CLINTON, N.Y. – Will Hanley scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace Bowdoin to a 74-61 win over Hamilton in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Friday night.

Ryan O’Connell and John Swords each added 10 points for Polar Bears (9-2, 1-0 NESCAC) who pulled away in the second half after leading 37-33 at halftime.

Hamilton dropped to 10-4. 

MIDDLEBURY 79, BATES 57: Ryan Sharry scored 24 points as the Panthers (11-0, 1-0 NESCAC) beat the Bobcats (6-5, 0-1) at Middlebury, Vt.

Bates junior Will Furbush and freshman Graham Safford each had career highs in scoring. Furbush led the Bobcats with 23 points, and Safford added 19.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

BOWDOIN 57, HAMILTON 50: Jill Henrikson had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Polar Bears (8-3), who took a 21-10 lead in the first 14:08 and held off the Continentals (5-6) in a NESCAC opener at Clinton, N.Y.

Hamilton twice cut Bowdoin’s lead to one in the second half, but the Polar Bears responded with runs of 8-1 and 10-2.

Amy Hackett added 11 points for Bowdoin. Madie Harlem had 16 points for Hamilton.

BATES 65, MIDDLEBURY 58: Meredith Kelly scored 18 points for the Bobcats (6-6), who led the Panthers (3-7) from start to finish in a NESCAC opener at Middlebury, Vt.

Brianna Hawkins added 10 points for Bates. Annie Burns had four points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals.

Stephany Surrette had 13 points and 17 rebounds for Middlebury.

MEN’S HOCKEY

BOWDOIN 7, AMHERST 4: Harry Matheson had two goals and an assist for the Polar Bears (6-4-1, 4-2-1 NESCAC), who used three third-period goals to beat the Jeffs (8-2-1, 5-1) at Brunswick.

Matheson set up Ollie Koo’s go-ahead goal at 5:45 of the third, then scored his second goal at 10:02. Kyle Lockwood added a power-play marker with 2:22 remaining.

HAMILTON 3, COLBY 2: Joe Quattrocchi made 31 saves, including 16 in the third period, as the Continentals (5-4-1, 2-4 NESCAC) held off the Mules (3-7, 1-6) at Waterville.

Anthony Ruberto gave Hamilton a 3-1 lead 40 seconds into the third. Mike Doherty answered just 11 seconds later, but the Mules couldn’t tie it despite a 17-9 advantage in shots.

Nick Lanza had a second-period goal for Colby.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

BOWDOIN 3, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 2: Madeline Lane and Stephanie Ludy each had a goal and an assist Bowdoin (4-3-2) nipped the Camels (3-5-1) at New London, Conn.

Lane scored her first goal of the season on a power play 3:12 into the second period to put the Polar Bears ahead 2-1. Ludy made it 3-1 at 13:21 of the third.

Kim Tess-Wanat opened the scoring for Bowdoin 2:37 into the game.

AMHERST 4, COLBY 0: Josie Fisher and Erin Babineau had a goal and two assists apiece to lead the Jeffs (8-2, 5-0 NESCAC) past the Mules (4-6-1, 1-4) at Amherst, Mass.