BANGOR, Maine — Saint Joseph’s College toppled Husson University 74-35 in non-conference women’s basketball action on Thursday night.
Senior guard Danyelle Shufelt scored a career-high 17 points and went 6-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-3 from 3-point distance.
The Monks led wire to wire in the battle of former conference counterparts and held a 36-11 cushion heading into halftime.
Freshman center Morgan Cahill produced a game-high 19 points and six rebounds while shooting 6-of-9 from the floor with a perfect 7-7 effort from the line and sophomore guard Sarah Assante added eight points, four steals and three boards for the Monks.
Junior guard Gab Duke paced the Eagles with 10 points while junior forward Stephanie Comstock scored six points.
Saint Joseph’s connected on 59.2 percent (29-49) of the team’s attempts. St. Joe’s shot 42.9 percent (3-7) from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent (13-17) from the free throw line in the victory.
St. Joe’s improved to 3-1 and Husson slipped to 0-2.
UMM 72, UMPI 66
At Presque Isle, University of Maine-Machias guard Elias Gutierrez scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-3 from 3-point land to lead the Clippers by the University of Maine-Presque Isle on Wednesday night.
Early on, the Clippers (2-4) controlled the tempo and jumped out to a 12-4 lead. The Owls (2-2) began to chip away at that lead and by 12:39, a Claude Louis jumper gave UMPI the lead at 16-15. The two teams played back and forth for the rest of the half until UMPI ran off 7 points in the final 45 seconds to take a 40-36 lead into the locker room.
UMM’s AC Ford got hot to start the second half, hitting three quick jumpers, the last of which being a 3-pointer that put the Clippers up 50-47. Michael Warner responded with a three of his own to knot the game. A Warner jumper a minute later would tie the game at 52, but that is the last time the Owls would be able to pull even.
Over the next eight minutes Machias would double up UMPI, 14-7.
Louis came off the bench to lead the Owls with 19 points. Manifold finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds.
Wentworth 59, UNE 47
At Biddeford, Wentworth Institute of Technology saw its 34-point second-half lead fall into single digits before finishing off a 59-47 win over the University of New England in Commonwealth Coast Conference action Wednesday night.
After opening the season with a pair of setbacks, the Leopards won their third straight to move above .500 to 3-2 (1-0 CCC). The Nor’easters drop to 1-5 (0-1 CCC) on the year.
Leading 37-16 following a UNE basket to begin the closing period, Wentworth reeled off 13 unanswered points to assume a 50-16 cushion with 15 minutes left to play. Senior Corey Therriault canned his only two treys of the game to start the spurt.
However, Big Blue responded with 29 of the ensuing 31 points on the board — including a string of 26 in-a-row — to trim the deficit to seven (52-45) inside the final three minutes. First-year reserve Mitch Loeman recorded all of his 10 points in the run, and was matched by junior Charles Fenner III with 10 of his own.
Therriault ended the scoring drought for the Leopards with a layup at the 2:09 mark, making the difference too much for UNE with the time remaining on the clock.
Fenner III paced all players with 15 points to go with four steals. After Loeman’s 10 points and six rebounds in 16 minutes of action, UNE first-year Jesse Dykstra chipped in with five points, 10 boards, five steals, and a pair of blocks.
The Leopards were clicking in the early-going, steadily constructing a 28-point lead (35-7) with less than five minutes left in the initial frame. WIT settled on a 37-14 edge at intermission, capitalizing on UNE turnovers for 16 points in the half.