Husson men ride late first-half scoring surge to win over Thomas

Posted Jan. 22, 2012, at 9:55 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 22, 2012, at 10:59 p.m.

WATERVILLE –The Husson University Eagles ended the first half on an 11-2 run and never trailed again in earning a North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball victory, 82-72 over the Thomas College Terriers Saturday.

Daeshawn McMorrin sparked Husson University of Bangor (6-10, 6-4 NAC) with 21 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocked shots. Eric Modica provided 15 points and seven rebounds and Wes Murphy tossed in 12 points.

Martin Cleveland powered Thomas 10-6, 6-5 NAC) with 24 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Jarrad DeVaughn netted 19 points and Franklin Salvador added 11.

Bates 77, Wesleyan 60

At Middletown, Conn., Mark Brust’s career-high 24 points sparked the Bobcats to a NESCAC victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Bates (10-6, 4-2 NESCAC) received 17 points each from John Squires and Luke Matarazzo.

Wesleyan (14-5, 3-3 NESCAC) got 24 points from Derick Beresford and 18 from Shasha Brown, while sophomore Glen Thomas was tops on the boards with 11.

Bowdoin 55, Trinity 43

At Brunswick on Saturday, Andrew Madlinger scored 14 of his game-high 18 points in the second half as Bowdoin earned a NESCAC win over Trinity.

The Polar Bears (11-5, 2-3 NESCAC) snapped a three-game conference losing streak with help from Will Hanley’s 15 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. Ryan O’Connell also scored 13 points.

The Bantams (10-8, 2-3 NESCAC) was led by Mick Distasio’s nine points.

Amherst 82, Colby 64

At Waterville on Saturday, David Waller (18 points) and Aaron Toomey (16 points) each hit four 3-pointers as the Lord Jeffs took a NESCAC win.

Jeff Holmes tallied 15 points and Willy Workman put in 10 for Amherst (15-2, 5-0 NESCAC).

Shane Rogers’ 17-point effort led Colby (5-11, 1-4 NESCAC). Eric Beaulieu and Ben Foreman connected for 15 points each.

UMF 63, MMA 58

At Farmington on Saturday, Ben Johnson registered a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds to carry the Beavers to the North Atlantic Conference victory.

Pet Sumner and Andrew Dickey tossed in 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the University of Maine-Farmington (9-6, 9-1 NAC).

Shawn Dostie paced Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (2-14, 1-9 NAC) with 16 points. Ben Russell tallied 13 points and Tyler Pineo scored 12.

ECSU 58, USM 44

At Gorham on Saturday, Nick Nedwick poured in 25 points to power Eastern Connecticut to a Little East Conference clash.

Hamilton Levy and Jamie Kohn popped in 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the winners (12-1, 7-0 LEC).

Alex Kee led the University of Southern Maine (7-9, 1-6 LEC) with 14 points.

St. Joseph’s 83, J. & Wales 71

At Providence, R.I., Zach O’Brien singed the nets for a game-high 35 points Saturday to spearhead the Monks to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference victory.

Chris Petzy and Mathew Medeiros scored 13 points each and Clark Noonan netted 10 for Saint Joseph’s of Standish (11-4, 7-2 GNAC).

Lamonte Thomas tossed in 25 points and registered nine assists for Johnson & Wales (5-11, 4-5 GNAC).

UMM 85, Vermont Tech 75

At Machias on Saturday, Floyd Higgins put up a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds to head a balanced effort by the Clippers.

Will Lewis tallied 16 points with seven assists for the University of Maine-Machias. Zach Armstrong scored 12 points, David Mendez posted 11 and Ivory Sneed added 10.

Kevin Carr racked up a game-high 28 points for Vermont Tech. Alex Tyrell provided 17 points and seven assists.

UNE 70, WNE 69

At Springfield, Mass., on Saturday, Brian Jones made the first of two free throws with 1:02 remaining in overtime to break a deadlocked game and give the University of New England Nor’easters a Commonwealth Coast Conference win over Western New England University.

Ryan Knotek led for the way for the Nor’easters (2-13, 2-6 CCC), scoring 15 points. Charles Fenner finished with 14 points, including four 3-pointers. Marcus Winn tossed in 12 points.

For Western New England (5-10, 2-7), Andre Shaw scored a game-high 19 points, while Daniel Minto posted a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds. Dennis Rinaldi added 11 points.

SUNY-Canton 58, UMPI 57

At Presque Isle, on Sunday, Irving Cato grabbed an offensive rebound and scored .5 seconds before the buzzer sounded to give SUNY-Canton the victory.

Six seconds earlier, UMPI had taken a 57-56 lead when Aaron Hutchins nailed a 3-pointer.

Khalid Vaughn led 8-6 SUNY-Canton with 18 points.

Kyle Corrigan recorded 16 points and five assist for 3-9 UMPI while Patrick Manifold contributed with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Women’s hockey

Maine 3, Providence 2

At Orono on Sunday, Danielle Ward took the first shot of overtime at 2:19 and gave Maine the win on an assist from Brittany Dougherty.

Brianne Kilgour and Dougherty each scored second-period goals to give Maine a 2-1 lead after the second. Ward and Tori Pasquariello each added an assist and Brittany Ott made 26 saves for the 13-8-6 Bears.

Nicole Anderson and Corinne Buie both scored a goal for 9-15-3 Providence and Genevieve Lacasse made 38 saves.

The game marked the sixth annual Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer game, held by Hockey East. Mary Dempsey from the Patrick Dempsey Cancer Center for Hope and Healing dropped the puck during a ceremonial puck drop. The Black Bears also donned commemorative game jerseys that were auctioned off after the game. The team also conducted an autograph session in which everyone got a team photo and had it signed by all of the members of the squad.

Women’s basketball

UMM 58, Vermont Tech 43

At Machias on Saturday, Samira Cruz tossed in 18 points to lead the Clippers to victory.

Dana Houghton netted 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the University of Maine-Machias.

Kelly Vellek paced Vermont Tech with 12 points while Heather Gonier provided 10 points and seven rebounds.

Husson 87, Thomas 48

At Waterville, Marissa Albert hit four 3-pointers on her way to 18 points and was among four double-figure scorers as the Eagles rolled to the North Atlantic Conference victory.

Amanda Gifford posted 16 points, four assists and three steals for Husson University of Bangor (9-7, 9-1 NAC). Bre Hanscom registered a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Kelli Murray netted 11 points.

Liz Goodall led Thomas (2-14, 2-8 NAC) with 16 points.

USM 94, ECSU 52

At Gorham on Saturday, Courtney Cochran scored 16 points in 19 minutes of action to lead the Huskies to a Little East Conference win over Eastern Connecticut.

Southern Maine (13-4, 5-2 LEC) got 12 points from Nicole Garland and 11 points each from Erin McNamara and Abby Hasson. Haley Jordan chipped in with 10 points.

Shannon McCourt sparked Eastern Connecticut (6-11, 2-5 LEC) with a game-best 21 points. Kristina Forsman posted 14 points and Danyelle Rodriguez added nine points.

UMF 49, MMA 45

At Farmington on Saturday, Emma Morrison scored all 13 of her points in the last 8 minutes, 11 seconds to help rally the Beavers from a 10-point deficit and earn a North Atlantic Conference victory over the Mariners.

Kenni Norton connected for 12 points and Paige Saunders netted nine points for the University of Maine-Farmington (5-10, 4-5 NAC).

Courtney Dufour’s 13 points led Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (8-7, 5-4 NAC). Sam Goda provided 10 points and Leah Jackson grabbed 10 rebounds.

Bowdoin 61, Trinity 44

At Brunswick on Saturday, Jill Henrikson’s 16-point effort paced a balanced performance that led the Polar Bears to the NESCAC vitory.

Ellery Gould tallied 12 points for Bowdoin (12-5, 2-2 NESCAC).

Michelle Royals finished with 15 points for Trinity (6-8, 1-3 NESCAC).

Amherst 51, Colby 50

At Waterville on Saturday, Caroline Stedman scored with 18.5 seconds left, lifting the top-ranked Lord Jeffs to their 36th consecutive victory.

The Mules (12-3, 3-2 NESCAC) had built a 48-41 lead with 4:34 left, but Amherst (17-0, 5-0 NESCAC) outscored the hosts 10-2 the rest of the way.

Megan Robertson’s 18 points led all scorers for Amherst, while Stedman finished with 14 points and Kim Fiorentino 13.

Rachael Mack powered Colby with 14 points and Jil Vaughan contributed 10.

Wesleyan 78, Bates 67

At Middletown, Conn., Sam LaCroce and Eileen Gaffney tossed in 16 points each Saturday to propel the Cardinals to the NESCAC victory.

Amber Wessells and Jenna Klaes threw in 10 points each for Wesleyan (10-5, 3-3 NESCAC).

Allie Beaulieu’s 14 points led Bates College of Lewiston (7-10, 2-4 NESCAC). Taryn O’Connell scored 10 more for the Bobcats.

UNE 73, WNE 42

At Springfield, Mass., Kelley Paradis poured in 19 of her game-high 24 points in the first half Saturday, helping guide the University of New England to a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) win over Western New England University.

Lauren Rousseau contributed 14 points, while Beth Suggs added nine for the Nor’easters (12-3, 7-1 CCC).

Emily Savino had nine points for Western New England (6-10, 5-4 CCC).

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