FARMINGTON — Kelli Murray scored a layup with 1:10 left to put the Husson University Eagles ahead for good, then made two free throws with 12 seconds remaining to lift them to a North Atlantic Conference basketball win, 58-57 over UMaine-Farmington Tuesday night.
Murray finished with a team-high 19 points, six rebounds and three assists for Husson University of Bangor (13-10, 13-3 NAC). Amanda Gifford contributed 11 points and six steals, Marissa Albert tallied 10 points and five rebounds and Bre Hanscom added nine points and five rebounds.
Emma Morrison scored a game-high 21 points to lead the University of Maine-Farmington (9-14, 8-9 NAC). Holly Oliver chipped in with 10 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Maine Maritime 80, Thomas 47
At Waterville, the Mariners sailed to a 17-point halftime advantage and cruised to the North Atlantic Conference victory.
Sam Goda’s 20-point, six-rebound effort led Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (11-12, 8-8 NAC). Casey McCloskey registered 15 points and seven assists, Bekah Campbell provided 10 points and Courtney Dufour added nine.
Karin Bird led the way for Thomas (5-18, 5-12 NAC) with 14 points. Lindsay Fry tallied nine points and six rebounds.
USM 74, Plymouth State 52
At Gorham, senior Courtney Cochran registered her 12th double-double of the season on the way to the 1,000th point of her career as the Huskies rolled to a Little East Conference win.
Cochran finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds for Southern Maine (19-5, 10-3 LEC), while Nicole Garland hit six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 22 points. Jordan Grant added 15 points for the winners.
Kellie Walsh paced Plymouth State (5-18, 1-12 LEC) with 17 points, four assists and three steals. Michaela Galvin chipped in with 12 points.
Babson 65, Colby 59
At Babson Park, Mass., Nicki Wurdeman scored 24 points and became the all-time leading scorer in Babson College women’s basketball history with 1,927 career points.
Kathleen King chipped in with 14 points for 21-2 Babson.
Babson took a 60-48 lead with 3:32 left in the game after a 14-6 scoring surge and then held off the Mules to secure the win.
Rachael Mack and Diana Manduca each scored 18 points to lead 18-6 Colby. Mack also grabbed seven rebounds.
UNE 71, Endicott 59
At Beverly, Mass., Kelly Coleman scored 19 points to spark the Nor’easters to a Commonwealth Coast Conference win.
Beth Suggs posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and also dished out eight assists for the University of New England of Biddeford (20-4, 15-2 CCC). Margo Russell and Kari Pelletier tossed in 11 points each.
Jen McBrien and Nicole Hefferman tallied 12 points each for Endicott (15-9, 12-5 CCC), which got 11 points and 13 rebounds from Jennifer White.
Husson 74, UM-Farmington 70
At Farmington, Phil Leighton scored 12 points to pace a balanced offensive effort that helped the Eagles knocked the Beavers out of first place in the North Atlantic Conference.
Wes Murphy tossed in 11 points and Daeshawn McMorrin provided 10 for Husson University of Bangor (12-11, 11-5 NAC), which went 9-for-18 on 3-pointers. Luis Medina contributed nine points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Ben Johnson logged a double-double with a game-high 26 points and 13 rebounds for the University of Maine-Farmington (15-9, 14-3 NAC). Joe McCloskey posted 11 points and 14 rebounds and Yusuf Iman added 14 points.
Thomas 98, MMA 59
At Waterville, Franklin Salvador poured in 26 points to power the Terriers to the North Atlantic Conference win.
Rob Nutter scored 13 points for Thomas (13-10, 10-7 NAC), which made 11 3-pointers.
Andy Ball propelled Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (2-20, 1-15 NAC) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Theriault tossed in 12 points.
Bates 76, St. Joseph’s 49
At Lewiston, John Squires scored 15 points as the Bobcats blew open a close game by scoring 46 second-half points.
Reid Christian and Graham Safford connected for 11 points each for Bates (12-12).
Zach O’Brien paced Saint Joseph’s of Standish (17-7) with a game-high 20 points. Matt Medeiros provided 14 points.
Colby 77, UMPI 67
At Waterville, the Mules built a nine-point halftime edge and made it stand up.
Kyle Donovan topped a list of four double-figures for Colby (7-17) with 15 points. Ben Foreman scored 14, Alex Swanson netted 13 and Connor O’Neil chipped in with 11.
Patrick Manifold poured in a game-high 28 points, including a 9-for-10 effort from the foul line, to lead the University of Maine-Presque Isle (3-16). Brad Trask and Brennen Morton posted 11 points each and Gerardo Vasquesz 3-8 2-4 10.
Plymouth State 100, USM 93
At Gorham, the Panthers outscored the Huskies 18-11 in the second overtime to claim the Little East Conference victory.
Petey Skevas (6 assists) tossed in 23 points and Kyle Walker (13 rebounds) scored 22 for Plymouth State (9-14, 4-9 LEC). Brian Chergey chipped in with 20 points.
Brandon Tomah paced the University of Southern Maine with 22 points and Chris Pagentine posted 21. Alex Kee connected for 17 points, while Conor Sullivan contributee 13 and Jeremy Jackson 10.