Maine college basketball roundup, men’s basketball: Husson 68, MMA 58

Posted Jan. 25, 2013, at 7:34 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 25, 2013, at 9:54 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

BANGOR, Maine — Marc Zaharchuk scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds Friday evening to lead Husson University to a 68-58 North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball victory over Maine Maritime Academy.

Brooks Spaulding tossed in 18 points with five rebounds and three blocked shots for the Eagles (12-5, 9-2 NAC), who built a 10-point halftime lead. Eric Modica posted 11 points, six rebounds and four assists and Corey Wood added nine points.

Logan Poirier registered a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (4-13, 3-8 NAC). Andy Ball posted 12 points and six rebounds and Paul Campbell added 10 points for the Mariners.

UM-Farmington 67, Green Mountain 43

At Dearborn Gym in Farmington, Ben Johnson poured in 24 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked three shots to power the Beavers to the North Atlantic Conference victory.

Garrett Clemmer scored 10 points, while Yusuf Iman (6 assists) and Uriah Forest-Bulley (5 rebounds) contributed nine points each for the University of Maine-Farmington (14-3, 9-2 NAC).

Carnelius Green was the only player in double figures for Green Mountain (3-14, 2-9 NAC) with 10 points, along with eight rebounds. Alex Homkey and Chris Strong added eight points and five rebounds each.

Thomas 92, Castleton 91

At Waterville, Stanley Greene Jr. made a free throw with 43 seconds left, then scored a layup with 14 seconds to play, helping the Terriers survive a second-half rally by the Spartans in a North Atlantic Conference clash.

Castleton State (9-9, 7-4 NAC) had rallied from an 18-point deficit early in the second half, manufacturing a 35-4 scoring surge that gave the visitors an 83-74 lead with 5:57 remaining.

The Spartans had two shots in the last 14 seconds, but could not convert.

Franklin Salvador paced a quintet of double-figure scorers for Thomas (7-8, 4-7 NAC) with 18 points. Marquis Pollard posted 17 points and nine rebounds.

Greene finished with 15 points and four assists, while Jarrad DeVaughn (5 rebounds) and Levi Barnes added 14 points apiece. The Terriers made a dozen 3-pointers.

Mark Comstock led Castleton State with a game-high 23 points. Logan White provided 20 points, Chris Barletta tallied 19 and Chad Copeland (6 rebounds) chipped in with 16.

Women’s Basketball

Maine Maritime 55, Husson 36

At Newman Gym in Bangor, the Mariners opened the game on a 19-2 run and withstood a first-half charge by the Eagles to earn the North Atlantic Conference victory.

Mary Badeen led Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (8-9, 6-5 NAC) with 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Rebekah Campbell posted 10 points and seven rebounds, while Courtney DuFour scored nine points and Leah Jackson snatched 11 rebounds to go with six points.

Amanda Johnson led Husson (6-10, 6-5 NAC) with 16 points and four steals. Chrissy Larrabee added seven points and six rebounds for the Eagles, who shot 19 percent form the floor.

Castleton State 75, Thomas 39

At Waterville, Tarryn Bolognani tallied 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals to power the Spartans to a North Atlantic Conference win.

Stephanie Bull contributed 12 points and five rebounds and Stephanie Linder scored 10 points for Castleton State (17-1, 10-1 NAC).

Thomas (4-12, 3-8 NAC) was led by 13 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots from Megan Pelletier. Ashleigh Gagne added seven points, five rebounds and three assists.

UM-Farmington 57, Green Mountain 38

At Farmington, the University of Maine-Farmington outscored Green Mountain 17-3 over the first 10 minutes of the second half on its way to a North Atlantic Conference win at Dearborn Gym.

The win keeps UMaine-Farmington in a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference standings with a 6-5 league record, 6-11 overall. Green Mountain fell to 3-13, 1-10 NAC, with the loss.

Rachel Clement led the Beavers (6-11, 6-5 NAC) with 10 points. Kelsey Graffam and Ayla Allen (7 rebounds) each added eight points.

Jacque Caster charted 11 points and seven rebounds with four assists to lead the Eagles (3-13, 1-10 NAC), while Chelsea Paul finished with nine points and nine boards.

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