ALBANY, NY — Brooke Reynolds landed a game-high 20 points as Central Maine Community College used pressure defense to jettison Villa Maria in women’s basketball action Saturday.

Kristina Blais hit four 3s for 12 points, while Jordyn Reynolds notched a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (19-1).

Natalie Thurber scored 12 points off the bench, while Jane Lester added another 10 off the bench, all in the first half, for Central Maine.

Bianca Brown led the Vikings (15-5) with 17 points in the losing effort.

Connecticut College 71, Bates 54

LEWISTON — Playing on the Bates’ home floor for the final time, senior Nina Davenport of Freeport drained five 3-pointers for 15 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds despite the Bobcats succumbing to Connecticut College 71-54 in women’s basketball action Saturday afternoon.

Senior forward Mairead Hynes led the Camels (12-6) with 19 points and six assists, as the visitors were effective in working the open shots from close range. They also used a significant size advantage to outrebound Bates by a margin of 39-27.

A pair of freshman players for the Bobcats  (7-14) established season-highs in scoring from off the bench. Guard Julia Middlebrook scored a team-high 17 points, including 3-of-4 shooting from three-point territory, to go with six assists and four steals. Forward Taylor McVeigh added 10 points and five rebounds for Bates.

Men’s basketball

Bates 69, Connecticut College 56

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Sophomore Jeff Spellman and junior Max Hummel netted 17 points apiece as Bates bounded to a 69-56 victory over Connecticut College in NESCAC men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon.

For the first nine minutes of action, the Bobcats  (10-10) only scored via a pair of free throws and trailed 12-2.

That’s when Hummel drilled his first of five 3-pointers on the afternoon. Junior Nick Lynch followed with a jumper, and sophomore Kody Greenhalgh drilled a 3 to get the Bobcats within two with 9:58 left in the half.

Despite their slow start, the Bobcats led 33-29 at the break.

Freshman James Mortimer gave Bates the lead for good when he made a three-pointer with 5:39 remaining in the game to put the Bobcats up 53-52.

The Camels (6-13) kept within striking distance until Hummel made a 3-pointer to extend the Bobcat lead to four with 3:30 left.


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