Adrianna Smith scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Maine beat the New Jersey Institute of Technology 72-46 in an America East women’s basketball game on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey.

Smith added four assists, three blocks and three steals for the Black Bears (19-9, 12-2 America East).

Anne Simon finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds and four assists for Maine. Paula Gallego and Sarah Talon each scored eight points.

Trinity Williams led NJIT (10-17, 2-12) with nine points.

ST. JOSEPH’S 85, ST. JOSEPH 72: Angelica Hurley scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Monks (21-7) beat the Blue Jays (24-4) in the GNAC championship game in Standish and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament for the second straight season.

Elisabeth Stapelfeld added 13 points, while Grace Ramsdell and Madison Lebel each had 13 points and nine rebounds for St. Joseph’s.


The bracket for the Division III tournament will be announced at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

BOWDOIN 61, MIDDLEBURY 54: Sydney Jones scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Polar Bears (24-2) beat the Panthers (17-9) in Brunswick to reach the NESCAC tournament championship game.

The Polar Bears will host Bates in the conference championship game at noon Sunday.

Abbie Quinn added 11 points for Bowdoin. Alexa Mustafaj scored 22 points for Middlebury.

BATES 74, TRINITY 68: Morgan Kennedy scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the third-ranked Bobcats (22-4) beat the Bantams (19-6) in the NESCAC tournament semifinals in Brunswick.

Bates will face No. 1 Bowdoin in the championship game at noon Sunday.


Elsa Daulerio added 16 points and Alyson Kennedy scored 13 for Bates.

(5) TEXAS 87, UCF 56: Madison Booker scored 22 points to lead the Longhorns (26-3, 13-3 Big 12) to a victory over the Knights (12-14, 3-13) in Orlando, Florida for their eighth straight win.


MAINE 68, NJIT 58: The Black Bears (13-15, 5-8 America East) outscored the Highlanders (7-19, 3-11) 43-28 in the second half to earn a win in Orono.

Peter Filipovity scored 21 points to lead Maine, which won its second straight game. Quion Burns added 13 points and Jaden Clayton added 12.

(2) HOUSTON 82, BAYLOR 76: L.J. Cryer scored 15 points against his former team, including six free throws in overtime, as the second-ranked and Big 12-leading Cougars (24-3, 11-3 Big 12) beat the Bears (19-8, 8-6) in Waco, Texas.


The Cougars blew a 16-point halftime lead, and thought they had won the game on a long 3-pointer by Jamal Shead to end regulation before replay showed the ball was still in his hands when the clock ran out.

(4) ARIZONA 91, WASHINGTON 75: Caleb Love scored 28 points to eclipse 2,000 for his career and the Wildcats (21-6, 12-4 Pac-12) bounced back from their first home loss of the season with a win over the Huskies (15-13, 7-10).

WAKE FOREST 83, (8) DUKE 79: Hunter Sallis scored 29 points to help the Demon Deacons (18-9, 10-6 ACC) edge the Blue Devils (21-6, 12-4) in Winston-Sale, North Carolina, to boost their NCAA Tournament chances, a day that ended with Blue Devils star Kyle Filipowski being shaken up in a collision as Demon Deacons fans stormed the court to celebrate.


NORTHEASTERN 4, MAINE 0: The Huskies (15-14-2, 8-13 Hockey East) scored three times in the second period to beat the Black Bears (19-9-2, 11-8-1) in Orono, sending Maine to its fourth loss in five games.

Alex Campbell scored twice for Northeastern. Justin Hryckowski and Brett Edwards added a goal apiece.


Cameron Whitehead stopped 39 shots to earn the shutout, while Albin Boija stopped 18 shots for Maine.


SOUTHERN MAINE 2, NORWICH 1: Madison Chagnon scored 3:36 into overtime to give the fifth-seeded Huskies (15-10-2) an upset win over the top-seeded Cadets (19-6-2) in a New England Hockey Conference semifinal in Northfield, Vermont.

Saige MacLeod also scored and Haley McKim made 33 saves for USM, which will play Elmira in the championship game next Saturday.

COLBY 3, WESLEYAN 2: Megan Martodam and Breanna Studley scored goals just over two minutes apart in the second period to lift the third-seeded Mules (17-7-1) over the No. 6 Cardinals (12-10-3) in a NESCAC quarterfinal in Waterville.

Meg Rittenhouse opened the scoring in the first period for Colby, which advances to play No. 2 Middlebury on Friday.


MAINE 16, FORDHAM 2: Jake Marquez, Jeremiah Jenkins and Nick White each homered as the Black Bears (1-4) earned their first win of the season, beating the Rams (1-4) in DeLand, Florida.

Jason Kreiger earned the win, allowing two runs on four hits, while striking out six and walking two in five innings.

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