ORONO – Katelyn Vanderhoff hit 5 of 5 3-point attempts to lead the University of Maine to a 66-62 victory over the University of Massachusetts (3-10) in a women’s basketball game Wednesday night at Alfond Arena.

Vanderhoff’s team leading 18 points were a career high for the sophomore, and helped the Black Bears (2-10) end a nine-game skid.

Corinne Wellington added 10 points and led the Black Bears with nine rebounds. Two other Black Bears were in double figures, Amber Smith (13) and Ashleigh Roberts (11).

Roberts and Tanya Ross made two free throws each in the final 20 seconds to help Maine hold its lead.

Megan Zullo led the Minutewomen (3-10) with 16 points.

BATES 76, KENYON 60: Lauren Dobish scored 19 points to lead the Bobcats (8-2) over the Ladies (7-4) at Las Vegas.

Dobish, 5 of 7 shots from 3-point range, went 4 for 5 from the foul line and scored 11 in the second half when the Bobcats pulled away from a 39-35 halftime edge.

Bates put together an 18-3 run during the opening minutes of the second half.

(18) MARYLAND 66, (17) ST. JOHN’S 60: Diandra Tchatchouang scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half, and the Terrapins (12-1) beat the Red Storm (12-2) to win the Terrapin Classic in College Park, Md.

(11) KENTUCKY 81, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 72: Victoria Dunlap scored 13 points in the second half, including nine during a decisive run, to help the Wildcats (10-1) beat the Raiders (9-4) at Lexington, Ky.

(16) NOTRE DAME 70, GONZAGA 61: Natalie Novosel scored 27 points to help the Irish (10-3) beat the Bulldgos (9-4) at Seattle.

Kayla Standish scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs.


(1) DUKE 108, UNC-GREENSBORO 62: Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski moved past longtime rival Dean Smith into second place on the men’s all-time wins list when the Blue Devils (12-0) routed the Spartans (0-12) in Greensboro, N.C.

Krzyzewski posted his 880th career victory.

(3) KANSAS 82, TEXAS-ARLINGTON 57: Thomas Robinson scored a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds to help the Jayhawks (12-0) win at home.

(15) NOTRE DAME 69, (9) GEORGETOWN 55: Tim Abromaitis scored 20 points and Tyrone Nash added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Irish (12-1) past the Hoyas (11-2) in a Big East opener in South Bend, Ind.

(19) CENTRAL FLORIDA 71, FURMAN 53: Keith Clanton scored 21 points and Marcus Jordan added 15 to lift the Knights (12-0) over the Paladins (8-3) in the first game of the UCF Holiday Classic in Orlando, Fla.


TEXAS BOWL: Mikel Leshoure ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns as Illinois earned its first bowl victory since 1999, beating Baylor 38-14 in Houston.

The Illini spoiled the Bears’ first bowl appearance in 16 seasons. Both teams finished at 7-6.

Leshoure had a 5-yard TD run in the second quarter, a 13-yard score in the third quarter and another 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth period. The performance gave him the school single-season rushing record with 1,697 yards.

The Illini built a 24-0 lead and Leshoure’s last touchdown put the game out of reach after Baylor cut the lead to 24-14 early in the fourth quarter.

MILITARY BOWL: Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen ended his 10-year run at his alma mater with a 51-20 victory over East Carolina (6-7) in Washington.

Maryland (9-4) forced four turnovers, and Da’Rel Scott ran for 200 yards.

New AD Kevin Anderson said last week that Friedgen, 63, was being fired, effective after the bowl game, with the school buying out the final year of the coach’s contract for $2 million.

Scott had second-half touchdown runs of 61 and 91 yards on back-to-back Terrapins offensive plays and posted the school’s first 200-yard rushing game since 2003.

D.J. Adams had four short touchdown runs for the Terrapins.