SOUTH PORTLAND — Arreonte Lee picked a good time to score her 1,000th career point Saturday in leading the University of Maine at Augusta women to a 75-67 upset over Southern Maine Community College in the Yankee Small College Conference semifinals. Lee, who needed 27 points to reach 1,000, scored a game-high 30 points. The Moose (15-9, 10-5) play top-seeded Central Maine Community College today at 1 p.m. at SMCC for the conference championship.
“I knew how focused our team was heading into this game and they were able to maintain that focus for the entire 40 minutes,” UMA coach Jennifer Laney said.
The game required all the focus the Moose could muster, as the lead changed hands 16 times. SMCC led 65-64 with 3:22 remaining in regulation but Lee and Richmond graduate Jamie Plummer kicked in consecutive buckets to give UMA a three point advantage with just under two minutes to play. The Moose finished by nailing six of their final nine free throws. Monmouth grad Jenn Lola scored 19 points for the Moose while Plummer added 17 poitns and eight rebounds. Maria Veino and Danielle McCusker scored 17 points each for SMCC (19-8, 12-3).
HUSSON 73, THOMAS 45: Elizabeth Goodall scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Terriers but it wasn’t enough to stop the Eagles in the North Atlantic Conference game in Waterville. Victoria McIntyre led Husson with 14 poitns while Skowhegan graduate Amanda Johnson chipped in with 10.
With the loss, Thomas ends the regular season with a 4-21 (4-14 NAC) record, while Husson’s regular season comes to a close with a 14-11 (16-5 NAC) record.
MAINE MARITIME 52, UMF 48: Skowhegan graduate Cheyenne Malloy scored 14 points to lead the Mariners to the NAC win in Farmington. Leah Jackson added 13 rebounds and six assists for Maine Maritime (16-9, 13-5) while Winslow grad Elizabeth Ferry led UMaine-Farmington (9-16, 8-10) with 11 points.
STONY BROOK 73, UMAINE 65: Sabre Proctor scored a game-high 26 points and Brittany Snow added 12 as Stony Brook pulled out the America East victory.
Jessica Ogunnorin had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Stony Brook (20-7, 10-3 in America East). Ashleigh Roberts had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead Maine (14-13, 8-6). Liz Wood grabbed 13 rebounds for the Black Bears as well.
HUSSON 104, THOMAS 70: Trevon Butler scored 22 points and Phil Leighton added as the Eagles cruised to the NAC victory in Waterville.
Donte Cottonham chipped in with 10 points for Husson (23-2, 17-1 in NAC). Levi Barnes scored a team-high 16 points and Marquis Pollard added 10 to pace the Terriers (11-14, 11-7).
UMF 63, MMA 50: Former Maraancook center Ben Johnson scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Beavers to the NAC victory at Dearborn Gym in Farmington.
Andrew Dickey led all scorers with 21 points for UMF (11-14, 9-9 in NAC). Jason Hatch scored 17 points for MMA (2-23, 1-17).
AMHERST 82, COLBY 72: Connor Green scored 23 points to lead the Lord Jeffs (22-3) to the NESCAC win in Amherst, Mass. Luke Westerman and Shane Rogers scored 15 points each to lead Colby (14-11) while Connor O’Neil added 11 points, Chris Hudnut 13 rebounds and Patrick Stewart 10 rebounds.
CLEMSON 13, MAINE 3: The Tigers rallied in the late innings to defeat the Black Bears in Clemson, S.C. Tyler Slaton collected four of Clemson’s 18 hits while Troy Black had three hits for Maine, Sam Balzano two and Kyle Silva drove in three runs. Maine is 1-4, Clemson is 4-1.
COLBY 2, HAMILTON 1: Annie Papadellis scored the game-winning goal in the third period to lift the Mules to the NESCAC win in Waterville. Katie McLaughlin added a goal for Colby while goaltender Brianne Wheeler made 31 saves. Tori Bergen made 24 stops for Hamilton.
The Mules, who finish the regular season at 9-13-2 overall and 5-10-1 in the NESCAC, secured the seventh seed in the NESCAC playoffs and will play at second-seeded Amherst College next Saturday.
MAINE 5, UCONN 2: Audra Richards scored three goals to lead the Black Bears to the win in Storrs, Conn. Meghann Tracy made 25 saves in goal for Maine (7-19-5).
CONN. COLLEGE 4, COLBY 1: JC Cangelosi scored a hat trick and Michael Petchonka made 36 saves to lead the Camels (9-13-2, 8-9-1) to the NESCAC win in New London, Conn. Sam Parker made 22 saves for Colby (11-10-3, 8-9-1).
Amy Bianco made it 2-for-2 in top-10 finishes at the Eastern Championships and teammate Olivia Amber finished in 16th for the Colby College women’s Nordic team in the 15-kilometer mass start Saturday at the Rikert Nordic Center in Midelbury, Vt. John Dixon took 18th place for the Colby men in the 20-kilometer mass start.
Bianco finished fifth in 5K racing on Friday and was 10th Saturday in 40 minutes, 57.1 seconds. Amber finished up in 41:32.2, Sarah Brockett took 24th with a 42:19.0, and Emma Donohoe was 30th in 42:55.3.The Colby women placed fourth in the event with a score of 80 to edge Middlebury (78) and also beat Williams (72), Bowdoin (63), and Bates (54) in the 12-team race.
The Colby men took seventh place with 61 points behind a 45:58.4 from Dixon. Silas Eastman placed 25th for the Mules in 46:54.7.
The Colby College women’s alpine team, behind a sixth-place finish from Jeanne Barthold in the giant slalom, finished in second place for the second straight day at the Eastern Championships on Saturday at Middlebury Snow Bowl in Middelbury, Vt.
Meanwhile, the Colby men had one of their best finishes of the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) season by taking fourth place and placing three skiers in the top 13.
In combined teams results with the Nordic skiers, Colby finished fourth overall out of 15 schools with a score of 641.
Mardi Haskell was the next Colby skier behind Barthold while Paige Whistler was 17th and Brittney Ziebell was 24th. Micahle Boardman finished 10th for the Colby men followed by Matt McKenna and Craig Marshall.