LEWISTON — Corteze Isaac scored 19 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer in the closing minutes, to help the University of Southern Maine slip past Bates 76-72 in a college men’s basketball game on Tuesday night.

Sean Bergeron added 16 points, five rebounds and four steals for the Huskies (4-0). Otis Smith chipped in 13 points and five rebounds, and Chris Pagentine had 12 points and five rebounds.

Brian Ellis scored a career-high 33 points for the Bobcats (2-1), who trailed for much of the game before tying it at 58 with 6:10 left.

 

BOWDOIN 80, UNE 39: Will Hanley scored 21 points with eight rebounds as the Polar Bears (3-0) routed the Nor’easters at Biddeford.

Ryan O’Connell had 12 points and Tom Carter added 10 for the Polar Bears, who held a 54-22 rebounding advantage.

Travis Guerrette scored 16 points for UNE.

 

WESTERN CONN. 87, COLBY 66: The Colonials (4-1) built a 27-8 lead early in the first half and went on to easily defeat the White Mules (1-2) at Danbury, Conn.

DaQuan Brooks scored a game-high 21 points for the Colonials.

Christian Van Loenen had 14 points and three assists and Mike Russell finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three assists for the White Mules, who closed the lead to 12 points during the second half.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S 69, UM-FARMINGTON 67: Tyler Kelley scored 17 points as the Monks (1-2) held on to beat the Beavers (1-2) at Standish.

Kelley broke a 64-64 tie with a jumper with one minute left, Chris Petzy made two foul shots and Zach O’Brien added a free throw in the closing seconds to seal it for the Monks.

O’Brien finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.

Eric Taylor lead the Beavers with 27 points.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

COLBY 83, UM-FARMINGTON 47: Jil Vaughn scored 17 points with eight rebounds as the White Mules (3-0) routed the Beavers (0-3) at Waterville.

Four other Colby players had double figures in points, including Aarika Ritchie with 13 and Rachael Mack and Jennifer Nale with 11 apiece.

Jilllian Ross had 14 points and Kenni Norton added 11 for UMF.

 

BATES 78, USM 55: Jessie Igoe scored a game-high 14 points as the Bobcats (2-1) defeated the Huskies (2-2) for the first time in seven games.

Brianna Hawkins scored 12 points with six rebounds for Bates, which last beat the Huskies exactly six years prior. Christine McCall finished with nine points and 10 rebounds.

Courtney Cochran, Erin McNamara and Lauren Rousseau each had eight points and Cochran had 10 rebounds for USM.

 

CENTRAL CONN. 62, MAINE 57: Alexandria Dowdy scored 17 points and Lauren Arbogast added 10 to lead the visiting Blue Devils (3-0) over the Black Bears (1-2).

Amber Smith scored 17 points for the Black Bears, who trailed 32-31 at halftime. Samantha Wheeler had seven points and a team-high seven rebounds for Maine, which made just 3 of 16 field goals in the second half.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S 73, GORDON 28: Abby Young scored 15 points, Sara Schwanke had 11 points and the Monks (2-2) blew out the Fighting Scots (1-3) at Wenham, Mass.

Danyelle Shufelt and Megan McDevitt each had 10 points for the Monks, who took control with a 34-6 run in the first half.

MEN’S HOCKEY

USM 3, COLBY 0: Braely Torris stopped 38 shots and the Huskies (1-2) scored in each period against the White Mules (0-3) at Gorham.

Shane Harvey scored from Zach Joy and Jon Rutt in the first period, Paul Conter converted a pass from David Nies in the second period and Mike Greene got the final goal from Joy and Conter.

James Lemonias made 19 saves for Colby.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

MAINE 4, UNH 1: Myriam Croussette had a pair of goals and Brittany Ott made 32 saves as the Black Bears (5-6-2) defeated the Wildcats (8-6-0) at Lewiston.

 

BOWDOIN 6, SALVE REGINA 1: Emily Tang had a goal and three assists to lead the Polar Bears (2-0) over the Hawks (2-5) at Brunswick.

Kayte Holtz added a goal and three assists for Bowdoin.

 

COLBY 1, USM 0: Brianne Wheeler stopped 29 shots for her first collegiate shutout and Ally Kane had the goal as the White Mules (1-1) edged the Huskies (1-4-1) at Waterville.

Kane scored unassisted with 6:18 left in the second as Colby scored on a 5-on-4 power play.

Jordan Lee made 42 saves for the Huskies.