College roundup: Husson, MMA football teams suffer losses in season finales

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, at 7:56 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 17, 2013, at 9:58 p.m.

BANGOR — Mount Ida’s Melquan Pinkney ran in a 21-yard touchdown four minutes into the game to give Mount Ida the day’s only points en route to a 6-0 victory over the Husson University Eagles in college football action Saturday.

The Eagles finished at 5-5 as they were hurt by two interceptions and two fumbles as starting quarterback Je Seccareccia missed the game due to injury and was replaced by Ryan Stroud.

Bryon Jackson paced the Eagles with 84 rushing yards on 24 carries while Stephan Dance led the defense with 12 tackles.

Mount Ida also finished at 5-5.

Curry 54, MMA 38

At Castine, Maine Maritime opened up with a 22-7 lead in the second quarter, before Curry scored five unanswered touchdowns to take the New England Football Conference win.

The Colonels finished at 4-5 overall, 4-3 NEFC while MMA finihsed at 1-8, 1-6.

Curry quarterback Kevin Fruwirth was 21 of 33 for 328 yards and six touchdowns. He completed passed to five different receivers led by Jordan Shairs eight grabs for 96 yards. Jake Cawlina caught six passes for 71 yards and Tyran Harrigan had 112 yards on three catches.

MMA’s Billy Wetherbee finished with a game-high 206 yards on 30 carries with a touchdown for the Mariners. The senior surpassed Matt Rende (2012) for seventh on the school’s all-time career rushing yards list. Wetherbee finished his career with 2,634 yards.

Joshua Doolan turned in 126 yards and Michael Fahey added 74 for Maine Maritime

Men’s Basketball

USM 82, St. Joe’s (NY) 65

At Westfield, Mass., senior forward Conor Sullivan posted game highs of 28 points and 12 rebounds to power the University of Southern Maine by St. Joseph’s College of Long Island in the Rick Martin/Holiday Inn Express Men’s Basketball Classic, 82-65 Saturday.

USM (1-1) placed four players in double figures to offset the St. Joseph’s (0-2) scoring tandem of Andy Laurent and Darryl Charles, who tallied 22 and 21 points, respectively. They were the only Golden Eagles scoring in double figures.

Senior forward Tyler Penney and sophomore guard Cole Libby scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the Huskies and reserve junior guard Kyle Pluchino added 10 points.

UMF 117, UMA 67

At Lewiston on Saturday, seniors Ben Johnson and Andrew Dickey combined for 43 points on 17-of-24 shooting from the field to lead UMaine-Farmington by UMaine-Augusta at the Bates Tipoff Tournament in a mutual opener.

Pet Sumner scored 11 points for UMF, while Nate Carson added 10 points, six assists and four rebounds.

UMA sophomore Brandon Rogers scored a game-high 23 points and tied with teammate Garrett Alley (10 points) as the game’s top rebounder for the 1-6 Moose.

UMass Dartmouth 79, Colby 74

At North Dartmouth, Mass., Colby fought back from 13 points down with 7:49 to play to cut the margin to three points, but University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth won its own tourney Saturday.

Chris Hudnut had game-highs of 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Mules (1-1). He is averaging 24 points and 10 rebounds after two games. Luke Westman added 13 points while Patrick Stewart had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Women’s Basketball

UMPI 43, Newbury 38

At Presque Isle on Saturday, Sydney Churchill scored 12 points and Olivia McNally added 11 to lead UMaine-Presque Isle by Newbury in the Star City Classic.

McNally also had 11 rebounds and three steals while Rebecca Campbell contributed with 16 rebounds.

Alex Pezzella paced Newbury with 16 points.

USM 86, UMF 57

At Farmington on Saturday, senior guard Erin McNamara scored a career-high 24 points on a 6-for-8 effort from three-point range to lead three players in double figures as the University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the UMaine Farmington Beavers in the championship of the UMaine Farmington Tip Off Classic.

With the win, Southern Maine starts its season at 2-0. UMaine Farmington is 1-1 with the loss.

Junior Taylor Floodalso netted a career-high with 15 points for USM (2-0), while senior guard Mariah Callender tossed in 10 points.

Junior guard Lindsay Ranquist paced UMF (1-1) with 19 points.

Colby 70, Brandeis 67

At Waltham, Mass.,. on Saturday, the Mules shot 24-for-29 from the foul line and Colby went 4-for-4 on free throws in the final 21 seconds to win the Brandeis Tip-off Tourney.

Jen Nale earned tournament MVP honors after scoring a team-high 16 points on 3-for-7 shooting from 3-point range.

Mount Holyoke 51, MMA 38

At Castine on Saturday, Amber Legare scored 12 points to lead four players in double-figure scoring as Mount Holyoke (2-0) won the Mariner Pepsi Challenge Classic.

Cheyenne Malloy came off the bench to lead the Mariners (1-1) with nine points.

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