women’s basketball clash Saturday.

Marissa Hesketh led four players in double figures with 16 points for UNE (8-12). Sheena Weston of Dixfield added 10 points and five rebounds.


Hamilton 2, Bowdoin 1

CLINTON, N.Y. – Travis Blood and Casey Deak scored in a span of just over two minutes in the first period Saturday, leading Hamilton over Bowdoin, 2-1, in NESCAC men’s hockey.

Leland Fidler answered for Bowdoin (11-5-3) with 1:59 remaining in the period, but the Polar Bears couldn’t again solve Hamilton goaltender Matt Crowson (26 saves).

Skidmore 4, USM 3

GORHAM – Phil McDavitt and Mike Gibbons scored a pair of goals each to lift Skidmore to a 4-3 victory over the University of Southern Maine in ECAC men’s hockey action Saturday.

The Huskies (13-7-1) drew first blood when Ben Loss converted a relay from Mark Carragher at 9:38 of the first period.

UNH 2, Maine 1

DURHAM, N.H. – Kevin Regan made a career-high 46 saves to lead New Hampshire to a 2-1 victory over Maine on Saturday night.

The Black Bears (17-8-2, 10-8-1 Hockey East) took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission on Teddy Purcell’s power-play goal at 12:24.Matt Fornataro’s goal tied the game 1-1 in the second period. Mike Radja scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 11:40.

UNH improved to 20-5-1 overall and 15-3-1 in Hockey East.

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