Bates women roll to big win over UM-Presque Isle

Posted Jan. 31, 2012, at 9:24 p.m.

LEWISTON — A swarming defense and offensive ball movement carried Bates to its most dominating victory since early December, 88-51 over the UMaine-Presque Isle Owls in a women’s basketball game Tuesday night.

Lauren Dobish scored a game-high 17 points to lead 9-11 Bates while Molly Brown and Allie Beaulieu each added 14. Brown also had eight rebounds. Annie Burns notched nine assists.

Olivia McNally paced 8-11 UMPI with 11 points, Emily Pelletier added 10 and Becca Campbell netted nine. Rashell Saucier grabbed eight rebounds and Amber Cloutier had four assists.

UNE 80, Curry 64

At Milton Mass., the University of New England took a three-point halftime lead then outscored Curry 49-36 in the second to improve to 15-4.

Margo Russell scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead UNE and Lauren Rousseau added 13 points. Kari Pelletier and Kelly Coleman each chipped in with 11 points and Liz LeBlanc had four assists.

Kylie Beltz and Hailey Rafferty each scored 14 points to lead 7-12 Curry.

Men’s basketball

Anna Maria 53, St. Joe’s 50

At Standish, the AMCATS used a 9-0 scoring surge midway through the second half to record the victory.

Anthony Click turned in a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead 8-11 Anna Maria.

Chris Petzy led 13-5 St. Joe’s with 20 points and Matthew Medeiros added 14. Zach O’Brien chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Kentucky 69, Tenn. 44

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman Anthony Davis had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots as top-ranked Kentucky beat Tennessee 69-44 on Tuesday night to extend the Wildcats’ home winning streak to 48 games.

Kentucky (22-1, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) got off to a sizzling start by hitting its first 11 shots over the opening 11 minutes as the Wildcats won their 14th straight overall in another dominating performance.

The 6-foot-10 Davis has been the biggest star among the Wildcats’ starting group of three freshmen and two sophomores who expect to play for a national title in a little over two months.

The Volunteers (10-12, 2-5) were led by Renaldo Woolridge, who hit a career-best five 3-pointers and tied his career-high with 17 points.

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