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Bird carries Thomas women past Lyndon State

Posted Feb. 12, 2012, at 9:27 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 12, 2012, at 10:40 p.m.

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. — Karin Bird made two free throws with 47 seconds left in overtime to lift the Thomas College Terriers to the North Atlantic Conference win, 75-72 over Lyndon State Saturday in women’s basketball action.

Bird, who went 10-for-13 from the foul line, wound up with 25 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals for Thomas College of Waterville (5-17, 5-11 NAC). Jasmine Bishop and Lindsay Fry scored 13 points each and Liz Goodall provided eight points and 12 rebounds.

Naomi White sparked Lyndon State (8-14, 6-9 NAC) with 22 points and 19 rebounds. Donna Lawson netted 17 points.

UMFK splits two

At Fort Kent, UMaine-Fort Kent split a pair of games, beating UM-Presque Isle 59-51 on Friday and losing to Virginia Lynchburg 68-66 on Saturday.

Taylor Boucher scored 13 points while Ericka Christensen, Jenn Colpitts and Arcilla Jeffers added 12 each to lead UMFK by UMPI. Renee Moore led 8-12 UMPI with 12 points and Olivia McNally added 11.

On Saturday, Ebony Ellis scored 20 points to help Va. Lynchburg snap UMFK’s eight-game winning streak. Christensen paced 9-12 UMFK with a career-high 27 points and 14 rebounds. Colpitts added 16 points.

Husson 75, NEC 64

At Henniker, N.H., Kelli Murray came up with 18 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals Saturday to spark the Eagles to the North Atlantic Conference win.

Marissa Albert tossed in 16 points and Amanda Gifford posted 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals for Husson University of Bangor (12-10, 12-3 NAC). Bre Hanscom chipped in with 11 points, nine rebounds and five steals.

For New England College (17-6, 10-6 NAC), Rachel Williams scored a game-best 28 points.

Colby-Sawyer 65, MMA 62

At New London, N.H., Kelsey Cahill sank two foul shots to give the Chargers the lead for good and her layup with 1:06 to play sealed the North Atlantic Conference victory on Saturday.

Taylor DeSanty’s 23 points paced New England College (17-6, 13-3 NAC). Cailin Bullett provided 13 points and six assists, while Ashley Fruzzetti and Cahill chipped in with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Bekah Campbell powered Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (10-12, 7-8 NAC) with 18 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks. Jillian Perron and Maggie Smith tallied nine points each and Leah Jackson snared 11 rebounds.

UMF 64, Johnson State 44

At Johnson, Vt., on Saturday, Paige Saunders recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds to power the Beavers to the North Atlantic Conference victory.

Kenni Norton provided 14 points, five assists and five steals for the University of Maine-Farmington (9-13, 8-8 NAC).

Johnson State (4-18, 2-13 NAC) was paced by Andrea Deuell (15 points, 6 steals) and Brittany Robertson (14 points).

Colby 66, Wesleyan 48

At Waterville on Saturday, the frontcourt tandem of Jil Vaughan and Rachael Mack set the tone as the Mules earned a NESCAC victory.

Vaughan notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Mack chipped in with 14 points and eight boards for Colby (18-5, 7-3 NESCAC).

Wesleyan (13-8, 5-5 NESCAC) received 15 points and eight rebounds from Eileen Gaffney.

So. Maine 72, RIC 68

At Gorham, Nicole Garland connected for 12 of her career-high 26 points to spark a 23-12, second-half run that lifted the Huskies to a Little East Conference win on Saturday.

Garland drained four 3-pointers and went 8-for-8 from the foul line for the University of Southern Maine (18-5, 9-3 LEC), which snapped the Anchorwomen’s 17-game win streak. Courtney Cochran logged a double-double with 20 points and 20 rebounds, while Erin McNamara added nine points and Jordan Grant grabbed 10 rebounds..

Cynthia Gaudet led Rhode Island College (20-3, 11-1 LEC) with 22 points, four assists and six steals.

UNE 74, Nichols 39

At Biddeford on Saturday, the Nor’easters forced 32 turnovers in posting the Commonwealth Coast Conference win.

Beth Suggs and Lauren Rousseau (8 assists) tallied 12 points each for the University of New England (19-4, 14-2 CCC). Kelly Paradis chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds, five steals and three assists.

Chelsea Shaughnessy scored eight points for Curry (5-18, 4-12 CCC).

Saint Joseph’s 78, Rivier 41

At Standish on Saturday, the Monks outscored the Raiders 27-5 during a 10-minute stretch of the first half to set the tone for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference rout.

Megan McDevitt powered Saint Joseph’s (16-6, 10-0 GNAC) with 16 points and six rebounds. Lindsay Moore and Ashley Geel netted 12 points each.

Amanda Purcell and Deana Purcell tossed in 13 points apiece for Rivier (16-6, 10-1 GNAC).

Bates 53, Hamilton 45

At Clinton, N.Y., on Sunday, Lauren Dobish scored all nine of her points in the second half to help carry Bates to victory

Molly Brown paced 10-13 Bates with 14 points while Dobish also recorded five assists and four rebounds. Allaina Murphy chipped in with nine points and nine rebounds.

Eliza Howe led 8-15 Hamilton with 14 points.

Men’s Basketball

Thomas 89, Lyndon State 73

At Lyndonville, Vt., Franklin Salvador made five 3-pointers Saturday on the way to a team-high 20 points as the Terriers earned a North Atlantic Conference victory.

Martin Cleveland posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Thomas College of Waterville (12-10, 9-7 NAC). Taurean Easter posted 16 points and nine rebounds and Stanley Greene netted 15 points.

Ben Sackett and Steven Gant paced Lyndon State (4-18, 4-11 NAC) with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

UMFK wins, loses

At Fort Kent, UMaine-Fort Kent beat UM-Presque Isle 64-60 on Friday, but lost to Virginia Lynchburg 84-70 on Saturday in overtime.

Jeremy Thomas paced UMFK with 24 points on Friday while Manny Odugbela added 17 points and Othniel Hyliger had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Patrick Manifold recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds for 3-14 UMPI and Aaron Hutchins added 16 points.

On Saturday, Christopher Calvan scoerd 29 points to help Va. Lynchburg (6-17) snap UMFK’s eight-game winning streak. Odugbela led 16-7 UMFK with 26 points and 12 rebounds while Jeremy Thomas added 22 points.

UMM 88, NHTI 85

At Machias on Sunday, UMaine-Machias took a 13-point halftime lead and then held off New Hampshire Tech in the second half.

Will Lewis paced 20-8 UMM wiht 24 points and six assists. David Mendez chipped in with 17 points, Hampton Mack added 16 and 14 rebounds and Floyd Higgins had 11 points.

Besfort Syla paced NHTI with 29 points.

Husson 94, NEC 72

At Henniker, N.H., the Eagles built a 27-point lead Saturday on the way to a North Atlantic Conference victory.

Eric Modica led Husson (11-11, 10-5 NAC) with 20 points, while Brad Libby tallied 13 points and Daeshawn McMorrin 12.

Abdirahman Mohamed sparked New England College (6-17, 5-11 NAC) with 16 points. Troy Prather and Marino Moore chipped in with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

UMF 66, Johnson State 52

At Johnson, Vt., on Saturday, Andrew Dickey’s 18 points led a balanced effort that carried the Beavers to the North Atlantic Conference victory.

Ben Johnson contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds for the University of Maine-Farmington (15-8, 14-2 NAC), while Pet Sumner scored 12 points and Joe McCloskey posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Andy Bousono scored 13 points and Brian Phelps added 12 for Johnson State (5-17, 5-10 NAC).

Colby-Sawyer 108, MMA 51

At New London, N.H., Paul Holland went 8-for-11 from 3-point range on his way to a team-high 24 points Satuday as the Chargers breezed to a North Atlantic Conference victory.

Will Bardaglio knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points and Mike Dias tossed in 16 pionts for New England College (16-7, 13-3 NAC).

Andy Ball scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed six rebounds to propel Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (2-19, 1-14 NAC).

Wesleyan 76, Colby 70

At Waterville on Saturday, Shasha Brown headed a list of five double-figure scorers with 16 points and added six assists to lift the Cardinals to the NESCAC win.

Mike Callaghan posted 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Wesleyan (19-5, 7-3 NESCAC).

Ben Foreman went 8-for-18 from long range on his way to a game-high 34 points to power Colby (6-17, 1-9 NESCAC). Eric Beaulieu netted 14 points.

Bowdoin 95, Conn. College 52

At Brunswick on Saturday, Wyatt Littles connected for 21 points to lead the Polar Bears to the NESCAC victory.

Ryan O’Connell scored 17 points, Andrew Madlinger posted 12 and Tom Carter provided 11 for Bowdoin (16-7, 4-5 NESCAC).

Matt Vadas propelled Connecticut College (8-15, 1-8 NESCAC) with a game-best 22 points. Boris Jeremic chipped in with 10 points.

St. Joseph’s 56, Rivier 54

At Standish on Saturday, Zach O’Brien scored with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift the Monks to a Great Northeast Athletic Conference victory.

Matt Medeiros connected on five 3-pointers on his way to 24 points to lead Saint Joseph’s (16-6, 12-4 GNAC). O’Brien finished with 13 points.

Tom Poitras tossed in 21 points to lead Rivier (4-17, 2-12 GNAC) while Jake Nelson contributed 16.

Nichols 87, UNE 78

At Biddeford on Saturday, Marlon Bennett scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to carry the Bison to the Commonwealth Coast Conference win.

Ryan Sheehan tossed in 21 points and Matt Langadas posted 15 for Nichols (11-12, 9-7 CCC).

Jarryd Rossignol sparked the University of New England (6-17, 6-10 CCC) with 20 points. Ryan Knotek contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Chris Oullette added 10 points.

Hamilton 72, Bates 62

At Clinton, N.Y., Hamilton snapped a 30-30 halftime tie and outscored Bates 42-32 in the second half to notch the victory.

Mark Brust paced 11-12 Bates with 22 points, John Squires added 15 and Ed Bogdanovich put in 12.

Softball

Maine posts first win

At Tampa, Fla, on Sunday, Maine’s Beth Spoehr notched a complete-game three-hit shutout, 1-0 over Long Island, to give the Black Bears (1-4) their first victory of the season.

On Saturday, Florida blanked the Bears 8-0 and Florida Gulf Coast beat them 8-1.

Spoehr struck out seven on Sunday and Maine scored its lone run in fifth when Lindsey Jenkins walked, advanced on a single by Kristen Kosolsky and scored when Jessica Burk singled and and error was committed on the play.

Burk and EmJ Fogel each singled twice for Maine.

On Saturday, the Gators scored five runs in the second inning to put the Bears away early.

Jean Stevens doubled for Maine. In the first game, Florida Gulf Coast used a six-run sixth inning to beat the Bears.

Dagmar Ralphs tripled and had a RBI single for Maine.

Women’s hockey

NU sweeps Bears

At Boston, Northeastern University swept UMaine with a 4-0 win on Saturday and a 3-1 victory on Sunday.

NU improved to 21-6-3 overall and 14-3-2 in Hockey East while Maine slipped to 15-10-6 and 9-8-2.

Dani Rylan scored a first-period goal for NU on Saturday and Casey Pickett added one in the second before Kendall Coyne and Maggie DiMasi each added empty-net goals in the third. Florence Schelling made 35 saves.

Brittany Ott finished with 26 saves for Maine, passing the 2,000 career mark. She made 44 more saves on Sunday, bringing her career mark to 2.056.

Maine cut NU’s lead to 2-1 at the 9:12 mark when Brittany Dougherty followed up with a goal off a Chole Tinker rebound. Coyne put NU up 3-1 about three minutes later when she scored off a Brittany Espositio rebound.

NU’s Schelling made 18 saves.

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