Tufts beats MMA women for Mariner Classic title

Posted Jan. 03, 2012, at 10:04 p.m.

CASTINE — Tufts University scored five unanswered points late in the game to pull away from the Maine Maritime Academy women’s basketball team to capture the fifth annual Mariner Classic 64-46 Tuesday.

MMA’s Casey McCloskey hit a 3-pointer to cut Tufts’ lead to 39-35 but Tufts responded with a basket from Bre Dufault and a 3-pointer from Caitlin McClure to pull away from the Mariners.

McClure paced 9-2 Tufts with 14 points.

Sam Goda scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead 4-5 MMA and earned an all-tourney selection. Maggie Smith chipped in with seven points.

Men’s Basketball

Bowdoin 88, Plymouth State 66

At Brunswick, Andrew Madlinger drained six 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 24 points, sparking the Polar Bears to victory.\

Ryan O’Connell netted 21 points for 8-2 Bowdoin College, while WIll Hanley tossed in 17 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and logged four assists.

Brian Chergey led 4-6 Plymouth State wiht 16 points. Jesse Sabolis and Kyle Walker contributed 12 and 10 points, respectively.