STANDISH — St. Joseph’s College pulled away early in the second half Wednesday and went on to a 75-64 victory against Emmanuel in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference women’s basketball game.

The Monks (19-3, 13-0) went on an 11-4 run to open the second half after a 35-35 halftime tie. Emmanuel (16-7, 12-2) got no closer than three points the rest of the way.

St. Joseph’s shot 52 percent from the floor, was 12 of 12 from the foul line and held the Saints to 42 percent shooting.

Kelsi McNamara paced the Monks with 22 points, Julia Champagne added 15 and Emily Benway grabbed a game-high 14 boards.

Reserve Alisha Fox led Emmanuel with 25 points, Jen Chalk tossed in 18 and Olivia Dalphonse, a former McAuley High player, had 11.

CENTRAL MAINE CC 85, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 57: The Mustangs (26-1, 13-0 Yankee Small College) took a 32-21 lead in the first quarter, then opened the second with a 14-5 run to handle the SeaWolves (21-3, 12-2) at South Portland.

Kaylah Abdul led SMCC with 15 points and Alicia Ruth added 10.

SOUTHERN MAINE 46, UMASS-BOSTON 42: The Huskies (4-18, 3-8 Little East) went on a 10-2 run over the final 2:36 and defeated the Beacons (9-13, 5-6) at Boston.

Jackie Luckhardt and Kimberly Howrigan each scored eight points to lead the Huskies. Luckhardt made a free throw with one second remaining to put the game out of reach.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 62, CURRY 27: The Nor’easters (17-5, 13-2 Commonwealth Coast) held the Colonels (9-13, 7-8) to 15 percent shooting at Biddeford.

Leading 17-10 at the end of the first quarter, UNE used a 9-0 surge in the second to open a 26-10 halftime lead.

(21) MICHIGAN 72, PURDUE 62: Kysre Gondrezick hit four 3-pointers and scored 10 of her career-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, Hallie Thome added 15 points with two steals and two blocks, and Michigan (20-5, 9-2 Big Ten) steadily pulled away from Purdue (15-10, 6-5) at West Lafayette, Indiana, for its fifth consecutive victory.

(22) SOUTH FLORIDA 76, EAST CAROLINA 66: Kitija Laksa scored 34 points and Tamara Henshaw had a double-double, and South Florida (19-4, 8-2 American Athletic)eased away from East Carolina (10-14, 1-10) at Greenville, North Carolina.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 99, CURRY 65: C.J. Autry scored 11 of 15 points in the first half as the Nor’easters (7-15, 5-10 Commonwealth Coast) opened a 50-25 lead against the Colonels (1-21, 0-15) at Biddeford.

Tom Nason led UNE with 18 points and grabbed eight boards. Jean-Luc Parker had 14 points and Drew Muniz tossed in 10.

UMASS-BOSTON 60, SOUTHERN MAINE 57: Sam Freeman scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half as the Beacons (12-10, 5-6 Little East) held off the Huskies (8-14, 3-8) at Boston.

James Starks III scored a game-high 22 points to go with 12 rebounds for the Huskies, who trailed 57-50 with 3:13 to go but made it 59-57 with 1:22 left.

RIVIER 60, ST. JOSEPH’S 57: Joshua L’Heureux hit a winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to lift the Raiders (2-20, 1-14 Great Northeast Athletic) over the Monks (11-11, 8-7) at Standish.

Quinn Richardson-Newton led the Monks with 11 points.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 76, CENTRAL MAINE CC: John Morgan tossed in 18 points and Chase Soares added 15, leading the SeaWolves (20-5, 12-2 Yankee Small College) to a 42-26 halftime lead over Central Maine CC (19-9, 12-1) at South Portland.

Morgan finished with 24 points and Soares 18. Ryan Cloutier added 12 for the SeaWolves with Dylan Silvestri scoring 10.

Akeem Laurie came off the bench to score 20 for the Mustangs; Cornelius Lawhorn tallied 15, Rob Skinner 12 and Sheveran Hardy 10.

(6) BAYLOR 72, OKLAHOMA STATE 69: Johnathan Motley scored 24 points to help Baylor (21-3, 8-3 Big 12) hold off Oklahoma State (15-9, 4-7) at Stillwater, Oklahoma.

(14) FLORIDA STATE 95, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 71: Jonathan Isaac scored 21 points and Florida State (21-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast) defeated North Carolina State (14-11, 3-9) at Tallahassee, Florida.

(24) XAVIER 72, DEPAUL 61: Trevon Bluiett scored 20 points, and Xavier (18-3, 8-3 Big East)overcame its sloppy passing and pulled away to its fourth straight victory, beating DePaul (8-16, 1-10) at Cincinnati.