SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Bryant took command late in the first half Friday night and went on to a 65-52 victory against Maine in a nonconference women’s basketball opener.

Ivory Bailey scored a game-high 24 points with seven rebounds for the Bulldogs, who closed out the first half with a 15-2 run.

Sigi Koizar paced the Black Bears with 16 points. Liz Wood was the only other Maine player in double figures, finishing with 11 points and six rebounds.

Tiersa Winder chipped in 17 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs, and Morgan Olander added 12 points and 10 rebounds.


ST. MICHAEL’S 3, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 2: Danny Divis scored with 5:30 left and the Purple Knights (2-1, 1-1 ECAC East) held off the Nor’easters (2-2, 1-2) in Colchester, Vermont.

UNE gave up a goal just 1:37 into the game, then tied it when Tom Gildersleeve scored with 5:25 left in the opening period.

Christian Cordier closed the scoring for the Nor’easters to cut it to 3-2 with 2:59 left.

NORWICH 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Nevin Lawler had two goals and an assist as the Cadets (3-0, 2-0 ECAC East) downed the Huskies (1-3, 0-3) at Northfield, Vermont.

Ken Shapiro finished with 35 saves for the Huskies, who were outshot, 40-14.


SOUTHERN MAINE 3, ST. MICHAEL’S 1: Tayla Bent, McKenna Russell and Jess Avery scored to lead the Huskies (1-2, 1-2 ECAC East) over the Purple Knights (0-4, 0-3) in Gorham.

Bent opened the scoring 7:14 into the game. Russell added a goal 48 seconds into the second period and the Huskies made it 3-0 on Avery’s goal 8:02 into the second.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 2, PLYMOUTH STATE 0: Gabriella Moscato and Emily Corrales scored first- period goals, and the Nor’easters (2-2, 1-2 ECAC East) held off the Panthers (1-3-1, 1-2) in Biddeford.

Sydney Helmbrecth stopped all 27 shots she faced for the Nor’easters, who outshot the Panthers, 32-27.


NCAA Regionals: Ellsworth High graduate Dan Curts and Madison graduate Matt McClintock earned berths in the NCAA championships.

Curts, a freshman at Iowa State, finished fifth in the Midwest Regional with a time of 30:16 on the 10K course. The Cyclones finished third.

McClintock, a junior at Purdue, earned his third straight berth in the nationals, finishing third at the Great Lakes Regional with a time of 30:17.