GORHAM, Maine — Haley Jordan scored a career-high 18 points and Nicole Garland added 16 to carry the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 63-49 women’s basketball victory over the Bowdoin College Polar Bears Tuesday night.
Jordan Grant chipped in with 15 points for the 4-2 Huskies and Courtney Cochran recorded eight points and 18 rebounds. Garland also had five assists.
USM took a 25-19 lead at the half and then outscored Bowdoin 38-20 in the second to secure the victory.
Jill Henrikson paced 3-1 Bowdoin with 16 points and Anna Prohl added 13 points and seven rebounds. Kaitlin Donahoe contributed nine points and six assists.
Bates 83, Husson 51
At Lewiston, Bates rallied from a nine-point deficit in the first half to take a 25-24 lead at the break and then outscored the Eagles 58-27 in the second half to improve to 1-1.
Meredith Kelley scored a game-high 17 points to lead Bates and also had six rebounds and blocked three shots. Allie Beaulieu chipped in with 15 points and Brianna Hawkins added 13. Annie Burns dished out 13 assists, nine in the second half, and had six steals.
Stephanie Comstock paced 0-3 Husson with 14 points and eight rebounds while Kelli Murray chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds. Brianna Hanscom contributed with nine points and five assists.
USM 80, Bowdoin 79
At Gorham, the University of Southern Maine Huskies used a balanced scoring attack to beat the Polar Bears.
The Huskies were able to close out the game on the free throw line making 6-of-6 in the final minute of action.
Chris Pagentine paced the 5-1 winners with 21 points and Brandon Tomah added 19 points and five assists. Jeremy Jackson contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds and Alex Kee netted 15 points.
Will Hanley poured in 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead 3-2 Bowdoin. Andrew Madlinger and Ryan O’Connell each chipped in with 13 points.
Bates 72, Thomas 63
At Lewiston, Bates erased a 12-point second-half deficit and took its first lead with 10:47 left en route to the victory.
Billy Selmon led 2-2 Bates with 15 points, 11 during its 15-4 second-half run in less than four minutes. John Squires contributed 14 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots. Ed Bogdanovich had 12 rebounds.
Jarrad DeVaughn paced 2-2 Thomas with 29 points and Franklin Salvador added 17.
Colby 73, Fisher 51
At Boston, Ben Foreman scored 20 points, including a 4-for-6 effort from 3-point ranger, to help new coach Damien Strahorn win his first game at Colby.
Gordon Fischer chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds for 1-2 Colby while Kyle Donovan had nine points, four steals, seven rebounds and five assists.
Dennis Norfold paced 2-5 Fisher with 14 points.