BRUNSWICK — Lucas Hausman scored 37 points to lead No. 2 Bowdoin to an 87-74 win over Williams in a New England Small College Conference men’s basketball quarterfinal Saturday.

Bowdoin (18-7) advances to play Amherst in the semifinals Saturday at Trinity.

No. 7 Williams (15-10) led 44-37 at halftime, but Hausman scored 25 points in the second half to help the Polar Bears rally.

John Swords finished with 23 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. Bryan Hurley had 12 points and seven assists.

WESLEYAN 66, BATES 59: Jack Mackey nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to give the sixth-seeded Cardinals (17-8) the lead and Wesleyan made 7 of 8 free throws in the final minutes to beat the third-ranked Bobcats (19-6) in a NESCAC quarterfinal in Lewiston.

Joe Edmonds scored 22 points for Wesleyan. Mike Boornazian had 23 points and Graham Safford 16 for Bates.

TRINITY 66, COLBY 63: Ed Ogundeko’s inside basket started a 14-1 run, giving the top-seeded Bantams (20-5) a 53-45 lead during their NESCAC quarterfinal victory over the No. 8 Mules (13-12) in Hartford, Connecticut.

Sam Willson scored 24 points for the Mules.

MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY 73, MAINE 66: Cody Joyce led five scorers in double figures with 16 points as the Retrievers (4-23, 2-12 America East) beat the Black Bears (3-24, 2-12) in Baltimore.

Will Darley finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists for UMBC. Kevin Little scored 22 points for Maine.

EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 67, SOUTHERN MAINE 53: Hugh Lindo scored 16 points and Collin Jordan added 15 as the Warriors (21-4, 13-1 Little East) beat the Huskies (5-20, 2-12) in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Fred Knight led USM with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

JOHNSON & WALES 79, ST. JOSEPH’S 65: Robert Lewis scored eight points as the Wildcats (20-5, 15-3 GNAC) closed out the first half on an 18-5 run in a win over the Monks (12-13, 10-8) in Standish.

Steve Simonds had 23 points and Andrew Ruffen 11 for St. Joseph’s.

ROGER WILLIAMS 71, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 49: Andrew Wasik sank a pair of 3-pointers as the Hawks (9-16, 7-11 Commonwealth Coast) closed the first half with a 10-2 run and beat the Nor’easters (7-18, 5-13) in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Devin Thompson led the Nor’easters with 14 points.

SOUTHERN MAINE C.C. 61, VERMONT TECH 57: Tyheem Simon broke a 54-54 tie with a pair of layups and the Seawolves (23-2) held off Vermont Tech (11-18) for a Yankee Small College Conference semifinal victory in Concord, New Hampshire.

The Seawolves meet St. Joseph’s of Vermont in the championship game at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Simon led SMCC with 16 points.


CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 4, COLBY 1: Marc Roper, Adam Patel and Joe Giordano each scored first-period goals to give the Camels (13-9-2, 10-7-1 NESCAC) an early lead in a win over the Mules (5-16-3, 2-13-3) in Waterville.

E.J. Rauseo scored for Colby.

BOWDOIN 4, TUFTS 0: Spencer Antunez scored two first-period goals and the Polar Bears (14-7-3, 8-7-3 NESCAC) beat the Jumbos (8-14-2, 5-11-2) in Brunswick.

Mike Schlagnel and Danny Palumbo also scored for Bowdoin.

NORWICH 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Alec Thieda, Justin Charbonneau, Tyler Piacentini and Cody Smith all scored third-period goals as the top-seeded Cadets (22-3-1) eliminated the eight-ranked Huskies (6-19-1) from the ECAC East tournament with a quarterfinal victory in Northfield, Vermont.

CASTLETON STATE 3, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 2: Corbin Marcotte scored three minutes into overtime, giving the No. 4 Spartans (11-15) an ECAC East quarterfinal victory over the No. 5 Nor’easters (9-14-2) in Rutland, Vermont.

Zeth Zielinski and Tom Gildersleeve scored for UNE. Brian Greene and Trevor Hanna also scored for Castleton.


Clemson sweeps Maine: The Black Bears dropped a doubleheader against Clemson in Augusta, Georgia, losing the first game 5-4 in 14 innings and the second game 10-2.

In the opener, the Tigers won when Tyler Slaton walked and scored on a single by Tyler Krieger.

In the second game, Clemson (4-2) scored twice in the sixth inning to take the lead.

BATES SWEEPS WHITTIER: The Bobcats (4-2) won both games of a doubleheader with the Poets (2-8), at Whittier, California.

Evan Czopek got Bates started in a 12-3 victory with a two-run double in the first inning. He had three hits and three RBI in a 7-5 Bates win in the second game. Nate Pajka homered twice for the Bobcats.