NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior Nicole Garland was 5-for-7 from 3-point range en route to a game-high 18 points to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 73-45 win over the University of Maine at Farmington Beavers in the second game of the UMass Dartmouth Tip-Off Classic Friday afternoon.
Senior forward Haley Jordan and junior guard Mariah Callender each had 10 points for 1-0 USM. Junior guard Erin McNamara added nine points and four assists. Sophomore forward Rebecca Knight led USM with 10 rebounds.
Junior forward Holly Oliver was the only player in double figures for the Beavers with 14 points, including a perfect 3-for-3 mark fon 3s. Senior forward Kenni Norton added nine points and six rebounds.
UMPI 74, Maine Maritime 38
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Claude Louis scored 21 points and recorded 4 steals in his UMaine-Presque Isle men’s basketball debut to lead the Owls to a 74-38 home win over Maine Maritime Academy. It was the first game of the season for both squads as the Owls move to 1-0 while the Mariners fell to 0-1.
The Owls displayed a high octane offense that features their top four scorers from a year ago. Last season’s point leader, Patrick Manifold, ate up Mariner defenders in the paint en route to a 15-point, 8-rebound performance.
Michael Warner completed a trio of UMPI scorers that finished in double figures with 12.
Early on, the two teams felt each other out with UMPI able to repeatedly build a small lead only to see the Mariners battle back. Finally the Owls forged some breathing room with seven minutes remaining in the half.
After taking 14 minutes to score their first 17 points of the half, the Owls scored their next 17 over the final six, stretching a 17-16 lead into a 34-20 halftime advantage. Louis scored 10 points during the decisive 17-4 run.
The inside-outside attack from Manifold and Louis resulted in a 10-2 run to begin the second half and put things out of reach for MMA.
No Mariner reached double figures as the team was led by Caleb MacDonald’s eight points from the bench.
The game was the first for the three-day, three team “Star City Classic” being hosted by Presque Isle. On Saturday at 4 p.m., the Mariners will again take to the court to face the University of Southern Maine. Then on Sunday, the Owls will return to the home floor for their turn against USM at 2 p.m.
Bates 83, UM-Augusta 43
LEWISTON, Maine — The Bates College men’s basketball team’s three captains led the way, as the Bobcats outscored the University of Maine-Augusta 46-19 in the second half, turning a 37-24 halftime advantage into an 83-43 rout in Friday night’s second game of the Bates Tipoff Classic in Alumni Gymnasium.
In the opening game of the four-team tournament, played earlier in the evening, Emerson College defeated Fisher 62-48. Bates (1-0) will face Emerson (1-0) in the championship game tomorrow at 4 p.m., following the consolation game at 2 p.m. that will pit Fisher (3-1) against UMA (0-3).
Bates senior captain Ed Bogdanovich scored 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including a pair of dunks, to go with eight rebounds. Junior captain Luke Matarazzo added 17 points, and senior captain Mark Brust contributed 16 points and a team-high four assists. Sophomore Graham Safford of Hampden grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to go with three assists.
First-year guard Walker Cooper led the Moose with 13 points on 5-of-21 shooting, and sophomore Andrew Pullen added 11 points on 5-of-18 shooting.