ITHACA, N.Y. — Ellery Gould made the go-ahead bucket with 34 seconds left in the game to propel the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team to the round of 16 of the NCAA Division III tourney with a 55-51 victory over Ithaca College Saturday night.
Bowdoin advanced to a Friday matchup against George Fox University at Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, Va.
On Saturday night, Gould’s put-back in the final minute for Bowdoin (21-7) erased a 51-51 tie. She added a pair of free throws with 14 seconds remaining to set the final score.
Bowdoin had a 51-45 edge with 2:27 remaining. But the Bombers rallied with a 6-0 run and tied the game for the 10th time, 51-51, with 45 seconds remaining.
Jill Henrikson drove the baseline for a running lay-in that came to the waiting hands of Gould on the weak side of the rim. Gould put the second chance to good use by rattling home the put-back with 34 ticks left to give Bowdoin a 53-51 edge.
Henrikson led all scorers with 18 points while Gould finished with 11 points and Allie Piscina added nine. Gould also had eight rebounds and Amy Hackett had six..
Devin Shea paced Ithaca (24-5) with 14 points.
Florida St. sweeps Maine
At Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State beat up the Maine Black Bears with a twinbill sweep of 18-2 and 10-0.
In the first game, Florida State scored 14 unanswered runs before Maine responded with its two runs in the sixth. Alex Calbick’s RBI double and a fielder’s choice grounder by Justin Leisenheimer accounted for the two runs. Calbick drove in Michael Fransoso, who had doubled.
Colin Gay and Troy Black each singled twice for Maine.
Bears’ starter Jeffrey Gibbs (0-2) struggled, allowing 11 hits and 10 earned runs in three innings.
In the second game, Florida State started strong again, scoring five runs in the first inning en route to improving its record to 9-1.
Fransoso doubled and singled for Maine, now 3-5. Starting pitcher Shaun Coughlin (0-1) allowed seven runs — four earned — and 10 hits in 41/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one. Maine is off Monday and is at Stetson Tuesday for a 6 p.m. game.
Old Westbury 12, USM 11
At Yaphank, N.Y. on Sunday, SUNY College at Old Westbury erased an 11-3 deficit with nine runs over the final three innings to defeat the University of Southern Maine.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, John Coners hit a sacrifice fly to deliver the game winning run for 5-2 Old Westbury. Anthony Orsano and Coners drove in three runs apiece.
Chris Bernard posted two doubles, a single and two RBIs to lead the 1-1- Huskies. David Ricker recorded a double, two singles and two RBIs. Forrest Chadwick hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning and an RBI single. Matt Verrier had two singles and two RBIs while Brett Barrett added two singles and an RBI.
Husson 10, Saint Joseph’s 4
At Bangor on Saturday, Wayne Stubbs netted four goals and Ben Landry scored three as Husson prevailed.
Nick Brown tallied four points for the 1-1 Eagles, scoring a goal and assisting on three. Mike Craig and Dillon Shaw each notched a goal and an assist. Eric Lund made six saves on 10 shots.
Jake Ricciardi scored two goals for the 0-1 Monks. Benson Pasquarello and Dominic Cesarini each chipped in with a goal. Christopher Driscoll stopped 13 of 23 shots.
Maritime 8, MMA 4
At Throggs Neck, N.Y. on Sunday, SUNY Maritime College had eight different players record a goal en route to victory over Maine Maritime Academy.
James D’Amico led the 1-2 Privateers with a goal and two assists. Nick Barbuto stopped nine of 13 shots.
Andrew DiSalvo scored two goals and tallied an assist for the 0-1 Mariners. Brady Harrison and Tom Houle each contributed a goal. Erik Milles made six saves on 14 shots.
Maine drops two
At Riverside, Calif., the University of Maine softball team dropped a pair of weekend games in the Highlander Classic.
Portland State topped Maine 6-2 on Saturday and the University of California at Davis beat the Bears 2-0 on Sunday.
In Saturday’s game, Karmen Holladay doubled, singled and drove in two runs to lead Portland State by Maine.
Dagmar Ralphs singled and drove in a run for the Black Bears. Hilary Kane and EmJ Fogel each singled while Jean Stevens chipped in with an RBI.
In Sunday’s game, Justine Vela pitched a three-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts to power the University of California at Davis to victory.
Hilary Kane hit two singles for Maine (4-10). Ashley Kelley pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on 10 hits.