Leighton, Modica lead Husson men past Johnson State

Posted Jan. 15, 2012, at 9:43 p.m.
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Leighton, Modica lead Husson men past Johnson State

JOHNSON, Vt. — Husson University’s Eric Modica recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Eagles rolled past Johnson State College 70-47 in men’s basketball action Saturday.

The Eagles (5-9) used a 17-3 run toward the end of the first half to help notch the win. Phil Leighton netted a game-high 14 points while Luis Medina chipped in with 11.

Andy Bousono scored 13 points to lead 3-11 Johnson State.

Bates 81, Bowdoin 60

At Lewiston, Saturday, Mark Brust scored a career-high 22 points and Luke Matarazzo added a career-high 17 points as Bates College topped Bowdoin College.

Reid Christian tallied 15 points for the 8-6 Bobcats while John Squires chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Will Hanley paced the 9-4 Polar Bears with 19 points and nine rebounds. Andrew Madlinger added 11 points.

UMass Dartmouth 61, USM 48

At Gorham, Saturday, Lance Greene tallied 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds to lead the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (8-7) by the University of Southern Maine.

Jeremy Jackson led all scorers with 16 points along with nine rebounds for the 6-8 Huskies. Chris Pagentine pitched in with 10 points.

Lyndon 81, Maine Maritime 56

At Lyndonville, Vt., Saturday, Jason Gray poured in 28 points to propel Lyndon State College to victory over Maine Maritime Academy.

Shawn Dostie posted a team-high 15 points for the 2-12 Mariners. Tyler Pineo netted 13 points while Andy Ball and Benjamin Russell added 10 points apiece.

Tufts 64, Colby 59

At Medford, Mass., Saturday, Scott Anderson registered 16 points as Tufts University held on for the victory over Colby College.

Ben Ferris contributed 14 points for the 10-4 Jumbos.

Ben Foreman registered a game-high 21 points for the 4-10 Mules. Eric Beaulieu chipped in with 10 points.

Bates 81, Bowdoin 60

At Standish, Saturday, Zach O’Brien tossed in 12 points and Chris Petzy had 11 as Saint Joseph’s College rolled past Norwich University.

Clark Noonan pitched in with 10 points for the 9-3 Monks.

Antonio Davis led 3-9 Norwich with 12 points off the bench.

Nichols 76, UNE 70

At Dudley, Mass., Saturday, Jalen Graham collected a team-high 16 points as Nichols College earned the victory over the University of New England.

Sam Horning added 12 points for the 5-8 Bison.

Marcus Winn scored a game-high 17 points to pace the 0-12 Nor’easters. Ryan Knotek added 15 points while Alex Alsadi hauled in 12 rebounds.

UMPI 78, UM-Augusta 44

At Presque Isle, Sunday, Patrick Manifold poured in 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to power the University of Maine at Presque Isle by the University of Maine at Augusta.

Kyle Corrigan and Brad Trask each scored 12 points for the 3-9 Owls. Aaron Hutchins added 10 points.

Wily Walter tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds for 6-12 UMA. David Prior chipped in with 10 points.

UMFK 94, UMA 56

At Bangor, Saturday, Jorge Matesanz led four Bengal scorers in double figures with 18 points as the University of Maine at Fort Kent defeated the University of Maine at Augusuta.

Manny Odugbela posted 15 points for the 11-6 Bengals. Yoshives Belizaire scored 14 points while Jeremy Thomas added 10 points.

Leonel Familia paced UMA (6-15) with a game-high 19 points. David Prior scored 15 points and Wily Walter had 10.

Women’s Hockey

Maine sweeps BU

At Walter Brown Arena, Boston, Mass., the University of Maine women’s hockey team earned a two-game sweep of Boston University with a 5-2 victory Sunday.

The Black Bears rallied for a 3-2 victory on Saturday.

In Saturday’s game, third-period goals by Missy Denk and Tori Pasquariello rallied the Black Bears to the win.

Denk tied the game at the 5:34 mark when she tipped Chloe Tinkler’s shot behind BU goalie Kerrin Sperry. Pasquariello scored the game-winner with 6:12 remaining when she shoveled home a rebound off assists from Dominique Goutsis and Myriam Croussette.

Marie Philip-Poulin sandwiched both BU goals around one by Maine’s Kayla Kaluzny.

Pasquariello had an assist to go with her goal.

Brittany Ott made 22 saves for Maine and Sperry finished with 29.

In Sunday’s game, Jennifer More notched two goals as the Black Bears held off the Terriers for the victory.

Maine is now 12-8-5 overall, 6-6-1 in Hockey East, while BU fell to 11-11-1 and 6-6, respectively.

After an early BU goal by Taylor Holze, Croussette tied the game for Maine at the 11:20 mark. More put the Black Bears ahead for good with a power play goal in the second period. Danielle Ward, Brittany Dougherty and More each added a goal in the third.

Ott made 44 saves on 46 shots for Maine. Sperry posted 20 saves on 24 shots for the Terriers.

Women’s Basketball

USM 89, UM Dartmouth 60

At Gorham, Saturday, Haley Jordan paced a balanced Husky attack with 22 points as the University of Southern Maine topped the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

Courtney Cochran scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the 11-4 Huskies. Jordan Grant netted 12 points while Nicole Garland and Abby Hasson added 10 points apiece.

Colleen Moriarty led the 9-5 Corsairs with 13 points.

Bates 69, Bowdoin 53

At Lewiston, Saturday, Molly Brown led four Bates College scorers in double figures with 19 points as the Bobcats earned the win over Bowdoin College.

Allie Beaulieu tallied 17 points for 7-8 Bates. Meredith Kelly posted 14 points and Lauren Dobish added 12.

Bowdoin (10-4) was led by Jill Henrikson with 14 points. Amy Hackett chipped in with 11 points.

MMA 57, Lyndon 46

At Lyndonville, Vt., Saturday, Courtney Dufour led all scorers with 19 points to spark Maine Maritime Academy by Lyndon State College.

Sam Goda scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the 7-6 Mariners. Maggie Smith netted 15 points while Leah Jackson had 13 rebounds.

Donna Lawson scored 18 points to pace 4-9 Lyndon State.

Husson 76, Johnson State 49

At Johnson, Vt., Saturday, Brianna Hanscom registered game highs of 20 points and 11 rebounds to propel Husson University by Johnson State College.

Stephanie Comstock contributed 14 points and eight rebounds for the 7-7 Eagles. Amanda Gifford pitched in with 11 points.

Brittany Robertson paced the 3-11 Badgers with 19 points.

Tufts 59, Colby 50

At Medford, Mass., Saturday, Kate Barnosky and Hayley Kanner collected 14 points apiece to lead Tufts University by Colby College.

Diana Manduca led the 10-2 Mules with a game-high 17 points. Jil Vaughan posted 11 points and eight rebounds while Aarika Ritchie added 10 points.

UMFK 75, UMA 56

At Bangor, Saturday, Arcilla Jeffers connected for a team-high 18 points as the University of Maine at Fort Kent defeated the University of Maine at Augusta.

Taylor Boucher contributed 17 points for the 2-10 Bengals. Jenn Colpitts added 15 points and five assists.

Jenn Lola poured in 25 points to lead 9-6 UMA. Katie Poirier chipped in with 15 points.

St. Joseph’s 74, Norwich 65

At Standish, Saturday, Lindsay Moore recorded her second-career double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds as Saint Joseph’s College notched the win over Norwich University.

Megan McDevitt led Monk scoring with 19 points. Allie Parent netted 13 points and Danyelle Shufelt had 11 for 8-5 Saint Joseph’s.

Aliah Curry finished with 18 points for 6-8 Norwich.

UNE 65, Nichols 35

At Dudley, Mass., Saturday, Lauren Rousseau used her first start of the season to post 21 points and help spark the University of New England by Nichols College.

Margo Russell tossed in 11 points for the 9-3 Nor’easters. Beth Suggs pitched in with 10 points.

Nichols (3-10) was led by Hayley Zophin with 10 points.

UMFK 78, Thomas 66

At Waterville, Sunday, Jenn Colpitts led five Bengal scorers in double figures with 19 points as the University of Maine at Fort Kent defeated Thomas College.

Megan Land notched 13 points for the 3-11 Bengals while Taylor Boucher, Quintina Young and Arcilla Jefers all had 12 points.

Karin Bird paced all scorers with 24 points for the 2-12 Terriers. Elizabeth Goodall added 13 points.

UMPI 63, UMA 54

At Presque Isle, the University of Maine at Presque Isle erased a nine-point halftime deficit en route to the win over UM-Augusta Sunday.

Rashell Saucier posted 14 points and nine rebounds for the 4-9 Owls. Renee Moore scored 12 points while Emily Moore and Liron Albag added 11 points apiece.

Jenn Lola and Katie Poirier each scored 17 points to pace 9-5 UMA. Ashley Peaslee tossed in 14 points.

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