BIDDEFORD – Chas Rentrope had 18 points and six steals as the University of New England defeated Mount Ida 67-54 Saturday for its first men’s basketball win of the season.

The Nor’easters (2-2) closed with an 11-2 run over the final 2:50 to seal the victory. Marcus Winn added 17 points, including 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, and Ryan Knotek had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Isiah Benjamin led the Mustangs (2-2) with 13 points.


SOUTH ALABAMA 66, MAINE 55: Sarda Peterson had 17 points as South Alabama (3-3) beat Maine (1-4) in the consolation game of the Dead River Classic at Orono.

Samantha Wheeler had 19 points for the Black Bears with eight rebounds and three assists. Ashleigh Roberts added 11 points.


USM 3, ELMIRA 3: Braely Torris stopped all four shots he faced in the shootout and the Huskies (1-2-1) scored on two of their four attempts to edge the Soaring Eagles (4-4-2) in the opening round of the Skidmore Invitational at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

USM jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Zach Joy and Jon Rutt. Elmira rallied with three straight goals to take a 3-2 lead early in the third.

The Huskies got the equalizer when Rutt got a power-play goal on assists from Paul Conter and Dustin Rider with 6:18 left.

COLBY 3, SUFFOLK 1: Spike Smigelski scored the go-ahead goal with 4:01 remaining in the third period to help Colby (1-3) beat Suffolk (4-4) in the opening game of the Bowdoin-Colby Faceoff Classic at Brunswick.

SO. NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, UNE 4: Troy Maybury scored two goals, including the winner, to lead Southern New Hampshire (2-4) over the Nor’easters (0-3) in the PAL Stovepipe Tournament at Hookset, N.H.

UNE, which took a 4-3 lead after trailing 3-0, got two goals by Tyler Fleurent and one each by Matt Del Giudice and Scott McManaman.


MAINE 1, ROBERT MORRIS 1: Brittany Ott finished with 42 saves for the Black Bears (6-6-3), who tied the Colonials (2-12-1) at Pittsburgh.

Dawn Sullivan scored a power-play goal for Maine 3:42 into the third period. The Colonials got the tying goal with 5:18 remaining.

Kayla Kaluzny and Brittany Dougherty had assists on Sullivan’s goal.