SOUTH PORTLAND — Kaylah Abdul scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made six steals to help Southern Maine Community College roll to a 69-44 win over UMaine-Machias in a Yankee Small College Conference quarterfinal on Thursday night.

Hannah Heald had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the second-seeded Seawolves (23-3), who closed the second quarter on a 14-2 run to open a 37-15 lead.

Alicia Ruth added 13 points for SMCC. Alicen Brooks scored 14 for the No. 7 Clippers (7-16).

PLYMOUTH STATE 59, USM 51: Alexa Srolovitz hit a 3-point jumper with 6:24 remaining to pull Southern Maine to within 45-43 but the Panthers closed with a 14-8 run at Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Kayla Wyland had 13 points for Plymouth State (7-16, 4-9 Little East). Jackie Luckhardt scored 19 for USM (5-19, 4-9).

(3) MISSISSIPPI 58, GEORGIA 49: Ketara Chapel and Teaira McCowan each had 14 points and host Mississippi State (26-1, 12-1 SEC) rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Georgia (13-13, 5-8).

VIRGINIA 60, (4) FLORIDA STATE 51: Dominique Toussaint scored five of her 14 points in the final 1:27, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, and Virginia (17-9, 6-7 ACC) beat Florida State (23-4, 11-2) at home.

(7) NOTRE DAME 84, CLEMSON 80: Marina Mabrey scored 24 of her career-high 29 points in the second half to help the Fighting Irish (24-3, 12-1 ACC) hold on at Clemson (14-13, 3-11) for their eighth straight victory.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

USM 74, PLYMOUTH STATE 70: Zach Leal and James Starks III each scored 19 points as the Huskies (9-15, 4-9 LEC) held off the Panthers (11-12, 5-8) at Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Leal played all 40 minutes and had five rebounds and four assists, while Starks scored 14 in the second half. USM went ahead for good on a 3-pointer from Jalen Lincoln that made it 40-39 with 16:28 left.

MEN’S HOCKEY

CURRY 3, UNE 2: Shane Tracy and Tyler Vankleef scored in a span of 1:28 in the third period, pushing the Colonels (13-8-2, 10-4-2 Commonwealth Coast) past the University of New England (11-9-2, 7-7-2) at Milton, Massachusetts.

Dylan Bengston and Ryan Bloom scored for the Nor’easters.


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