ORONO – The University of Maine scored four power-play goals in the second period to beat Vermont Friday, 5-1.

Mike Lundin had a pair of goals while Josh Soares, Keenan Hopson and Mike Hamilton also scored for the Black Bears (18-8-2).

Dave Wilson, playing in place of the injured Ben Bishop, had 32 saves in net for Maine.

Soares struck at 16:41 of the first period. Maine made it 2-0 on a power play tally by Hopson. The Black Bears added three more goals on the power play on a pair of tallies by Lundin and one from Hamilton.

Hamilton, Teddy Purcell and Michel Leveille each had two assists.

Vermont (15-10-4) got its lone goal in the third from Jay Anctil

Colby 5, Wesleyan 1

WATERVILLE – Patrick Rutherford scored two goals and Greg Osborne had a goal and three assists to lead Colby College to a 5-1 win over Wesleyan Friday.

Colby goalie Ben Grandjean made 22 stops for the White Mules (11-7-2).

Trailing 1-0 after the first period, Rutherford scored to tie the game. Less than two minutes later, Arthur Fritch produced the game-winner. Rutherford, Osborne and Ryan Chrenek all added goals in the third.

Bowdoin 5, Trinity 4

BRUNSWICK – Colin MacCormack scored the game-winner with 5:21 left to lift Bowdoin to a 5-4 win over Trinity.

MacCormack had two goals while Tim McVaugh had two goals and two assists for Bowdoin (12-5-3). Mitch Dillon also scored for the Polar Bears. Chris Rossi had 33 saves for Bowdoin.

Women’s basketball

Bates 87, Colby 74

WATERVILLE – Val Beckwith had a game-high 25 points and Sarah Barton finished with 12 assists to lead Bates to an 87-74 win over Colby Friday night.

Bates (14-8) also got 17 points and five 3-pointers from Katie Franklin. Barton also had 10 points and seven rebounds while Matia Kostakis added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Colby (6-16) got 21 points each from Katie McCabe, Tracy Nale and Alison Cappelloni.

The White Mules led 23-18 with 8:02 left in the first half, but an 11-0 run gave the Bobcats a 29-23 lead. The Mules got back ahead 34-33 before Bates scored for a 35-33 lead at the half. Bates used another 11-0 run in the second half to pull away, 50-39.

Bowdoin 60, Tufts 41

BRUNSWICK – The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team clinched the top seed for the NESCAC Championship Tournament with a 60-41 win over Tufts Friday.

The Polar Bears, ranked first in the latest WBCA National Poll, improve to 22-1 (8-0 in the conference).

The NESCAC Tournament begins with first-round games next Saturday.

Bowdoin jumped out to a 14-2 lead as Alexa Kaubris keyed the run with a pair of 3-pointers in the opening six minutes. Tufts got within six points later in the half, but Bowdoin built a 29-19 lead at the half and broke it open in the second half.

Eileen Flaherty led Bowdoin with 13 points while Jill Anelauskas and Leah Rubega added 12 and 10 points respectively. Kaubris finished with nine.

Tufts got 11 from Valeria Krah.

Thomas 75, Mount Ida 64

WATERVILLE – Thomas College had three players in double figures in a 75-64 win over Mount Ida Friday.

Leah McNary led Thomas (13-9) with 28 points and seven rebounds. Kim Drosdik had 13 points and Brittany Morin added 10.

Danielle Ring and Adrienne Xenos had 16 each for Mt. Ida (9-12)

Men’s basketball

Colby 63, Bates 62

LEWISTON – Colby College overcame a nine-point deficit with 8:10 remaining to defeat Bates 63-62 Friday night in men’s college basketball.

Down 57-48, Colby (13-10) embarked on a 13-0 run, fueled by 3-pointers by Mark Gaudet, Nick Farrell and Adam Choice.

Bates managed to take the lead late in regulation on Bryan Wholey free throws and the sixth 3-pointer of the game by Zak Ray, but Farrell hit a pair of foul shots with 13 second left for the game-winner. A last-ditch attempt by Bates in the close seconds missed.

Ray finished with a season-high 26 points and had six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Rob Stockwell added 10 points and six rebounds.

Colby got 23 points and nine rebounds from Drew Cohen. Farrell added nine and Choice had 13.

Thomas 80, Mount Ida 74

WATERVILLE – Adam Rich scored seven points in overtime to live Thomas College past Mount Ida Friday, 80-74.

Rich finished with 22 points for the Terriers (6-11). Darrell Alexander, Reggie Jett and Derrell Rose each added 11.

Thomas led the entire game until Andreas Vasiliu hit a 3-pointer with 29 seconds left in regulation. Led by Rich, the Terriers outscored Mount Ida 14-8 in overtime.

Vasiliu finished with 21 while Doug Williams led Mount Ida (5-16) with 28 points.

Tufts 94, Bowdoin 84

MEDFORD, Mass. – Tufts outscored Bowdoin 15-1 in the final three-plus minutes of overtime to take a 94-84 win Friday.

Jon Pierce and Ryan O’Keefe each had 26 for Tufts (14-8). Andrew Hippert led Bowdoin (13-9) with 21.

Kyle Jackson had 15 while Andrew Sargeantson and Mark Phillips added 13 and 12 respectively.


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