MEDFORD, Mass. — Emma Robertson scored 16 points to lead four Tufts players in double figures, and the top-seeded Jumbos never trailed Sunday as they beat second-seeded Bowdoin 68-52 for their second straight New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s basketball title.

Michela North added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Jumbos (26-1), who put the game away with a 12-4 run that made it 53-38 with 8 minutes left.

Shannon Brady had 15 points and 12 assists for the Polar Bears (23-4), who were playing in their 10th NESCAC final.

Tufts earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, while Bowdoin is likely to receive an at-large berth when the field is announced Monday.


CSA CHAMPIONSHIP: Bates junior Ahmed Abdel Khalek rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Columbia’s Osama Khalifa 3-2 (12-14, 9-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-8) at Princeton, New Jersey in the College Squash Association men’s individual championship.

Abdel Khalek, the top seed in the tournament, finished 25-0 this season and became the first Bobcat to win the title.

Will McBrian of Colby won the consolation final, 3-2 over Middlebury’s Andrew Jung.


DIVISION III NORTHEAST REGIONAL: Southern Maine senior Jonathan Deupree successfully defended his regional title in the 184-pound weight class with a 9-2 decision over Michael Labell of Johnson & Wales at Bristol, Rhode Island.

The victory earns Deupree a spot in the NCAA championships March 13-14 at Hershey, Pennsylvania. He’ll be joined by teammate Daniel Del Gallo, who finished second in the 149-pound bracket.


MAINE SPLITS WITH ST. BONAVENTURE: Kevin Stypulkowski and Shane Bussey drove in three runs apiece to lead the Black Bears (2-8) to an 8-3 win in the opener of a doubleheader against the Bonnies (2-1) at Winter Haven, Florida.

Scott Heath improved to 2-0, allowing three unearned runs and five hits in six innings.

St. Bonaventure rode a four-run fifth inning to a 5-4 victory in the Game 2. Maine’s Sam Balzano had three hits and two runs.


MAINE 8, ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 0: Rachel Harvey drove in three runs and Janelle Bouchard hit a two-run homer to lead the Black Bears to a six-inning win over the Flames (6-7) in the first of two games for Maine at Clearwater, Florida.

Alexis Bogdanovich struck out seven and walked one in a three-hitter.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN 2, MAINE 1: Kierra Camp pitched a three-hitter, and the Eagles (4-13) scored single runs in the third and fourth to edge the Black Bears (4-5).

Maine got its run in the sixth when Samantha Ralphs drove in Jessica Burk with a two-out double.


UNE 15, ST. JOSEPH’S 12: Hannah Warren scored five times, Macki Hill had four goals and an assist, and the Nor’easters used a 9-1 stretch to rally from an early deficit against the Monks in an opener at Biddeford.

Gina Newsome added three goals and two assists for UNE.

Elizabeth Elcock and Elyse Caiazzo scored three goals apiece for St. Joseph’s.