Men’s basketball

Middlebury 72, Bowdoin 61

BRUNSWICK —   Nolan Thompson led all players with 19 points as Middlebury held on for a 72-61 triumph over Bowdoin in NESCAC men’s basketball action Friday.

The two teams traded blows in the first half before a late Panther (18-1) run pushed the lead to double digits. Thompson scored all 11 of his first-half points in the final 6:33 of the opening period.

The Polar Bears (12-7) were paced by 14 points apiece from Andrew Madlinger and John Swords. Keegan Pieri had 13 points on 6-for-7 shooting for Bowdoin.

Williams 64, Colby 61

WATERVILLE —   Taylor Epley packaged 19 points to lead Williams to a 64-61 victory over Colby in NESCAC men’s basketball action Friday.

The Ephs (19-2) took a 60-56 lead when Epley scored inside with 2:23 to play. And, Epley put Williams up for good on another inside basket with 29 seconds to play.

Patrick Stewart had a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for the Mules (6-14). Sam Willson added 12 points, Ryan Jann finsihed with 10 points, and Chris Hudnut scored eight for Colby in the loss.

Castleton 74, Maine Maritime 60

CASTLETON, Vt. —   Castleton used an early scoring run to spark a 74-60 win over Maine Maritime in NAC men’s basketball action Friday.

Andy Ball went 6-for-15 fromt he floor to finish with a team-high 16 piotnsa dn five rebounds for the Mariners (4-14). Paul Campbell chipped in with 11 points and six rebounds.

Logan White led three players in double figures with a game-high 19 points for the Spartans (10-10). Mark Comstock added 14 pionts, nine rebounds and three assists for Castleton in the winning effort.

Women’s basketball

Amherst 79, Bates 52

AMHERST, Mass. — Marcia Voigt poured in a game-high 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting to lead Amherst  to a decisive 79-52 NESCAC win over Bates on Friday night.

Bates sophomore Molly Brown was the lone Bobcat in double digits with 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting, while seniors Brianna Hawkins and Taryn O’Connell each finished with seven.

Bowdoin 60, Middlebury 40

BRUNSWICK —   Three players reached double-figures for the Polar Bears as Bowdoin pulled away in the second half for a 60-40 triumph over Middlebury in NESCAC women’s basketball action Friday.

Shannon Brady scored 12 points for the Polar Bears (12-8), while Siena Mitman scored 11 off the bench. Megan Phelps added 10 points and nine rebounds for Bowdoin.

Bowdoin carried a six-point edge into halftime. But, the Panthers (10-10) were able to trim the lead to four points, 35-31, following a free throw from Katie Pett with 15:52 to go in the second half.

Williams 60, Colby 42

WATERVILLE — Claire Baecher finished with a double-double, 12 points and 11 rebounds, to help Williams take a 60-42 win against Colby.

Jennie Harding (Santa Monica, Calif.) added 11 points for Williams (17-4) Jen Nale led Colby (7-13) with 10 points.

Castleton 66, MMA 36
CASTLETON, Vt.—  Castleton limited Maine Maritime to nine second half points en route to 66-36 win in a North Atlantic Conference tilt.

Bekah Campbell paced Maine Maritime (9-10) with 12 points and added four rebounds and four blocks. Alyssa Leonard led Castleton (19-1) with 12 points.

Men’s ice hockey

Colby 5, Hamilton 1

WATERVILLE —   Five different players scored as Colby secured a 5-1 victory over Hamilton College in NESCAC men’s ice hockey action Friday night.

After a scoreless opening period, Robert McCormick scored at 2:09 of the second period from Matt Gelna and Jack Bartlett. Cory McGrath scored on a power-play and had the eventual game-winning goal from Ben Chwick and Nick Lanza at 13:31.

Goalie Sam Parker, back from an injury for the Mules (4-13-2), stopped 21 shots in goal. Joe Quattrocchi had 20 stops for Hamilton.

Amherst 6, Bowdoin 3

BRUNSWICK —   Amherst College scored four goals in the first period en route to a 6-3 win over Bowdoin in men’s ice hockey action Friday.

Conor Brown had a pair of goals for the Lord Jeffs (12-5-2).

Goalie Steve Messina made three saves in the opening period for the Polar Bears (16-2-1) before giving way to Max Fenkell, who stopped 15 shots in two periods of relief.

Nathan Corey made 37 saves in net for Amherst.

Women’s ice hockey

Norwich 4, Southern Maine 0

NORTHFIELD, Vt. —   Norwich University scored three third-period power-play goals to break open a one-goal game and shut out the University of Southern Maien 4-0 in an ECAC women’s ice hockey game Friday.

Huskies’ (4-11-5) sophomore goalie Liz Bergstrom kept the visitors in the game throughout the first two periods. Bergstrom stoned the Cadets (15-2-3) in the first period, stopping all 11 shots on goal.

Senior co-captain Jillayne DuBus finally solved Bergstrom for an unassisted tally midway through the second period.

Junior goalie Kelly Fisk stopped nine USM shots to earn her first shutout of the season. Bergstrom finished with 26 saves.

Trinity 2, Bowdoin 1

HARTFORD — Shannon Farrell took the feed from teammates Emily Kleidon and Sarah Duncan and scored a power play goal with less that three minutes to play and send Trinity to a 2-1 win over Bowdoin.

Madeline Lane scored the lone goal for the Polar Bears (14-3-2). Abby Ostrom scored the tying goal for the Ephs (10-5-4).

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