STANDISH — Senior guard Chris Petzy poured in a game-high 31 points, becoming the 35th player in program history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau, as Saint Joseph’s posted a 70-58 men’s basketball victory over Husson University of Bangor on Wednesday night.
St. Joseph’s (4-0) used a 25-12 spurt in the second half to transform a 43-40 lead into a comfortable 68-52 lead with 3:50 remaining.
Petzy had a team-high rebounds to go with his 31 points while Nicholas Jobin and Zach O’Brien added nine points apiece and Julio Vazquez handed out a game-high seven assists.
Marc Zaharchuk’s 18 points and game-high 16 rebounds paced Husson (0-4). Phil Leighton added 14 points and Daeshawn McMorrin had nine to go with his four assists. Wes Murphy also had four assists. Tom Ray and Murphy combined for 15 points.
<span class=”Sports_12tb”>Women’s basketball</span>
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Bates 84, UMF 46</span>
At Farmington, Allie Beaulieu scored 22 points and the Bobcats poured in 50 first-half points to cruise to victory over the Beavers.
Meredish Kelly netted 15 points for 2-1 Bates College of Lewiston, while Brianna Hawkins and Taryn O’Connell added eight each. Annie Burns handed out seven assists.
Lindsay Ranquist paced 1-4 University of Maine-Farmington with 14 points and Emma Morrison tossed in 13.
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>UNE 76, Wentworth 36</span>
At Boston, Liz LeBlanc led four women in double figures with 17 points as the University of New England cruised to its third win in four games.
Beth Suggs had 14 points and Margo Russell and Kelley Paradis contributed 13 points apiece for the Biddeford-based Nor’easters. Suggs grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and Russell pulled down nine. Paradis had five assists and five steals, both game-highs.
Morgan Furman’s nine points paced 0-5 Wentworth. Kendra Kerr and Ashley Conway had eight each.
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>St. Joseph’s 65, Thomas 27</span>
At Standish, Ashley Geel scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as St. Joseph’s improved to 4-1 with its win over Thomas College of Waterville.
Megan McDevitt had 11 points for the Monks and Lindsay Moore had 10 with five rebounds. Nicolette Kapothanasis contributed nine points and Alyssa Grigware had nine rebounds to go with six points.
Elizabeth Goodall and Kristi Hilton had five points each for 0-4 Thomas and Cassie Manning had six rebounds.
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Boston University 73, Delaware 67</span>
BOSTON — Darryl Partin scored 27 points and Boston University rallied to beat Delaware 73-67 on Wednesday night.
The Terriers (3-4) led 67-64 with 1:01 left after Delaware’s Jamelle Hagins scored on a tip-in.
The Terriers then outscored the Blue Hens 6-1 to go up 73-65 on Darryl Partin’s layup with 7 seconds left.
Boston, which trailed 38-37 at halftime, was behind 57-52 before going on an 11-1 run to lead 63-58 on Zach Chionuma’s layup with 3:46 to go.
The Terriers scored 16 points off 11 turnovers, and held the Blue Hens to seven total assists, and 28.6 percent shooting in the second half (10 of 35).
Travis Robinson added 16 points, going 4 of 4 from 3-point range, for Boston. The Terriers were 8 of 16 from behind the arc.
The Blue Hens (2-3) were led by Devon Saddler with 20 points and Jamelle Hagins had 17.
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>New Hampshire 53, Dartmouth 50</span>
DURHAM, N.H. — Alvin Abreu scored 21 points as New Hampshire overcame poor second-half shooting to hold off Dartmouth 53-50 on Wednesday night.
The Wildcats (2-2), who snapped a two-game skid, hit only 19.2 percent from the field in the second half (5 of 26).
New Hampshire led 45-35 with 14:18 to go and still held a 49-42 advantage with 8:37 left. The Big Green (2-5) then used an 8-0 run, capped by two Gabas Maldunas layups, to pull ahead with 3:31 to play.
New Hampshire tied it at 50 on Brian Benson’s free throw with 2:45 left, then neither team scored until a Chandler Rhoads steal set up Jordon Bronner’s layup with 1:18 to go.
After Abreu hit the second of two foul shots with 4 seconds on the clock, Dartmouth’s Mack McKearney missed the potentially tying 3-pointer with a second left.
Maldunas led the Big Green with 13 points.