Sports scores, highlights

Posted Nov. 17, 2008, at 6:50 p.m.

Women’s basketball

UNE 93, Maine Maritime 78

CASTINE, Maine — Alli Gamache’s 21 points led the University of New England of Biddeford to a 93-78 women’s basketball win over Maine Maritime Academy on Sunday.

Kari Pelletier and Margo Russell netted 17 points apiece for the 1-0 Nor’Easters while Russell added 12 rebounds.

Katie Pushard paced the 0-1 Mariners with 16 points and six assists. Tatum Welch had 15 points and nine rebounds.

Men’s basketball

Connecticut 99, Hartford 56

HARTFORD, Conn. — Craig Austrie and freshman Kemba Walker scored 21 points each and No. 2 Connecticut ran away from Hartford on Monday night, the Huskies’ 63rd consecutive win against an instate opponent.

Walker, who started in place of injured A.J. Price, had five rebounds, while Jerome Dyson added 18 points and Jeff Adrien had 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Morgan Sabia, who fouled out with seven minutes left, had 15 points for Hartford (0-2), while Joe Zeglinski added 11.

The Huskies (2-0) could not shake the Hawks for more than a half. Hartford went on a 10-2 run to get within 43-42. But UConn started a 33-5 run a short time later and the rout was on.

Hartford committed 34 personal fouls.

Price, who rolled his ankle in the Huskies’ 81-55 win over Western Carolina on Friday, was in uniform but did not play.

BC 90, Loyola (Md.) 57

BOSTON — Joe Trapani scored 20 points and Tyrese Rice returned from a suspension to score 16 Monday night to lead Boston College over Loyola of Maryland in the opener of the NIT Preseason Tip-Off tournament.

Trapani, who transferred from Vermont and sat out last season, scored 15 in the first half, when BC (2-0) opened a 22-5 lead. The Eagles will play on Tuesday night against the winner of the game between Cornell and St. John’s.

Jamal Barney scored 18 points and Brett Harvey had 12 for Loyola (1-2), which made just two of its first 14 shots.

Rice, BC’s only returning senior, was suspended from the season opener for an unspecified violation of team rules.

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