Bates College senior Meghan Graff has been selected the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s player of the year after leading the state in scoring.

The South Portland native had 20.6 points per game. She was named MWBCA Player of the Week four times this season.

Also receiving MWBCA season-ending honors for Bates was Elsa Daulerio. The Harpswell native made the MWBCA all-rookie team as the center had 42 blocks and 172 rebounds (7.2 per game) in 24 contests this season.

MAINE 69, BINGHAMTON 65: Adrianna Smith had 31 points and 19 rebounds as the University of Maine women’s basketball team beat Binghamton 69-65 in its regular-season finale on Saturday in Orono.

The Black Bears finish 15-3 overall and 11-5 in America East conference play. They will host Binghamton (13-16, 6-10) in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Anne Simon added 18 points and five assists for UMaine.


Jaydn Weltz had 23 points and 12 rebounds for Binghamton.

BATES SWEEPS SEASON-OPENING DOUBLEHEADER: Bates College opened the season with a pair of wins over Houghton University at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in Auburndale, Florida.

The Bobcats swept the Highlanders (0-3) by scores of 6-1 and 8-3.

In game one, Dylan Azcarate had a hit and two RBIs for Bates while Henry Jamison had a double and a single and drove home a run. Jack Brennan had two singles and an RBI. Noah Jankowski also had an RBI.

Luke Linnehan allowed only two hits in 5 2/3 innings and had five strikeouts. Sam Hough had two strikeouts in relief.

Dylan Boprey drove in a run on a groundout in the sixth inning for Houghton. Starter Hunter Kendall struck out 10 in 4 2/3 innings.


In the second game, Tyler Attal had a double and a single while driving in two runs. Christopher Cimino had a double and an RBI. Jack Brennan, Brandon Biggane and Brennan Kelley all had an RBI in the win.

Jason Kauffeldt and Boprey each had an RBI in the loss for Houghton.

RIT 22, BATES 10: Luke Pilcher led the Tigers (2-0) with four goals and two assists in a win over the Bobcats (0-1) on the campus of Hobart College in Geneva, New York.

Clifford Gaston, Tyson Allison, Sam Bennett and Ian Dinga all had two goals for Rochester Institute of Technology.

Alex Horwitz, Connor Hartman, Malcolm Klingbeil and Denzel Evans all had two goals for Bates. Will Schinabeck had a goal and an assist while Brian Hart also scored in the season-opening loss. York grad Wil Masterson provided two assists and Greely grad Jackson Williams was 7 for 21 from the faceoff dot to go along with four ground balls.

Kyle Burbank and Kyle Gaffey each made two saves in the win for RIT. Garrett FitzSimons and Spencer Wood combined to make 19 saves in the loss, with FitzSimons collecting 17.


MAINE 71, BINGHAMTON 67, OT: Gedi Juozapaitis scored five of his 19 points in overtime as the Black Bears (12-16, 6-9 America East) beat the Bearcats (12-16, 8-7) in Binghamton, New York.

Kellen Tynes pulled Maine within one with a layup with 33 seconds left in the second half and Kristians Feierbergs tied it with a foul shot with 11 seconds remaining to force overtime. Jaden Clayton made four free throws in the final 10 seconds of overtime to help Maine seal the win.

Tynes added 18 points and Feierbergs had 14 for Maine.

Armon Harried had 22 points and Miles Gibson 16 for Binghamton.

UMAINE 2, BOSTON COLLEGE 1: Nolan Renwick scored a power-play goal in the first period and the Black Bears (15-14-5, 9-9-4 Hockey East) held on to beat the Eagles (12-14-6, 7-10-5) in Orono.

Donavan Villeneuve-Houle added a second-period goal for Maine. Cutter Gauthier scored for Boston College.

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