May 23, 2018
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Husson men edge Castleton, regain first place


BANGOR, Maine — The Husson University Eagles regained the top spot in the North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball standings Friday night by virtue of a 69-64 victory over Castleton State at Newman Gym.

Eli Itkin headed a balanced effort for Husson University (15-2, 9-1 NAC) with 12 points, Aaron Willis tallied 10 points and Mike Gonzales added nine. Trevon Butler contributed eight points and seven rebounds, while Corey Wood posted seven points and seven assists.

Troy Davine tossed in a game-high 18 points for Castleton State (11-7, 9-2 NAC). Logan White finished with 12 points while Chad Copeland registered nine points and 11 rebounds.

UM-Farmington 69, NEC 47

At Dearborn Gym in Farmington, Andrew Dickey scored 17 points and contributed seven rebounds and six steals in the Beavers’ NAC win over the Pilgrims.

Ben Johnson scored 13 points, Pet Sumner posted 12 and Sam Leal handed out six assists for the University of Maine-Farmington (7-9, 5-5 NAC).

Dezron Wilson was high man for New England College (6-11, 3-7 NAC) with 13 points. Jonathan Byrnes logged 10 points and six rebounds and Robin Wilson chipped in with six points and six rebounds.

UM-Machias 90, NMCC 72

At Machias, Erick Andrews scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds to spark the Clippers to a Yankee Small College Conference win over the Falcons.

Floyd Higgins and Brian Getchell tallied 12 points and Elias Gutierrez had 11 points. A.C. Ford contributed eight assists and nine steals for the University of Maine-Machias (14-6, 9-3 YSCC).

Matt McGlinn poured in a game-high 34 points and Matt Till tossed in 19 for Northern Maine Community College of Presque Isle (2-9, 2-8 YSCC).

Green Mountain 49, MMA 41

At Smith Gymnasium in Castine, the Mariners managed only 13 first-half points and were not able to overcome a 13-point halftime deficit in a North Atlantic Conference game against the Eagles.

Robert Holloway’s 11 points, six rebounds and four steals led Green Mountain (4-11, 3-8 NAC). Terry Jones (7 rebounds) and Dakota Dodson each netted eight points.

Zach Radcliffe led Maine Maritime Academy (1-16, 0-10 NAC) with 10 points. Tyler Chiasson and David Breunig added eight points each, while Tyler Gilson chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds.

Colby 80, Amherst 75

At Waterville, Patrick Stewart hit five 3-pointers on his way to 25 points as the Mules ended the Lord Jeffs’ 31-game NESCAC winning streak.

Sam Willson scored 14 points, Chris Hudnut finished with 13 points and six assists and Ryan Jann contributed 10 points and eight rebounds for Colby College (10-8, 2-4 NESCAC). Connor O’Neil added nine points and five assists, and Luke Westman had seven points and five assists.

Defending Division III national champion Amherst (16-3, 5-1 NESCAC) received 26 points, seven rebounds, and five assists from Aaron Toomey, the NCAA Division III National Player of the Year last season. David Kalema added 14 points, while Ben Pollack had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Connor Green finished with nine points and seven boards.

Thomas 82, Colby-Sawyer 69

At Waterville, Levi Barnes popped in 22 points and pulled down six rebounds to help the Terriers earn a NAC victory.

Adam Carlsen scored 16 points, while Garen Manzo and Shaun Munson ( 9 rebounds) tallied 10 points each and Stanley Greene Jr. added nine for Thomas College (7-11, 7-4 NAC).

Zach Bean’s 22 points paced Colby-Sawyer (9-8, 8-3 NAC), while Koang Thok provided 14 points and nine rebounds and Mike Dias had 13 points and seven rebounds.

Women’s Basketball

MMA 102, Green Mountain 24

At Castine, Cheyenne Malloy headed a group of four Maine Maritime Academy double-figure scorers with 16 points, and provided four assists and three steals, as the Mariners rolled to a North Atlantic Conference victory.

Ashley Shine (7 rebounds, 4 assists) and Rebekah Campbell (6 rebounds) scored 15 points each for MMA (10-6, 8-2 NAC), while Rachael Redles tallied 10 points and Kristi Willey contributed nine points, seven steals and four assists for the Mariners.

Torie Cowell led Green Mountain (1-14, 0-11 NAC) with 11 points and Allison Wadsworth added seven.

NEC 59, UM-Farmington 45

At Darborn Gym in Farmington, the Pilgrims outscored the Beavers 34-20 in the second half to pick up the North Atlantic Conference win.

Kayla Lawlor led New England College (9-9, 5-6 NAC) with a game-high 25 points, including 12-for-14 shooting from the foul line. Taylor Burgess posted 14 points and six rebounds and Katarina Muska had 10 points and seven steals.

Lindsay Ranquist logged a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to power the University of Maine-Farmington (7-11, 6-5 NAC). Ayla Allen netted 10 points and Elizabeth Ferry had nine points and seven rebounds.

Castleton St. 62, Husson 55

At Newman Gym in Bangor, Alyssa Leonard posted 15 points and seven rebounds to help the Spartans beat the Eagles and stay undefeated in North Atlantic Conference play.

Jade Desroches netted 14 points, Shelby LaBarge netted eight and Liz Douglas added seven points and five assists for Castleton State (16-2, 11-0 NAC). The Spartans outrebounded the Eagles 30-20.

Victoria McIntyre paced Husson (8-9, 7-3 NAC) with 15 points. Taylor Blood provided nine points.

Colby-Sawyer 63, Thomas 45

At Waterville, the Chargers held the Terriers to 12 points in the first half en route to a North Atlantic Conference victory.

Kelsey Cahill registered a double-double for Colby-Sawyer (9-9, 8-3 NAC) with 12 points and 10 rebounds. She added four assists and two steals.

Jessica Shenkel and Kristin Ellis posted nine points each.

Katie McAllister connected for a game-high 19 points and pulled down five rebounds to pace Thomas College (3-14, 3-8 NAC). Ashlee Crowell-Smith chipped in with eight points for the Terriers, who shot 22 percent from the field.

Bowdoin 59, Trinity 46

At Brunswick, the Bowdoin opened the second half on a 25-4 run to pull away from Trinity.

Sara Binkhorst scored a game-high 17 points for the Polar Bears (18-2, 5-1 NESCAC) while Megan Phelps pitched in 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench for Bowdoin. Trinity 10-8 (3-3 NESCAC) had four players finish with six points in the loss.

Amherst 67, Colby 44

At Waterville, Amherst College used a 15-0 run in the final seven minutes of the second half to take control and Ali Doswell had a game-high 17 points in the win over Colby.

The Jeffs (10-8, 3-3 NESCAC) received three 3-point shots from Doswell in the final 5:44 to pull away for a 33-19 lead at the break.

Carylanne Wolfington had 12 points to lead Colby (6-13, 0-6). Mia Diplock dished five assists and scored six points.

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