BANGOR, Maine — Husson men’s basketball used its entire squad to win a North Atlantic Conference game over New England College on Sunday 106-78.
The Eagles move to 15-7 (12-3 NAC) heading into the last week of regular season play, while the Pilgrims fall to 2-21 (2-14 NAC).
Husson (15-7, 12-3 NAC) celebrated senior day for its five seniors before the game, and Brooks Spaulding, Eric Modica, Wes Murphy, Jon Klages, and Marc Zaharchuk were all recognized for their career accomplishments with the Eagles.
Murphy (5 rebounds) scored a game-high 23 points. Klages (6 rebounds) and Modica (7 rebounds, 6 assists) each scored 14, Spaulding (8 rebounds) scored 13 and Zaharchuk (5 rebounds) put up 5 points.
Joel DeMadet (Brooklyn, NY) was the high-scorer for NEC (2-21, 2-14) with 18 points.
At Castine, Colby-Sawyer overcame a 13-point first-half deficit to knock off Maine Maritime Sunday.
Mike Dias netted a game-high 24 for the Chargers (11-12), Wol Majong scored 12 and Zach Bean 11.
The Mariners got as close as 13, 52-39, on a Logan Poirier free throw at 15:56. The Chargers had their largest lead, 79-42, on Kohl Meyers’ layup at 7:14 and saw their lead dip below 31.
At Farmington, the University of Maine at Farmington connected on over twice as many field goals as visiting Johnson State College and dominated the Badgers on the boards and cruised to a 68-37 North Atlantic Conference win on Sunday.
UMaine-Farmington improved to 18-5 overall, 13-3 in the NAC, and assures the Beavers of a home quarterfinal game in the upcoming NAC Tournament. Johnson State fell to 8-14 overall, 6-9 in conference play.
UMaine-Farmington was 8-of-22 from 3-point range, with four of those coming from Garrett Clemmer. Clemmer was one of the two UMF players in double-digits with 12 points, to go with his nine rebounds.
UMF big man Ben Johnson logged his 15th double-double of the season with 23 points and a 19 career-high rebounds.
Asim Khan paced Johnson State with 10 points.
At Waterville, the Thomas men’s basketball team fell to the Lyndon State Hornets in their final home game of the season Sunday.
Senior forward Jarrad DeVaughn led the Terriers(12-10, (8-8 NAC) tied with a team-high 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds.Jason Gray led the Hornets (10-12, 9-6) with a double-double posting 17 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
Franklin Salvador added 17 points for Thomas and Levi Barnes netted 16.
At Randolph Center, Vt., Brandon Matano came off the bench for the Vermont Technical College men’s basketball and scored 28 points on 10-19 shooting to help beat the University of Maine-Presque Isle Saturday.
Claude Louis did his best to keep the game from getting away from the Owls (11-13), scoring 5 points in the last minute to bring the Owls within five, 46-41 at the break.
At 13:58, a Patrick Manifold jumper brought the Owls back to within five, 58-53. That is as close as the team would get the rest of the way. A Josh Lindsey jumper sparked a 14-0 VTC run that only took three minutes to complete. Manifold led UMPI with 25 points and Louis added 19.
At Middletown, Conn., the Colby College men’s basketball team ended a long weekend by playing only one of two scheduled games, falling to Wesleyan University Sunday.
Chris Hudnut led Colby (6-16 overall, 2-7 NESCAC) with 13 points. Ryan Jann and Patrick Stewart both had 11 points for the Mules, while Luke Westman dished a game-high six assists.
Shasha Brown finished with a game-high 20 points for Wesleyan (12-12, 4-6 NESCAC).
At Lewiston, the Bates men’s basketball team outscored Hamilton 8-0 over the final two minutes to take a NESCAC victory over the Continentals on Saturday evening.
Bates (10-14, 4-6 NESCAC) made 7-of-11 3-pointers in the second half, including one by Graham Safford with 1:59 to go, which pulled Bates within two at 56-54, and a second one by Luke Matarazzo with 1:10 left, giving Bates a 57-56 lead. Matarazzo made a pair of free throws with 15 seconds to go to ice the win.
Peter Kazickas made 6-of-7 shots from the field to lead Hamilton (12-11, 3-6 NESCAC) with 13 points.
On Bates’ senior night, senior Ed Bogdanovich tied his season high with a game-high 21 points, making 7-of-10 shots from both the field and the free-throw line. Matarazzo added 17 points, hitting 5-of-7 from behind the arc, and adding four assists. Mark Brust had a game- and season-high seven assists, and Mike Boornazian added nine ponits and seven rebonds off the Bates bench.
At MIddletown, Conn., Maximilian Staiger scored a career high 23 points to lead the Bowdoin College men’s basketball team to victory Saturday night.
Staiger scored a game high 23 points, shooting 9-11 from the field, 4-4 on the line, and pulling down three rebounds. All five Bowdoin starters saw double figures as Matt Mathias, Andrew Madlinger, and Keegan Pieri all scored 12 points apiece. Pieri led the Polar Bears with nine rebounds and four blocks while Bryan Hurley scored 10 points and dished out eight assists.
Shasha Brown led the Cardinals with 22 points and four rebounds. Derick Beresford contributed 19, going 8-16 and 3-8 in three-point range.
At New London, Conn., the Bowdoin College men’s basketball team closed out its regular season with a come-from-behind win at Connecticut College on Sunday.
The victory earns the Polar Bears (14-9, 5-5 NESCAC) the fifth seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and the right to travel to fourth-seeded Tufts for a NESCAC Quarterfinal game next Saturday, February 16. More tournament details will be announced on Monday. With one game remaining in their league schedule, the Camels fall to 7-15 (0-9 NESCAC).
Maximilian Staiger had his second consecutive outstanding game, posting 18 points, including 8-9 from the free-throw stripe, to lead the Polar Bears. Andrew Madlinger also saw double-figures with 12 points while Lucas Hausman pitched in nine key points off the bench. Connecticut College’s Matt Vadas led all players with 20 points.
At Burlington, Vt., the University of Maine women’s ice hockey team skated to a 4-3 win over Vermont on Saturday afternoon at the Gutterson Fieldhouse. Brianne Kilgour led the Black Bears to victory as she registered two goals and one assist. With the win, the Black Bears improve to 5-19-3, 2-12-2 in Hockey East while the Catamounts fall to 7-17-3, 5-8-3.
Vermont got on the board early as Emily Walsh was able to sneak the puck by the Black Bear goalie for the power play goal at 1:36 into the first period.
The Black Bears would go on to score four unanswered goals to end the first period with a 4-1 lead.
Kilgour answered back 31 seconds later to knot the game at 1-1. Kilgour picked up her fifth goal of the season on the even strength score. Audra Richards and Kelly McDonald each tallied their fifth assist of the season.
Kilgour gave Maine the 2-1 lead 5:18 of the first period in the unassisted short-handed goal. Brooklyn Langlois extended the Black Bear lead at 7:56 of the first period as she took a slap shot from the top of the offensive zone. Brittney Huneke registered her third assist of the season while Richards notched her sixth.
Richards tallied the final goal of the period at 9:21 into the first period. Kilgour and Langlois registered assistsl.
Dayna Colang registered the only goal of the second period at 9:20 to cut the Black Bear lead to two.
Sarah Campbell brought the score to 4-3 as she beat the Black Bear goalie for the power play goal at 8:46 of the third period.
Maine’s Brittany Ott made 37 saves.
At Spartanburg, S.C., the University of Maine softball team (1-1) dropped a tight 5-4 decision to Western Carolina, lost to University of South Carolina Upstate 5-1 in their second game Saturday and were beaten by the University of Missouri Kansas City 9-3 on Sunday.
Kristen Koslosky went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored to lead Maine while also added a pair of hits including a double in the first game.
Maine jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Koslosky led off the game with a single up the middle before stealing second. Fogel followed with a walk before Jessica Burk‘s single back up the box moved Koslosky to third and Fogel up to second. With the bases loaded, Nikki Byron was plunked by a pitch, moving all runners up and allowing Koslosky to score from third. Hannah Hill kept the rally alive for Maine as she reached on a fielder’s choice before Jean Stevens worked a walk, plating Burk.
The Catamounts answered with a run in the bottom of the first.
The Black Bears tacked on a run in the top of the second to stretch its lead to 3-1. Koslosky again started the inning for Maine with a single into left before Fogel’s double to center advanced Koslosky to third. After a walk from Burk, Byron grounded out to second which allowed Koslosky to score from third.
Western Carolina knotted the score at 3-3 with a pair of runs in the top of the third and added a run in the bottom of the fourth to take a 4-3 edge.
Maine tied the game on a single run in the top of the sixth. Katlin Norton started the one-out rally with a pinch-hit double to left field. After Makaila Kowalsky pinch ran for Norton, Fogel’s single into center allowed the freshman to score from second.
In second game, Katlin Norton went 1-for-3 and scored the lone Maine run to lead the Black Bear attack.
Maine had an early lead for the third-straight game as it plated a run in the top of the second. Norton began the inning with a lead-off single up the middle before advancing to second on a sacrifice-bunt from Hannah Hill. Jean Stevens dropped a single into left to advance Norton to third. Norton would later score the game’s first run on a wild pitch.
Hannah Hill went the distance in the circle for the Black Bears as she tossed six innings while giving up five runs on eight hits with one strikeout and four walks.
Beth Spoehr took the loss for Maine after going three innings while giving up seven runs, four earned, on seven hits with one strikeout.
At Bangor, Husson women’s basketball fought back from a 12-point deficit against NAC opponent New England College Sunday afternoon but fell short.
Victoria McIntyre was the leading scorer for the Eagles with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals. Rebecca Young had 12 points, 9 rebounds. Kelli Murray added 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists. Kayla Lawlor had 14 points for the Pilgrims with 7 assists and 2 rebounds in 35 minutes. Taylor Burgess (Randallstown, MD) added 12 of her own points with 9 rebounds in 25 minutes.
At Randolph Center, Vt., the University of Maine-Presque Isle women’s basketball team blew a 10-point second half lead but then came back and did just enough to earn a road win Saturday.
Emily Pelletier hit four 3-pointers en route to a 16-point performance to lead the Owls (8-15). Darby Toth finished with 11 while Doni Yendriga scored 8 and pulled down a dozen boards.
VTC (10-14) was led by Anna Baker’s 17 points.
At Farmington, the University of Maine at Farmington women’s basketball team outrebounded Johnson State College 54 to 41, forced the Badgers into committing 31 turnovers, and rolled to victory Sunday.
UMaine-Farmington improved to 9-7 in the NAC with the win, 9-13 overall, while Johnson State fell to 5-17 overall, 2-13 in the NAC.
Junior Holly Oliver recorded her second double-double in as many games with 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead UMF. Lindsay Ranquist finished with 13 points and also grabbed a career-high seven steals.
Johnson State’s Brittany Robertson led all scorers with 22 points.
At Middletown, Conn., the Colby College women’s basketball team battled back from 11 points down with 3:37 to play to cut the lead to two points, but Wesleyan University held on for the win Sunday.
The Mules drop to 8-15 overall and 1-8 in the league and will not make the NESCAC playoffs. Diana Manduca finished with a game-high 14 points, tied a game-high with seven rebounds, and had a game-high five steals for Colby.
Kendra Harris paced Wesleyan (11-10 overall, 4-6 NESCAC) with 10 points.
At Lewisotn, Madie Harlem scored 23 points to propel Hamilton College to an NESCAC victory over Bates Saturday.
Samantha Graber added 15 points and Eliza Howe scored 13 for the Continentals (12-10, 3-6 NESCAC).
Meredith Kelly led the Bobcats (11-11, 4-6 NESCAC) with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, and Brianna Hawkins added nine on 4-of-6 shooting.
At Middletown, Conn., Kaitlin Donahoe surpassed 1,000 career points, but was unable to lead the Bowdoin women’s basketball team past Wesleyan Saturday night.
The senior guard entered tonight’s game just three points shy of 1,000 in her Bowdoin career. Donahoe reached the mark with a jump shot at the 15:59 mark in the first half of tonight’s contest. She becomes only the 13th player in program history to reach this milestone.
Donahoe scored a game high 18 points and went 6-14 from the field, 2-4 in three-point range, and 4-4 from the line. Sara Binkhorst contributed 13 in tonight’s outing, going 6-6 in free throws.
Cherkira Lashley came off the bench and supplied her team with 11 points, going 4-4 from the field, hitting both attempted threes, and 1-2 free throws. Amber Wessells and Dreisen Heath both scored 10 for Wesleyan.
At Waterville, Thomas (7-15, 5-11 NAC) fell to Lyndon State (6-15, 4-10 NAC) in a North Atlantic Conference game Sunday.
Senior forward Jasmine Bishop was recognized before the game by Coach Ted Rioux on senior day.
The second half started with a bang courtesy of a three from Janelle Ciomei to get the Terriers off on the right foot. A layup from Pelletier gave Thomas their largest lead of the game, 10 points. Lyndon would take control of the game from there on, outscoring the Terriers 44-28 for the remaining 17:27.
Megan Pelletier recorded a double-double with a team-high 22 points and 12 rebounds for Thomas. Katie McAllister chipped in 18 points.
At Castine,Colby-Sawyer scored four unanswered points, in the final minute of overtime, to escape with a win Sunday. The Chargers remained unbeaten in the NAC at 16-0, 19-4 overall while the Mariners fell to 8-7, 11-11.
Taylor DeSanty netted a game-high 27 for Colby-Sawyer, Sammi Lehr 15 and Callin Bullett 12. Kelsey Cahill and Ashley Fruzzetti each added nine.
Fruzzetti and Badeen opened overtime trading threes before a free throw by Hanna Lyons put the Mariners up 65-64 with 3:55 left. Casey Everest made it 67-64 with a layup until Lehr converted a traditional three-point play to tie the game for the tenth, and final, time 67-67 with 2:30 remaining. Fruzzetti’s three at 2:03 gave the Chargers the lead for good, 70-67.
At Providence, junior guard Erin McNamara scored a driving layup as time expired to lift the No. 14 University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 56-54 overtime win over the Rhode Island College Sunday.
The win is the fourth straight for the Huskies who improve to 22-1 overall and 11-1 in the Little East Conference and gives USM the season sweep over the Anchormen (13-10, 6-6).
With the score tied at 54-54 with 2:25 to play in the overtime period, both teams failed on consecutive possessions. After a missed three from RIC and a defensive rebound from sophomore forward Rebecca Knight to secure the ball for the Huskies, USM ran down the game-clock before a RIC foul shut off the shot clock for the final play. With 28 seconds remaining, McNamara held for the final shot of the game, before driving to her right and banking in a sweeping layup for the win.
McNamara finished with six points, two assists and a game-high five steals. Senior forward Jordan Grant posted a double-double with a 16 points and 11 rebounds – both team-high totals – while Knight finished with a double-double on 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Senior forward Courtney Burns led RIC with 14 points and eight rebounds.