ALBANY, N.Y. — Albany countered a late Maine rally and came away with a 64-60 victory Saturday in an America East women’s basketball game.

Sigi Koizar matched her season high with 25 points for Maine (15-15, 8-7), which trailed 35-26 at halftime, then pulled within a point by scoring the first seven points of the fourth quarter. But the Great Danes (15-11, 9-4) scored six straight points and the Black Bears never caught up.

Koizar added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Black Bears. Julie Brosseau tossed in 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

Bailey Hixson led Albany with 15 points.

ST. JOSEPH’S 80, SIMMONS 48: Kelsi McNamara scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures as the Monks (21-4, 15-1 Great Northeast Athletic) beat the Sharks (7-15, 5-10) at Standish.

Leading 14-10 after the first quarter, St. Joseph’s opened the second with a 12-4 run and led 43-23 at the half. The Monks, the top seed in the GNAC tournament, will be home against Albertus Magnus in a quarterfinal at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 91, NICHOLS 59: The Nor’easters (20-5, 16-2 Commonwealth Coast) used a 35-10 run in the third quarter to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit and defeat the Bison (2-23, 2-16) at Dudley, Massachusetts, for their 14th consecutive victory.

Alicia Brown had 17 points and 10 boards, Sam MacDonald tossed in 16 points, and Olivia Allrich and Sadie Nelson added 11 points each for UNE, which clinched the top seed for the conference tournament for the sixth staight year and be home against Gordon in a quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

UMASS-DARTMOUTH 69, SOUTHERN MAINE 41: The Corsairs (20-4, 10-3 Little East) scored the first 12 points of the second half, part of a 24-6 run in the third quarter, to pull away from the Huskies (5-19, 4-9) at Gorham.

Jackie Luckhardt, Miranda Nicely and reserve Kimberly Howrigan each scored seven points for USM.

AMHERST 76, BATES 35: The Purple and White (25-0), ranked No. 1 in the country, ended the first quarter with an 11-0 run to take a 22-5 lead and rolled past the Bobcats (8-16) in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC championships at Amherst, Massachusetts.

Allie Coppola led Bates with 12 points.Carly Christofi tossed in 10 points.

BOWDOIN 72, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 47: Kate Kerrigan had eight points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead the Polar Bears (21-3) over the Camels (16-9) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Brunswick.

Bowdoin will face Tufts in the semifinals next Saturday at Amherst, Massachusetts.

COLBY 48, MIDDLEBURY 39: The Mules (13-11) went on a 14-6 run over the final six minutes and defeated the Panthers (17-8) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Middlebury, Vermont.

Colby will play at Amherst in the semifinals at 2 p.m. next Saturday.

(1) CONNECTICUT 63, TULANE 60: Napheesa Collier had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Connecticut (26-0, 13-0 American Athletic) held off Tulane (16-11, 7-7) at New Orleans to push its record winning streak to 101 games.


NICHOLS 86, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 69: The Bison (20-5, 15-3 Commonwealth Coast) hit six first-half 3-pointers, built a 34-24 halftime lead and defeated the Nor’easters (7-18, 5-13) at Dudley, Massachusetts.

Reserve Jackson McCoy led UNE with 12 points. C.J. Autry and Gavin Dibble each chipped in with nine.

ST. JOSEPH’S 80, SUFFOLK 73: Leading 67-51 with 5:39 to play, the Monks (13-12, 10-8 Great Northeast Athletic) scored their final 13 points from the foul line, and held off the Rams (7-18, 6-12) at Standish.

Ian Mileikis had 17 points for St. Joseph’s, including 6 of 6 from the line in the final 35 seconds, and dished out eight assists.

(1) GONZAGA 82, PACIFIC 61: Nigel Williams-Goss had 18 points and seven assists as Gonzaga (28-0, 16-0 West Coast) beat Pacific (10-19, 4-12) at Spokane, Washington, to remain the only undefeated team in Division I.

Women’s hockey

ST. ANSELM 6, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Kaitlyn Spillane had a pair of goals and an assist as the Hawks (20-2-3, 15-1-1 New England Hockey) took a 4-0 lead after one period and handled the Huskies (6-18-1, 4-12-1) at Gorham.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 3, ST. MICHAEL’S 1: Gabreille Moscato scored twice in the second period to put the Nor’easters (10-13-2, 7-9-1 New England Hockey) ahead 3-0 against the Purple Knights (4-20, 4-13) at Biddeford.

TRINITY 2, BOWDOIN 0: Maggie Cusick and Taylor Foy scored in the third period to lead the Bantams (9-12-3, 8-6-2 NESCAC) over the Polar Bears (12-8-4, 7-6-3) at Hartford, Connecticut.


BOWDOIN 1, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 1: Ronnie Lestan scored the tying goal for the Polar Bears (8-15-1, 5-12-1 NESCAC) with 1:05 remaining in the second period against the Camels (4-16-3, 2-13-3) at Brunswick.

MAINE 4, MERRIMACK 4: The Black Bears (10-18-4, 4-14-2 Hockey East) surrendered three leads and tied with the Warriors (13-13-6, 7-7-6) at North Andover, Massachuests.

Cedric Lacroix, Blaine Byron, Ron Michel and Ryan Smith scored for Maine.

COLBY 3, TUFTS 2: Nick O’Connor scored with 1:13 left to lift the Mules (13-6-4, 11-4-3 NESCAC) over the Jumbos (11-10-3, 9-8-1) at Waterville.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 7, WENTWORTH 0: Ryan Burr and Adam Canepa each scored twice, and the Nor’easters (12-9-2, 8-7-2 Commonwealth Coast) cruised over the Leopards (5-16-3, 3-12-2) at Biddeford.


WINTHROP 12, MAINE 5: The Eagles (2-0) scored 11 runs in the sixth inning and defeated the Black Bears (0-2) at Rock Hill, South Carolina.