Friday’s college roundup, men’s basketball: Husson 81, NEC 56

Posted Jan. 04, 2013, at 7:45 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 04, 2013, at 11:18 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

At Henniker, N.H., Marc Zaharchuk headed a list of five double-figure scorers with 16 points as the Eagles cruised to a North Atlantic Conference win over the Pilgrims.

Eric Cottonham tossed in 14 points, Phil Leighton and Aaron Willis (4 assists) netted 11 points each and Brooks Spaulding posted 10 points. Jacob Moore contributed eight points and 11 rebounds for Husson University of Bangor (5-4, 3-1 NAC).

Abdirahman Mohamed led New England College (0-11, 0-5 NAC) with 12 points and Ryan Schmitz added 10.

Johnson State 68, UMF 65

At Johnson, Vt., Andy Bousono’s 24-point performance lifted Johnson State to a NAC win over the University of Maine-Farmington.

Bryan Hickey and Asim Khan scored 14 points each and Josh Reed provided 11 for the winners (4-6, 2-2 NAC).

Andrew Dickey headed a balanced attack for the Beavers (7-3, 3-2 NAC) with 18 points and eight rebounds, Garrett Clemmer registered 14 points, Ben Johnson posted 13 and Yusuf Iman chipped in with 12.

Colby-Sawyer 71, MMA 46

At New London, N.H., the Chargers took advantage of 28 turnovers by the Mariners to record the North Atlantic Conference victory.

Mike Dias led Colby-Sawyer (3-7, 3-2 NAC) with 15 points and Stephen Thorpe provided 10 for the winners.

Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (3-6, 2-2 NAC) was paced by 10 points and five assists from Paul Campbell and eight points from Jason Hatch.

Lyndon State 88, Thomas 72

At Lyndon Center, Vt., Lyndon ran its North Atlantic Conference record to 5-0 Friday with an 88-72 victory over Thomas at Stannard Gymnasium.

Devyn Baranauskas tossed in 23 points and had a game-high two steals for the Hornets (5-3) while Jason Gray chipped in 18 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. George Carle had eight points, 10 rebounds and two steals for the winners and Patrick Dunn added 10 points off the bench.

Jose Fortunato just missed a triple double, amassing 11 points, nine rebounds and a game-high nine assists.

Levi Barnes led the Terriers (5-4, 2-3) with 15 points and two steals and teammate Franklin Salvador had 13 points. Marquis Pollard, Jerrod DeVaughn and Shaun Munson had four rebounds each in the loss and Justin Murray Handed out three assists.

Middlebury 59, Bates 56

At Lewiston, No. 2 nationally ranked Middlebury stayed undefeated but not without a fight from host Bates in both teams’ NESCAC opener on Friday night at Alumni Gym, a 59-56 win for the Panthers.

Joey Kizel had game highs of 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead the Panthers (10-0, 1-0 NESCAC). Nolan Thompson and Jake Wolfin contributed 13 and 12 points apiece, with Thompson adding six boards and three assists.

Graham Safford led Bates (5-8, 0-1) with 14 points, including 11 in the second half as the Bobcats stayed within at least six points of their rivals for the entire game. Mike Boornazian added 12 points,

Thompson personally outscored Bates 8-3 over a four-minute stretch midway through the second half, including a 3-pointer that erased a 34-34 tie at the 11:42 mark and another at 9:49 that put the Panthers ahead 40-35.

Boornazian made a pair of twos and a pair of threes to lead Bates with 10 points in the half, while Brust, Bogdanovich and Selmon had four boards apiece to propel the Bobcats to a 21-11 rebounding advantage. Kizel kept Middlebury going in the period with 10 points, two assists and two steals. Back-to-back buckets by Bates’ Luke Matarazzo and Safford cut it to 40-39, and Bogdanovich made a baseline jumper to narrow it to 42-41 with 7:41 to go. Lynch fed James Jensen for a layup, however, and Jake Wolfin assisted a three by Nate Bulluck that prompted a Bates timeout, with the Bobcats trailing 47-41 with 6:43 to play.

Safford made a three from the corner with 2:52 to play to cut it to one for a final time at 49-48. Kizel set up Wolfin for a crucial three, then answered a hard-driving layup by Safford with a 15-foot jumper to make it 54-50 with 1:15 to go. Kizel and Wolfin both made pairs of free throws for a 58-52 Middlebury lead, but Safford fed Brust with 19 seconds to go. Bates fouled Wolfin, who missed the front end of a one and one, then Safford drove hard once again with eight seconds to go to make it 58-56. Kizel was fouled with 5.9 seconds left and left the door open for Bates by missing his first free throw. Matarazzo was forced into a desperate three-point buzzer-beater attempt from the corner, and the ball sailed over the rim to seal Middlebury’s victory.

Bowdoin 64, Hamilton 51

At Brunswick, Andrew Madlinger scored a game-high 23 points to lead a second-half surge by the Bowdoin men’s basketball team in a 64-51 victory over Hamilton on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

In the NESCAC opener for both teams, Bowdoin improves to 7-2 (1-0 NESCAC) while the Continentals fall to 7-6 (0-1 NESCAC).

Madlinger knocked down five three-pointers to lead the Polar Bears while Bryan Hurley had 12 points, seven assists and three steals. Maximilian Staiger also saw double figures with 12 points and five boards for the hosts. Hamilton was paced by 12 points from Bradley Gifford and 11 points from Greg Newton.

A back-and-forth opening half saw the Polar Bears carry a slim 29-28 edge into the break. The Continentals regained the lead on their opening possession of the second period on a three-pointer from Eric Benvenuti, 31-29, but Bowdoin quickly answered with a quick 8-0 spurt. Capped by three-pointers from Madlinger and Hurley the run gave Bowdoin a 41-33 lead with 14:52 to go.

After Hamilton trimmed the lead to five points on a pair of Peter Kazickas free throws with 12:19 to play, 43-38, Bowdoin used a decisive 14-2 surge to put the contest out of reach. When Staiger finished the run with a put-back lay-in with 6:40 to go, the Polar Bears had increased their lead to 57-40.

Bowdoin held a slim 37-34 edge on the glass, but grabbed 12 offensive boards for 21 critical second-chance points. The Polar Bears also hit 10-18 from three-point range in the victory.

Women’s Basketball

UM-Farmington 78, Johnson State 66

At Johnson, Vt., the Beavers connected for 50 second-half points to earn the NAC victory.

Kenni Norton poured in a game-high 27 points with four assists to propel the University of Maine-Farmington (2-8, 2-3 NAC), while Meghan Smith tallied 12 points.

Brittany Robertson led Johnson State (2-8, 0-4 NAC) with 21 points, Ashley Jones scored 15, Lazrin Schenck posted 13 and Mary Richardson added 12.

Colby-Sawyer 51, MMA 35

At New London, N.H., Taylor DeSanty scored a game-high 21 points and contributed seven rebounds, five steals and two assists to spark the Chargers to a North Atlantic Conference victory.

Mari Meserve added six points and four blocked shots for Colby-Sawyer (7-4 overall, 5-0 NAC), which shot only 23 percent from the field.

Casey Everest paced Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (4-5, 2-2 NAC) with nine points, five rebounds and two blocks.

The Mariners, who committed 23 turnovers, got seven points and six rebounds froM Mary Badeen and four points and nine rebounds from Leah Jackson.

New England 57, Husson 50

At Henniker, N.H., the Pilgrims built a 12-point halftime lead, then outlasted the Eagles for the North Atlantic Conference win.

Kayla Lawlor posted a game-high 20 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists for New England College (9-2, 5-0 NAC). Stephanie Parker provided 13 points and five rebounds, while Kate Levy added eight points.

Chrissy Larrabee led Husson University of Bangor (1-7, 1-3 NAC) with 13 points and seven rebounds. Stephanie Comstock tallied 12 points and five rebounds, while Amanda Johnson contributed eight points and Victoria McIntyre added six points and 11 rebounds.

Lyndon State 64, Thomas 56

At Lyndon Center, Vt., Donna Lawson had 26 points, 12 rebounds, four blocked shots and two assists as Lyndon held off Thomas long enough to earn a 64-56 win in North Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action Friday at Stannard Gymnasium.

The Hornets (4-5, 2-2) held a double-digit lead in the second half only to see the Terriers (2-6, 1-4) battle back to ties the score at 55-55 with 2:49 left to play. Lawson responded to the uprising by scoring the next six points to give Lyndon the lead for good.

Chelsea Bagly had 12 points and two steals in the victory and Chelsea Watson dished out a game-high six assists.

Megan Pelletier collected 14 points, 18 rebounds, two blocked shots and five steals in the loss and Elizabeth Goodall had 18 points, including 15 from beyond the three-point arc. Emilee Reynolds 10 points for the Terriers and Ashleigh Gagne grabbed 10 rebounds.

Colby 57, Regis 52

At Weston, Mass., Diana Manduca connected for 19 points to spark the Mules to victory over Regis.

Jen Nale scored 11 points, including 7-for-7 from the foul lin,e for 4-6 Colby College of Waterville, which rallied from a 16-point, first-half deficit. Carylanne Wolfington scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Claire Ramonas led Regis (5-3) with 13 points, five assists and four rebounds. Sabree Rodriguez notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Kim Daniels posted nine points and seven rebounds.

Middlebury 72, Bates 68

At Lewiston, Tracy Borsinger scored 29 points and Middlebury held off a furious second-half rally by Bates for a 72-68 women’s basketball victory on Friday night, in the NESCAC opener for both teams.

Rachel Crews added 14 points, Laura Lowry scored 10 and Katie Pett grabbed 13 rebounds to go with nine points for the Panthers (6-4, 1-0 NESCAC). Scarlett Kirk had five assists and eight rebounds.

Allie Beaulieu and Meredith Kelly scored 19 points apiece for Bates (5-6, 0-1 NESCAC), while grabbing nine and eight rebounds, respectively. Molly Brown scored 12 points off the bench in her first game since November, while Julia Rafferty doled out six assists and tied Kelly with a game-high three steals.

Middlebury dominated the first half, outscoring Bates 37-21 with 50% shooting from the floor (15/30) and 62.5% shooting from beyond the arc (5/8), compared to 23.5% shooting overall by the Bobcats and a 11.8% rate from three-point land (2/17). Borsinger made 3-of-4 from behind the arc in the period en route to 13 points.

Bates started out the second half with 11 unanswered points in the opening 2:25, cutting Middlebury’s lead quickly to 37-32. The Panthers regained a 12-point cushion with a 7-0 run, with Borsinger figuring into all seven points: she assisted on a three by Laura Lowry, then converted a layup on an assist by Scarlett Kirk, and finally stole the ball from a Bates player at midcourt and coasted in for a layup and a 55-43 lead with 11:43 left to play.

The Panthers still led by a 12-point margin with 4:01 to play, at 66-54, before Allie Beaulieu knocked down consecutive threes to make it a six-point game at 66-60 with 1:49 remaining. Bates maintained intense full-court pressure and got a steal and a layup by Julia Rafferty to make it 67-62 wiht 34 seconds left. After Katie Pett made 1-of-2 at the free-throw line, Kelly drove for a layup and a three-point play, making it 68-65 with 18 seconds left. Borsinger made four straight free throws in the final 16 seconds, offsetting a three by Rafferty that made it 70-68 with five seconds to play. Borsinger’s final two foul shots with 0.9 seconds left finally sealed the win.

Bowdoin 47, Hamilton 40

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Kaitlin Donahoe racked up 23 points to lead the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team to its third straight win, 47-40, over visiting Hamilton College on Friday evening.

The Polar Bears improve to 6-4 (1-0 NESCAC) with the victory in their conference opener. Hamilton drops to 5-5 (0-1 NESCAC) with the setback.

Donahoe’s game-high 23 points were also a season-best for the senior co-captain. She also dished out four assists and had five rebounds in the win for Bowdoin. First-year Shannon Brady collected her first career double-double, totaling 12 points and 12 rebounds to go with five blocks. Brady’s five blocks are tied for the third-most in school history in a single game.

Hamilton got 13 points and seven rebounds from Madie Harlem in the loss. Eliza Howe had 12 points for the Continentals.

Bowdoin carried a slim 21-18 edge into intermission and was able to open up a double-digit lead early in the second half. A 12-2 run out of the gate, capped by a Sara Binkhorst three-pointer, gave the hosts a 33-20 edge with 14:30 on the clock. Hamilton answered with an 8-0 run, drawing to within five points following a Dani Feigin trifecta with 12:04 remaining. The Bowdoin lead bounced between five and eight points until Harlem nailed a three-pointer from the wing with 4:49 to go, cutting the Polar Bear lead to 41-37.

The Continentals had several chances to draw closer, but missed three of their next four free throws. Meanwhile, Donahoe hit six consecutive shots from the stripe in the closing minutes to seal the win for Bowdoin.

Bowdoin held a 44-33 edge on the boards and held Hamilton to 26.3% shooting for the game. The Polar Bears got nine points from their bench while the Continentals’ reserves were scoreless in the contest.

Men’s Hockey

Hamilton 6, Colby 3

At Clinton, N.Y., senior co-captain Cory McGrath played a part in all three Colby College goals in a 6-3 setback at Hamilton College on Friday in NESCAC men’s hockey.

The Mules fall to 3-8 overall and 1-6 in league play, while Hamilton moves to 3-5-2 and 2-4-1 in the conference. Colby is at Amherst College for a 3 p.m. game Saturday.

Colby was in the contest for much of the game. After Evan Haney scored just 1:18 into the contest for Hamilton, Colby settled down and made it 1-1 at the first intermission when Ben Chwick scored his second goal in two games off assists from McGrath and Lanza with 35 seconds left.

The two teams combined for six goals in a wild second period. Dom Jancaterino tallied at 58 seconds of the period and then scored again at 3:33 for a 3-1 margin.

McGrath scored just 13 seconds later from Evan O’Brien and Scott Harff to close the gap to 3-2. Hamilton answered back when Marko Brelih made it 4-2 at 5:11 of the period. Chwick scored his second goal of the game at 14:56 from McGrath and Lanza, but Robbie Gardiner tallied for Hamilton about three minutes later for a 5-3 margin at the break.

Neither team could manage a goal in the final period until Hamilton had an empty net score from Anthony Ruberto with 1:35 to play.

Colby had a 38-29 shot advantage, with Joe Quattrocchi making 35 stops for the Continentals. Sam Parker had 23 saves for the Mules.

Women’s Hockey

Amherst 10, Colby 1

WATERVILLE, Maine —- Geneva Lloyd, the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year last season, went over 100 career points with two goals and four assists for Amherst College in a 10-1 win over Colby College in league play Friday night at Alfond Rink.

Lloyd, a senior defender and a captain, has 38 goals and 64 assists for 102 career points in 92 games. She has eight goals and seven assists this season to lead Amherst (6-4 overall, 4-1 NESCAC).

Amherst scored two goals in seven seconds to take a 2-0 lead at the first intermission. Besides the quick goals, the rest of the period was fairly evenly matched. Ashley Salerno scored at 7:10 of the period on a long shot from the right point. The Lord Jeffs quickly won the ensuing face-off and Lloyd scored from the left point on another long shot just seven seconds later.

The Lord Jeffs scored just 40 seconds into the second period for a 3-0 margin. Amherst immediately put pressure on and got a goal from Tori Salmon when she hammered home a rebound off the original shot from Lloyd.

Amherst went up 4-0 just two minutes into the period when Kaitlyn McInnis fought hard in front and knocked in another shot off a rebound from a shot by Eileen Harris.

Erin Martin made it a 5-0 game at 3:04 when her blast from between the circles ripped the net. Lloyd scored her 100th point on the power play when she picked up an assist along with Megan Doyen on a goal by Salerno at 18:39.

Madeline Tank tallied 2:03 into the third period for a 7-0 lead, but Colby (4-6, 0-5 NESCAC) did answer when Caroline Chessare had an unassisted goal at 3:04.

Doyen, Anne Gillard, and Lloyd had the other goals in the final 12 minutes for Amherst.

Kerri Stuart stopped 22 shots for Amherst.

Bowdoin 4, Conn. College 0

BRUNSWICK, Maine- Chelsea MacNeil scored an opening period hat-trick to lead the Bowdoin College women’s ice hockey to a 4-0 win over visiting Connecticut College.

The ninth-ranked Polar Bears extend their unbeaten streak to eight games and improve to 7-1-1 overall and 3-0-0 in conference play. The Camels fall to 4-4-1 with a 1-3-1 conference record.

Connecticut College rattled off 11 unanswered shots in the opening minutes of play against the host Polar Bears. Bowdoin’s Chelsea MacNeil countered, and converted, on Bowdoin’s second shot of the evening, netting the first goal of the game with a deflection at 7:35 into play. Finding space between the goalie’s foot and right post, MacNeil doubled Bowdoin’s lead just four minutes later to put Bowdoin up 2-0. Closing out the scoring for the first period, MacNeil netted her third goal of the night, putting together a single-period hat trick. Taking a cross-ice pass from teammate Kim Tess-Wanat, MacNeil took the quick wrist shot from the right to send Bowdoin into the locker room with 3-0 lead.

The Polar Bears came out strong in the opening minutes of the second frame. Only 2:58 into play Schuyler Nardelli picked up a rebound right in front of the net, to score her team’s fourth goal of the game. Connecticut College’s big scoring opportunity came around eight minutes into the period when Bowdoin goalie Kayla Lessard was peppered with shots from the Camel’s offense, ending with a scramble in front of the net.

The third period proved an even match between the two teams. Bowdoin and Connecticut College traded possession of the puck, but neither team was able to capitalize on any scoring opportunities.

Kelsie Fralick played an impressive second and third period in net for the Camels. After stepping in at the beginning of the second, Fralick posted 26 saves in two periods of play. Lessard was forced to make half of her saves in the first period alone, making 24 for the game.

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