Fisher men beat UMFK for Sunrise title

Posted Feb. 27, 2011, at 10:04 p.m.

WINDHAM — A year later, Fisher College avenged its season-ending loss in the Sunrise Conference championship game to the University of Maine-Fort Kent as two free throws by Casey Pursell proved the tying and winning points Sunday afternoon.

No. 1 Fisher College beat No. 2 UMFK 69-68 at Windham High School and improved to 15-14 overall. The Falcons earned an automatic berth in the NAIA national tournament, held March 9-15 in Point Lookout, Mo. This is Fisher’s second championship in the past three years. Fort Kent ends its season at 14-11.

In the second half the Bengals pushed their lead into double digits on two separate occasions before the Falcons made their final spurt down the stretch to surge ahead. Trailing 68-67 with under 20 seconds left, an initial shot by the Falcons missed the mark but Pursell grabbed the offensive rebound and was fouled on the put back and sent to the line. The senior calmly sank both attempts and Fort Kent missed on a last shot in its final possession.

Christian Hammond scored a game-high 24 points and made four steals to lead Fisher. Oscar Brown added 17 points and nine rebounds and Dennis Norford contributed 14 points and five rebounds.Jamar Thornhill led Fort Kent with 16 points and nine rebounds. Kevin Loiselle had 14 points and five rebounds and Emiliano Void added 13 points and two steals.

UM-Fort Kent 76, Vermont Tech 73

At Windham Saturday, Kevin Loiselle scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help lead UMFK into the Sunrise Conference title game.

Manny Odugbela scored his 1,000th career point and finished with 17 points and five assists, Pablo Llamas scored 14, and Jamar Thornhill scored 12 to go with seven rebounds.

Nick Simpson, who missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, led Vermont Tech Green Knights with 33 points while Kevin Carr added 15 points and Trent Roleau 13.

Vermont Tech

Carr 6-14 0-0 15, Lindsey 1-2 1-2 3, Roleau 6-10 1-1 13, Simpson 14-24 3-4 33, Tyrrel 2-6 0-0 4, General-Vanderpui 0-5 3-4 3, Louis 1-2 0-0 2, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0

UM-Fort Kent (18-9)

Llamas 5-10 2-2 1 14, Loiselle 8-17 1-2 18, Odugbela 5-11 6-9 17, Thornhill 4-6 4-6 12, Void 2-3 1-2 6, Bouchard 0-1 0-0 0, Dockery 4-9 0-1 9, Murff 0-2 0-0 0

3-pt. goals: Carr 3-7, Simpson 1-2, Roleau 0-1, Tyrrel 0-2; Llamas 2-3, Odugbela 1-2, Void 1-2, Dockery 1-4, Loiselle 1-5

Halftime: UMFK 34-32

Johnson & Wales 76, St. Joseph’s 66

At Standish, Lamonte Thomas poured in a game-high 33 points to power second-seeded Johnson & Wales University by top-seeded Saint Joseph’s College in the GNAC Championship Saturday.

Zach O’Brien tallied 15 points and eight assists to pace the Monks. Chris Petzy chipped in with 13 points.

Johnson & Wales (20-8)

Jones 4-1-10, Faust 2-2-7, Ferreras 7-6-20, Thomas 12-9-33, Folk 1-0-2, Cinotti, Harris 0-1-1, Williams, Lucas 1-0-3

Saint Joseph’s (20-8)

Vazquez 1-0-3, O’Brien 7-0-15, Kelley 1-4-7, Petzy 3-5-13, Noonan 1-0-2, Medeiros 3-2-9, Ray 0-1-1, Savino 3-1-7, Jobin 4-1-9

3-pt. goals:Jones, Faust, Lucas; Vazquez, O’Brien, Kelley, Petzy 2, Medeiros

Halftime:Saint Joseph’s 36-34

Women’s Basketball

UM-Machias 56, SUNY Canton 54

At Windham, Kayla Wood connected for a game-high 17 points as the University of Maine-Machias topped the State University of New York-Canton in the Sunrise Conference championship game Sunday.

The Roos were ahead 52-49 with 1:25 remaining, but committed two straight turnovers that led to back-to-back layups by the Clippers’ Dana Houghton.

Jamyriah McPherson chipped in with 11 points for the Clippers.

Ilijana Todorovic paced the Roos with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

UM-Machias 67, UM-Fort Kent 52

At Windham, Sunrise Conference Player of the Year Sabree Rodriguez scored a game-high 32 points and led the University of Maine-Machias in rebounds with seven while powering her Clippers to a Sunrise semifinal upset of top seed UM-Fort Kent Saturday.

Kayla Wood paced the Clippers with 12 points and five assists while Jamyriah McPherson added 11 points.

Amber Garrison had 15 points and seven rebounds to pace the Bengals and Amanda Tracy scored 11 for the Bengals.

UM-Machias (14-11)

Houghton 3-10 0-0 6, LeGallais 1-5 2-4 4, Pringle 1-2 0-2 2, Rodriguez 13-21 6-7 32, Wood 3-8 5-10 12, Hare 0-2 0-0 0, McPherson 4-6 3-5 11, Nicely 0-1 0-0 0

UM-Fort Kent (13-11)

Colpitts 2-10 1-2 6, Garrison 6-11 3-6 15, Land 3-7 0-1 8, Tracy 3-4 5-10 11, Young 0-3 3-4 3, Boucher 2-12 0-0 6, Caesar 1-5 1-5 3, Norsworthy 0-0 0-0 0. Waltz 0-0 0-0 0

3-pt. goals: Wood 1-3, LeGallais 0-1; Land 2-5, Boucher 2-6, Colpitts 1-4, Garrison 0-3

Halftime: UM-Machias 28-23

SUNY-Canton 68, UM-Presque Isle 64

At Windham Saturday, second-seeded State University of New York at Canton used a balanced scoring attack to defeat No. 3 University of Maine-Presque Isle in the Sunrise Conference semifinals.

Ilijana Todorovic led the way with 16 points and six rebounds. Also for SUNY, Shannon LaFave had 15 points and eight rebounds and Brittany Kenyon added 11 points and four steals.

Freshman Emily Pelletier lead the Owls with five 3-pointers and 17 points. Rashell Saucier added 16 points and eight rebounds.

UM-Presque Isle (11-12)

Korhonen 1-4 3-6 6, Moore 3-7 2-2 8, Peers 3-8 1-1 7, Pelletier 5-12 2-2 17, Saucier 6-11 0-0 16, Fleming 1-2 0-1 2, Hudson 2-3 0-0 4, McNally 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 2-3 0-0 4,

SUNY-Canton (13-9)

Kenyon 5-8 0-3 11, LaFave 7-12 1-1 15, Sedlacek 1-2 0-0 2, Small 1-4 3-4 6, Todorovic 8-12 0-0 16, Crump 0-2 4-6 4, Maynard 3-5- 4-4 10, McGlynn 1-2 0-0 2, Shoen 1-4 0-2 2, Vibbard 0-0 0-0

3-pt. goals: Pelletier 5-10, Korhonen 1-1, Moore 0-1; Maynard 4-4, Crump 4-6, Small 3-4, Kenyon 1-2, LaFave 0-1

Halftime: SUNY-Canton 26-23

Amherst 72, Bowdoin 37

At Amherst, Mass., Caroline Stedman scored 17 of her game-high 23 points in the first half as Amherst College rolled past Bowdoin College in the NESCAC Championship game Sunday.

Jaclyn Daigneault chipped in with 19 points for Amherst.

Katie Bergeron tossed in 12 points to lead the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin (22-5)

Donahoe, Hackett 3-0-7, Bergeron 3-6-12, Barry 3-0-6, Sweeney, Piscina 1-0-2, Coombes 4-0-8, Gould 0-2-2

Amherst (26-1)

Daigneault 8-1-19, Fiorentino 2-2-8, Stedman 9-0-23, Leyman 1-0-2, Finucane 3-0-8, Voigt, Renner 1-0-2, Dunleavy, Hardy 1-0-2, Rizzo 2-0-4, DiMario 1-0-2, Long, McCormick 1-0-2, Crowley

3-pt. goals:Hackett; Daigneault 2, Fiorentino 2, Stedman 5, Finucane 2

Halftime:Amherst 34-16

Bowdoin 79, Colby 63

At Amherst, Mass., Saturday, senior co-captain Katie Bergeron scored a New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournament record 29 points while leading Bowdoin to a big win over rival Colby College of Waterville in the NESCAC semifinals.

Amy Hackett scored 14 for the Polar Bears of Brunswick while Kaitlin Donahoe had 11 to go with four assists.

Jules Kowalski led the Mules with 18 points and 11 rebounds while Aarika Ritchie had 17 points. Rachael Mack finished with 10 points.

Bowdoin (22-4)

Donahoe 2-7 6-8 11, Henrikson 1-3 1-2 4, Barry 1-3 2-2 4, Sweeney 1-3 2-2 4, Hackett 4-10 6-6 14, Piscina 0-0 0-0 0, Prue 0-0 0-0 0, Coombes 3-4 3-6 9, Gould 1-4 0-0 2, Sones 0-0 0-0 0, Prohl 1-2 0-0 2

Colby

Mack 2-7 6-6 10, Kowalski 6-13 5-7 18, Manduca 2-6 0-1 4, Ritchie 4-9 7-10 17, McLaughlin 1-5 0-0 3, Adler 1-2 2-2 5, Donahue 0-0 0-0 0, Potvin 1-1 0-0 2, Bennett 1-3 0-0 2, Nale 0-0 0-0 0, Vaughan 1-5 0-0 2

3-pt. goals: Bergeron 5-6, Donahoe 1-3, Henrikson 1-3, Gould 0-1, Hackett 0-1; Ritchie 2-5, Kowalski 1-1, Adler 1-1, McLaughlin 1-3s

Halftime: Bowdoin 38-26

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