HAMDEN, Conn. – Mark Socoby hit five three-pointers and finished with 29 points to lead Maine to a 64-59 win over Quinnipiac in a non-conference game Tuesday.

Socoby scored eight points in a 13-2 run early in the second half to help the Bears open up a 51-32 lead. The teams traded baskets and Maine led 55-36 when Quinnipiac (1-2) went on a 14-0 run to cut it to 55-50 with 2:35 left to play.

Quinnipiac never got any closer. Socoby hit four free throws down the stretch and Junior Bernal had a three-point play to give Maine a 60-52 advantage.

DeMario Anderson led the Bobcats with 29 points and Louis Brookins added 14. Anderson also had 10 rebounds in the game, and Bernal finished with 14 points.

Maine scored the first four points of the game and never trailed. The Bears led 28-24 at the half.

Socoby finished 10-10 from the line and was one of three Maine players with seven rebounds.

Bowdoin 70, UNE 64

BRUNSWICK – Bowdoin broke a deadlock by finishing the game with a 13-7 run to survive a 70-64 victory over University of New England.

Jordan Fleigel led Bowdoin (2-1) with 22 points, while Andrew Hippert added 18 points, including four 3-pointers.

Johnnie Jefferson scored a game-high 24 points for UNE (2-1) and Isaac Stickney chipped in with 16 points on 8-for-10 shooting.

USM 62, Bates 59

GORHAM -Greg Whitaker hit all four free-throw attempts in the final 27 seconds to help Southern Maine hold off winless Bates for a 62-59 men’s basketball victory.

Whitaker finished with 18 points and Josh Daniels had 17 for USM (2-1). Brian Ellis led the Bobcats (0-3) with 17 points.

Women’s hoop

Bowdoin 91, UNE 64

BRUNSWICK -Bowdoin won its home opener Tuesday night with a 91-64 triumph over University of New England.

The Polar Bears (2-1) shot 49 percent from the field and dominated the boards (48-30).

Leah Rubega scored 17 points and hauled down 17 rebounds for Bowdoin, while Katie Bergeron added 16 points and Alexa Kaubris and Leah Weis had 13 apiece.


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