Staff report

HARTFORD, Conn. — Patrick Stewart scored 18 points to lead Colby College to a key 74-63 victory over Trinity College in New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s basketball action Friday.

The Mules shot 61 percent to jump out to a 43-15 halftime. Stewart was 8 for 11 for the game and added six rebounds for Colby (5-9, 2-2). Danny Chase chipped in with 10 points and three assists.

Trinity (7-10, 1-3) was led by Jaquann Starks with 16 points.

Women’s hockey

Maine 0, Vermont 0: Brittany Ott had 26 saves as the Black Bears earned a tie in a Hockey East game in Orono.
Roxanne Douville had 29 saves for Vermont (6-12-2). Maine is now 3-17-1.

Colby 4, Williams 1: Brianne Wheeler had 40 saves, including 20 in the third period, and Megan Fortier had three assists to lead the Mules to the NESCAC victory in Waterville.

Meredith Reynolds, Katie Tang and Kathy Shei scored for the Mules (6-9-0, 2-7-0).

Cristina Bravi scored the lone goal for the Ephs (6-8-0, 3-4-0).

Men’s hockey

Maine 1, Merrimack 1: Kyle Beattie scored a power-play goal midway through the third period to help the Black Bears (5-14-4) knot the Warriors (8-9-5). Bill Norman had the assist.

Dan Kolomatis scored early in the second period to give Merrimack a 1-0 lead.

Maine has been held to two or fewer goals in 20 of their 23 games. The Black Bears also remain winless on the season at Alfond Arena (0-7-2). Shawn Bates and Brendan Ellis assisted on the goal, which came on the power play just 3 minutes, 16 seconds into the second period.

Middlebury 5, Colby 3: Chris Brown scored the game-winning goal 5:01 into the third period as the Panthers beat the Mules in Middlebury, Vt.

Colby took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Robert McCormick and Tyler Lingel. Middlebury (6-7-2, 5-2-2 NESCAC) scored three straight, but Michael Smigelski scored later in the second to tie it for the Mules (3-12-1, 1-9-1 NESCAC).

Skiing

Colby had several skiers shine at the annual St. Lawrence University Carnival at Mt. Van Hobenberg on Friday.

Alpine skier Brittney Ziebell finished 15th with times of 1 minute, 5.5 seconds and 1:03.13 for a two-run total of 2:08.18.

She helped the Mules finish eighth out of 12 teams.

The Colby men finished fifth, thanks to strong performances from Jim Ryan and Sam Glaisher in the giant slalom.

Ryan finished with a two-time total of 2:02.44 while Glashier checked in tith a 2:02.56. Both were good for top-20 finishes.

Also at the Carnival, Colby Nordic skier Jake Barton finished 13th in 49 minutes, 54.6 seconds over a 20-kilometer race.

Molly Susla finished 20th overall for Colby as well. Susla finished the 15-kilometer race in 44:25.9.