Colby women defeat Regis

Posted Jan. 25, 2011, at 10:43 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 26, 2011, at 12:16 a.m.

WESTON, MASS — Five Colby College of Waterville players scored in double digits as the Mules earned a 69-56 women’s basketball victory over Regis College on Tuesday night.

Diana Manduca, Rachael Mack and Jacky McLaughlin each scored 11 points for Colby. Julianne Kowalski and Aarika Ritchie both added 10 points.

Sarah McNult scored a game-high 19 points to lead Regis. Brittany White and Claire Romonas scored 14 points apiece.

Colby (13-3)

Manduca 5-1-11, Mack 5-1-11, McLaughlin 4-0-11, Kowalski 4-1-10, Ritchie 2-5-10, Potvin 3-0-6, Bennett 2-0-4, Vaughan 2-0-4, Nale 1-0-2, Adler

Regis (9-8)

McNult 8-3-19, White 5-4-14, Ramonas 6-2-14, Crawford 2-5-9, Chace, Troiano, Kimble, Busiek

3-pt. goals: McLaughlin 3, Ritchie, Kowalski

Halftime: Colby 31-27

USM 72, UMass Boston 39

At Gorham, junior Courtney Cochran tallied her 10th double-double of the season after posting 12 points and 13 rebounds as the University of Southern Maine cruised past the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Renee Nicholas scored a team-high 14 points for the Huskies. Erin McNamara had 13 points.

Colleen Hooper led UMass Boston with 16 points.

Southern Maine (12-6)

Jordan 2-2-6, Cochran 3-6-12, Nicholas 5-2-14, McNamara 5-1-13, DeMillo 2-0-6, Garland 2-2-7, Callendar 1-0-2, Stevens 0-1-1, Fox 2-0-4, Rousseau 0-5-5, Dixon 1-0-2, Rivet, Hurd, Reid

UMass Boston (11-7)

Rattigan 1-0-2, Brown 1-2-4, Ogawa 1-0-2, Mosley 1-1-4, Renwicks 2-3-7, Howlett 0-1-1, Hooper 6-1-16, McAdams 1-0-3, Dow

3-pt. goals: Nicholas 2, McNamara 2, DeMillo 2, Garland; Hooper 3, Mosley, McAdams

Halftime: USM 46-21

Men’s basketball

UMass Boston 76, USM 75

At Boston, Isaac Jenkins scored 26 points while Michael Mitchell had 18 as UMass Boston edged Southern Maine.

Pat Joseph contributed 10 points for the winners.

Devin Chambers paced Southern Maine with 20 points while Sean Bergeron had 19 and Otis Smith 13.

USM (9-9) 75

Smith 5-1-13, Bergeron 7-2-19, Jackson 2-5-9, Chambers 8-4-20, Poulin 2-2-7, Jellison, Pollock 1-0-3, Kee, Sullivan 2-0-4, Pagentine, Sullivan

UMass Boston (8-10) 76

Joseph 4-2-10, Coulter 1-1-3, Mitchell 5-8-18, Ebbs 1-1-4, Fukata 3-0-7, Bentley, Cisse 2-0-4, Thomas 1-0-2, Jenkins 8-8-26, Reddick, Anderson 0-2-2

3-pt. goals: SMith 3, Bereron 3, Poulin; Ebbs, Fukata, Jenkins 2

Halftime: Southern Maine 40-35

St. Joseph’s 77, Rivier 57

At Standish, Zach O’Brien’s game-high 20 points led St. Joseph’s past Rivier.

Tyler Kelley added 16 points while Matt Medeiros had 15 for the Monks.

Nick Bean led Rivier with 13 points.

Rivier 57

Snider 1-0-2, Celestin 2-0-4, Bean 6-0-13, D. Poitras 3-4-10, T. Poitras 4-0-8, Troy 2-2-6, Gareau, Smith, nelson 3-2-9, Fecteau, Walch, Foley 1-0-3, Snider, Polley, Nims 1-0-2

St. Joseph’s 77

Vazquez 1-2-4, O’Brien 7-4-20, Kelley 6-2-16, Petzy 3-0-7, Noonan 2-1-5, Medeiros 5-3-15, Adams, Ibezim, Philbrook, Cullen, Cavallo, Ray 0-2-2, Savino 1-1-3, Jobin 1-0-3, D’Aiuto, McCloskey 1-0-2

3-pt. goals: Bean, Nelson, Foley; O’Brien 2, Kelley 2, Petzy, Medeiros 2, Jobin

Halftime: St. Joseph’s 39-28

Florida 104, Georgia 91

ATHENS, Ga. — Chandler Parsons took control in the second overtime after the teams traded tying last-second shots, leading No. 24 Florida to a 104-91 victory over Georgia on Tuesday night.

Trey Thompkins put back a missed shot just ahead of the buzzer at the end of regulation, capping the Bulldogs’ rally from an eight-point deficit in the final 3 minutes. Florida (16-4, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) forced a second overtime when Erving Walker raced down the court and hit a long 3-pointer with 1 second remaining.

It was all Gators in the second overtime. They scored the first nine points of the period with Georgia (14-5, 3-3) turning it over on two straight possessions. Parsons hit a huge 3 from the corner and sent the home crowd toward the exits when he flew in for a putback that made it 96-88 with 1:40 remaining.

Parsons scored half of his 18 points in the second overtime, and had 12 rebounds. Walker and Kenny Boynton led Florida with 24 points apiece, while Vernon Macklin added 23 and did yeoman work underneath, grabbing six offensive rebounds.

Travis Leslie scored 21 points for Georgia, and Thompkins had 20 points and 13 rebounds.

The lopsided score at the end was hardly indicative of a game that was tight until the closing minutes.

Playing off the Georgia fan who does a Rocky-themed climb to the top of the stands at every game, the teams traded punches like heavyweight fighters in the first overtime. The lead changed hands a staggering eight times, the teams never more than two points apart until Jeremy Price hit two free throws with 6.7 seconds left, giving Georgia an 85-82 lead.

Walker got the inbounds pass and took off, flying down the court before he pulled up a good 5 feet behind the arc to launch the jumper. Nothing but net. Georgia didn’t have time to answer, and the Gators dominated the final 5 minutes.

Florida appeared to be in control when Walker drove for a layup that put the Gators up 72-64 with 3:08 left in regulation. Turns out, there was a long way to go.

Walker missed two crucial free throws, Gerald Robinson hit a huge 3-pointer on a tough night with 22 seconds remaining, and Georgia wound up with a chance to tie on its final possession. Robinson had just seven points and turned it over six times.

It looked as though the Bulldogs wouldn’t even get a final shot when Price wound up with the ball at the top of the key, looking for help. Dustin Ware finally came to get the ball, hurried toward the basket and threw up a wild left-handed shot that wasn’t close.

But it ricocheted off the backboard right to Thompkins — as good as a pass. He laid it in ahead of buzzer, the ball clearly out of his hand before the red light went off.

Florida climbed back into The Associated Press rankings this week with wins over Auburn and Arkansas, but it’s been an inconsistent season for the Gators. They followed big wins over Florida State, Kansas State and Tennessee with surprising losses to Central Florida, Jacksonville and South Carolina.

Maybe they’re learning how to handle success, winning for the eighth time in nine games.

Georgia spent one week in the Top 25 — it first appearance since 2003 — after opening SEC play with an upset win over Kentucky. But the Bulldogs’ second home loss in a week will likely keep them from getting back in, at least for now.

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