Sunday, March 9, 2014
From staff and news services
DURHAM, N.H. — Xavier Pollard’s jumper midway through the second half gave Maine the lead and he added eight of the Black Bears’ final 19 points to spark a 68-60 win over New Hampshire in men’s basketball Wednesday night.
Fans heckle UMass guard Clyde Santee after he tumbled to the court in Wednesday night’s game at Olean, N.Y. The 21st-ranked Minutemen were beaten, 78-65.
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Maine held the Wildcats scoreless for almost three minutes down the stretch to secure the win.
The game was the 184th meeting between the rivals. Maine holds a 117-67 advantage in the series, but New Hampshire swept both of the games a year ago.
Pollard finished with 20 points to lead Maine (4-16, 2-6 America East).
Ethan Mackey added 12 and Till Gloger 10.
New Hampshire (5-16, 3-5) had won three of its last four games after snapping a 13-game losing streak that spanned nearly three months.
SMCC 121, UNITY 84: Tong Akot scored 22 points, and Jose Nouchanthavong had 14 points and 11 assists as the Seawolves (17-6, 11-2 YSCC) downed the Rams (1-11, 1-10) at South Portland.
ST. JOSEPH’S 72, EMMANUEL 70: Steve Simond’s free throw with five seconds to play gave the Monks (10-8, 9-2 GNAC) a win over the Saints (4-14, 2-9) in Standish.
Zach Blodgett led St. Joseph’s with 23 points.
EASTERN NAZARENE 78, UNE 61: Jeremy Wagner scored 14 points, Justin Wagner had 11 and the Lions (14-4, 6-4 Commonwealth Coast) cruised past the Nor’easters (1-17, 1-10) at Biddeford.
Brayden Morse had 18 points and 13 rebounds for UNE, which trailed 26-8 just over eight minutes into the game.
(1) ARIZONA 60, STANFORD 57: Nick Johnson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 seconds left and a pair of free throws with 5.8 seconds left to lift the visiting Wildcats (21-0, 8-0 Pac-12) over the Cardinal (13-7, 4-4).
(2) SYRACUSE 67, WAKE FOREST 57: Freshman Tyler Ennis scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half as the Orange (20-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) topped the Demon Deacons (14-7, 4-4) at Winston-Salem, N.C.
(6) KANSAS 92, (16) IOWA STATE 81: Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 29 points, including six straight late in the game, to lead the Jayhawks (16-4, 7-0 Big 12) to a victory over the Cyclones (15-4, 3-4) at Lawrence, Kan.
ST. BONAVENTURE 78, (21) UMASS 65: Youssou Ndoye scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half, and the Bonnies (13-8, 3-4 Atlantic 10) clamped down on defense to upset the Minutemen (17-3, 4-2) at Olean, N.Y.
PENN ST. 71, (24) OHIO ST. 70: D.J. Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with two seconds left in overtime, lifting the Nittany Lions (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) over the Buckeyes (16-5, 3-5) at Columbus, Ohio..
UNE 72, EASTERN NAZARENE 37: The Nor’easters (16-2, 10-1 Commonwealth Coast Conference) roared to a 31-4 first-half lead over the Lions (5-12, 1-9) in Biddeford.
UNE, which has won 12 of 13, was led by Kelly Coleman’s game-high 21 points.
SMCC 91, UNITY 24: Danielle McCusker had 18 points, six rebounds, six assists and six steals to pace the Seawolves (15-5, 11-1 YSCC) over the Rams (2-11, 2-9) at South Portland.
Esther Palmieri added 14 points and nine assists, and Nyalieb Deng had 11 points and 11 steals for SMCC.
ST. JOSEPH’S 71, BATES 64: Abby Young had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and the Monks (14-4) used a late 9-0 run to close out the Bobcats (7-11) at Lewiston.
Bates rallied from a 12-point, second-half deficit to take a 63-62 lead on Julia Rafferty’s 3-pointer with 3:49 to go. Morgan Cahill put St. Joseph back in front with a pair of free throws, and Young scored six straight before Sarah Assante capped the spurt with a free throw with 40 seconds left.
Meredith Kelly scored 24 points for the Bobcats.
NEW HAMPSHIRE 74, MAINE 73: Elizabeth Belanger scored 20 points and hit a jumper with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Wildcats (12-8, 6-1 America East) over the Black Bears (10-11, 4-4) at Bangor.
Maine led 39-36 at halftime and maintained a slim advantage until the closing seconds.
New Hampshire’s Ariel Gaston drove for a layup with 15 seconds left to cut the deficit to one, then Belanger rebounded a missed free throw before racing down for the winning shot.
Liz Wood paced the Black Bears with 18 points.