AUGUSTA, Maine — Jen Colpitts poured in 29 points to lead the University of Maine-Fort Kent women’s basketball team by UM-Augusta 70-54 in women’s basketball action Wednesday night.
Taylor Boucher and Samantha Carapellucci each chipped in with 12 points for the Bengals, now 13-9. Colpitts and Boucher also each notched three assists while Brooke Harris contributed four steals and Kayla Richards grabbed nine rebounds.
UMFK took a four-point lead at halftime and then outscored UMA 40-28 in the second half.
Allyssa Marson paced 6-7 UMA with 17 points and three assists. Corinne Dingley added 13 points and Arreonte Lee recorded 11 points and nine assists. Haley Madore had 10 rebounds.
At Augusta, UM-Fort Kent outscored UM-Augusta 46-30 in the second half to pull away for the win.
Yoshives Belizaire paced the 2-18 Bengals with 20 points and eight rebounds while Curtis Bouchard chipped in with 16 points and five assists. Adam Bouchard added 13 points and three assists and Jorge Matesanz had 11 points.
Garrett Alley scored 19 points to lead 8-16 UMA and Keith Chesley added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Emmitt Faulkner recorded 12 points and four assists while Walker Cooper had 11 points and four assists.
At Standish, a 14-3 run by St. Joseph’s College lasting nearly nine minutes in the middle of the second half proved to be a back-breaker for visiting University of Maine at Farmington, leading the Monks to a comeback win.
The win snapped UMaine-Farmington’s eight-game winning streak, dropping the Beavers to 15-4 overall on the season. St. Joseph’s improved to 13-7 overall.
UMaine-Farmington (15-4) led by eight, 42-34, with just under 15 minutes remaining in the game when St. Joseph’s opened its run. Matthew Medeiros nailed a 3-pointer and James Philbrook eventually followed up with a layup for the Monks, before UMF’s Yusuf Iman interrupted the run with a trey of his own.
Zach Blodgett hit jumpers on back-to-back trips down the court, leading the Monks to nine straight points before the Beavers would respond. A Nate Carson bucket pulled UMaine-Farmington to within one of St. Joe’s with 5:51 showing, but seven more unanswered points by the Monks left the Beavers trailing 55-47 with just 3:47 to play.
A traditional three-point play by Ben Johnson pulled UMF to within five of St. Joseph’s, but that would be as close as the Beavers would get. UMaine-Farmington was 1-of-6 from the floor over the final two minutes as St. Joseph’s hung on for the win.
Medeiros finished with a game-high 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting with four 3-pointers to lead St. Joseph’s to the win. Steve Simonds added 15 points, while Blodgett chipped in with 11 off the bench. The Monks took advantage of 17 UMaine-Farmington turnovers to produce 21 points to aid the cause.
UMaine-Farmington’s Johnson and Iman each tallied 13 points, while Andrew Dickey charted 10 points. Johnson completed the game’s only double-double with 10 rebounds, leading a UMF squad that outworked St. Joe’s on the glass, 32-26.