Cochran leads USM women to victory over Salem State

Posted Dec. 06, 2011, at 10:07 p.m.

SALEM, Mass. — Courtney Cochran poured in 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to power the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 74-60 women’s basketball victory over the Salem State University Vikings Tuesday night.

It was a collegiate scoring high for Cochran as it was for Haley Jordan, who added 25 points to go with 10 rebounds for 5-3 USM. Nicole Garland chipped in with 11 points.

Rachael Carter paced 2-4 Salem State with 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. Breanna Comeau added 10 points.

UMPI 66, UMM 60

At Presque Isle, Emily Moore scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead UMaine-Presque Isle by UM-Machias in UMPI’s home opener.

Rashell Saucier chipped in with 15 points and 10 rebounds for 2-5 UMPI. Emily Pelletier and Olivia McNally each added 10 points.

Sabree Rodriguez scored 23 points to lead 5-4 UMM.

Bowdoin 99, Husson 64

At Brunswick, Bowdoin nailed 66 percent of its shots from the floor paced by a 12-for-19 effort from Ellery Gould to snap a two-game losing streak.

Gould finished with 25 points for the 4-2 winners, Jill Henrikson added 16, Allie Piscina put in 15 and Amy Hackett netted 11. Henrikson also had seven rebounds and six assists.

Amanda Gifford paced 1-4 Husson with 17 point and three steals. Stephanie Comstock chipped in with 10 points and Vanessa Sanderson had nine.

Bates 112, Thomas 47

At Lewiston, Bates coasted to a 112-47 win over Thomas, tying the team record for 3-pointers in a game with 12 and scoring the third most points in program history.

Meredith Kelly scored a team-high 21 points in just nine minutes of action, shooting 8-of-9 from the field for 5-1 Bates. Allie Beaulieu was also 8-for-9, en route to 18 points in 13 minutes. Kelsey Flaherty and Hillary Throckmorton each added 11 points.

Karin Bird paced 1-6 Thomas with 21 points and Elizabeth Goodall added 15.

UNE 70, Colby 63

At Waterville, Kelley Paradis scored a game-high 26 points and Beth Suggs chipped in with 14 points and 17 rebounds to carry the University of New England past 14th-ranked Colby in overtime.

Paradis nailed 11 of 18 shots and scored 15 of her 26 points in the second half and overtime and Suggs had 13 of her rebounds in the final 25 minutes.

Lauren Rousseau added 14 points for 5-1 UNE.

Diana Manduca paced 5-1 Colby with 21 points and five assists while Aarika Ritchie added 15 points. Rachael Mack contributed eight points and 10 rebounds.

Men’s basketball

Thomas 81, Colby 79

At Waterville, Franklin Salvador scored 18 of his game-high 33 points in the second half and nailed nine 3-pointers as Thomas withstood a 20-point second-half comeback by Colby en route to the victory.

Colby’s Eric Beaulieu scored with 2:22 left to tie it at 79-29 and neither team could manage a basket until Thomas Jarrad DeVaughn hit a layup with 43 seconds left. Colby failed to convert on its next two possessions.

Martin Cleveland chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds for 4-3 Thomas and DeVaughn added 14 points.

Connor O’Neil paced 3-3 Colby with 19 points and Ben Foreman added 17. Kyle Donovan grabbed 12 rebounds and Jonathan Kalin notched nine assists.

USM 77, UMF 61

At Farmington, Brandon Tomah scored 18 of his game-high 21 points in the first half as the University of Southern Maine overcame an early double-digit deficit en route to the victory over UMaine-Farmington.

Chris Pagentine and Alex Kee each chipped in with 13 points for 6-2 USM and Tomah notched five assists. Jeremy Jackson added 12 points.

Pet Sumner and Ben Johnson each scored 15 points to lead 2-4 UMF and Dan Kane recorded five assists.

Bowdoin 72, MMA 44

At Castine Monday night, Will Hanley scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Bowdoin by Maine Maritime Academy

Bowdoin opened with a 20-2 scoring run and cruised to the victory, improving to 5-2.

Wyatt Littles chipped in with 12 points for Bowdoin and Keegan Pieri had nine rebounds.

Brandon Theriault paced 1-5 MMA with 13 points and Shawn Dostie chipped in with 12 points and nine rebounds. Tyler Pineo added nine points and Benjamin Russell had three assists.

Bates 69, Emerson 65 (OT)

At Boston Monday night, Luke Matarazzo scored five of the Bobcats’ points in overtime to lift them to victory over the Lions.

Former Camden Hills and Hampden Academy standout Graham Safford paced 3-2 Bates College of Lewiston with 18 points and Ed Bogdanovich netted 17. Matarazzo added 11 points.

Nathan Firn tossed in a game-high 23 points and Bilali Kalilou-Mach scored 21 for 1-6 Emerson.

Memphis 71, Miami 54

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Sophomore Will Barton had career highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 21-ranked Memphis overcome a poor night of outside shooting and beat the Miami Hurricanes 71-54 Tuesday.

The Tigers, who sank 15 3-pointers in a rout three nights earlier, went 1 for 13 from beyond the arc. But they repeatedly worked the ball inside in the second half to pull away.

Memphis (5-2) won its third game in a row. The Hurricanes (5-3) lost in their first game against a ranked team, and the defeat snapped a streak of 27 consecutive non-conference home victories.

Barton shot 12 for 20, including three alley-oop dunks.

The Hurricanes shot 36 percent, and their point total was a season low.

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