BANGOR, Maine — The Husson University men’s basketball team improved to 5-0 Tuesday night, opening its North Atlantic Conference season with an 89-62 victory over Thomas College of Waterville at Newman Gym.
For the Eagles, Brooks Spaulding led the way with a game-high 23 points and tallied 6 rebounds. Jacob Moore added 11 points and 9 boards and Aaron Willis chipped in with 10 points.
Husson outrebounded Thomas 44-29.
For the 0-4 Terriers, Eric Westbrooks led the team with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Levi Barnes and Garen Manzo each added 13 points.
UM-Farmington 63, MMA 45
At Smith Gymnasium in Castine, the Beavers held the Mariners to 14 second-half points for a victory in the teams’ mutual North Atlantic Conference opener.
Ben Johnson went 10-for-17 from the field en route to 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the University of Maine-Farmington (3-2). Nate Carson netted 10 points with six rebounds and four assists.
Tyler Chaisson led Maine Maritime Academy with 11 points.
Husson 64, Thomas 34
At Newman Gym in Bangor, the Eagles limited the Terriers to 24 percent shooting and grabbed a 55-34 rebounding advantage in their initial NAC contest.
Victoria McIntyre and Chandler Guerrette paced Husson (2-1) with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Guerrette made four steals. Samira Cruz posted nine points and five steals.
Elizabeth Goodall paced Thomas College of Waterville (0-6) with 11 points while Emilee Reynolds provided 10 points and seven rebounds.
UM-Farmington 67, MMA 62
At Smith Gym in Castine, Elizabeth Ferry scored both of her field goals and six of her eight points during a key 7-2 run that helped the Beavers earn an NAC win over the Mariners.
Ayla Allen sparked the University of Maine-Farmington (2-3) with 20 points, while Lindsay Ranquist tossed in 16 and pulled down eight rebounds. Ferry grabbed nine boards and Megan Smith snared 11.
Kari Jones connected on eight of 14 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 27 points to propel Maine Maritime Academy (2-3). Leah Jackson registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds while Hanna Lyons dished out 10 assists.
Bowdoin 62, USM 56
At Gorham, Bowdoin College of Brunswick held off a late charge to take the in over the University of Southern Maine at Hill Gymnasium.
Bowdoin (5-0) was led by 16 points from Kirsten Prue, who nailed four 3-pointers. Megan Phelps tossed in 12 points, including eight from the free throw line, while Shannon Brady scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
The Huskies (4-2) were led by a dozen points each from Erin McNamara and Rebecca Knight.
Marle Curle’s lay-in with two minutes left sparked an 11-5 run that iced it for the Polar Bears.