WATERVILLE, Maine — The Husson University Eagles used a balanced scoring attack to roll past the Thomas College Terriers 84-38 in a North Atlantic Conference women’s basketball game Tuesday night.
Husson used 12 players and each player broke into the scoring column.
Kenzie Worcester paced the Eagles (8-3, 6-0 NAC) with 15 points and three assists while Chandler Guerrette chipped in with 14 points. Denae Johnson added nine points while Rebecca Young, Victoria McIntyre, and Anna MacKenzie each chipped in with eight points. McIntyre also had six rebounds and three assists while Maegan True grabbed eight rebounds.
Sarah Pepin paced Thomas (2-11, 1-6) with 12 points and Katie McAllister added seven.
Husson 102, Thomas 85
At Waterville, Husson surged to a 10-point lead at halftime and then held off the Terriers for the North Atlantic Conference victory.
Raheem Anderson scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Husson (8-3, 6-0 NAC). Trevon Butler chipped in with 21 points and six rebounds while Eli Itkin added 13 points and Zach Curran netted 12. Justin Martin added eight points and eight rebounds to help Husson gain a 37-33 team rebounding advantage.
Levi Barnes paced Thomas (6-8, 2-5) with 25 points, Tyheem Simon added 19 and Carlos Gonzalez put in 10 to go with his 15 rebounds.
UMFK 71, SUNY Delhi 70
At Delhi, New York, Mauro Viic hit a 3-pointer from the wing with 13.2 seconds left to give UMaine-Fort Kent the victory over the State University of New York at Delhi.
Fletcher Brown had the assist on the winning basket as he grabbed an offensive rebound and kicked the ball back out to Viic.
UMFK trailed for about 35 minutes of the game until the last five when the lead changed four different times. Delhi started the game on a 12-0 run, but UMFK ended the half on a 22-10 run over the final 8:11.
Roosevelt Smith Jr. had another stellar all-around performance with 20 points, including 16 in the second half to go along with 13 rebounds, to lead UMFK. Qaadir Ali scored 13 of his 16 points in the first half to go along with five rebounds and five assists. Marquis Glenn had 11 points and seven rebounds and Fletcher Brown had 10 points and five rebounds.
SUNY Delhi was led by Chianaka Brown’s 21 points and Mike Guity’s 17.
Former Butler C Smith dies at 25
Former Butler center Andrew Smith died Tuesday in Indianapolis after a battle with cancer.
The 6-foot-11 Smith, who played on Butler teams coached by Brad Stevens that reached the NCAA championship game in 2010 and 2011, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2014 that turned into leukemia late last year after a bone marrow transplant failed.
About a month before Smith died, he was able to attend at Butler game on Dec. 19 against Purdue.
Stevens, now the head coach of the Boston Celtics, left the team last week and missed a game against the Chicago Bulls to visit Smith at a hospital in Indianapolis.
The school and Smith’s wife, Samantha, confirmed his death.