BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin opened the fourth quarter with a 7-0 run to break open a close game and secure a 58-43 win over Wesleyan in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Friday night.

The Polar Bears (19-3, 7-2 NESCAC) outscored Wesleyan 17-5 in the final 10 minutes as they earned their seventh straight win. Bowdoin ends its regular season Saturday at home against Connecticut College.

Marie Curle led the Polar Bears with 11 points, while reserve Lauren Petit contributed 10 points.

Maddie Bledsoe scored 10 points for Wesleyan (7-14, 1-8).

COLBY 56, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 41: Haley Driscoll scored eight of her 12 points in the first quarter to start the Mules (11-11, 3-6 NESCAC) on their way to a win over the Camels (16-7, 4-5) in Waterville.

Driscoll also pulled down 10 rebounds and had four steals, and Emily Davis chipped in with 12 points for Colby, which led by as many as 19 points in the second quarter.

Katie McCrum added 10 points and seven rebounds.

BATES 75, UMAINE-AUGUSTA 44: Allie Coppola had 20 points and a season-high 19 rebounds to lead the Bobcats (8-14) past the Moose (13-10) in Lewiston.

Lyse Henshaw finished with 16 points and Bernadette Connors tossed in 12 for Bates.

Dominique Lewis led UMaine-Augusta with 11 points.

(14) DUKE 72, (20) SYRACUSE 55: Rebecca Greenwell had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (21-4, 9-3 ACC) in a win over the Orange (17-8, 8-4) at Durham, North Carolina.

Oderah Chidom added 16 points, Kendall Cooper had 12, and Lexie Brown finished with nine points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.

Alexis Peterson scored 19 points for Syracuse.

(18) DEPAUL 70, XAVIER 43: Brooke Schulte scored 15 points to help the Blue Demons (21-5, 13-1 Big East) route the Musketeers (11-13, 3-10) in Cincinnati.

Gilmore had 14 for Colby.


NORWICH 7, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 1: Amanda Conway scored a pair of goals and added an assist as the Cadets (16-5-1, 12-2 New England Hockey Conference) beat the Nor’easters (8-12-2, 5-8-1) in Northfield, Vermont.

Gabby Crugnale scored for UNE.

CASTLETON 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Hannah Rose scored twice and the Spartans (6-12-4, 5-7-2 NEHC) got three goals in the third period to pull away from the Huskies (6-14-1, 4-9-1) in Rutland, Vermont.

CONNECTICUT 2, MAINE 1: Rebecca Lindblad scored her second goal late in the second period to lift the Huskies (14-13-1, 9-10-2 Hockey East) over the Black Bears (9-20-1, 5-16-1) in Orono.

Brooke Stacey tied the game at 14:14 of the second period, assisted by Morgan Sakundiak.

Carly Jackson made 20 saves for the Black Bears.


WESLEYAN 93, BOWDOIN 73: The Cardinals (18-5, 5-4 NESCAC) opened a 41-22 halftime lead and went on to defeat the Polar Bears (11-11, 2-7) in Middletown, Connecticut.

Harry Rafferty led Wesleyan with 19 points and seven assists. Joseph Kuo added 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Liam Farley scored 14 points for Bowdoin.

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 70, COLBY 60: Tyler Rowe scored 23 points for the Camels (13-9, 3-6 NESCAC), who used a 21-6 run midway through the second half to pull away from the Mules (10-13, 1-8) in New London, Connecticut.

Patrick Stewart scored 17 points and reserve Sean


WESLEYAN 5, BOWDOIN 3: Luke Babcock scored the go-ahead goal 18:04 into the second period as the (11-5-4, 6-4-4 NESCAC) beat the Polar Bears (8-12, 5-9) in Middletown, Connecticut.

Bowdoin led 2-1 after goals by Cody Todesco in the first period and Spencer Antunez midway through the second. Daniel McMullan got the other goal for the Polar Bears late in the third period.

CASTLETON 3, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Ryan O’Toole scored two goals as the Spartans (9-9-6, 8-5-4 NEHC) downed the Huskies (9-13-2, 5-11-1) in Gorham.

Alex Pantalone cut USM’s deficit to 2-1 with an unassisted goal 8:18 into the third period, but O’Toole restored Castleton’s two-goal lead five minutes later.

TRINITY 2, COLBY 1: Anthony Sabitsky’s goal 2:56 into overtime gave the Bantams (12-6-3, 8-5-2 NESCAC) a win over the Mules (10-6-4, 8-4-3) in Hartford, Connecticut.

Colby’s EJ Rauseo tied the game with a short-handed goal 4:29 into the second period. Sean Lawrence made 29 stops for the Mules.