BANGOR – Chris Pagentine scored 21 points and the University of Southern Maine spoiled Husson University’s men’s basketball home opener Friday night, earning an 80-72 victory.

Jeremy Jackson played a strong inside game with 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for the Huskies. Mike Poulin added 17 points, Alex Kee had 11 points off the bench.

Wes Murphy and Phil Leighton paced Husson (0-2) with 13 points each. Daeshawn McMorrin and Marc Zaharchuk each had 12 points.

The Huskies opened the game with an 8-0 run and led by as many as 16 points in the first half.

BOWDOIN 72, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 38: Ryan O’Connell scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half as the Polar Bears (1-0) opened with a 19-2 run and closed the half with a 13-0 run against the Beavers (0-2) in the Hampton Inn Classic at North Dartmouth, Mass.

Will Hanley scored 19 points Bowdoin, which led 41-11 at halftime. Andrew Madlinger added 11.

Joe McCloskey scored 12 points and Yusuf Iman had 11 for UMF.

BATES 71, UMFK 69: Ed Bogdanovich’s baseline jumper with seven minutes left gave Bates a 58-57 lead, and the Bobcats (1-0) held on to beat the Bengals (4-3) in the Bates Tipoff Classic at Lewiston.

Bogdanovich finished with 18 points. Graham Safford added 13 points and a team record eight steals, and Mark Brust also had 13 points.

KEENE STATE 87, UNE 51: Derek D’Amours scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, and the Owls (2-0) took control early against the Nor’easters (0-2) in the Keene State Tip-Off Classic at Keene, N.H.

Timmy Mains led UNE with 16 points.


SOUTHERN MAINE 83, UMFK 43: Senior guard Nicole Garland had 13 points to lead the Huskies (1-1) in a rout of the Bengals (0-3) in the Dunkin’ Donuts Tip-Off Tournament at Farmington.

Erin McNamara, Haley Jordan and Jordan Grant added 10 points apiece.

Jenn Colpitts finished with 20 points for UMFK. She was 13 of 18 from the free-throw line.

ST. JOSEPH’S 92, ELMS 60: Megan McDevitt paced a balanced attack with 14 points, and the Monks (2-0) made 10 3-pointers on their way to a victory in the Rutland Herald Tip-Off Tournament at Castleton, Vt.

Ashley Geel contributed 12 points, and Allie Parent and Abby Young each had 11 for the Monks, who eclipsed the 90-point mark for the first time in nearly three years. Mackenzie Dufour had eight assists.

BOWDOIN 80, PLYMOUTH STATE 27: The Polar Bears forced 38 turnovers as they opened their season with a lopsided victory over the Panthers (0-2) in the Bowdoin Tip-Off Tournament at Brunswick.

Jill Henrikson led Bowdoin with 16 points and 10 steals. Kaitlin Donahue finished with 14 points, Allie Piscina scored 12 and Nichole Coombs added 11.


MAINE 4, BROWN 4: Tori Pasquariello scored twice as the Black Bears (7-5-3) played to a tie against Brown (2-2-4) in Orono.

Danielle Ward and Brianne Kilgour also scored for Maine. Ward got the tying goal with 2:02 left in regulation as Maine rallied from a 4-2 deficit.

SOUTHERN MAINE 2, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 1: Katie Paradis scored with 42.6 seconds remaining to give the Huskies (2-1, 2-1 ECAC East) a victory over the Pilgrims (1-4, 1-2) at Gorham.

USM’s Alex Smith scored the tying goal on a power play at 9:15 of the third period. Liz Bergstorm stopped 20 shots for the victory.

MIDDLEBURY 3, COLBY 2: Maggie Melberg’s rebound shot hit goalie Brianne Wheeler’s glove and trickled over the goal line 1:57 into overtime to give the Panthers a season-opening victory at Waterville.

Wheeler had made 56 saves, and Meredith Reynolds and Annie Papadellis scored for Colby.