BOSTON — The Colby College women’s basketball team used a strong second-half shooting performance to beat Emmanuel College 56-53 Saturday afternoon in a non-conference game at the Jean Yawkey Center.

Colby (6-1) led by nine points with 2 minutes, 40 seconds to play before Emmanuel (5-3) rallied.

Aarika Ritchie scored 11 points for Colby, while Jacky McLaughlin had 10. Cony High School graduate Rachael Mack had nine points and nine rebounds for the Mules.

Jil Vaughn added 10 rebounds and eight points for Colby.

Colby-Sawyer 74, UM-Farmington 51: The Chargers shot 47.5 percent from the floor to earn the North Atlantic Conference win in New London, N.H.

Taylor DeSanty had 23 points for Colby-Sawyer (8-2, 4-0). Cailin Bullett added 19 points and nine assists.

Lindsay Ranquist had 13 points and seven rebounds, while Kenni Norton of Strong had 12 points for UMF (2-7, 1-3).

New England College 81, Thomas 78: Karin Bird scored 36 points, but the Terriers lost in Henniker, N.H.

Stephanie Parker had 16 points for NEC (10-0, 4-0 in the NAC). Rachel Williams added 14 and Kayla Lawlor had 10.

Thomas falls to 1-8, 1-3 in the conference.

Colby-Sawyer 87, Thomas 55: Karin Bird scored 25 points in the Terriers’ loss in New London on Friday.

Men’s basketball

UM-Farmington 77, Colby-Sawyer 74, OT: The Beavers rallied from 17 points down with 13 minutes left in regulation to win in New Loudon, N.H.

Freshman Joe McCloskey scored a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds for UMF (4-4, 4-0 North Atlantic Conference). Pet Sumner added 16 points, while Kevin Leary of Manchester had 13 points.

Maranacook graduate Will Bardaglio had 16 points for the Chargers (5-5, 3-1).

Thomas 75, New England College 67: Jarrad DeVaughn scored a game-high 21 points as the Terriers earned the NAC win in Henniker, N.H.

Franklin Salvador added 17 points for Thomas (5-4, 2-2) while Stanley Greene Jr. chipped in with 16.

Women’s hockey

Maine 2, Union 2: Brittney Huneke and Jennifer More each had a goal as the Black Bears earned a tie in Schenectady, N.Y.

Kylie Smith made 33 saves for the Black Bears.

Colby 2, USM 0: Goalie Brianne Wheeler and the Mules defense shut out the Huskies for the second time this season. Marissa Simmons and Meredith Reynolds scored for Colby (3-4-1). Wheeler made 34 saves. Liz Bergstrom stopped 31 shots for USM (3-4-1).

Men’s hockey

Tufts 3, Colby 1: Jumbos goalie Scott Barchard had 43 saves in a NESCAC win over the Mules in Waterville.

Evan Story and Tyler Voigt each had a goal and an assist for Tufts (4-5). Garrett Sider also scored.

Tom McGinn scored for Colby (2-6).

Also Saturday: Richmond High School graduate Marc Zaharchuk had 27 points and 14 rebounds as the Husson men’s basketball team lost to Green Mountain College 95-91 in Poultney, Vt. … MCI graduate Cinjin Goewey pinned Chris McLaughlin-Singer in USM’s 32-14 win over Bridgewater State. … Mt. Blue graduate Ben Russell scored five points as the Maine Maritime Academy men’s basketball team lost to Castleton State 85-52 . . . Winthrop graduate Sam Leclerc scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Bentley to a double overtime win against Stonehill . . . Maranacook grad Ryan Martin had 11 points and four assists to help Keene State down UMass Boston. … Madison graduate Margo Russell had nine points and seven assists, while Nokomis graduate Kelley Paradis had eight points, seven rebounds and three steals as the University of New England women’s basketball team beat St. Joe’s 55-38 in Standish. … Winslow High School graduate Courtney Carnes had a goal as the Buffalo State women’s hockey team beat Plymouth State 3-0 in Plymouth, N.H. … Monmouth Academy graduate Kevin Desmond won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:03.1, while Cony High School graduate Briar Beede finished third in the 5,00 as the University of Southern Maine men’s indoor track team opened its season at home.


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