FARMINGTON — Zach Leal scored 20 points and the University of Southern Maine used a big run at the start of the second half to pull away to an 85-69 victory over UM-Farmington in a nonconference men’s basketball game Tuesday night.

The Beavers (0-7) stayed close in the first half, trailing just 30-28 at intermission, but the Huskies (5-4) broke out with a 23-10 run after the break.

Jose Novchanthavong chipped in 17 points for USM.

Anfernee Dent had 14 points off the bench for the Beavers. Eric Berry added 13 points and Nick Hilton 12.

BOWDOIN 84, MAINE MARITIME 54: Bowdoin (4-3) scored the first 16 points of the game and cruised past Maine Maritime (2-4) at Castine.

Matt Palecki provided nine points during the opening run and finished with a team-high 17, all in the first half.

Jack Simonds had 12 points and eight rebounds and Jake Donnelly scored 10 for Bowdoin.

BATES 86, HUSSON 67: Mike Boornazian led the Bobcats (3-2) with 26 points in a victory over Husson (3-2) at Lewiston.

Boornazian made 10 of 12 free throws and also distributed four assists. Malcolm Delpeche had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Marcus Delpeche pitched in with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Jerome Darling had 11 points.

MOUNT. IDA 77, ST. JOSEPH’S 46: St. Joseph’s (3-5, 0-3 GNAC) managed just 15 points in the first half, and Mount Ida (5-3, 1-2) rolled at Newton, Massachusetts.

John Crawley was the leading scorer for the Monks with 16 points. Andrew Ruffin added 10.


USM 81, SALEM STATE 46: Sophomore Emily Nicholson scored a career-high 15 points to lead the Huskies (4-4) in a rout at Salem State (3-4).

Alison Furness added 12 points for the Huskies, Megan Pelletier had 11 points and reserve Kristie McNall dished out five assists, scored six points and had four steals in just 11 minutes.

BATES 67, UM-AUGUSTA 49: Madeline Foote led all scorers with 21 points off the bench for the Bobcats (1-5), who cruised past the Moose (11-4) at Lewiston.

Foote had 11 of her 21 points in the third quarter as Bates used a 24-9 run to pull away.

Nina Davenport had 14 points, and Allie Coppola added 12 points and 10 assists.


BOWDOIN 3, USM 2: Mitch Barrington scored a tie-breaking, power-play goal midway through the third period, and the Polar Bears (3-4-1) held on to beat Southern Maine (5-7) at Gorham.

Bowdoin took a 2-1 lead on second-period goals by Jay Kourkoulis and Sebastian Foster. Zach Dymock tied it for the Huskies early in the third.


BOWDOIN 3, UMASS-BOSTON 2: Maureen Greason had two goals and Miranda Bell scored on a power play with 2:32 remaining to lift the Polar Bears (2-4) over the Beacons (5-5) at Brunswick.

Greason twice tied the game, scoring 3:14 into the second period on a shot that deflected off a loose stick, and then getting a power-play goal with 5:49 left in the third.

ST. ANSELM 4, COLBY 0: Alison Butler scored 1:13 into the game and later added an assist, Victoria Shea had two assists and St. Anselm (7-1) handled the Mules (2-4-1) at Manchester, New Hampshire.

Angelica Crites stopped 43 shots for Colby.