LEWISTON — Simon McCormick drained seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points to spark Bates College to a 74-68 NESCAC men’s basketball victory over Connecticut College on Friday.

McCormick made 7 of 14 from 3-point range. His final trey gave Bates a 68-64 lead with less than two minutes remaining.

The Bobcats (8-8, 2-5 NESCAC) made 13 3-pointers. Stephon Baxter (two 3s) scored 15 points and Jahmir Primer (two 3s) added 11 points for Bates.

Ben Rice and Cam Schainfeld scored 16 apiece for the Camels (8-8, 2-4)

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 63, BATES 50: The Camels (4-15, 2-5 NESCAC) pulled ahead in the third quarter and the Bobcats (11-5, 3-2) never recovered in a conference loss in New London, Connecticut.

Connecticut outscored Bates 21-9 in the third to flip a four-point halftime deficit to an eight-point lead. The Bobcats, who led 22-18 at halftime, were outscored 45-28 in the second half.


Jaycie Rojik led Connecticut with 19 points, and Molly Cronin added 14 points.

Mia Roy hit six 3-pointers and scored a team-high 20 points for Bates.

MAINE 54, BINGHAMTON 45: The Black Bears (10-10, 7-3 America East) held a fourth straight opponent to 45 points or less and extended their winning streak to four with a victory over the Bearcats (5-13, 1-7) in Vestal, New York.

Anne Simon scored 17 points, and Maeve Carroll had 16 points and 10 rebounds for UMaine.

Denai Bowman led Binghamton with 21 points.

VERMONT 2, MAINE 1: Theresa Schafzahl scored in the first period and Ellice Murphy in the third as the Catamounts (18-9-2, 15-6-1 Hockey East) defeated the Black Bears (12-14-1, 10-9-1) at Orono.


Ida Kuoppala scored for Maine from Ali Beltz and Ida Press with 1:11 remaining.

Vermont, which has won eight straight, snapped Maine’s six-game winning streak, which started after a 3-0 road loss to the Catamounts on Jan. 2. Other than the two losses to Vermont, the Black Bears haven’t lost since Dec. 4.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY 4, MAINE 0: Logan Cockerill and Wilmer Skoog scored in the first period, and Robert Mastrosimone added two second-period goals as the Terriers (14-10-3, 10-6-3 Hockey East) shut out the Black Bears (4-15-4, 2-11-2) in Orono.

Vinny Duplessis stopped 27 shots for the shutout. Maine’s Victor Ostman made 35 saves.

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