BANGOR — The University of Maine women’s basketball team opened the second half with a 22-2 run and extended its winning streak to six with a 60-51 victory Saturday against Northeastern at the Cross Insurance Center.

Maine (7-3) never trailed and led by as many as 24 points in the second half before Northeastern (2-4) went on a 31-14 run to close to within seven late in the game. Amencie Mercier and Tiffany Montagne spearheaded the comeback, combining for 20 points in the final five minutes.

Sigi Koizar scored 15 points and Sophie Weckstrom added 14 for the Black Bears. Liz Wood finished with 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds.

Montagne paced Northeastern with 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Mercier finished with 13.

The Black Bears face sixth-ranked North Carolina on Friday at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

SOUTHERN MAINE 71, KEENE STATE 66: Megan Pelletier had 18 points and eight rebounds as the Huskies (6-3, 2-0 Little East) beat the Owls (5-3, 1-1) at Keene, New Hampshire.

Southern Maine led 35-25 at halftime and by 13 with 4:04 remaining before Keene State mounted a late comeback, closing to within three. The Huskies made 7 of 11 free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Stephanie Gallagher made five 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for USM. Ella Ramonas had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Taylor Flood added 12 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Sandi Purcell came off the bench to score 24 points for Keene State. Christan Wotjas tossed in 12 points.


KEENE STATE 74, SOUTHERN MAINE 67: Jacob Littlefield had 23 points and six rebounds for the Huskies (3-5, 0-2 Little East), but their comeback bid fell short against the Owls (8-0, 2-0) at Keene, New Hampshire.

Keene State jumped out to an early advantage and led by as many as 13 late in the first half. But Southern Maine ended the first half on a 7-1 run to cut its deficit to 33-26 and eventually closed to within 57-56 with 7:47 remaining.

Fred Knight and Zach Leal each scored 12 points for USM. Cole Libby added eight points and 17 rebounds.

Tom Doyle led the Owls with 19 points. Nate Howard tossed in 12, and Jaquel Edwards and Matt Ozzella each had 11.


MAINE 1, UNION 1: Maine’s Hailey Browne scored the tying goal at 13:56 of the second period as the Black Bears (7-10-3) salvaged a tie against the Dutchwomen (4-11-3) at Schenectady, New York.

Union took the lead at 4:59 of the second period on their only power play of the game, as Kathryn Davis scored with an assist from Alex Tancrell-Fontaine and Jessica Kaminsky.

The Black Bears were 0 for 4 on the power play.

Meghann Treacy made 20 saves for Maine, while Shenae Lundberg finished with 21 saves for Union.