WATERVILLE, Maine —- The Colby College women’s basketball team set a school record for made 3-point shots in a game after nailing 17 on the way to a 72-50 win against University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
Colby was 17-for-34 from 3-point range and actually tied the record at halftime with an 11-for-18 effort. The old record of 11 was set in the 1996-97 season in a game against Salem State.
The Mules (7-10 overall) received 14 points, including a 4-for-5 effort from long range, from Jen Nale. Gabe Donahue was 3-for-3 from 3-point range and had 11 points, while Jacky McLaughlin also had 11 points on 3-for-6 shooting on her 3-point shots. Diana Manduca was 3-for-4 from outside and finished with nine points and a game-high six assists. Brooke Chandor also hit three 3-point shots and had nine points and four assists. Carylanne Wolfington was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field and had seven points and three assists, while Desi Smith had seven points and three steals.
Holly Oliver paced UMF (5-11) with 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting. Elizabeth Ferry added nine points on 4-for-6 shooting, and Rachel Clement had six points and three assists.
The Mules opened up a 14-5 lead after five minutes of play, with 12 of the 14 points coming off 3-point shots. The Beavers chipped away at the lead and only trailed 22-19 after Ferry made a 3-point play with 7:23 to play. Colby, however, used a 20-0 run to go up 42-19 and took a 43-23 lead into intermission.
UMF scored the first basket of the second half to cut the margin to 18 points, but Colby quickly scored to go back up by 20. The Mules led by as much as 28 points at 60-32 with 12:43 to play.
Bowdoin 80, MMA 43
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Bowdoin women’s basketball coach Adrienne Shibles won her 100th game as head coach of the Polar Bears in a 80-43 victory over Maine Maritime Academy on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.
Midway through her fifth season at Bowdoin, Shibles claimed her 100th win in just her 134th game overall. The Polar Bears improve to 9-8 this season with the win while the Mariners fall to 7-9.
Kaitlin Donahoe had a team-high 18 points, including four three-pointers, in the victory. Sara Binkhorst pitched in 11 points as every Polar Bear entered the scoring column in the win. It was also a record-tying night for Bowdoin first-year Shannon Brady, who tied the school record with six blocks in the win. The mark ties the record twice set by Justine Pouravelis ’06 and moves her to 38 blocks this season – the eighth-most in a season in school history.
Maine Maritime was led by nine points from Leah Jackson off the bench. Mary Badeen and Rebekah Campbell had eight points apiece in the loss.
Bowdoin never trailed, jumping to a 31-9 lead, and connected on eight first-half three pointers to take a commanding 42-20 lead at halftime. The Polar Bears shot 50.8% for the game and held the Mariners to just 30.0% from the field. Bowdoin owned a 42-29 edge on the boards, scoring 18 second-chance points on 18 offensive rebounds and netting 30 points off 18 MMA turnovers.
USM 91, Plymouth State 52
GORHAM, Maine – Senior guard Nicole Garland (Portland, Maine/Deering) scored a game-high 19 points on 5-for-6 shooting from three-point range to lead the 13th-ranked University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 91-52 win over the Plymouth State University Panthers in a Little East Conference women’s basketball game Tuesday afternoon at Hill Gymnasium in Gorham, Maine.
With the win, Southern Maine remains undefeated at 18-0 overall and 8-0 in the Little East. Suffering its 15th consecutive loss, Plymouth State drops to 1-16 overall and remained winless in the Little East at 0-8.
The Huskies led wire-to-wire forcing Plymouth State in three consecutive turnovers to open the game while connecting on three-of-three buckets in the paint for a quick 6-0 lead with 18:19 to play. Sophomore forwardRebecca Knight (Alfred, Maine/McAuley) scored the Huskies first two baskets, while senior forward Jordan Grant(Concord, N.H.) notched the third. After a miss from the Panthers on their fourth possession, the Huskies made it 9-0 with 17:45 to play after Garland sank the first of her five three-pointers of the game.
Plymouth State made it a six point game, 11-5, with 16:09 on the clock on a three from sophomore Tiffany Lewis (Hillsboro, N.H./Hillsboro-Deering), but the Huskies were never threatened quickly scoring the next eight points unanswered for a 19-5 lead five minutes into the game and taking a commanding 47-28 lead at the break.
Southern Maine continued its hot-shooting and surged to a 68-35 lead with a 21-7 run to open the first five minutes of the second half. Garland scored eight of her 19 points in the run as USM led by as many as 42 points late in the game.
Along with her 19 points, Garland finished with a game-high six assists, one block and three steals to lead Southern Maine. Grant added 15 points, six rebounds and two assists, while Knight chipped in with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Junior guard Krystin Corliss (Barnstead, N.H./Merrimack Valley) led the Panthers with 16 points. Freshman guard Taylor Perry (Simsbury, Conn.) added 13 points and three assists on 4-for-5 shooting and junior guard Meghan Faretra (Bow, N.H./Tilton School) tossed in 10 points.
Southern Maine finished the game shooting 59.0 percent (36-for-61) from the field and 53.3 percent (8-for-15) from three-point range. The Huskies were an outstanding 63.0 percent (17-for-27) from the floor in the second half. Plymouth State shot 37.3 percent (19-for-51) and made 23 turnovers.
St. Joseph’s 71, Johnson & Wales 61
STANDISH, Maine — Saint Joseph’s (10-7, 4-2 GNAC) rallied in the second half to defeat Johnson & Wales University (5-11, 2-3 GNAC), 71-61, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Monday night.
The visiting-Wildcats held a 12-point (24-12) lead with 5:20 remaining in the first half but the Monks produced a 15-7 run to close the opening period and cut the deficit down to 31-27 heading into intermission. The momentum continued for Saint Joseph’s after the break as the hosts started the second stanza with a 12-2 outburst en route to capturing a 39-33 advantage with 16:56 remaining.
The Monks would not trail again for the rest of the evening,.
For the Monks, Morgan Cahill posted her eighth double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 boards and added five blocked shots in the triumph. Senior guard Danyelle Shufelt tallied 12 points and five assists and was 8-of-8 from the FT line and Moore added 11 points
For the Wildcats, Marina Milian registered 17 points, six boards and a pair of steals.
Colby 73, MMA 45
WATERVILLE, Maine —- Chris Hudnut scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the first half and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Colby College men’s basketball team to a 73-45 non-conference win over Maine Maritime Academy on Tuesday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
The Mules, playing without three starters because of illness, moved to 6-10 overall. Maine Maritime dropped to 4-12.
Hudnut was 8-for-15 from the field and 6-for-6 from the foul line and added two blocked shots.
Michael Longinoff added nine points on 3-for-5 shooting for the Mules, while Ryan Jann finished with eight points and eight rebounds. Nick Rimsa chipped in six points on 3-for-5 shooting and also had eight boards. Gordon Fischer had five points and six rebounds.
Andy Ball led the Mariners with 17 points and six rebounds, while Paul Campbell added nine points and five assists.
With the Mules leading 11-8 with 13:02 to play, Colby went on an 11-0 run to pull away for a 22-8 margin. Longinoff had six of the 11 points.
Colby continued to pull away and led 37-18 at halftime. The Mules started the second half with an 8-0 run to make the score 45-18. The Mules’ largest lead was 35 points at 63-28 with 10:34 to play.
USM 71, Plymouth State 46
GORHAM, Maine – Senior guard Alex Kee scored a game-high 15 points on 5-for-12 shooting from the field to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 71-46 win over the Plymouth State University Panthers in a Little East Conference matchup at Hill Gym Tuesday night.
With the win, Southern Maine improves to 11-7 and 6-2 in the LEC. Plymouth State drops to 3-14 and 1-7 in conference play with the loss.
Plymouth State senior guard Kevin Eisenberg drained a jumper 51 seconds into the game giving the Panthers an early lead, but Southern Maine junior guard Conor Sullivan scored just over a minute and a half later to tie the score at two, and the Huskies never trailed after that, pulling ahead by as many as 25 points in the second half.
Kee added four rebounds, two assists and one steal to go along with his 15 points. Junior Brandon Tomah scored nine points, and Sullivan and junior forward James Odneal each scored seven points. Freshman forward Omar Haji-Hersi scored a career-high six points in two minutes of play, while senior forward Sean Bergeron and freshman guard Cole Libby each scored five. Odneal also pulled down a team-high eight rebounds, and freshman Jeremy Chambers added a team-high three assists.
The Huskies held the Panthers to 17 points on 20 percent shooting from the field in the first half, heading into the break with a 31-17 lead.
Plymouth junior guard Petey Skevas scored 1:16 into the second half, making the score 31-19 before USM rattled off a 7-0 run to jump out to a 38-19 lead at the 16:36 mark. The Huskies gained their largest lead when a jumper from sophomore forward Tyler Penney put USM up 51-26 with 8:33 remaining in the game.
Sophomore guard Alex Burt led Plymouth with 14 points.
Bowdoin 68, Babson 66 (OT)
BABSON PARK, Mass. — The Bowdoin College men’s basketball team survived a furious rally by Babson and came away with a thrilling 68-66 overtime road win on Tuesday evening.
Bowdoin (10-6) was led by Bryan Hurley, who hit four three-pointers for 20 points while also adding eight rebounds, seven assists, and four steals. Andrew Madlinger chipped in 12 points and sophomore Keegan Pieri finished with eight points and eight boards. Junior Matt Palazini hit five three-pointers on his way to a game-high 25 points for Babson.
After the Polar Bears built a 26-12 lead with 5:33 to go in the first half, Babson (10-9) came storming back to trail by only four, 29-25, at the break. The Polar Bears then re-extended the lead to double figures six different times in the second stanza, including a 57-47 cushion with five minutes left in regulation, before a 12-0 run gave the Beavers their first advantage of the period, 59-57, with 49 seconds on the clock. Bowdoin tied the game on a jumper by first-year Lucas Hausman with 25 seconds left, and Babson freshman Travis Sheldon’s jumper from the right corner at the buzzer proved too long as the two teams went into overtime.
The Polar Bears scored the first four points of the extra session, and a conventional three-point play by Madlinger made it a five-point game, 66-61, with 1:26 to go. The Beavers answered with a baseline jumper by junior Kenny Ross and a free throw by sophomore John Wickey to get to within two with 37.9 remaining, but Hurley hit back-to-back free throws to once again make it a two-possession contest, 68-64, with 30.4 on the clock.
Ross hit a driving lay-up to trim the deficit back to two, and a missed free throw at the other end gave the Beavers a chance to tie with 17 seconds left. However, senior Russ Braithwaite’s contested shot from the right side of the lane went off the backboard and into the arms of Madlinger as the buzzer sounded, giving the Polar Bears the 68-66 win.
Eastern Nazarene 70, UMPI 68
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Mike McCoy hit a jumper with 54 seconds remaining in the game to help Eastern Nazarene College hold on for a 70-68 men’s basketball victory over the UMaine-Presque Isle Owls Monday night.
ENC is now 13-3 and UMPI is now 8-10.
In the game’s first eight minutes, Patrick Manifold scored the Owls’ first 18 points, staking the team an 18-14 advantage. By the end of the first half, Manifold had 23 points and the Owls had 35-31 lead, but Eastern Nazarene switched to a zone defense in the second half and outscored UMPI 8-4 in the game’s final three minutes.