BANGOR — Till Gloger hit a pair of free throws with seven seconds left to ice Maine’s 73-69 win over New Hampshire and lock up the No. 7 seed into the America East Conference basketball tournament.
The Black Bears (6-22) finished the regular season tied with New Hampshire, each with a 4-12 conference record. Maine claims the higher seed by sweeping the season series.
Gloger, who pulled down 14 rebounds, and Troy Reid-Knight each scored 15 points to lead Maine, with Marko Pirovic and Shaun Lawton adding 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Jordon Bronner pumped in 24 points to lead the Wildcats, drilling 5 of 8 from behind the arc. Jaleen Smith and Chris Pelcher each added 12 points.
The Black Bears were 29 of 36 from the line; New Hampshire 16 of 29.
New Hampshire (6-23) finished the regular season on a five-game losing streak.
UMAINE 6, STETSON 3: Brendan Geary went 3 for 4 with five RBI to lead the Black Bears (2-7) over the Hatters (2-9) at Deland, Fla.
Stetson opened the scoring on a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Maine scored three runs in the top of the second and followed it with three more runs in the fifth.
Scott Heath got the start for Maine and went five innings while striking out three. Charlie Butler picked up his first save.
ST. JOSEPH’S 6, AURORA 5: The Monks (4-0) put together a two-run rally in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Spartans (1-2) at Winter Haven, Fla.
Alex Markakis had the game-winning RBI with a single and was 3 for 5. Nic Lops was 3 for 4, with two runs scored, a double and a pair of RBI. Corey McNamara recorded his first win of the season.
UNE 14, HUSSON 4: Hannah Tavella and Gina Newsome combined for seven goals to lead the Nor’easters (2-0) over the Eagles (0-1) at Bangor. Lauryn Huck recorded five saves in the win for UNE. Caitlyn Stauffer scored all four goals for Husson.
ST. JOSEPH’S 20, ALBERTUS MAGNUS 1: Kat Gadbois had four goals to lead the Monks (1-0, 1-0 GNAC) over the Falcons (0-1, 0-1) at Bridgeport, Ct. Cassie Diplock, Mary Leasure and Macy Pagurko each added two goals. Goalie Elizabeth Giacchino recorded the win.