Anne Simon scored eight of her 15 points in the third quarter as the University of Maine pulled away to beat the University of Maryland-Baltimore County 71-54 in an America East women’s basketball game on Saturday in Orono.

Adrianna Smith finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Black Bears (8-8, 4-0 America East), who earned their fourth straight win. Caroline Bornemann added 13 points.

UMaine outscored UMBC (6-10, 3-2) 19-10 in the third quarter to open a 54-42 lead.

ST. JOSEPH’S 65, ST. JOSEPH’S (Conn.) 60: Angelica Hurley had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Monks (11-3, 6-0 GNAC) beat the Blue Jays (9-6, 5-3) in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Elisabeth Stapelfeld added 13 points and Hailey Anderson 12 for the Monks.

Maya Slisz had 17 points for the Blue Jays.


WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 48, SOUTHERN MAINE 39: USM (4-10, 2-5 Little East) was held to 29 percent shooting overall and made just one 3-pointer in a loss to the Wolves (11-3, 4-2) at Danbury, Connecticut.

Vanessa Vaughan led USM with 12 points. Maria Degifico finished with 10.

AMHERST 52, BATES 48: The Bobcats (7-7, 1-2 NESCAC) nearly overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but the Mammoths (12-4, 2-2) held on for a win in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Meghan Graff paced Bates with 18 points. Morgan Kennedy and Sophie Spolter each had 10.

COLBY 63, MIDDLEBURY 59: Caroline Smith scored 21 points and the Mules (6-8, 2-2 NESCAC) held off the Panthers (10-6, 3-1) in Waterville.

Lydia Mordarski added 16 points, including three free throws in the final 14 seconds. Carter McGloon had 10 points.


WILLIAMS 48, BOWDOIN 40: The Polar Bears (11-5, 1-3 NESCAC) were held to 22 percent shooting in a loss to the Ephs (12-4, 3-1) in Brunswick.

Sela Kay was the only scorer in double figures for the Polar Bears, finishing with 10 points. Annie Boasberg had nine points and 11 rebounds.


UMBC 85, UMAINE 77: The Retrievers (12-6, 3-1 America East) rallied from an 11-point deficit in the second half to beat the Black Bears (6-11, 0-4) in Baltimore.

Tra’Von Fagan had 21 points for UMBC. Gedi Juozapaitis had 24 points for UMaine.

WILLIAMS 79, BOWDOIN 74: The Polar Bears (6-9, 0-4 NESCAC) were outscored by 19 points in the second half and lost to the Ephs (14-1, 3-1) Williamstown, Massachusetts.


James McGowan had 23 points and seven rebound for Bowdoin. Nate Karren had 17 points for Williams.

MIDDLEBURY 72, COLBY 63: Noah Tyson had 14 points and grabbed five rebounds, but the Mules (12-5, 1-4 NESCAC) lost to the Panthers (13-2, 3-1) in Middlebury, Vermont.

Will King added 12 points, while Max Poulton had 11 for Colby.

WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 77, SOUTHERN MAINE 62: The Wolves (13-1, 5-1 Little East) closed with a 12-6 run as they defeated the Huskies (10-6, 4-3) in Danbury, Connecticut.

Kendall Robinson had 19 points for Western Connecticut, while Diego Colon had 17 points and Chance Dixon 16 for Southern Maine.

ST. JOSEPH (Conn.) 100, ST. JOSEPH’S 73: Ryan O’Neill scored 34 points as the Blue Jays (15-0, 8-0 GNAC) beat the Monks (7-7, 3-3) in West Hartford, Connecticut.


John Paul Frazier had 21 points, Griffin Foley and Ashyton Abbott each had 12 and Nicholas Curtis 10 for the Monks.


UMAINE 5, UMASS-LOWELL 3: The Black Bears (9-10-2, 3-6-1 Hockey East) jumped out to a three-goal lead in the first period and beat the River Hawks (12-9-1, 6-5-1) in Orono.

Brandon Holt, Ben Poisson, Aidan Carney, Lynden Breen and David Breazeale all scored for UMaine. Victor Ostman had 25 saves.

COLBY 3, WESLEYAN 3: Wesleyan (8-2-2, 5-1-2 NESCAC) rallied for two goals in a 27-second span of the third period to earn a tie against Colby (7-6-1, 5-3-1) in Waterville.

Carter Breitenfeldt scored twice for Colby, and Michael McEachern made it 3-1 midway through the third.


ENDICOTT 3, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 0: The Gulls (13-1, 11-0 Commonwealth Coast) scored three goals in the third period to beat the Nor’easters (9-5-1, 7-4) in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Billy Girard finished with 30 saves for UNE.

TRINITY 5, BOWDOIN 2: Five players scored for the Bantams (9-5, 6-2 NESCAC) in their win over the Polar Bears (8-4-1, 4-4-1) in Hartford, Connecticut. Jimmy Duffy scored twice for Bowdoin.

SOUTHERN MAINE 4, ELMIRA 3: Judd Curtis scored two goals and the Huskies (3-12-1, 2-9 NEHC) held on to beat the Soaring Eagles (8-8-1, 5-4-1) in Gorham.

Cole Ouellette and Jeff Pollara also scored for USM.



BOWDOIN 2, WESLEYAN 0: Allie Britt scored both goals – one in the first period and one in the second – and Dani Marquez made 22 saves for the Polar Bears (7-7, 2-6 NESCAC) in a win over the Cardinals (9-3-1, 3-3) in Brunswick.

ELMIRA 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: The Soaring Eagles (13-5, 12-0 NEHC) broke open a scoreless game with four second-period goals against the Huskies (8-9, 6-4) in Elmira, New York.

MIDDLEBURY 4, COLBY 3: Avery McInerny’s overtime goal gave the Panthers (8-4-1, 4-2 NESCAC) a comeback win over the Mules (8-4, 2-4) in Waterville.

Colby led 3-1 after two periods, getting two goals from Meg Rittenhouse and one from Jo Tattersall.

NORTHEASTERN 5, MAINE 0: The Huskies (21-2-1, 17-2-1 Hockey East) scored three goals in the second period and shutout the Black Bears (11-4-8, 8-10) in Boston.

Maureen Murphy scored twice, while Megan Carter, Mia Brown and Shannon Lily each scored once for Northeaster.

Anna LaRose had 34 saves. for Maine.

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