WATERVILLE — Graham Safford had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Mike Boornazian added 13 points, and Bates College held off a late charge by Colby for an 82-77 victory in a NESCAC men’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon.

Boornazian scored 10 in the first half as the Bobcats (18-5, 7-3) built a 41-26 halftime lead.

Ryan Jann scored 19 points for the Mules (13-11, 4-6), who got to within two with 5:29 remaining.

BOWDOIN 57, TUFTS 54: Lucas Hausman scored 16 points, Liam Farley added 14 off the bench, and the Polar Bears (17-6, 7-3 NESCAC) edged the Jumbos (13-11, 6-4) at Brunswick.

Farley’s layup with 1:49 remaining gave Bowdoin a 53-51 lead. Bryan Hurley pushed the lead to 55-51 on a jumper with 12 seconds left.

John Swords had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Polar Bears.


STONY BROOK 80, MAINE 52: Roland Nyama scored a career-high 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting and added five rebounds to lead host Stony Brook (16-10, 7-4 America East).

Stony Brook held Maine (3-22, 2-10) to 36 percent shooting and forced 12 turnovers. Till Gloger led the Black Bears with 15 points.

ST. JOSEPH’S 70, EMMANUEL 47: Steve Simonds scored 26 points, and the Monks (12-10, 10-6 GNAC) cruised to a win over the Saints (8-14, 6-10) at Standish. St. Joseph’s led 34-12 at halftime.

SMCC 68, VERMONT TECH 54: Atencio Martin scored 13 of his 20 points during a 20-5 run in the final 6 minutes as the Seawolves (21-2) pulled away from the Knights (10-17) at Randolph, Vermont.

Carlos Gonzalez added 15 points for the Seawolves.

NICHOLS 77, UNE 68: Irving Eggleston scored 22 points, and the Bison (18-5, 15-1 Commonwealth Coast Conference) used a 19-2 run midway through the second half to rally past the Nor’easters (6-17, 4-12) at Biddeford. Devin Thompson and CJ Autry scored 16 points apiece for the Nor’easters.


RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 65, USM 44: The Anchormen (16-7, 8-4 Little East Conference) used a 19-6 run at the start of the second half to pull away at Providence. Jalen Lincoln led the Huskies (5-18, 2-10) with eight points.


TUFTS 66, BOWDOIN 55: Hayley Kanner scored 17 points, and the Jumbos (23-1, 10-0) handed Bowdoin its first NESCAC loss of the season in a game at Medford, Massachusetts.

Sara Binkhorst had 23 points and seven assists for Bowdoin (21-2, 9-1), which trailed by as many as 24 points.

BATES 77, COLBY 67: Chelsea Nason scored 11 of her 15 points in overtime to lift the Bobcats (10-14, 1-9 NESCAC) over the Mules (16-8, 4-6) at Lewiston.

Bernadette Connors scored 18 points, and Nina Davenport added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Bates. Carylanne Wolfington had 23 points for Colby.


USM 55, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 51: Rebecca Knight scored 16 points, Ella Ramonas added 14 points and nine rebounds and the Huskies (12-11, 8-4 LEC) held off a late charge by the Anchorwomen (6-17, 4-8) at Providence.

EMMANUEL 83, ST. JOSEPH’S 68: Vanessa Bramante scored 15 points to lead six players in double figures for the Saints (14-9, 9-0 GNAC) in a victory over the Monks (15-7, 6-3) at Standish.

Morgan Cahill scored 19 points for the Monks.

SMCC 71, VERMONT TECH 49: Amira Jones scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Seawolves (18-7) past the Knights (6-20) at Randolph, Vermont.

Jordan Turner added 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals for Southern Maine CC, which led 38-19 at halftime.

UNE 66, NICHOLS 50: Meghan Gribbin scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half as the Nor’easters (19-4, 15-1 CCC) built a 36-25 lead against the Bison (6-17, 3-13) on the way to their 42nd straight regular-season conference home game.


Alicia Brown added 13 points and Kelly Coleman scored 12 for the Nor’easters, who led by double digits the entire second half.


BOWDOIN 3, WESLEYAN 1: Camil Blanchet scored just 2:39 into the game, John McGinnis and Zach Kokosa added goals, and the Polar Bears (13-6-3, 7-6-3 NESCAC) never trailed in defeating the Cardinals (3-19, 2-14) at Middletown, Connecticut.

TRINITY 5, COLBY 1: Sam Parker made 36 saves for the Mules (5-14-3, 2-11-3 NESCAC) in a loss to the Bantams (19-2-1, 14-1-1) at Hartford.

UNE 8, ST. ANSELM 1: Trevor Fleurent scored four goals, and the Nor’easters (9-13-2, 7-9-2 ECAC East) routed the Hawks (9-13-3, 9-10-3) at Manchester, New Hampshire. Ben Pearl had four assists.

USM 1, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 1: Patrick Magliano scored 14 minutes into the game, Matt Michals made 32 saves, and the Huskies (5-18-1, 2-14-1 ECAC East) played to a tie with the Pilgrims (9-11-5, 6-9-3) at Henniker, New Hampshire.



BOSTON COLLEGE 4, MAINE 1: Meghann Treacy made 42 saves and Brooke Stacey scored the lone goal for the Black Bears (10-16-3, 9-9-1 Hockey East), who gave up three second-period goals to the top-ranked Eagles (29-1-1, 19-0) at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

CASTLETON STATE 1, USM 1: Julia Pearl scored in the first period, Nia Kelly made 27 saves, and the Huskies (7-13-3, 5-7-3 ECAC East) settled for a tie with the Spartans (11-10-2, 6-7-2) at Gorham.

COLBY 2, WESLEYAN 1: Katie McLaughlin opened the scoring 5:16 into the second period, Jackie Tavella added a goal 5 minutes later, and the Mules (13-9, 5-9 NESCAC) beat the Cardinals (8-12-1, 3-10-1) at Waterville.

NORWICH 2, UNE 0: Sydney Helmbrecht made 36 saves for the Nor’easters (4-14-5, 1-11-3 ECAC East), who mustered just 11 shots in a loss to the Cadets (15-4-3, 12-0-2) at Biddeford.

HAMILTON 2, BOWDOIN 0: Lan Crofton and Beth Findley combined for 16 saves for the Polar Bears (9-8-5, 5-6-3 NESCAC), who couldn’t put any of their 25 shots past Sam Walther in a loss to the Continentals (9-9-4, 3-8-3) at Brunswick.



WIS.-MILWAUKEE SWEEPS MAINE: The Panthers (3-0) scored four times in the eighth inning to take an 11-7 win over the Black Bears (0-3) in the second game of a doubleheader at Winter Haven, Florida.

Luke Morrill hit a two-run single and scored twice for Maine.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee won the opener 12-3.

RHODES 11, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: Taylor Black and Mike Kinch had two hits apiece as the Monks fell to Rhodes (4-1) in their season opener in Atlanta.


VIRGINIA TECH 4, MAINE 2: Erika Leonard hit a two-run homer in the seventh, but the Black Bears (1-2) fell to the Hokies (8-0) in the first of two games at Jacksonville, Florida.

JAMES MADISON 2, MAINE 0: Alexis Bogdanovich took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out five for the Black Bears (1-3) in a loss to the Dukes (1-2). Bogdanovich finished with six hits allowed.

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