December 2, 2012

Maine Colleges: USM men rally, prevail in OT

From staff and wire reports

GORHAM - Connor Sullivan scored a career-high 23 points, including six in overtime, to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 69-63 victory against Eastern Connecticut State in a Little East Conference men's basketball opener Saturday.

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Mike Poulin of the University of Southern Maine drives past Mike Garrow of Eastern Connecticut State during USM’s 69-63 overtime victory Saturday at Hill Gymnasium.

Photos by John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

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Brandon Tomah, who scored 12 points for USM, lifts a jumper over Mike Garrow of Eastern Connecticut State. It was a Little East Conference opener.

USM (4-2 overall) ended regulation on a 9-3 run to force overtime against the Warriors (3-2).

Brandon Tomah added 12 points, 10 rebounds and four steals, and reserve Sean Bergeron had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies.

DUQUESNE 87, MAINE 73: Jeremiah Jones led four players in double figures with 15 points, and Duquesne (4-3) pulled away from a 37-37 halftime tie to beat Maine (2-5) at Pittsburgh.

Justin Edwards led the Black Bears with 19 points, Xavier Pollard scored 17 and Alasdair Fraser 14.

VERMONT TECH 84, SMCC 71: Alex Tyrell and Josh Lindsey combined for 44 points to lead the Knights (4-4, 4-0 YSCC) past the Seawolves (9-3, 5-1) at South Portland.

Tyheem Simon had 16 points and Emmanuel Donalson chipped in 10 for SMCC.

BOWDOIN 84, MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 51: Andrew Madlinger had 17 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Bobcats (3-2) cruised past the Mariners (0-4) at Brunswick.

Bryan Hurley had 11 points and 12 assists, and Maximilian Staiger added 12 points for Bowdoin.

SALVE REGINA 70, UNE 57: Isiah Pringle connected for six 3-pointers as the Seahawks (4-1, 2-0 Commonwealth Coast) downed the Nor'easters (1-6, 0-2) at Newport, R.I.

Freshman Devin Thompson scored 24 points to lead UNE. He has 20 or more in three of his first seven college games.

DANIEL WEBSTER 95, COLBY 93: John Hixson nailed a 3-pointer with 29 seconds left in the third overtime to lift the Eagles (3-2) over the Mules (2-3) in the final of the Colby Classic at Waterville.

SUFFOLK 77, ST. JOSEPH'S 68: Colin Halpin scored 25 points to lead the Rams (2-3, 1-0 Great Northern) past the Monks (3-2, 0-1) at Boston.

Nich Jobin paced the Monks with 20 points.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

SOUTHERN MAINE 59, EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 54: Rebecca Knight amassed 19 points to spark the Huskies (6-0, 1-0 Little East) past the Warriors (1-5, 0-1) at Gorham.

Nicole Garland added 12 points and three steals for USM, which went on a 10-0 run in the second half to pull away.

RPI 66, BATES 53: Amanda Lynch scored 12 points to help the Engineers (5-2) defeat the Bobcats (2-5) at the Williams Holiday Classic in Williamstown, Mass.

Brianna Hawkins had 11 points to lead the injury-shortened rotation for Bates. Chelsea Nason, Taryn O'Connell and Allaina Murphy each scored 10 points.

BOWDOIN 53, COLBY 38: Megan Phelps had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bobcats (2-3) to a nonconference win over the Mules (2-3) at Brunswick.

Kaitlin Donahoe scored nine with six rebounds and five assists, and Anna Prohl grabbed 11 rebounds for Bowdoin.

ST. JOSEPH'S 67, MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 50: Morgan Cahill produced her third double-double of the year with 15 points and 10 rebounds to carry the Monks (4-1) past the Mariners (1-2) at Standish.

Lindsay Moore had 14 points and Abby Young added 13 for St. Joseph's, which forced 27 turnovers with 18 steals.

SMCC 65, VERMONT TECH 61: Rogetta Donaldson had 11 points, four rebounds and four assists as the Seawolves (8-1, 4-0 YSCC) edged the Knights (6-2, 3-1) at South Portland.

UNE 67, SALVE REGINA 52: Beth Suggs scored 19 points as the Nor'easters (4-1, 2-0 Commonwealth Coast) rallied to beat the Seahawks (1-3, 0-2) at Newport, R.I.

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