LEWISTON — Marcus Delpeche scored eight points during a 19-6 run over the final nine minutes to help Bates beat Bowdoin 71-51 in a men’s baskeball game on Thursday.

Delpeche finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for the Bobcats (7-0), who led 32-30 at halftime.

Bowdoin (4-2) took a 34-32 lead early in the second half, but the Bobcats came back to take the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Billy Selmon with 17:51 left.

The Bobcats also got 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists from Graham Safford and 10 points and six rebounds from Malcolm Delpeche.

Lucas Hausman scored a game-high 22 points to pace Bowdoin. Keegan Pieri chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds for the Polar Bears.

ST. JOSEPH’S 73, EMMANUEL 69: Quinn Richardson-Newton and Steven Simonds each hit a pair of foul shots in the final 10 seconds of the game as the Monks (3-3, 2-0) held on for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference win over the Saints (2-5, 0-2) at Boston.

St. Joseph’s scored the first 12 points of the game and led by as many as 15 points before going into halftime with a 33-23 lead.

The Saints cut the deficit to 53-50 with 7:57 left in the game, but the Monks responded with nine straight points to regain control.

Emmanuel got as close as two points twice in the final 15 seconds, but the Monks were able to convert their foul shots to hold on for the win.

Simonds finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Monks while Zach Blodgett added 18 points.

Richardson-Newton chipped in 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 88, NHTI 80: Atencio Martin scored 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to pace the Seawolves (10-1) as they pulled away from the Lynx (7-3) down the stretch at Concord, New Hampshire.

Alexander Hartford chipped in 13 points and nine rebounds for SMCC, which opened the second half with a 9-2 run to break a 38-38 tie.

The Seawolves never trailed in the second half, leading by as many as 11 points with 3:24 left.

LSU 74, (16) WEST VIRGINIA 73: Reserve guard Tim Quarterman scored 21 points and Josh Gray made the game-winning layup with 7.4 seconds left to help LSU win an upset at Morgantown, West Virginia.

Jarell Martin had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Tigers (6-2), who overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half. Keith Hornsby scored 15.

West Virginia (7-1) was off to its best start since opening 11-0 during their 2009-10 Final Four season.

The Mountaineers were led by Juwan Staten’s 17 points. Daxter Miles added 13 and Tarik Phillip had 12.


SOUTHERN MAINE CC 93, NHTI 56: Alicia Hoyt scored 16 of her game-high 18 points in the first half as the Seawolves (7-4) raced out to a 49-28 halftime lead and cruised to a win over the Lynx (4-4) at Concord, New Hampshire.

Katherine Cyr and Jennifer Genthner added 12 points apiece for SMCC. The Seawolves also got 10 points and 14 rebounds from Amira Jones.

SMCC forced 30 turnovers, which led to 31 points, and outrebouned NHTI 50-31.

(1) SOUTH CAROLINA 82, CHARLOTTE 61: Freshman forward A’ja Wilson had 17 points, Elem Ibiam scored 16 on 7-of-7 shooting and Coach Dawn Staley earned her 300th career victory as the top-ranked Gamecocks won at Columbia, South Carolina.

Alaina Coates had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Gamecocks, who improved to 7-0 for the third straight season.

(6) NORTH CAROLINA 96, (18) RUTGERS 93: Allisha Gray scored a season-high 29 points and the Tar Heels rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to win in double overtime in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Piscataway, New Jersey.

(7) LOUISVILLE 86, (22) IOWA 52: Sara Hammond scored a season-high 19 points and Myisha Hines Allen added 16 as Louisville ran away quickly in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Louisville, Kentucky.

(16) MICHIGAN STATE 79, GEORGIA TECH 73: Becca Mills scored the game-winning basket with 54 seconds to play in overtime in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at East Lansing, Michigan.

Tori Jankoska scored 21 with 10 rebounds for the Spartans (5-1), who trailed 40-27 at halftime. Aerial Powers scored 17 with 14 rebounds and eight assists.

Sydney Wallace led the Yellow Jackets (5-4) with 22 points.