GORHAM — Brandon Tomah had 16 points and nine rebounds and the University of Southern Maine men’s basketball team won the battle down the stretch for a 62-59 win over Bates at Hill Gymnasium Tuesday night.

The Huskies have won their first four games, while the Bobcats dipped to 1-2.

In a game that had 14 lead changes and 10 ties, the score was 53-53 with three minutes remaining. Chris Pagentine hit a 3-pointer for USM before Reid Christian of Bates tied it again with a 3.

Conor Sullivan put the Huskies ahead 58-56 with a jumper and Alex Kee made four free throws, going to the line twice to widen the lead.

Pagentine and Jeremy Jackson each finished with 13 points.

Mark Brust led the Bobcats with 20 points, followed by Christian with 12.


SOUTHERN MAINE 76, BATES 63: Courtney Cochran scored 25 points with 13 rebounds as the Huskies (3-1) won their home opener against the Bobcats (0-1).

Cochran, who also had three blocked shots, was 8 of 12 from the field and 9 of 11 from the free-throw line, matching her career high for scoring.

Nicole Garland had 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and Erin McNamara finished with 13 points and four assists.

Meredith Kelly led the Bobcats with 17 points and seven assists.


COLBY 80, UM-FARMINGTON 37: Rachael Mack had 16 points to lead four players in double digits for the Mules (3-0) in a rout of the Beavers (1-3) at Farmington.


COLBY 7, SOUTHERN MAINE 4: The Mules (1-2) scored four goals in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and secure a victory over the Huskies (1-4) at Waterville.


BOWDOIN 10, UNE 2: Tim McGarry and Kyle Lockwood each had two goals and an assist and Jordan Lalor also had two goals as the Polar Bears (1-1-1) handled the Nor’easters (1-4) at Brunswick.


COLBY 3, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Brianne Wheeler made 22 saves and Allyson Kane had a goal and an assist for the visiting Mules (1-2) against the Huskies (2-3).