BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Kate Hall of Casco failed to reach the finals of the women’s long jump on Friday, settling for 12th place at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Hall, a freshman at Iowa State, entered the event ranked fifth with a top mark of 21 feet, 51/2 inches this season, but managed a best of just 20-1 in three jumps on Friday. The top nine jumpers advanced to the finals.

Hall, competing for Lake Region High, won the national high school outdoor championship in the long jump last season.


DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS: University of Southern Maine junior Daniel Del Gallo went 2-2 and advanced to the second round of the consolation bracket in the 149-pound weight class at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Del Gallo, who is making his second consecutive appearance at the national championships, opened with a 10-7 decision over Roy Munroe of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, then fell to Seth Lansberry of Lycoming 3-2.

In the consolation bracket, Del Gallo advanced with a 6-4 victory over Mason Bohm of Wisconsin-Platteville but he ended his day with a 5-3 loss to Rashad Kennedy of Augsburg, just missing All-American honors.

Del Gallo is just the fourth Huskie to earn repeat trips to the NCAA championships.


STETSON 6, MAINE 4: The Hatters (8-7) scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to grab the lead for good as they outlasted the Black Bears (4-9) in a non-conference game at DeLand, Florida.

Maine rallied from 3-0 and 4-2 deficits, getting an RBI single from Brett Chappell a sacrifice fly from Colin Ridley in the fourth, and solo homers by Brendan Geary in the fifth and Chappell in the sixth.

WHEATON 5, ST. JOSEPH’S 4: Tyler Walsh homered to open a five-run seventh, and the Lyons (1-0) came from behind to beat the Monks (4-3) in the RussMatt tournament at Auburndale, Florida.

St. Joseph’s took the lead on RBI singles from Nick Lops and Jameson Collins in the first.

Anthony DiPrizio’s added a run-scoring single in the second and Lop’s second RBI stretched the lead to 4-0 in the fourth.

WEBBER INTERNATIONAL 12, BATES 0: The Bobcats were held to four singles in a non-conference loss to the Warriors at Babson Park, Florida.

Webber (16-10) scored four runs in the first, then added eight more in the second.

Brendan Fox, John Dinucci, Eric Vilanova and Sam Warren each had a hit for Bates (3-3).


MAINE 4, WESTERN MICHIGAN 2: The Black Bears (4-2) scored three unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning and beat Western Michigan (7-10) in a non-conference game at Clearwater, Florida.

Annie Kennedy picked up her second win of the year with a complete game, giving up 10 hits, striking out two and walking one.

Later in the day, Maine grabbed an 8-0 win over Butler (11-10) in a game shortened to five innings.

ST. JOSEPH’S 4, ST. MARY’S (IND.) 2: Melodie Bailey lined a two-run single to left to start a four-run rally in the fourth that pushed the Monks past St. Mary’s (8-3) in their first game of the day at Clermont, Florida.

Katie Chadbourne added a run-scoring fielder’s choice Mariah Harrion had an RBI single.

HAVERFORD 8, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: Haverford (3-8) scored six runs in the fifth to pull away from the Monks (5-5) in their second game.

Melissa Mayhew went 2 for 4 for St. Joseph’s, while Melodie Bailey was 2 for 3.


BRIDGEWATER STATE 15, UNE 11: Melissa Renaud’s four goals and three assists sparked the Bears (3-0) past the University of New England (2-3) at Biddeford.

Brooke Kelleher had three goals and two assists, while Korinne Bohunsky and Jocelyn Davee each had a pair of goals for the Nor’easters.


(1) KANSAS 70, (22) BAYLOR 66: Perry Ellis had 20 points, Devonte Graham added 14 points and eight assists, and Kansas (29-4) held on through a shaky finish to beat Baylor (22-11) in the Big 12 tournament semifinals at Kansas City, Missouri.

Wayne Selden Jr. dunked his way to 11 points for the Jayhawks, who muddled through an ugly first half before eventually avenging their loss to the Bears in last year’s semifinals.

MICHIGAN 72, (10) INDIANA 69: Kameron Chatman made a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left to give Michigan (22-11) an upset over Indiana (25-7) in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals at Indianapolis.

It was only the second field goal Chatman made and it came right in front of the Wolverines’ bench. It sent Michigan into Saturday’s semifinals against No. 13 Purdue.

(13) PURDUE 89, ILLINOIS 58: Reserve center Isaac Haas scored 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting and Purdue (25-7) crushed Illinois (15-9) in the Big Ten quarterfinals at Indianapolis.

Vince Edwards added 14 points, Caleb Swanigan had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Dakota Mathias added 11 for Purdue (25-7), which shot 58.3 percent.

(2) MICHIGAN STATE 81, OHIO STATE 54: Big Ten player of the year Denzel Valentine scored 19 points and Eron Harris added 13 to help Michigan State (27-5) blow out the Buckeyes (20-13) in the Big Ten quarterfinals at Indianapolis.

The Spartans have won 11 of 12.

(7) NORTH CAROLINA 78, NOTRE DAME 47: With Marcus Paige leading the way, the Tar Heels (27-6) scored 24 consecutive points over a 91/2-minute span bridging halftime and easily beat defending champion Notre Dame (21-11) at Washington for a spot in the ACC Tournament final.

UNC reached its record 34th ACC title game and fifth in the past six years. But the Tar Heels have gone 0-4 in finals in that span, including a loss to the Fighting Irish a year ago.

(3) VILLANOVA 76, PROVIDENCE 68: Kris Jenkins scored 21 points and Villanova (29-4) smothered Providence stars Ben Bentil and Kris Dunn on defense, advancing to the Big East championship game with a victory at New York.

(16) KENTUCKY 85, ALABAMA 59: Jamal Murray scored 23 points, Alex Poythress made a career-best four 3-pointers and Kentucky (24-8) had an easy time in a rout of Alabama (18-14) in the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Nashville, Tennessee.

Playing about 50 miles southeast of his Clarksville, Tennessee, home, Poythress put on an offensive show for 20 points.