ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Megan Nipe had 10 points and nine rebounds and Danni Jackson also scored 10 points to help George Washington to a 54-46 women’s basketball win Friday over the University of Maine in the opening round of the Navy Classic.

George Washington (4-3) took control with a 7-1 run that made it 47-40 with 9:43 to play.

Samantha Baranowski had eight points and eight rebounds for Maine (3-4).

TUFTS 76, ST. JOSEPH’S 45: Kate Barnosky scored 19 points for the Jumbos (4-2), who took a 42-18 halftime lead over the Monks (4-2) and coasted to a victory in the Regis College Invitational at Weston, Mass.

Ashley Geel led St. Joseph’s with nine points.

BATES 87, MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 69: Molly Brown scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half as the Bobcats (2-2) pulled away from the Trailblazers (2-2) in the Hockenbury Classic at Northfield, Vt.

Meredith Kelly led the Bobcats with 21 points. Kelsey Flaherty contributed 13, and Allie Beaulieu and Brianna Hawkins each scored 12.


COLBY 79, UMAINE-FORT KENT 76: Ben Foreman had 28 points and seven assists to help the Mules (2-2) edge the Bengals (4-5) in the Colby Invitational at Waterville.

Gordon Fischer gave Colby a 75-74 lead with a 3-pointer with 3:51 remaining. Foreman’s jumper with 53 seconds left made it 79-76.

Foreman and Fischer (16 points) were a combined 10 of 13 from 3-point range.

Manny Odugbela had 23 points for UMFK.


BOWDOIN 5, COLBY 0: Stephanie Ludy scored twice and Kayte Holtz had a goal and an assist to lead the Polar Bears (1-1-1, 1-0 NESCAC) past the Mules (1-3-1, 0-3) at Brunswick.

Kim Tess-Wanat and Alexandra Chlebeck also scored, and Tara Connolly made 21 saves for the shutout.

USM 2, NICHOLS 1: Bridget O’Brien and Katie Paradis scored second-period goals and Liz Bergstrom made 28 saves as the Huskies (3-3, 3-2 ECAC East) beat the Bison (2-4-1, 0-4-1) at Gorham.

O’Brien and Paradis scored less than three minutes apart to give USM a 2-0 lead in the second period.


USM 4, UMASS-BOSTON 3: David Nies broke a 3-3 tie with 5:38 remaining as the Huskies (2-4, 2-3 ECAC East) used four third-period goals to overcome a 2-0 deficit against the Beacons (2-5-2, 0-5) at Gorham.

Angelo Vrachnas and Matt MacDonald scored 34 seconds apart to pull USM even at 7:12 of third.

Rob Fiorentino put UMass-Boston back on top at 12:25, but Jon Grandinetti answered for the Huskies with 6:12 left.

BABSON 5, UNE 2: Mike Driscoll scored twice as the Beavers (3-5, 3-2 ECAC East) overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Nor’easters (2-5-1, 1-4) in Biddeford.

UNE jumped in front midway through the first period on a goal by Matt DelGiudice, assisted by Adam Laite and Nick Michaud. Scott McManaman’s goal from Zeth Zielinski and Zach Lokey made it 2-0 after one period.


COLBY: Ed Mestieri resigned after eight seasons as head coach.

The Mules went 31-33 during Mestieri’s tenure, including 3-5 this past season.