UNIONTOWN, Pa., Top-seeded Rochester College shot 50 percent from the field Wednesday on its way to a 78-59 men’s basketball victory over No. 8 University of Maine-Fort Kent in the quarterfinals of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division I national tournament.
The 24-7 Warriors of Rochester Hills, Mich., scored 21 points as a result of the Bengals’ 17 turnovers while advancing to the national semifinals.
Othniel Hyliger paced UMFK (17-10) with 14 points and six rebounds and Manny Odugbela contributed 12 points and five rebounds. Jeremy Thomas added eight points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals for the Bengals.
UMFK shot 45 percent from the field and outrebounded Rochester 31-30.
Dramell Hogan went 12-for-15 from the field on his way to a game-high 30 points to lead Rochester. Rick Doran posted 18 points and six rebounds and Sean Mattia chipped in with 12 points and four assists.
Berkeley 91, UM-Machias 73
At Uniontown, Pa., the ninth-seeded Knights outscored the No. 8 Clippers 31-7 during the last 9 minutes, 11 seconds, to pull away for a first-round win in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II national tournament.
The University of Maine-Machias (22-10) plays a consolation game Thursday at 3:15 p.m. against the loser of Wednesday’s game between No. 10 Penn State-Fayette and No. 7 St. Joseph’s (Vt.).
Berkeley (17-8), which trailed by as many as 10 points (59-49) early in the second half, poured it on and scored 56 points after intermission, including 18 by Kaseem Williams.
Hampton Mack and Jeremy Tolbert sparked a balanced effort for UMM with 14 points and five rebounds each. Will Lewis (7 assists), Zach Armstrong and (22-10) David Mendez tallied 11 points apiece.
Williams finished with 22 points to lead all scorers, while Jose Stable provided 20 points and 10 rebounds and Elijah Craig racked up 10 points and 10 rebounds. Mario Guzman and Danzel Whyte added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Knights, who shot 46 percent from the field and outscored the Clippers 17-8 from the foul line.
Berkeley outrebounded UMM 51-37.
Rochester 79, CMCC 39
At Uniontown, Pa., the top-seeded Warriors limited the Mustangs to 10 first-half points en route to a convincing first-round victory in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national tournament.
Ka’imana Ka’aikala paced Rochester College (Mich.) with 15 points and four steals. Ke’ala Ka’aikala notched 14 points and seven rebounds and Sam Tomaschko had a double-double with 11 points and 16 rebounds for the 21-13 winners.
Danielle McCusker scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Central Maine Community College of Auburn (13-10). Maggie Sabine added eight points and six rebounds for the Mustangs, who shot 25 percent and were outrebounded 58-32.
St. John Fisher 24, Husson 3
At Winter Haven, Fla., Steven Karnyski knocked in five runs with five hits, including a leadoff home run in the first along with two doubles, to power the Cardinals to the lopsided victory.
Matt Klock smacked a home run and two singles with three RBIs for 6-2 St. John Fisher, while Ben Bostick and Sean Osterman (triple) each contributed three hits and three RBIs.
Zach Weaver earned the win, allowing five hits and three runs with eight strikeouts through six innings.
Jordan Carter led Husson University of Bangor (1-4) with a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Matthew Archetti doubled and starter Spencer Allen took the loss, giving up eight hits and six runs 2 1/3 innings.