BRUNSWICK — Marcus Delpeche and Tom Coyne each made a pair of free throws in the final 18 seconds as Bates held on to beat Bowdoin 64-59 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon.

Bates (11-3, 2-0 NESCAC) had a 31-30 halftime lead, but with the game tied 38-38 early in the second half, Bowdoin (7-6, 0-2) went on a 13-4 run, capped by a Hugh O’Neil layup.

The Bobcats responded with an 11-2 run, including nine points by Coyne, to tie the game at 53-53 with 6:10 to play.

Coyne gave Bates the lead for good, 60-59, with a 3-pointer with 3:36 left. He finished with 23 points.

Jack Simonds the Polar Bears with 17 points. O’Neil had 13 points and grabbed 10 boards, and David Reynolds came off the bench and tossed in 12 points.

TUFTS 84, COLBY 70: Everett Dayton scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures as the Jumbos (11-2, 2-0 NESCAC) cruised to a win over the Mules (6-6, 0-2) in Waterville.

Ben Engvall, Tarik Smith and Vincent Pace each scored 11 points, while Tom Palleschi had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Jumbos.

Sean Gilmore scored 12 points for Colby. Ethan Schlager added 11, and Maximilian Steiner had 11 rebounds.

KEENE STATE 85, SOUTHERN MAINE 66: Ty Nichols scored 27 points and Matt Ozzella got 17 of his 20 points in the first half as the Owls (9-4, 2-1 Little East) cruised to a win over the Huskies (5-8, 0-3) in Keene, New Hampshire.

Keene State opened the game with a 15-3 run and led 47-29 at halftime.

Christian McCue scored 17 points for Southern Maine, while Zach Leal added 14 points and five rebounds.

ST. JOSEPH’S 85, EMMANUEL 83: Aaron Hall scored 17 points and knocked down a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining to lift the Monks (7-5, 4-1 GNAC) over the Saints (1-10, 0-5) in Boston.

Quinn Richardson-Newton added 16 points and 17 rebounds.

The Monks trailed 51-41 at halftime but opened the second half on a 9-0 run. Emmanuel led 81-77 with 1:33 left, but a pair of free throws by Richardson-Newton cut the deficit to two.

After consecutive turnovers by both teams, Ian Mileikis canned a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left, giving St. Joseph’s an 82-81 lead. A jump shot by Emmett Riddick with 11 seconds remaining put Emmanuel back ahead before Hall sank the winning shot.

NICHOLS 87, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 68: Tyler Dion scored 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, and the Bison (11-2, 6-0 Commonwealth Coast) rolled to their ninth straight win, beating the Nor’easters (4-9, 2-4) in Biddeford.

DeAnte Bruton added 18 points, six assists and five steals for Nichols, which made 18 3-pointers.

Jean-Luc Parker scored 21 points and CJ Autry had 13 points and 10 rebounds for UNE. Gavin Dibble added 11 points.


CASTLETON 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 4: Otis Goldman broke a 4-4 tie with 5:44 to play and the Spartans (5-8-2, 4-4 NEHC) beat the Huskies (6-8, 3-6) in Castleton, Vermont.

Mark Shroyer scored 5:48 into the third period to tie the game at 4 for Castleton.

Michael Washington, Cody Braga, Cole Klippenstein and Sasha Makarov scored for Southern Maine, which led 2-1 after one period. Klippenstein’s goal was short-handed.

Ryan Mulder had 24 saves for Castleton, and Kyle Shapiro stopped 35 shots for the Huskies.

AMHERST 3, COLBY 2: Patrick Day and Will Vosejpka scored third-period goals as the Purple & White (7-3-1, 3-3-1 NESCAC) beat the Mules (5-4-1, 4-3-1) in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Cam MacDonald scored in the first period and J.P. Schuhlen scored in the third for Colby.

David White scored in the first period for Amherst.

Connor Girard stopped 31 shots for Amherst, while Andrew Tucci made 15 saves for Colby.

HAMILTON 6, BOWDOIN 3: The Continentals (10-0-2, 5-0-2 NESCAC) scored four times in the third period to remain unbeaten with a win over the Polar Bears (6-6, 3-5) in Clinton, New York.

Brandon Willett scored in both the first period and the second to give Hamilton a 2-0 lead.

Bowdoin pulled within 2-1 when Joseph Lace scored early in the third, but Jason Brochu and Truman Landowski answered to push Hamilton’s lead to 4-1.

Ian Nichols and Willett scored later in the period for the Continentals.

Brendan Conroy and Thomas Dunleavy also scored for Bowdoin.

Peter Cronin had 31 saves for Bowdoin, while Evan Buitenhuis stopped 24 shots for Hamilton.

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