April 23, 2018
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Leighton leads Husson men past Green Mountain


BANGOR, Maine — Phil Leighton’s 20 points set the tone Saturday as Husson University cruised to a 95-32 North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball victory over Green Mountain College at Newman Gym.

Aaron Willis finished with 17 points for Husson (16-2, 10-1 NAC).

Green Mountain (4-12, 3-9 NAC) was led by Billy Brink, who scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds.

UMFK 90 Va.-Lynchburg 84

At Fort Kent, the Bengals converted 33 of 34 free throws Saturday to edge Virginia-Lynchburg.

James Given connected for 31 points, going 12-for-13 from the line and 5-for-8 on 3-pointers. He also provided eight assists.

Fred Sanchez and Jeremy Bishop scored 18 points each and Nikola Vukosavovic had 12 points and six rebounds.

Irving Cato paced the visitors with 19 points, J.R. Kuon provided 15 points, Dennis Gravely contributed 14 points and Adrian Saunders added 11 points.

Castleton St. 104, MMA 68

At Castine on Saturday, the Spartans used tremendous balance to post a North Atlantic Conference action win over the Mariners.

Logan White led a list of six double-figure scorers for Castleton State (12-7, 10-2 NAC) with 15 points. Carnelius Green scored 13, Cosrick McDonald netted 12, Steve Rosemond (14 rebounds) and Chad Copeland provided 11 points each and Rob Coloutti added 10. Chad Pulver snatched 11 rebounds.

Kyle Boucher’s 14 points and 12 rebounds led the way for for Maine Maritime Academy (1-16, 0-11 NAC). Jason Hatch, Tyler Gilson and Brad Reed put in nine points apiece.

Colby-Sawyer 73, UMF 67

At Farmington, the Chargers went 26-for-34 from the foul line in taking a North Atlantic Conference decision over the Beavers.

Four players for Colby-Sawyer (10-8, 9-3 NAC) finished in double digits, led by Zach Bean with 17 points. Peter Donato charted 14 points and a team-best six rebounds, while Koang Thok and Wol Majong each tallied 11 points.

Andrew Dickey posted 25 points and eight rebounds for the University of Maine-Farmington (8-10, 6-6 NAC). Ben Johnson compiled 14 points and eight boards, while Garrett Clemmer scored 15 points.

SMCC 86, UMPI 75

At South Portland on Saturday, the Seawolves’ bench outscored the Owls’ reserves 42-27 to take the victory.

Jose Nouchanthavong contributed 16 points and nine rebounds for Southern Maine Community College. Jacob Loveridge scored 14 points on 7-for-8 shooting.

Thomas 86, NEC 83

At Waterville, Levi Barnes poured in 24 points, 22 of them coming in the second half, to lift the Terriers past the Pilgrims in a North Atlantic Conference game on Saturday.

Stanley Greene Jr. tossed in 18 points, Garen Manzo and Adam Carlsen netted 13 each and Marquis Pollard chipped in with 11 along with a game-high nine rebounds for Thomas College (8-11, 8-4 NAC).

New England College (6-13, 3-9 NAC) was led by Wilson, who had a game-leading 29 points, while Jonathan Brynes added 18 points.

Colby 70, Trinity 67

At Waterville on Saturday, the Mules survived a last-second shot attempt to edge the Bantams in overtime in NESCAC action.

Chris Hudnut finished with 21 points, eight rebounds, and four assists to pace Colby (11-8, 3-4 NESCAC).

Ryan Jann and Patrick Stewart both had 12 points, while Sam Willson added 11 points and seven rebounds. Luke Westman chipped in with seven points, eight rebounds, seven assists, four blocked shots, and two steals.

Hart Gliedman led Trinity (11-9, 3-4 NESCAC) with 15 points, four assists, and three steals. Ajayi added 10 points and six rebounds and Starks finished with eight points and six assists.

Women’s Basketball

UMPI 72, SMCC 54

At South Portland on Saturday, Darby Toth and Amanda Hotham tossed in 17 points each as the Owls downed the Seawolves.

Olivia McNally tallied 16 points for the University of Maine-Presque Isle.

Maria Veino led Southern Maine Community College of South Portland with 11 points and Nyalieb Deng posted eight points, seven rebounds. Zyrah Giustra grabbed a game-high 11 boards.

Castleton St. 61, MMA 49

At Castine on Saturday, the Spartans used an 11-0 first-half run to gain the upper hand in a North Atlantic Conference win over the Mariners.

Meghan O’Sullivan scored a game-high 16 points for Castleton State (17-2, 12-0 NAC) and Jade Desroches added 12. Alyssa Leonard grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Kari Jones led Maine Maritime Academy (10-7, 8-3 NAC) with 10 points. Leah Jackson (10 rebounds, 5 assists) and Kristi Willey each netted nine points and Hannah Lyons scored eight for the Mariners, who had their seven-game winning streak snapped.

Husson 96, Green Mountain 27

At Bangor on Saturday, Miranda Drinkwater buried five 3-pointers en route to 17 points to propel the Eagles to a North Atlantic Conference victory.

Amanda Johnson provided 15 points and Samira Cruz netted 11 for Husson University (9-9, 8-3 NAC).

Torie Cowell led the way for Green Mountain (1-15, 0-12 NAC) with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Virginia Anderson grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

Colby-Sawyer 65, UMF 56

At Farmington on Saturday, Jessica Shenkel scored 15 points with four 3-pointers as the Chargers beat the Beavers in a North Atlantic Conference win.

Kelsey Cahill charted 13 points with a team-high seven boards and seven steals for Colby-Sawyer (10-9, 9-3 NAC).

The University of Maine-Farmington (7-12, 6-6 NAC) had four players in double-figures, led by Lindsay Ranquist’s 13 points and nine rebounds. Ayla Allen (5 steals) and Meghan Smith each finished with 10 points and Kennadi Grover logged 12 points.

NEC 72, Thomas 39

At Waterville, Taylor Burgess led the charge for New England College, posting 18 points and a game-leading 12 rebounds in the Pilgrims’ North Atlantic Conference win over the Terriers.

Kayla Lawlor added 15 points and Stephanie Parker chipped in with 13 for New England College (10-9, 6-6 NAC).

Katie McAllister tied for a game-high 18 points, along with eight rebounds, to pace Thomas College (3-15, 3-9 NAC). Elizabeth Goodall scored 14 points.

Trinity 67, Colby 58

At Waterville, Hannah Brickley dominated inside with a game-high 28 points and eight rebounds Saturday to lead Trinity College to a NESCAC win over Colby College at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Moriah Sweeney added seven points and eight rebounds, Christina Raiti had eight points, and Shantel Hanniford scored six points and pulled down eight boards for the Bantams (11-8, 4-3 NESCAC).

Desi Smith was 5-for-8 from the field and 6-for-6 from the foul line to lead Colby (6-15, 0-7 NESCAC) with 17 points. Mia Diplock added 14 points and Carylanne Wolfington finished with 11 points.


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