Knight helps USM women’s basketball team roll to opening win

Posted Nov. 15, 2013, at 9:27 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 15, 2013, at 10:11 p.m.

FARMINGTON — Junior forward Rebecca Knight led a balanced offense with 16 points and 11 rebounds — both game-high totals — as the University of Southern Maine Huskies overcome a rocky start to defeat the Salve Regina University Seahawks 67-45 in the first basketball game of the 2013 UMaine Farmington Tip Off Tournament Friday night

Junior forward Abby Hasson tossed in 10 points and grabbed three rebounds off of the bench, while sophomore forward Megan Pelletier and senior guard Mariah Callender each scored eight points for USM.

Sophomore guard Meaghan Harden led the Seahawks with 14 points and six rebounds.

St. Joe’s 54, St. John Fisher 42

At Milton, Mass., Saint Joseph’s College opened the 2013-14 campaign with a victory over St. John Fisher College in the Curry College Tip-Off Invitational Tournament. Sophomore center Morgan Cahill tallied 17 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots in the victory.

With the win, Saint Joseph’s advances to the tip-off championship and will face off against tourney-host Curry College, which defeated Southern Vermont, 76-37.

For Saint Joseph’s, senior forward Lindsay Moore neared double-double status with 11 boards and eight points and senior forward Abby Young seven points.

Men’s Basketball

Colby 83, Anna Maria 61

At North Dartmouth, Mass., Chris Hudnut opened his sophomore year on a good note with a game-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Colby opened with a win over Anna Maria College in the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Tournament.

Colby had five players in double figures, with point guard Luke Westman producing a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three assists. He was 4-for-8 from the field and 5-for-6 from the foul line.

Patrick Stewart added 14 points and six rebounds and Ryan Jann also put in 14 points while Sam Willson put in 10 points.

Patrick Bradanese led Anna Maria with 14 points.

Bowdoin 80, WCSU 55

At Weston, Mass., junior Grant White scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Bowdoin College by Western Connecticut State University in its season debut at the Regis College Tip-Off Tournament.

The Polar Bears (1-0) advance to play the host Pride tomorrow at 7 p.m. for the tourney title. The Colonials drop to 0-1.

White added nine rebounds and connected on 8-12 shots from the field, including 3-5 from three-point range for the night. John Swords posted a double-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Keegan Pieri (14 points) and Lucas Hausman (11) also saw double-figures for Bowdoin.

Jengodji Gates led Western Conn. with 13 points.

Duke 97, Florida Atlantic 64

Rodney Hood scored a career-high 28 points and freshman Jabari Parker registered his first double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds as the host Blue Devils routed the Owls.

Hood went 8-of-11 from the floor and Parker was 7-for-13 to lead Duke (2-1), which won its 103rd consecutive non-conference home game. Andre Dawkins added 17 points off the bench, going 5-for-8 from 3-point range.

Pablo Bertone scored 17 points and Justin Raffington collected 14 points and eight rebounds in a reserve role for Florida Atlantic (1-2). Richard Morrow added 11 points for the Owls.

The Blue Devils never trailed, racing to a 15-3 lead in the first 4:33 and cruising from there. They pushed it to 25 on consecutive 3-pointers by Dawkins and led 52-29 at halftime.

Duke opened it up even farther with a 15-4 run to start the second half, going up 67-33 when Hood slammed home his own missed jumper. The Owls didn’t get closer than 27 the rest of the way.

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