STAFF REPORTS

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — The Thomas College women’s basketball team went on a late run to force overtime and beat Lyndon State 75-72 in a North Atlantic Conference game Saturday.

Thomas (5-17, 5-11 NAC) trailed by 13 points with 4 minutes, 23 seconds to play. The Terriers tied the game at 67 on a pair of free throws by Elizabeth Goodall with 18 seconds left. Thomas took the lead for good on a Lindsay Fry 3-pointer 13 seconds into overtime.

Karin Bird had 25 points, 10 rebounds and assists for Thomas. Jasmine Bishop and Fry added 13 points each.

Lyndon State fell to 8-14 overall and 6-9 in the NAC.

Colby 66, Wesleyan 48: Seniors Rachael Mack, Jil Vaughan, Aarika Ritchie and Kelly Potvin combined for 48 points, 27 rebounds and 10 assists as the Mules beat the Cardinals in Waterville.

Mack, a Cony High School graduate, scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Ritchie had 13 points and six assists for Colby (18-5, 7-3 New England Small College Athletic Conference). Vaughan added 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Potvin came off the bench to score seven points and grab six rebounds.

Eileen Gaffney had 15 points and eight rebounds for Wesleyan (13-8, 5-5).

Albany 68, Maine 55: Corinne Wellington scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Black Bears loss to the Great Danes in Albany, N.Y.

Samantha Baranowski added 13 points and nine rebounds for Maine (6-19, 3-9 America East). Albany improved to 17-9, 11-2.

UM-Augusta 53, Vermont Tech 40: Katie Poirier had 24 points and eight rebounds as the Moose cruised to a win.

Jenn Lola added 17 points, including five 3-pointers, as well as seven rebounds, five assists and seven steals for UMA (14-8). Ashley Peaslee chipped in with four points, six rebounds and seven assists.

Kelly Vellek had 19 points for Vermont Tech (3-9).

UM-Farmington 64, Johnson State 44: Paige Saunders finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Beavers beat the Badgers in a North Atlantic Conference game in Johnson, Vt.

Mt. Abram graduate Kenni Norton added 14 points, five assists and five steals for UMF (9-13, 8-8 NAC).

Johnson State fell to 4-18, 2-13.

Men’s basketball

Wesleyan 76, Colby 70: Ben Foreman scored a career-high 34 points but the Mules lost to the Cardinal in a NESCAC game in Waterville.

Shasha Brown had 16 points and six assists, while Mike Callaghan had 15 point and eight rebounds for Wesleyan (19-5, 7-3 NESCAC).

Foreman hit eight 3-pointers for Colby (6-17, 1-9). Eric Beaulieu added 14 points and six rebounds.

Albany 76, Maine 68: Gerardo Suero scored 28 points as the Great Danes beat the Black Bears in an America East game in Orono.

Luke Devlin added 13 points and Mike Black had 11 for Albany (15-12, 7-6 AE).

Alasdair Fraser had 21 points and Gerald McLemore had 19 for Maine (11-12, 5-7).

Thomas 89, Lyndon State 73: The Terriers rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to win in Lyndon Center, Vt.

Franklin Salvador had 20 points and five assists for the Terriers (12-10, 9-7). Martin Cleveland added 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Stanley Greene added 15 points and four assists.

Ben Sackett had 15 points for Lyndon State (4-18, 4-11).

UM-Farmington 66, Johnson State 52: Maranacook graduate Ben Johnson had 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Beavers take the NAC win in Johnson, Vt.

Joe McCloskey came off the bench to score 10 points and grab 11 rebounds for UMF (15-8, 14-2 NAC). Andrew Dickey came off the bench to lead all scorers with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Beavers.

Andy Bousono led Johnson (5-17, 5-10) with 13 points.

Vermont Tech 89, UM-Augusta 54: Kevin Carr scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures as Vermont Tech rolled to the win in Randolph, Vt.

Alex Tyrell had 15 points for Vermont Tech, which led 43-19 at the half.

Darius Vanegas scored 15 points to lead UMA.

Women’s hockey

Northeastern 4, Maine 0: The Black Bears had a six-game winning streak snapped with a loss to the Huskies.

Dani Rylan, Casey Pickett, Kendall Coyne and Maggie DiMasi all scored goals for Northeastern (20-6-3, 13-3-2 Hockey East).

Brittany Ott had 26 saves for Maine (15-9-7, 9-7-2 Hockey East).

Colby 4, Wesleyan 3: Samantha Slotnick scored a pair of unassisted goals in the third period to spark Colby’s come from behind win.

Trailing 3-2, Slotnick tied the score at the 10:50 mark of the third period. Twenty seconds later, Slotnick scored again to give Colby (5-15-2) the lead.

Caroline Chessare and Meredith Reynolds also scored for the Mules. Jill Reynolds had a goal and an assist for Wesleyan (4-18-0).

Brianne Wheeler made 22 saves for Colby. Ashleigh Corvi had 32 saves for the Cardinals.

Men’s hockey

Colby 2, Wesleyan 2, OT: Wesleyan’s Tommy Hartnett scored with 15 seconds left in the third period to force overtime, and the Mules and Cardinals played to a tie in Waterville.

Adam Kaiser’s first period goal gave Wesleyan a 1-0 lead, before Tom McGinn tied it for the Mules later in the first period. Cory McGrath scored to give Colby (6-14-1, 3-12-1 NESCAC) a 2-1 lead at the 12:07 mark of the third.

Matt Delaney made 38 saves for Colby, while Glenn Stowell had 30 stops for Wesleyan (11-9-2, 6-8-2).

Softball

Florida Gulf Coast 8, Maine 1: The Eagles broke the game open with six runs in the top of the sixth inning on their way to a win in Tampa, Fla.

Kelsey Carpenter hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning for Florida Gulf Coast (2-1).

Dagmar Ralphs went 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI for Maine (0-3).

Florida 8, Maine 0: Lauren Haeger tossed five innings of shutout ball for Florida, allowing three hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts as the Gators beat the Black Bears in Tampa, Fla.

Cheyenne Coyle hit a two-run home run for Florida. EmJ Fogel, Hilary Kane and Jean Stevens each had a hit for Maine (0-4).

Skiing

Jake Barton finished 11th in the 20-kilometer classical mass start with at time of 59 minutes, 40.1 seconds at the Dartmouth College Carnival in Stowe, Vt.

For the Colby women, Olga Golovkina finished 19th with a time of 51:12.4 in the 15K classical.

Natalie Biedermann finished in seventh place in the slalom for the Colby College women’s alpine ski team and Brian Morgan had another solid day by placing 12th for the men on Saturday at the Dartmouth College Skiway.

Biedermann had times of 51.70 and 48.70 for a total of 1:40.40 to help the Mules place in a tie for seventh place.

Morgan had a 1:34.57 total on runs of 47.80 and 46.77. Jim Ryan was 17th for the fifth-place men’s team with a 1:34.92 finish over his two runs.

Indoor track and field

Frances Onyilagha broke the Colby College women’s indoor track and field record in the 200 dash and Berol Dewdney ran a personal-best time in the 5,000-meter run at the Valenine’s Classic at Boston University.

Onyilagha had a time of 25.65 to finish in 23rd place in the huge meet. The 200 dash had 168 competitors from all divisions from as far away as Florida. Club teams and unattached athletes also competed in the meet.

Dewdney’s goal before the meet was to break 18 minutes and she smashed that by finishing 25th with a time of 17:47.68. Dewdney could move into the top 20 nationally among Division III runners.

Also Saturday: Maranacook Community School graduate Will Bardaglio became the all-time leading 3-point shooter in Colby-Sawyer men’s basketball history as the Chargers beat Maine Maritime Academy 108-51 in New London, N.H. Bardaglio made six 3-pointers and now has 313 in his career, to pass Jim Durrell, who set the mark with 309 in 1994. Bardaglio finished with 18 points in 14 minutes. … Jillian Perron of Skowhegan had nine points in Maine Maritime Academy’s 65-62 loss to Colby-Sawyer in New London, N.H. … Winslow High School graduate Courtney Carnes had a goal in the Buffalo State women’s hockey team’s 3-1 loss to Cortland in Buffalo, N.Y. … Nokomis graduate Kelley Paradis finished with 11 points, seven rebounds, five steals and three assists as the University of New England women’s basketball team beat Nichols College 74-39 in Biddeford. … Winthrop High School graduate Sam Leclerc had 16 points as the Bentley men’s basketball team lost to New Hampshire University 76-66 in Manchester, N.H. … Maranacook Community School graduate Ryan Martin scored 28 points as the Keene State men’s basketball team lost 107-105 in overtime to Western Connecticut in Danbury, Conn.


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