BOSTON — Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman each scored 18 points Friday night to lead Boston College to an 85-65 victory against the University of Maine in a men’s basketball opener at Conte Forum.

Deontae Hawkins, a graduate transfer from Illinois State, had 15 rebounds with 13 points, Johncarlos Reyes scored 12, and Robinson added four assists and four rebounds for the Eagles.

Ilija Stojiljkovic led Maine with 14 points. The Black Bears shot 35.6 percent.

Maine committed just 11 turnovers but couldn’t overcome its poor shooting.

“That was a point of emphasis this whole week, taking care of the ball,” Black Bears guard Aaron Calixte said. “In the two exhibition games we kind of turned the ball over a lot.”

Bowman and Robinson, respected as a strong backcourt in the Atlantic Coast Conference, started driving to the basket a lot easier in the second half. They also made a few more shots after going a combined 5 of 14 in the opening half.

Robinson, who went 3 of 9 from the floor in the first half, hit all three of his shots in the second. Bowman nailed 4 of 8 in the second half.

The Eagles led by seven at the half and opened a 42-30 lead on Bowman’s 3 from the right wing 1:50 into the second half.

Boston College maintained a comfortable lead over the next three minutes before taking complete control with a 9-0 run that pushed its advantage to 55-39 on Steffon Mitchell’s free throw with 13 minutes to play.

Robinson had a three-point play after he was fouled on a drive and made a slashing drive with a finger-roll for a basket during the spree.

The Eagles then scored eight of the next 10 points.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 2, NICHOLS 2: Scott Cuthrell scored the tying goal 7:10 into the second period as the Bison (3-1-1, 2-0-1 Commonwealth Coast) ralled to tie the Nor’easters (1-1-1, 1-1-1) at Harrisville, Rhode Island.

Filip Virgili scored late in the first period to give Nichols a 1-0 lead, but Ryan Bloom scored with 36 seconds left in the period to tie it.

Jeff Eppright put UNE ahead from Andrew Slotnick 5:30 into the second, but Cuthrell tied the game less than two minutes later.

Ben Churchfield had 22 saves for UNE.

UMASS-BOSTON 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Nolan Redler scored 4:31 into the game and the Beacons (4-1, 2-1 New England Hockey) cruised past the Huskies (0-2-1, 0-2-1) at Gorham.

Garrison Sanipass made it 2-0 just over seven minutes later.

After Bailey MacBurnie made it 3-0 late in the third, Patrick Magliano scored for the Huskies from Parker Sanderson and Brock Padgham to make it 3-1 with less than two minutes left.

Zack Bross scored 15 seconds later for the Beacons.

Anthony D’Aloisio finished with 31 saves for the Huskies.


UMASS-BOSTON 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 2: Rachel Peacock scored the go-ahead goal 5:58 into the second period as the Beacons (2-2, 2-1 New England Hockey) beat the Huskies (1-3, 1-2) at Gorham.

USM took a 2-0 lead after 2:42 on goals by Jensen Hamblett and Julia Ormsby, but Alli Bianchini and Emily Harris scored in the final four minutes of the first period period to tie it.

After Peacock put in her go-ahead goal, Sarah King made it 4-2 late in the game.

Whitney Padgett had 37 saves for Southern Maine, which was outshot, 41-14.

SALVE REGINA 3, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 2: Alexandra Anderson scored the winning goal at 8:30 of the third period from Carley Bauckham as the Seahawks (1-4, 1-2 New England Hockey) rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Nor’easters (1-1-1, 1-1-1) at Biddeford.

UNE took a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Tatum Gietl and Jessica Tolzman, but Madison McCann scored 4:24 into the second and Taylor Chisholm then scored with less than a minute remaining in the period to tie it.

MAINE 2, PROVIDENCE 2: Michelle Weis scored her second power-play goal of the game with 8:46 to play in regulation as the Black Bears (7-5-1, 2-2-1 Hockey East) came back to tie the Friars (6-3-3, 3-1-1) at Orono.

Weis opened the scoring at 14:09 of the first but Maureen Murphy answered with 52 seconds to play in the period.

After a scoreless second, Murphy gave Providence its only lead with her second goal of the game while on a power play at 7:42.

Carly Jackson stopped 36 shots for the Black Bears. Madison Myers had 19 saves for the Friars.