WATERVILLE — Mt. Abram graduate Kenni Norton scored 22 points to lead the University of Maine at Farmington past Thomas College 78-74 in North Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action Saturday.

Rachel Clement added 15 points for the Beavers, who improve to 4-8 overall and 3-4 in the conference.

Thomas (2-11, 2-6) was led by Karin Bird with a game-high 26 points. Elizabeth Goodall and Lindsay Fry each chipped in with 11 points.

Tufts 59, Colby 50: Hayley Kanner and Kate Barnosky each scored 14 points to lead the Jumbos in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game in Medford, Mass.

Tufts (12-3, 3-1) had just four turnovers and held Colby’s leading scorer Rachael Mack to just five points and five rebounds.

Diana Manduca scored a game-high 17 points and Jil Vaughan added 11 points and eight rebounds to lead Colby (10-2, 2-1), which had its five-game winning streak snapped.

UM-Fort Kent 75, UM-Augusta 56: Jenn Lola scored 25 points, including six 3-pointers, but the Moose fell in Bangor.

Katie Poirier added 15 points for UMA (9-6).

Arcilla Jeffers scored 18 points to lead the Bengals (2-10).

Albany 60, Maine 48: Lindsey Lowrie scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Great Danes to the America East win in Orono.

Julie Forster added 16 points for Albany (11-7, 5-0).

Samantha Baranowski, Ashleigh Roberts and Kelsey Mattice each scored 10 points for the Black Bears (3-14, 0-4).

Men’s basketball

UM-Fort Kent 94, UM-Augusta 56: Jorge Matesanz had 18 points as the Bengals won in Bangor.

Manny Odugbela added 15 points and Yoshives Belizaire added 14 for UMFK (11-6).

Leonel Familia had 19 points for UMA (6-15).

Tufts 64, Colby 59: Scott Anderson scored 16 points and Ben Ferris added 14 points and eight rebounds as the Jumbos won the NESCAC game in Medford, Mass.

Ben Foreman scored a game-high 21 points for Colby (4-10, 0-3). Eric Beaulieu added 10 points for the Mules.

Tufts improves to 10-4, 3-1.

Women’s hockey

Connecticut College 4, Colby 1: Jen Morgan, Ariel DiPasquale, Katelyn Driscoll and Amelia Dineen each scored a goal to lead the Camels to the NESCAC win in Waterville.

Amy Leichliter made 25 saves for Connecticut (5-5-2, 3-4-1).

Natalie Fischer scored off assists from Maddy Borek and Sylvia Xistris for Colby (4-7-2, 1-5-1). Brianne Wheeler and Grace Dickinson combined to make 35 saves.

Maine 3, Boston University 2: Tori Pasquariello scored the game-winner to lead the Black Bears to the America East win in Boston.

Kayla Kaluzny and Missy Denk also scored for Maine (11-8-5, 5-6-1). Brittany Ott made 22 saves.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored for the Terriers (11-10-1, 6-5-0). Kerrin Sperry stopped 29 shots.

Men’s hockey

Maine 2, Merrimack 2: Brian Flynn and Joey Diamond each scored a goal but the Black Bears settled for a Hockey East tie in North Andover, Mass.

Jake Rutt earned his first collegiate point with an assist on Diamond’s goal. Dan Sullivan made 32 saves for Maine (10-8-3, 7-7-2).

Elliott Sheen and Jesse Todd had a goal apiece for Merrimack (12-4-5, 8-3-3). Joe Cannata stopped 39 shots.

Wesleyan 2, Colby 1: Nik Tasiopoulos scored 6:29 into the third period as the Cardinals won the NESCAC game in Middletown, Conn.

Mike Doherty gave Colby (3-11-0, 1-9-0) a 1-0 lead in the first period with assists from Nick Lanza and Patrick Bursee.

Tommy Hartnett scored at 17:18 of the second period to tie the game for Wesleyan (9-5-0, 4-4-0).

Jordan Nathan had 28 saves for Colby.

Also Saturday: Madison grad Margo Russell scored 11 points and Nokomis grad Kelley Paradis added six points and seven rebounds to lead the University of New England to a 65-35 win over Nichols College in women’s basketball action.. . . Winthrop graduate Sam Leclerc scored 14 points as the Bentley men’s basketball team beat The College of Saint Rose, 64-60.


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