BIDDEFORD — The University of New England opened the second half with a 14-2 run to break open a 31-all tie on its to a 68-51 women’s basketball victory over Eastern Nazarene Wednesday night.
Kelley Paradis paced the 18-4 winners with 14 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Kelly Coleman chipped in with 13 points, Liz LeBlanc added 11 and Margo Russell netted 10 to go with five assists.
Ace Carradine paced 10-12 Eastern Nazarene with 11 points.
UMFK 74, UMPI 73
At Presque Isle, Erika Christensen’s layup with three seconds left gave UMaine-Fort Kent the victory in the third overtime period.
Christensen sent the game into the first overtime when she made two free throws in the final seconds.
Christensen paced 7-11 UMFK with 21 points and seven rebounds while Jenn Colpitts chipped in with 20 points. Maliesha Caesar contributed with 12 points, 18 rebounds and six assists.
Rashell Saucier scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead 8-11 UMPI. Emily Moore added a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists while Renee Moore recorded 13 points.
UNE 67, E. Nazarene 61
At Biddeford, Charles Fenner III scored five quick points to break a 59-59 game inside the final three minutes to give the University of New England the separation it needed for the victory.
Fenner totaled 30 points to help the 6-16 Nor’easters win for the sixth time in their last 10 outings. Marcus Winn aded 16 points.
Mike McCoy paced 3-19 Eastern Nazarene with 14 points.
UMFK 75, UMPI 64
At Presque Isle, Jeremy Thomas and Othniel Hyliger each scored 17 points to lead UMaine-Fort Kent by UM-Presque Isle.
The Bengals led by as much as 20 in the second half.
Patrick Manifold paced UMPI with 21 points and 15 rebounds.
Delaware 71, UNC-Wil. 53
At Newark, Del., Devon Saddler scored 24 points as Delaware defeated UNC Wilmington 71-53 Wednesday night for its third consecutive victory.
The Blue Hens (12-12, 8-6) trailed 29-28 after Keith Rendleman started the second half by hitting a jumper for the Seahawks (9-15, 5-9). Delaware responded with a 14-2 run, including seven points by Jamelle Hagins, for a 42-31 lead with 13:37 remaining.
Hagins finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Saddler scored all 14 of his second-half points in the final 11:41 as the Blue Hens padded their lead to as many as 20 points, 71-51, with 19 seconds left.
Delaware outscored UNC Wilmington 36-16 inside the paint and took advantage of 17 Seahawks turnovers to score 20 points. UNC Wilmington managed just four points on seven Blue Hens turnovers.
Rendleman scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Seahawks, while Cedrick Williams had 10 rebounds.