Gallant leads Bobcats by Bengals

Posted Dec. 08, 2010, at 9:52 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 08, 2010, at 10:56 p.m.

LEWISTON — Senior Alex Gallant of Bangor scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Bates College men fended off the University of Maine-Fort Kent 86-75 Wednesday.

Nick Schmiemann had 16 points and six assists to help the Bobcats to its fifth straight win. Thomas Deegan had 11 points and Mark Brust added 10 points.

Kevin Loiselle led five Bengals in double figures with 17 points. Manny Odugbela had 16 points and Emiliano Void added 12 points, seven rebounds and six steals. Jamar Thornhill scored 12 points and Pablo Llamas added 11 points.

UMaine-Fort Kent (7-4) 75

Void 4-4-12, Loiselle 6-4-17, Llamas 4-2-11, Thornhill 5-2-12, Odugbela 7-1-16, Murff 1-0-3, Dockery 2-0-4, Bouchard, Belizaire, Brylowski

Bates (7-1) 86

Philbrook 2-3-8, Gallant 12-4-28, Brust 4-0-10, Squires 4-0-8, Schmiemann 4-7-16, Christian 1-0-3, Deegan 5-1-11, Weston 0-2-2, Matarazzo

3-pt. goals: Loiselle, Llamas, Odugbela, Murff; Brust 2, Philbrook, Schmiemann, Christian

Halftime: Bates 42-38

Women’s basketball

St. Joseph’s 62, UM-Farmington 32

At Standish, Abby Young scored 13 points in leading St. Joseph’s College to victory past the University of Maine at Farmington.

Megan McDevitt added 11 points for the Monks. Alyssa Grigware scored 10 points and Ashley Geel grabbed 12 rebounds. Allie Parent had eight rebounds and six assists to go with her six points.

Jillian Ross paced the Beavers with eight points and nine rebounds.

UMaine-Farmington (1-5) 32

Busque 2-0-6, Gordon 1-0-3, NOrton 2-1-5, Oliver 1-0-2, Saunders 0-1-1, Morrison 2-1-5, Higgins 1-0-2, Ross 3-2-8, Neptune, Bonnevie, Roy, Gagne, Clement, Graffam, Allen, Whitaker

St. Joseph’s (5-3) 62

Dufour 1-0-2, Makkinje 2-0-4, Drake 0-2-2, Grigware 4-2-10, Young 6-0-13, Shufelt 1-1-4, Parent 2-2-6, Moore 2-0-4, MCDevitt 4-0-11, Geel 3-0-6, Lamb

3-pt. goals: Busque 2, Gordon; McDevitt 3, Young, Shufelt

Halftime: St. Joseph’s 33-19

Southern Maine 89, Salem State 67

At Gorham, former Woodland High School standout Courtney Cochran had 20 points and 15 rebounds in lifting the University of Southern Maine past Salem State University.

Kaylie DeMillo scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Huskies. Renee Nicholas added 17 points, four assists and four steals. Erin McNamara added eight points and six assists.

Amy Barry and Madeleine Park each scored 14 points to pace Salem State.

Salem State (1-4) 67

Barry 5-0-14, Park 6-1-14, Driscoll 2-0-5, Wallace 0-3-3, Aylward 2-2-7, Martinez 2-3-7, Lanier 1-0-2, Comeau 2-2-7, Federico 4-0-8, Rivera, Murphy

Southern Maine (4-4) 89

Nicholas 7-2-17, McNamara 2-2-8, DeMillo 8-2-24, Jordan 3-0-6, Cochran 8-4-20, Garland 2-0-5, Callendar 1-0-2, Rousseau 1-2-5, Reid 1-0-2, Rivet, Stevens

3-pt. goals: Barry 4, Park, Driscoll, Aylward, Comeau; DeMillo 6, McNamara 2, Nicholas, Garland, Rousseau

Halftime: Southern Maine 33-23

Maine Maritime 78, UM-Machias 38

At Castine, Samantha Goda totaled 19 points and 11 rebounds in leading Maine Maritime Academy to a rout of University of Maine at Machias.

Courtney Dufour had 12 points for the Mariners and Jes Stahl added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Emma Legallais led the Clippers with 10 points, six steals and six rebounds. Jamyriah McPherson scored 11 points and Kayla Wood added 10 points.

UMaine-Machias (5-4) 38

Wormell 1-0-2, Wood 3-1-10, Nicely 1-0-2, LeGallais 4-2-10, McPherson 3-3-11, Pringle 1-1-3, Frey, Shults, Woods, Houghton, Hare, Latimer, Boyd

Maine Maritime (3-3) 78

Bennett 2-2-6, Rodriguez 0-2-2, Smith 1-0-3, Pushard 0-2-2, Severance 1-0-2, Goda 9-1-19, Knights 1-0-2, Flannery 3-0-6, Dufour 4-0-12, Stahl 3-4-10, Hunt 2-2-6, Jackson 2-0-4, Everest 2-0-4, Jones, McCloskey

3-pt. goals: Wood 3, McPherson 2; Dufour 4, Smith

Halftime: MMA 35-17

No. 18 Notre Dame 79, Providence 43

At Providence, R.I.,  Natalie Achonwa scored 13 points and Erica Solomon added 11, leading Notre Dame to the win in its Big East opener.

Mi-Khida Hankins had 16 points for the Friars (5-6, 0-1), who were held to 16 points in the second half.

Notre Dame (7-3, 1-0) broke the game open with a 16-0 run in the second half, during which the Irish held Providence without a point for 9:11.

The Irish improved to 19-0 against Providence, their longest active winning streak against any Big East opponent.

No. 20 St. John’s 71, Seton Hall 52

At New York,  Eugenia McPherson scored a career-high 20 points to power St. John’s to the victory in the Big East opener for both teams.

Shenneika Smith added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Storm (8-1, 1-0).

Trailing 5-4 early on, St. John’s went on a 21-6 run over the next 8 minutes to take a 16-point lead with 6:27 left in the half. McPherson had eight points during the spurt, including consecutive 3-pointers that made it 23-11.

Terry Green scored 11 points and Tajay Ashmeade had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Pirates (5-5, 0-1), who are guided by first-year coach Anne Donovan. The Hall of Famer led the New York Liberty to the WNBA Eastern Conference finals this past year before taking over Seton Hall.

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