Adrianna Smith scored 18 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Maine overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat UMass Lowell 70-63 in an American East women’s basketball game Wednesday night in Orono.

After blowing an 11-point halftime lead, the Black Bears (6-8, 2-0 America East) trailed 56-46 with 6:20 remaining. But Smith scored eight points during a 13-1 run and assisted on Anne Simon’s 3-pointer that made put Maine ahead 59-57 with 1:04 left in regulation.

Lowell tied it on a layup by Ivory Finley with 30 seconds left.

Smith and Sera Hodgson combined for Maine’s first 10 points in overtime. The Black Bears took the lead for good, 64-61, on a 3-pointer by Hodgson.

Smith also had 10 rebounds and five assists. Anne Simon scored 17 points and Caroline Bornemann finished with 14.

Finley led UMass Lowell (1-11, 0-2) with 14 points.


SOUTHERN MAINE 68, PLYMOUTH STATE 46: Tamrah Gould scored 16 points to lead the Huskies (5-6, 3-2 Little East) over the Panthers (4-8, 0-6) in Gorham.

Amy Fleming chipped in with 14 points. Franny Ramsdell added 10.

MAINE MARITIME 70, BATES 63: Maria Barela scored 21 points as the Mariners (5-5) edged the Bobcats (6-5) in Castine.

Lauren Plissey added 14 points and nine rebounds.

Morgan Kennedy scored 24 points for Bates. Meghan Graff chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.



SOUTHERN MAINE 62, PLYMOUTH STATE 57: Chance Dixon made four 3-pointers and tallied 24 points to power the Huskies (8-2, 2-2 Little East) past the Panthers (6-7, 0-5) n Gorham.

USM’s Cody Hawes nearly posted a triple-double, finishing with nine points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

(23) CHARLESTON 92, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 79: Dalton Bolon tallied his first career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Cougars (15-1, 3-0 CAA) won their 14th straight game, beating the Aggies (6-10, 1-2) in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Charleston is off to its best single-season start since joining Division I in 1991.

Kam Woods scored a career-high 30 points for N.C. A&T (6-10, 1-2).

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