NEWARK, Del. — Blanca Millan scored 37 points to go with four rebounds and two steals as the University of Maine women’s basketball team opened its season on Friday with a 69-56 win over Delaware.

Millan was 11 for 19 from the field and made 13 of 15 free throws for the Black Bears.

Anne Simon chipped in with 12 points, five rebounds, and five blocks. The Blue Hens led 18-14 after the first quarter, but Maine outscored them by 10 in the second quarter to take a lead going into halftime. Maine did not surrender the lead in the second half.

Jasmine Dickey led Delaware with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Kayla Shaw added 11 points.

UNE 68, REGIS 53: Abby Cavallaro scored 14 points, Katrina Krenzer had 12 and Sadie Nelson added 10 as the University of New England used a 37-17 run in the second and third quarters to pull away from the Pride in a season opener at Biddeford.

Kaylee Beyor had seven points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Madalyn Sanborn also scored seven points.

Arie Searcy led Regis with 14 points.

ST. JOSEPH’S 48, CURRY 42: Alyson Fillion scored 14 points and Jordan Jabar had 11 as the Monks rolled past the Colonels in a season opener at Milton, Massachusetts.

Julia Quinn helped with six points. Fillion, Jabar and Jayne Howe all had seven rebounds.

Kaitlynn Smith scored 12 points for Curry.


STANFORD 1, MAINE 0: The third-seeded Cardinal (14-6) got revenge from last year’s semifinal by defeating second-seeded Black Bears (8-10) in a shootout, in an America East semifinal in West Long Branch, New Jersey.

The teams played two overtimes before a shootout, won by Stanford 2-0. Mia Borley had eight saves for Maine and Kelsey Bing had three for Stanford.


MAINE 1, UMASS-LOWELL 1:  Mitchell Fossier scored an unassisted goal midway through the third period to pull the Black Bears (5-2-2, 2-1-2 Hockey East) even with the 14th-ranked River Hawks (6-2-3, 3-0-2) as they settled for a tie at Lowell, Massachusetts.

Mass-Lowell took their lead in the second period on a power-play goal form Carl Berglund from Kenny Hausinger and Matt Brown.

Jeremy Swayman recorded 36 saves for Maine, while Tyler Wall had 30 saves for the River Hawks.

CASTLETON 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 3:  Asa Palker scored from Alex Maunula and Troy Taylor with 1:06 remaining in overtime as the Spartans (1-1-0, 1-0-0 Little East) edged the Huskies (0-1-0, 0-1-0) at Rutland, Vermont.

Cody Braga, Adam Papayoanou and Oaskar Bjurstrom scored for Southern Maine.

Anton Tarvainen scored the tying goal for the Spartans with 1:27 play in regulation.

UNIV. OF NEW ENGLAND 6, BECKER 1: Brent Hill scored a hat trick as the Nor’easters (1-1-0, 1-0-0 NEASC) used a four-goal run in the second and third periods to pull away from the Hawks (1-2-0, 0-1-0) at Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ryan Bloom, Austin Morgan and Tyler Seltenreich also scored. Ben Churchfield made 18 saves.

Jason Diamond scored for Becker.


MAINE MARITIME 1, SUNY DELHI 0: Eryn Doiron scored early in the second half to lift the top-seeded Mariners (11-4, 8-0 North Atlantic Conference) past the fourth-seeded Broncos (9-6-2, 5-2-1) in an NAC semifinal in Castine.

Doiron scored in the 50th minute, converting from Laura Blue. Emily Conway made six saves for the Mariners to hold the shutout.

Rachael Scoones had seven saves for the Broncos.


MERRIMACK 4, MAINE 3: Mikayla Grant-Mentis had two goals, including the winner in overtime, as the Warriors (3-7-2, 1-5-2 Hockey East) beat the Black Bears (3-4-2, 1-3-1) in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Celine Tedenby had two goals for Maine. Ali Beltz had one goal, Amalie Andersen had three assists and Liga Miljone had two.

The Warriors entered the third period down 3-1, but Dani Castino and KiKi Roust scored just over two minutes apart to tie the game. Grant-Mentis also had two assists.

SOUTHERN MAINE 3, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 1: Julianne Nelson, Emma Mazzariello and Shannon Colbert scored as the Huskies (1-2-0, 1-0-0 NEHC) jumped out to a 2-0 lead and beat the Pilgrims (0-3-0, 0-1-0 NEHC) at Gorham.

Whitney Padgett made 14 saves. Makayla Butkus had an assist.

Cianna Weir made 45 saves for New England.


BERKELEY (NY) 1, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 0:  Ryuji Sugiyama scored the winner 1:58 into the second overtime to lead the Knights (14-6-1) over the Seawolves (13-4-0) in pool play at the USCAA Division II tournament at Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Joshua Nagle turned back nine shots for SMCC, while Dario Cruz-Sepulveda had four saves for Berkeley (NY).

The Seawolves face Penn State-Brandywine at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in their second pool play game.

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