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.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: