ORONO — Nolan Stevens scored just 12 seconds into overtime Friday night, lifting Northeastern to a 5-4 victory against Maine in a Hockey East game at Alfond Arena.

Maine (10-19-4, 4-15-2) built a 2-0 lead when Mark Hamilton and Brendan Robbins scored 46 seconds apart in the first period.

But the Huskies (16-12-5, 9-9-2) scored once in the first period and twice in the second for a 3-2 lead before Blaine Byron tied it early in the third.

After Northeastern took a 4-3 lead, Nolan Vessey tied it with 9:07 left in regulation.


SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Kate Hall of Casco, a sophomore at Georgia, finished fourth in the long jump and qualified for the 60-meter final at the conference meet in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hall’s best jump was 21 feet on her third attempt. Sha’Keela Saunders of Kentucky won with a jump of 22-41/2.

In the 60, Hall ran a personal-best time of 7.28 seconds to make Saturday’s final.

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Defending champ Isaiah Harris of Penn State was the fastest qualifier for Saturday’s 800-meter final in Geneva, Ohio.

Harris, a sophomore from Lewiston, won his heat with a time of 1 minute, 48.48 seconds.


CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS 5, BATES 4: The Stags (5-3) scored three runs in the third inning and held off the Bobcats (2-3) at Claremont, California.

Jack Arend singled in John Dinucci for Bates in the seventh, and the Bobcats added three unearned runs in the ninth.

MAINE 6, CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE 3: Jonathan Bennett doubled in a run in the second inning and the Black Bears (1-3) went on beat the Blue Devils (2-1) at Delray Beach, Florida.

The Black Bears added two runs in the third and made it 6-0 in the fourth on a double by Hernan Sardinas.


BATES: Sadie James won the 5K classic at the Bates Winter Carnival and became the first Bates women’s Nordic skier to win an Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association race since 2003.