ORONO – Justin Edwards scored 22 points and Gerald McLemore added 18 as the University of Maine came back from a big first-half deficit Sunday to defeat Holy Cross 72-60 in a men’s basketball game.

The Black Bears (2-1) trailed 29-17 with 5:19 remaining in the first half. A layup by Svetoslav Chetinov began their comeback, and McLemore had a pair of 3-pointers, a layup and two free throws as Maine finished the half with a 14-2 run to tie it at 31.

A three-point play by Kilian Cato and a jumper by McLemore to start the second half gave the Black Bears a 36-31 lead. The Crusaders (2-4) were still within five points, 61-56, with 7:50 left before Maine put the game away with an 11-2 run that included dunks by Edwards and Alasdair Fraser.

Dave Dudzinski scored 20 points to lead Holy Cross, which had won all six previous meetings with Maine.

ST. JOSEPH’S 61, SOUTHERN MAINE 59: Zach O’Brien sank a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left in overtime, and St. Joseph’s (3-0) captured its fourth consecutive Costello Cup with a victory against the Huskies (4-1) at Standish.

Neither team led by more than five points in the second half. St. Joseph’s forced overtime when Tom Ray made two free throws with 18 seconds remaining in regulation to tie it at 52.

O’Brien led the Monks with 21 points, including six in overtime. Matt Medeiros sank three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points off the bench, and Chris Petzy added 11 points.

Chris Pagentine paced USM with 17 points. Jeremy Jackson scored 14 and John Roberts had 12.

BOWDOIN 95, HUSSON 54: Will Hanley scored 16 points and collected 15 rebounds to lead the Polar Bears (3-1) past the Eagles (0-3) at Bangor.

Ryan O’Connell also scored 16 for Bowdoin. Andrew Madlinger added 15, Bryan Hurley had 13, and Wyatt Littles and Maximillian Staiger each added 10.

Marc Zaharchuk paced the Eagles with 21 points.

MOUNT IDA 72, UNE 64: Mount Ida (2-0) used a 16-0 run in the second half to beat the Nor’easters (0-4) at Newton, Mass.

UNE held a 25-23 lead at halftime and opened the second half with a 9-2 run, but couldn’t protect the lead.

Senior J.D. Winn led UNE with 13 points, all in the first half. Marcus Winn finished with 10.

UMAINE-MACHIAS 76, SMCC 74: Zach Armstrong and Jeremy Tolbert each scored 21 points to lead the Clippers (2-6) over the Seawolves (1-3) at Machias.

SMCC got 16 points from Josh Mackie, and 11 each from Dan Foster and Anderson Santana. Joe Jardine had 10 points and 10 rebounds.


ST. JOSEPH’S 65, SOUTHERN MAINE 59: Allie Parent tied the game with a basket at the buzzer in regulation, and Mackenzie Dufour made four free throws in the final 1:07 of overtime as the Monks (3-1) pulled away from the Huskies (3-2) at Standish.

Parent finished with 16 points, and Megan McDevitt and Ashley Geel each added 10.

Courtney Cochran scored 21 points for USM. Nicole Garland contributed 16 points, and Haley Jordan had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

SMCC 62, UMAINE-MACHIAS 60: Katelyn Benson hit a buzzer-beating shot to give the Seawolves (6-1) a win over the Clippers (4-3) at Machias.

Marissa Welch had 24 points and 18 rebounds for SMCC. Benson finished with 15 points and Esther Palmieri scored 10.


SALVE REGINA 3, COLBY 2: Chad Goodwin scored the tie-breaking goal with 1:14 remaining as Salve Regina (3-4) beat Colby (1-3) at the Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off Classic in Brunswick.

Scott Harff tied the game for Colby with 2:29 left.

USA U-18s 2, BOWDOIN 1: Danny Palumbo notched a power-play goal in the first period and Steve Messina made 33 saves for Bowdoin in a loss to the U.S. Under-18 national team at the Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off Classic in Brunswick.


UNE 3, UMASS-BOSTON 3: Zeth Zielinski had a goal and two assists in regulation for the Nor’easters (2-4-1), who claimed a shootout victory in the P.A.L. Stovepipe Tournament championship game at Hooksett, N.H. after the teams played to an official tie.

Nick Kolb and Scott McManaman also scored for UNE.


COLBY 1, UMASS-BOSTON 1: Brianne Wheeler made 31 saves and Maddy Borek scored a first-period goal for Colby (1-2-1) in a tie against UMass-Boston (3-4-2) at Waterville.