BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College took command early Saturday and rolled to a 68-49 victory against Connecticut College in a NESCAC women’s basketball game at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears (20-3, 8-2) led 31-18 at halftime against the Camels (16-8, 4-6).

Abigail Kelly scored 10 points to lead a balanced Polar Bears offense. Kate Kerrigan had nine points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Meg Corcoran led the Camels with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 78, EASTERN NAZARENE 68: Alicia Brown and Olivia Shaw combined for 36 points as the Nor’easters (18-5, 14-2 Commonwealth Coast) dominated inside against Eastern Nazarene (15-8, 8-8) at Biddeford.

Brown registered 19 points to go with six rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Shaw scored 17 on 7-of-10 shooting, and collected a team-high seven rebounds to help UNE post a 42-33 advantage on the glass. The Nor’easters outscored the Lions 48-14 in the paint.

SOUTHERN MAINE 57, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 50: Alexa Srolovitz scored 16 points as Southern Maine (5-18, 4-8 Little East) defeated the Anchormen (5-17, 2-10) at Providence, Rhode Island.

Miranda Nicely added 11 points and Chantel Eells 10 for USM. Jessa Rubera led Rhode Island College with 14 points, Alex Moore had 13 and Ornela Livramento 11.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 61, VERMONT TECH 38: Kaylah Abdul scored eight of her 17 points in the first quarter as Southern Maine CC (22-3, 12-2 Yankee Small College) took a 21-10 lead against the Knights (9-18, 8-7) at Randolph, Vermont.

Hannah Heald added five of her 11 points in the second as the SeaWolves extended their lead to 33-17 at the half.

COLBY 55, WESLEYAN 38: Emily Davis had 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and M.K. Caverly added 10 points and nine assists, to lead the Mules (12-11, 4-6 NESCAC) over Wesleyan (7-5, 1-9) at Waterville.

Colby used a 5-0 run to end the first quarter for a 14-8 lead. Caverly had four points and two assists to spark a 10-1 run opening the second, extending the lead to 24-9.

(1) CONNECTICUT 83, SOUTHERN METHODIST 41: Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 of her 22 points in the first half and UConn (24-0, 12-0 American Athletic)extended its NCAA record winning streak to 99 games by beating SMU (13-11, 4-7) at Storrs, Connecticut.

(11) TEXAS 75, KANSAS 42: Joyner Holmes had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Texas (20-4, 14-0 Big 12) had no letdown after defeating No. 2 Baylor on Monday, rolling past Kansas (8-17, 2-12) at Austin, Texas, for its 18th straight win.

(25) KANSAS STATE 80, IOWA STATE 68: Kindred Wesemann scored 17 points and Lanie Page 16, and Kansas State (18-7, 8-5 Big 12) pulled away from Iowa State (13-11, 4-9) at Manhattan, Kansas.


MAINE 1, CONNECTICUT 0: Brooke Stacey scored with 23 seconds left in the first period and Carly Jackson made 27 saves as the Black Bears (10-20-1, 6-16-1 Hockey East) defeated Connecticut (14-14-4, 9-11-2) at Orono.

Stacey forced a turnover in front of the UConn bench and sent a pass across the ice to Emilie Brigham. The pair broke out across the blue line before Brigham sent a pass back to Stacey, who buried a shot past goalie Annie Belanger’s glove side.

BOWDOIN 2, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 1: Brooke Solomon scored on a power play with 3:02 remaining to lift the Polar Bears (12-7-3, 7-5-2 NESCAC) over the Camels (13-7-2, 9-5) at Brunswick.

Katie Kohl scored for the Camels at 10:31 of the second period. Julie Dachille of Bowdoin scored 15:53 into the second to tie it.

NORWICH 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Sarah Schwenzfeier had three goals and an assist as the Cadets (17-5-1, 13-2 New England Hockey) dominated Southern Maine (6-15-1, 4-10-1) at Northfield, Vermont.

Celeste Robert made 11 saves for the shutout. Courtney Davis had 35 saves for USM.

CASTLETON 6, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 4: Hannah Rose scored three times as the Spartans (7-12-4, 6-8-2 New England Hockey) defeated the University of New England (8-13-2, 5-9-1) at Rutland, Vermont.

The Spartans broke a 3-3 tie on Aimee Briand’s power-play goal at 6:27 of the third period. Mary Wirth scored twice for the Nor’easters. Tatum Gietl and Gabby Crugnale also scored.