ALBANY, N.Y. — Sigi Koizar had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists as the University of Maine women’s basketball handed the University of Albany its first America East loss of the season, 52-44 on Sunday afternoon.

The Black Bears (16-6, 8-1 in America East) moved into a first-place tie with Albany (15-7, 8-1). Maine also snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Great Danes.

Chantel Charles added a career-high 16 points for the Black Bears, while Anna Heise chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds.

The Black Bears held Albany to 25 percent shooting. Lake Region graduate Tiana-Jo Carter had five points and nine rebounds off the bench for Albany.

AMHERST 65, COLBY 54: Ali Doswell and Megan Robertson each had 12 points as the Lord Jeffs (18-2, 5-2 NESCAC) beat the Mules (13-5, 3-4) in Waterville.

Carylanne Wolfington scored 14 points, while Brooke Chandor added 12 points and nine rebounds for Colby.


BOWDOIN 63, TRINITY 47: The Polar Bears (19-2, 7-0 NESCAC) finished the regular season unbeaten at home with a victory over the Bantams (6-13, 1-6) in Brunswick.

Shannon Brady had 18 points for Bowdoin, which has three road games left in the regular season. Marle Curle added eight points and nine rebounds, while Sara Binkhorst had eight points and four assists. Taylor Higgins had 18 points for Trinity.

(1) SOUTH CAROLINA 77, MISSISSIPPI 59: Bianca Cuevas scored a career-high 21 points and the Gamecocks (21-0, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) rallied after trailing by nine-points in the first half to beat the Rebels (14-8, 4-5) in Oxford, Mississippi.

Cuevas, a 5-foot-6 freshman who comes off the bench, gave the Gamecocks a spark during their first-half struggles with nine points in only 7 minutes.

(2) UCONN 83, TEMPLE 49: Brenna Stewart scored 17 points and Geno Auriemma earned the 899th win of his career, in Philadelphia.

Women’s hockey

NEW HAMPSHIRE 4, MAINE 2: The Wildcats (8-18-1, 5-10-0 Hockey East) jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on to beat the Black Bears (10-13-3, 9-6-1) in Durham, New Hampshire.

Brooke Avery scored in the first period, Nicoline Jensen in the second period and Heather Kashman early in the third for New Hampshire. Maine got within a goal when Jennifer More and Emilie Brigham scored, but Jonna Curtis scored an insurance goal for New Hampshire.

Mariah Fujimagari and Meghann Treacy combined for 42 saves for Maine. Vilma Vaattovaara had 18 saves for New Hampshire.

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