BRUNSWICK — Shannon Brady scored 19 points, Sara Binkhorst added 18 and the Bowdoin women’s basketball team got its ninth straight win with an 87-63 victory over Connecticut College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference opener Friday night.

Marle Curle had 13 points and six assists, and Kate Kerrigan contributed 10 points with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals for Bowdoin (11-2).

The Polar Bears built a 19-6 lead in the first eight minutes and added a 14-2 run late in the second half to maintain a large margin.

Liz Malman scored 15 points for the Camels (10-3).

COLBY 76, WESLEYAN 54: Mia Diplock scored 20 points and the Mules (10-2, 1-0 NESCAC) built a 49-29 lead in the first half against the Cardinals (5-6, 0-1) at Waterville.

Caitlyn Nolan chipped in with 15 points, while Haley Driscoll added 14 points, six steals and four assists.


Brooke Chandor got all of her points on four 3-pointers in the first half, when the Mules made 8 of 11 from long range.

MIDDLEBURY 65, BATES 56: Elizabeth Knox scored 21 points and Alex Coolidge added 16 as the Panthers (8-4, 1-0 NESCAC) beat the Bobcats (9-5, 0-1) at Middlebury, Vermont.

Molly Brown finished with 19 points for Bates, and Allie Coppola had 16 points and 16 rebounds.


BATES 57, MIDDLEBURY 53: Graham Safford scored 20 points, and Mike Boornazian and Marcus Delpeche finished with 12 points and six rebounds apiece as the Bobcats (10-2, 1-0 NESCAC) downed the Panthers (9-1, 0-1) at Lewiston.

Malcolm Delpeche had a career high 16 rebounds for Bates.


BOWDOIN 77, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 48: Lucas Hausman scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Polar Bears (9-3, 1-0 NESCAC) beat the Camels (7-5, 0-1) at New London, Connecticut.

John Swords added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Bowdoin, which opened a 52-36 lead with a 15-6 run to open the second half.

COLBY 82, WESLEYAN 80: Sam Willson scored a career-high 26 points, and Luke Westman’s layup and free throw in the final minute helped the Mules (8-5, 1-0 NESCAC) edge the Cardinals (10-3, 0-1) at Middletown, Conn.

Chris Hudnut added 21 points.


BOWDOIN 4, HAMILTON 4: Tim Coffey scored a pair of goals just nine seconds apart midway through the third period and finished with three goals for the Polar Bears (7-2-2, 3-2-2) as they rallied to tie the Continentals (3-4-4, 2-2-2) at Clinton, New York.


Max Fenkell made 33 saves for the Polar Bears.

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Conor Crouse and Bryce Nielsen each had a goal and an assist and Sebastian Anderson made 21 saves to record the shutout as the Pilgrims (4-7-2, 3-5 ECAC East) blanked the Huskies (2-11, 0-8) at Gorham.

Kyle Shapiro stopped 29 shots for USM.

AMHERST 5, COLBY 1: The Lord Jeffs (3-7-2, 0-5-2 NESCAC) tipped the balance with two goals in a six-second span of the second period in a win over the Mules (3-7-2, 0-5) at Amherst, Massachusetts.

Colby’s Phil Klitirinos tied it at 1 with his first career goal at 15:28 of the first period.



SACRED HEART 1, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 1: Samantha Scobee finished with 31 saves for the Nor’easters (3-7-2) as they played to a tie against the Pioneers (5-7-1) at Biddeford.

UNE opened the scoring late in the first period on a power-play goal by Melissa Boudreau.

AMHERST 3, COLBY 1: Erin Martin scored twice in the first period and the Lord Jeffs (9-1-1, 5-0 NESCAC) went on to defeat the Mules (5-5, 0-5) at Waterville.

Colby’s Megan Fortier scored her second goal of the season late in the third period.

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 2, BOWDOIN 1: Kate Kohl scored both goals for the Camels (8-1-3, 3-0-2 NESCAC) against the Polar Bears (6-2-2, 2-1) at Brunswick.

Julie Dachille gave Bowdoin a 1-0 lead in the second period.

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