BANGOR — Julie Brousseau had 19 points as the University of Maine women’s basketball team won its eighth straight Thursday night, 77-46 over the University of New Hampshire at the Cross Insurance Center

The Black Bears (17-8, 10-2 America East) opened the game on a 7-0 run and were never threatened.

Blanca Millan had 16 points for Maine and Fanny Wadling chipped in with 15 points.

Olivia Healy led New Hampshire (15-10, 6-6) with 15 points.

SOUTHERN MAINE 67, PLYMOUTH STATE 60: The Huskies (12-10, 8-3 LEC) went on a 25-11 run in the third quarter and defeated the Panthers (6-16, 2-9) in Gorham.

Kristen Curley scored 22 points for Southern Maine, adding seven assists and four rebounds. Miranda Nicely recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Brittany Roche scored 18 points for Plymouth State.

(2) MISSISSIPPI STATE 98, FLORIDA 50: Roshunda Johnson scored 22 points and the visiting Bulldogs (25-0, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) trounced the Gators (10-14, 2-9).

(7) SOUTH CAROLINA 79, ALABAMA 66: A’ja Wilson scored 21 points to lead the visiting Gamecocks (19-5, 8-3 Southeastern Conference) over the Crimson Tide (14-10, 4-7).

(10) MARYLAND 76, MICHIGAN STATE 68: Kaila Charles had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help the visiting Terps (21-3, 10-1 Big Ten) top the Spartans (14-11, 4-8) for their sixth straight win.


NEW HAMPSHIRE 71, MAINE 56: The Wildcats (10-15, 6-5 America East) rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit, holding a 47-22 second-half scoring advantage over the Black Bears (6-20, 3-8) to win in Durham, New Hampshire.

Tanner Leissner scored 21 points to lead New Hampshire.

Maine shot 7 of 21 from the field with seven turnovers in the second half. Aaron Calixte scored 16 points.

SOUTHERN MAINE 71, PLYMOUTH STATE 67: Donne Agossou had 16 points to lead five players in double figures as the Huskies (4-17, 2-8 Little East) outlasted a late charge from the Panthers (9-12, 1-9) at Gorham.

USM led by as many as nine in the second half, but Plymouth State pulled to within 67-65 on Mike Osgood’s layup with 12 seconds to play in regulation.

Grayson Waterman hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead to four points for the Huskies, Jaylen Leroy hit a bucket with a second to play for the Panthers but a loose ball foul was called on the play and Christian McCue salted the game away with a pair of free throws.

DJ Anderson had 15 points for Southern Maine, including 3 of 8 from behind the arc, and McCue, Waterman and Keenan Hendricks all chipped in with 11.

Osgood led all players with 25 points.

(21) NORTH CAROLINA 82, (9) DUKE 78: Joel Berry II scored 21 points and the host Tar Heels (18-7, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied from 12 down in the first half to beat the Blue Devils (19-5, 7-4), who have lost two straight.


UMAINE: Forward Gaby Panagakos of Scarborough High and defender Lauren Young of Bangor High were among 11 players added to the team for the upcoming season.

Panagakos finished with 60 goals in four varsity seasons for the Red Storm, setting the single-season record with 22 in 2016.

She was a five-time State Cup champion with her club team, GPS Maine.

Young played four varsity seasons for the Rams, helping them to a state title in 2015. She was a three-time State Cup Champion with her club team, Seacoast United Mariners, and was part of the Olympic Development Program in 2015.

The Black Bears added three forwards, two midfielders, three defenders and three goalies.