CASTINE — Sarah Poli nearly put together a double-double but University of Maine at Farmington couldn’t keep pace with host Maine Maritime Academy in an 89-42 win for the hosts in a North Atlantic Conference women’s basketball conference opener Saturday.

Poli, a Lawrence grad and former Central Maine Community College athlete, scored 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Beavers (2-7, 0-1 NAC). She also dished out two assists.

Jessica Dow scored a team-high 15 points for UMaine-Farmington.

Evelyn Dagan paced the Mariners (4-3, 1-0 NAC) with 14 points, and Makenzie Monzon, Erianna Moore and Jasmine Anderson each added 11.

MMA 69, UMF 66: C.J. Lilljeqvist’s 3-pointer with just over a minute to play gave the Mariners (5-3, 1-0 NAC) the lead for good in a close win over the Beavers (5-3, 0-1 NAC) in both team’s North Atlantic Conference opener in Castine.

Josiah Dancy scored a game-high 19 points for Maine Maritime Academy, including the game’s final basket with 32 seconds left. Curt Heinz and Markus Ramirez each added 13 points and Lilljeqvist finished with nine.


Jordan Anthony paced UMaine-Farmington with 13 points and Zachary Mickle was right behind with 12. Dylan Griffin dropped in 10 points and Jason Reynolds compiled nine points and 12 rebounds.

EMORY 88, BATES 77: The Bobcats (1-8) had the No. 18 nationally ranked Eagles (6-1) on the ropes at halftime before falling behind in the second half in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Babacar scored 11 of his game-high 24 points in the first half for Bates, which was tied with Emory 41-41 at halftime. Pouye also pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds in the game.

Grant Nadeau scored 16 points for Bates and Peter Psyhogeos had 15. Lewiston’s Chiwer Mayen added four points, six rebounds and one assist off the bench.

Logan Shanahan delivered a double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds for Emory University.

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