WATERVILLE — Amanda Hotham came off the bench to score 11 first-half points and finished with 22 to lead the University of Maine-Presque Isle Owls to a 72-67 women’s basketball victory over the Thomas College Terriers Saturday
Olivia McNally chipped in with 20 points and six rebounds for UMPI (3-0), which led at the half 31-29. Darby Toth added 11 points and Hotham had five rebounds.
Lexi Merrifield’s 17 points led Thomas (0-5) while Elizabeth Goodall contributed 16 points, five rebounds and four assists. Ashleigh Gagne added 12 points and Katie McAllister netted 10.
At Castine on Saturday, Saint Joseph’s (3-1) outscored Maine Maritime Academy (2-2) 10-3 over the last four minutes to secure the victory.
Morgan Cahill recorded a double-double with game-highs in points (20) and rebounds (12) for St. Joseph’s. She added seven blocks and three assists. Lindsay Moore tallied 14 points for the Monks and Abby Young added 12. Mackenzie Dufour dished out a game-high eight assists.
At South Portland on Saturday, the Lady Seawolves jumped out to a 15-0 lead and rolled to the win.
Danielle McCusker paced SMCC (5-2) with 15 points and Jaimi Poland added 14.
Hannah Bess scored 11 points to lead EMCC (0-7) and also had nine rebounds and five assists.
At Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Saturday, Ari DeJesus scored a game-high 25 points as the Gators (5-0) held off a late second-half surge from UMaine-Fort Kent (2-1).
DeJesus also finished the contest with eight rebounds and a game-high seven steals.
Taylor Boucher registered a team-high 16 point, all of which came in the second half while Samantha Carapellucci recorded a double-double, scoring 15 points and collecting a game-high 11 rebounds. Alexis Warne added 14 points.
At Boston on Sunday, Fisher overcame a five-point first-half deficit and outscored UMaine-Fort Kent 43-25 in the second half to notch the win.
Javanna Bernard scored 22 points to lead Fisher (1-4) and Alexis Akridge put in 16.
Alexis Warne paced UMFK (2-2) with 12 points while Salinda Chan and Brooke Harris each put in 10. Samantha Carapellucci grabbed 18 rebounds.
At Waterville on Saturday, Ryan Jann led four Colby College players in double figures and John Gallegohad a game-high seven assists to lead the Colby (3-1) by UMaine-Fort Kent (1-3).
Jann finished with 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocked shots. Sam Willson added 17 points, Patrick Stewart had 13 and Chris Hudnut had 12.
David Martinez and Kevin Phillips each scored eight points to lead UMFK.
At Biddeford, Graham Safford poured in a career-high 32 points to lead Bates by U-New England on Saturday.
Safford was 5 of 8 from beyond the arc and connected on 11 of 12 free throw attempts for Bates (4-1) while Mike Boornazian chipped in with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Devin Thompson and Justin Pollard each scored 11 points for UNE (0-4).
At Waterville on Sunday, Chris Hudnut had 17 of his team-high 19 points in the opening half in lifting Colby (4-1) to a championship game win over Fisher (4-5) in the Colby Classic on Sunday.
Tyler Shular led Fisher 21 points and seven rebounds.
At Providence, R.I., on Saturday, Cassidy Carels scored three goals and Janine Weber added two to lead Providence (5-7) by the Bears (0-9-3).
Audra Richards scored a power-play goal for Maine while Meghann Treacy made 10 saves before being replaced by Mariah Fujimagari, who made 21.