FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball team reached the 20-win mark, beat Thomas College 82-64 in a North Atlantic Conference game Saturday at Dearborn Gymnasium.

The Beavers are 20-5 overall and 15-3 in conference play. This is just the fourth 20-win season in school history and is one shy of the school record. UMF is the top seed in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference tournament and will host No. 8 New England College on Tuesday.

Thomas finishes the regular season 13-11, 9-9 in the conference and will travel to Colby-Sawyer for a quarterfinal game.

Maranacook Community school graduate Ben Johnson and Garrett Clemmer each had 20 points for UMF. Johnson also grabbed 16 rebounds. Andrew Dickey chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Yusuf Iman had nine points and four assists.

Franklin Salvador had 16 points, while Jarrad DeVaughn and Skowhegan graduate Levi Barnes each had 14 for Thomas.

No. 1 Amherst 83, No. 8 Colby 53 : The Lord Jeffs, ranked second in the country, pulled away from the Mules to earn a victory in a New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal in Amherst, Mass.

Aaron Toomey led Amherst (23-2) with 28 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Allen Williamson added 12 points, three assists and three steals.

Chris Hudnut scored 21 points for Colby, which ends the season 7-17.

Maine 64, Binghamton 60: Zarko Valjarevic scored a career-high 25 points as the Black Bears won in Vestal, N.Y.

Alasair Fraser added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Maine (11-15, 6-5 in America East play).

Women’s basketball

UMF 82, Thomas 44: Lindsay Ranquist scored a career-high 19 points to lift the Beavers to the North Atlantic Conference win Farmington. Mt. Abram garduate Kenni Norton added 18 poitns for UMaine-Farmington (11-13, 11-7 in NAC play) while Messalonskee grad Holly Oliver scored 11. Jasmine Bishop and Messalonskee graduate Megan Pelletier each scored 10 points for Thomas (4-17, 5-13).

Maine 74, Binghamton 68: Liz Wood tied her career-high with 22 points and had a career-high 13 rebounds to lead four Black Bears in double-figure scoring. Maine improves to 3-22 overall and 2-10 in America East play while Binghamton falls to 4-22 and 3-10 in league play.

Men’s hockey

Boston University 5, Maine 4: The Black Bears scored three times in the third period to tie the game but lost to the Terriers in overtime in Orono.

Joey Diamond, Devin Shore and Steven Swavely all scored in the third for Maine (8-16-6, 4-11-6 in Hockey East). Swavely scored with 39 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

Matt Nieto scored in overtime to give BU (14-12-2, 11-7-2 in Hockey East) the win.

Men’s track and field

New England DIII Indoor Track and Field Championship: Colby College sprinter Dom Kone won the 60-meter dash, breaking his own meet and facility record, at Bates College in Lewiston.

Kone won the race in 6.82 seconds, after running a 6.84 in the preliminary race. He set the meet record last year with a 6.85. The facility record was 7.0.

The Mules fininshed 11th among 22 teams. Also for Colby, Ethan Druskat was seventh in the 60 in 7.12. Matt White was fourth in the 600 with a time of 1:21.54 and helped the 3,200 relay team finish fourth with a time of 8:00.25. Kevin Clarke, Chris Greenlee and Dylan Nisky also ran on that team.

Women’s track and field

New England DIII Indoor Track and Field Championship: The Colby College team of Emily Doyle, Alanna McDonough, Emily Tolman, and Brittney Bell won the 1,600-meter relay Saturday at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham.

The Mules finished seventh out of 25 teams with 39 points.

The relay team hada time of 3:58.15. USM was second at 3:58.92 and Springfield third at 3:59.93.

Catherine McClure placed third in the 5,000 meters, while Doyle placed third in the 400 dash in 59.15. Tolman finished fourth in the 600 meters at 1:38.12.

Men’s hockey

Colby 6, Tufts 2: Senior co-captains Cory McGrath and Scott Harff lifted the Mules into the NESCAC tournament with a victory over the Jumbos in Waterville.

McGrath and Harff had a goal and an assist each for Colby, which improved to 7-14-3, 5-11-2 in the conference and earned the seventh seed in the NESCAC playoffs. Colby will play in Williams in the quarterfinals Saturday. Robert McCormick, Matt Gelnaw, Nils Martin and Brendan Cosgrove each added a goal for the Mules. Sam Parker and Matt Delaney combined for 24 saves for Colby.

Kyle Gallegos and Blake Edwards each scored for Tufts (7-5-2, 2-14-2 in the conference).

Women’s hockey

Northeastern 5, Maine 2: The Huskies scored three straight goals after the Black Bears took a 2-1 lead and earned the Hockey East victory in Orono.

Brittany Esposito and Kendall Coyne scored twice for Northeastern (17-10-1, 9-7-1 in the conference). Katie MacSorely added a goal.

Kayla Kaluzny and Brittany Doughty each scored for Maine (5-21-3, 2-14-2 in the conference).

Men’s Alpine skiing

Middlebury Carnival: Colby College skier Marc Massie placed seventh in the giant slalom to help the Mules finish fourth at the Middlebury Carnival on Saturday in Middlebury, VT.

The Colby women’s team placed seventh, thanks to a 17th place finish from Paige Whistler.

Also Saturday: Lawrence High School graduate Kelli Murray had 16 points, eight assists, four rebounds and three steals as the Husson women’s basketball team lost to Lyndon State 74-70 in Lyndonville, Vt. . . . Richmond High School graduate Marc Zaharchuk scored 14 points as the Husson University men’s basketball team beat Lyndon State 81-76 in Lyndonville, Vt. . . . Maranacook graduate Ryan Martin scored a team-high 16 points for Keene State as the Owls lost to Rhode Island College….Belgrade native Teraysa White made 18 saves for the St. Scholastica (Minn.) women’s hockey team in a 4-2 win over Marian University.


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