February 6, 2013

Maine Colleges: Garland leads victory by USM

From staff reports

BOSTON—- Nicole Garland made six 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 23 points to lead five players in double figures as Southern Maine beat UMass-Boston 77-69 in a women's basketball game Tuesday night.

Haley Jordan added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (21-1, 10-1 Little East), who pulled away with an 18-4 run to open the second half against the Beacons (12-9, 4-7).

COLBY 59, HUSSON 48: Desi Smith made a jumper with 8:18 left in the game that gave the Mules (8-14) the lead for good, and finished with a team-high 13 points in a win over the Eagles (7-12) at Bangor.

Carylanne Wolfington and Diana Manduca added 11 points apiece for the Mules.

Husson was paced by Stephanie Comstock with 24 points.

BRIDGEWATER STATE 74, ST. JOSEPH'S 63: Morgan Cahill finished with a game-high 20 points, but the Monks (12-9) fell against the Bears (17-3) at Bridgewater, Mass.

Abby Young added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Monks.


BOSTON UNIVERSITY 79, MAINE 72: Dom Morris scored 20 points to go with seven rebounds as Boston University beat Maine at Boston.

The Terriers (12-11, 6-4 America East Conference) shot a scorching 58 percent (18 of 31) and made eight 3-pointers en route to a 48-32 lead at the break.

Maine (8-15, 3-7) outscored Boston 38-20 in the paint but committed 18 turnovers.

Xavier Pollard led Maine with 20 points while Justin Edwards tallied 16.

LASELL 64, ST. JOSEPH'S 58: Nicholas Jobin scored 17 points to pace the Monks (14-8, 9-6) but they dropped an overtime game to the Lasers (6-17, 5-11) in a Great Northeastern Athletic Conference game at Newton, Mass.

Matthew Medeiros added 13 points and Steve Simonds grabbed 10 rebounds for the Monks, who were outscored 12-6 in overtime.

UMASS-BOSTON 69, USM 55: Sophomore guard Vinny DeLucia scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures as the University of Massachusetts-Boston (10-11, 4-7 Little East) defeated Southern Maine (13-9, 7-4) at Boston.

Jahleel Moise and Rahshjeem Benson scored 14 points each for the Beacons, and Brian Clarke added 11.

The Huskies got 13 points from both Brandon Tomah and Conor Sullivan.

UMass-Boston led 26-24 at halftime, but opened the second half with an 18-4 run. Benson, who finished with 24 rebounds, had eight points in the rally.

BRIDGEWATER 79, BOWDOIN 65: Bridgewater State (10-11) rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Bowdoin College (12-9) at Bridgewater, Mass.

Keegan Pieri led Bowdoin with 16 points and seven rebounds. Andrew Madlinger added 12 points, Matt Mathias scored 11 and John Swords added 10 points off the bench.

Bridgewater's Brendan McDonald led all scorers with 19 points.

THOMAS 77, BATES 72: Levi Barnes converted two free throws to give the Terriers a 69-68 lead with 38 seconds to play and then Thomas (11-9) converted its next eight free throws to beat Bates at Waterville.

Jarrad DeVaughn led Thomas with 19 points. Ed Bogdanovich countered with 19 points for Bates.


COLBY 2, UNE 1: Megan Fortier scored the equalizer midway through the second period and Jackie Tavella added the game-winner with 6:28 left to lift the Mules (8-12) to a win over the Pilgrims (7-9-5) at Henniker, N.H.

Brianne Wheeler finished with 34 saves for the Mules, who were outshot, 35-29.


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