LEWISTON — Despite the Bates women’s basketball team scoring the final 10 points of the game, Wesleyan held on for a 47-46 victory in NESCAC action Friday evening.

With the Bobcats (7-13) down by one and 13 seconds remaining, Maeve Vitale was able to tip a pass into the backcourt. And then a last-second heave from senior Nina Davenport of Freeport missed the target, giving the Cardinals (13-5) the narrow victory.

Davenport led all scorers with 14 points on the night, and senior captain Lexie Nason pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds for Bates. Meanwhile, freshman Julia Middlebrook chipped in with 10 points off the bench to go along with six rebounds, a team-high three assists and two steals.

Men’s basketball

Wesleyan 68, Bates 50

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Bates College men’s basketball team was held to a season-low point total in a 68-50 loss to nationally ranked Wesleyan on Friday night.

Jordan Bonner led the 14th-ranked Cardinals with 19 points, and JR Bascom added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Jeff Spellman topped the Bobcats with 10 points.

Wesleyan (15-4, 4-2 NESCAC) outscored Bates 34-14 in the paint, and dominated the boards, 53-26.


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