UMF men hold off Castleton State for 95-78 victory

Posted Dec. 02, 2011, at 11:13 p.m.

FARMINGTON — Pet Sumner poured in a career-high 28 points to carry the University of Maine-Farmington men’s basketball team to a 95-78 victory over Castleton State Friday night in a mutual North Atlantic Conference opener.

UMF nailed 39 of 75 shots from the field (52 percent) and held the Spartans to a 28.7 percent clip (27 of 94).

Ben Johnson chipped in with 16 points and nine rebounds for the 1-3 Beavers while Andrew Dickey added 12 points and Joe McCloskey netted 10. Yusuf Inman chipped in with nine points, 10 rebounds and six assists while Dan Kane notched seven assists.

Dammy Mustapha paced Castleton with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Colby 79, UMFK 76</span>

At Waterville, Ben Foreman scored 28 points on an 11-for-17 effort from the field and the White Mules rallied from a 47-40 halftime deficit to notch the victory.

Gordon Fischer chipped in with 16 points, sinking all four of his 3-point attempts, as Colby improved to 2-2. Eric Beaulieu chipped in with 12 points and Foreman notched seven assists.

Manny Odugbela paced 4-5 UMFK with 23 points and Jeremy Thomas added 17. Othniel Hyliger recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds.

<span class=”Sports_12tb”>Women’s basketball</span>

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Tufts 76, St. Joseph’s 45</span>

At Weston, Mass., Tufts jumped out to a 17-4 lead en route to the victory in the Regis College Invitational.

Kate Barnosky scored 19 points to lead Tufts and Hannah Foley added eight.

Ashley Geel paced 4-2 St. Joe’s with nine points while Alyssa Grigware added six points and seven rebounds.

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Castleton 67, UMF 32</span>

At Farmington, Castleton State held UMaine-Farmington to a 21 percent shooting effort from the field to cruise to the victory in the mutual North Atlantic Conference opener.

Alyssa Leonard led 4-1 Castleton with 13 points, Vanessa Poers put in 12 and Stephanie Bull netted 10.

Lindsay Ranquist scored nine points to lead 1-5 UMF while Paige Saunders recorded nine rebounds and three blocked shots.

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Bates 87, MCLA 69</span>

At Northfield, Vt., Bates sophomore Meredith Kelly scored a career-high 21 points and added four steals and four rebounds to lead the Bobcats by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the opening round of the Hockenbury Classic at Norwich University.

The Bobcats (3-1) will play the host Cadets on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the tournament championship game.

Bates senior Kelsey Flaherty scored 13 points and grabbed a game- and career-high nine rebounds. First-year player Molly Brown also scored 13 points, while junior Brianna Hawkins and Allie Beaulieu added 12 points apiece.

Alie Dobrovic led MCLA (2-2) with 22 points, hitting 12 of her 13 free throw attempts. Olivia McMullen added eight points and a team-high eight rebounds.

The Bobcats turned around a 40-36 halftime advantage for the Trailblazers by outscoring MCLA 51-29 in the second half. Bates has won three games in a row and had a 50-point-plus period in all three games.

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Notre Dame 69, Penn 38</span>

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Devereaux Peters scored 16 points and Natalie Novosel added 14 to lead third-ranked Notre Dame to a 69-38 win over Penn on Friday night.

Kayla McBride chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame (6-1), which jumped out to a 14-3 lead and pressured the Quakers into 23 turnovers, including 15 on steals.

Kara Bonenberger had nine points and seven rebounds to lead Penn (4-2). Leading scorer Alyssa Baron, who came in averaging better than 20 points, was held to seven.

Notre Dame outrebounded Penn 49-34.

Peters scored eight points and Novosel had the other six during Notre Dame’s opening 14-3 run, while the Quakers made only one of their first ten shots. The Irish broke off a 14-0 run later in the first half for a 32-7 lead with 6:32 to go before halftime.

Notre Dame opened the second half on a 16-8 run to put the game out of reach.

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Rutgers 63, Florida 49</span>

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Erica Wheeler scored 15 points, and April Sykes and Monique Oliver added 12 points each to help Rutgers remain unbeaten.

Betnijah Laney chipped in 10 points for the Scarlet Knights, who are off to their first 8-0 start since 2005.

Jordan Jones scored 20 points to lead turnover-plagued Florida (6-2), which hit only 2 of its first 11 shots to open the second half and committed 22 miscues that Rutgers turned into 22 points. Deana Allen added 11 points for the Gators, who snapped a six-game win streak.

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Wisconsin-GB 66, Marquette 50</span>

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Adrian Ritchie scored 15 points, and Julie Wojta had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Lydia Bauer scored 12 points and grabbed 10 boards for the Phoenix (6-0), who avenged a three-point loss to the Marquette last year — Green Bay’s only loss in the regular season.

Green Bay led 29-28 at halftime thanks to 15 Marquette turnovers.

Katherine Plouffe scored 15 points to lead the Golden Eagles (4-4), who made just two field goals over the final 9 minutes of the game.

<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Vanderbilt 77, Denver 56</span>

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Christina Foggie scored 18 of her 23 points in the first half to lead Vanderbilt.

Foggie eclipsed 20 points for the third straight game, knocking down six 3-pointers for the Commodores (8-0). Elan Brown had 13 points and Kady Schrann and Jasmine Lister each added 10.

Denver’s sloppiness accounted for a 28-point halftime deficit. The Pioneers committed a season-high 23 turnovers, with Vanderbilt scoring 33 points off the miscues.

Katelyn Murdoch led Denver (5-2) with 12 points on 2-of-11 shooting and Morgan Shell had 10.

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