FARMINGTON — Kelly Pomerleau sank a pair of free throws with a second to play to help the University of Maine at Farmington women’s basketball team hold off Colby-Sawyer 67-63 in a North Atlantic Conference game Saturday in Dearborn Gymnasium.

In the final 30 seconds, Colby-Sawyer (10-6, 7-3 NAC) used full court pressure to get a pair of breakaway layups to cut UMF’s lead to 65-63.

Pomerleau had 13 points for Beavers (9-6, 7-2), while Meghan Smith led UMF with 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Kennadi Grover added 10 points for the Beavers off the bench.

Amanda Calvo led the Chargers with 18 points, while Lei Iannone added 12 points.

Neither team led by more than eight points. The Beavers opened the fourth quarter with a 14-7 run to build some breathing room.

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 77, THOMAS 43: Marjari Lillard scored 16 points to lead the Pilgrims to the NAC win in Waterville.

Utshana Durham added 14 points for NEC (11-6, 5-5 NAC), which outscored Thomas (2-15, 1-9) 24-7 in the third quarter to pull away.

Katie McAllister led the Terriers with 15 points. Tess McClenahan added 12 points for Thomas, which shot just 28.3 percent from the field.

UMA 85, HAMPSHIRE 24: The Moose had three different players record double-doubles in a rout of Hampshire.

Caitlin LaFountain recorded 24 points and 10 rebounds for UMA (14-4, 8-0 Yankee Small College Conference), Morgan Card notched 14 points and 11 rebounds and Jamie Plummer, of Richmond, poured in 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Cori Cannavino had six points off the bench for Hampshire (3-7, 2-6 YSCC).

AMHERST 62, COLBY 37: Amherst forced Colby turnovers on the way to the New England Small College Athletic Conference win in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Jamie Renner led the undefeated Lord Jeffs (18-0, 5-0 NESCAC) with 15 points. Ali Doswell added 14 points for Amherst.

Hall-Dale grad Carylanne Wolfington led Colby (10-7, 3-2) with 13 points.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, MAINE 1: Jonna Curtis had a goal and two assists as the Wildcats rolled in Orono.

Cassandra Vilgrain, Margo Lund, Amy Boucher and Amy Schlagel also scored for UNH (9-16-1, 6-10-0 Women’s Hockey East).

Audra Richards scored the lone goal for Maine (7-17-2, 3-13-1 WHE) off assists from Jillian Langtry and Victoria Hummel.

AMHERST 3, COLBY 1: Amherst scored a pair of goals in the third period to take the NESCAC win in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Brenna Sullivan’s goal at 15:04 gave the Lord Jeffs (11-1-3, 7-1-2) the lead. Eileen Harris added an empty net goal in the final minute to seal the win for Amherst.

Amherst took a 1-0 lead in the first period on an Alex Toupal goal. A few minutes later, Colby (5-9-3, 3-6-1) tied the game on a goal by Bella Papapetros.

Sabrina Dobbins made 24 saves for Amherst. Angelica Crites had 19 saves for Colby.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

COLBY 66, AMHERST 64: Amherst’s Connor Green missed a 3-pointer with two seconds to play, and the Mules hung on to upset the No. 8-ranked Lord Jeffs in New England Small College Athletic Conference play in Waterville.

Chris Hudnut’s jumper have Colby (12-5, 1-4 NESCAC) a 63-60 lead with 1:27 to play. A pair of Reid Berman foul shots pulled Amherst (14-3, 4-1) to within a point, but John Gallego sank a pair of free throws to push the Mules lead back to three points with 33 seconds left.

Green’s jumper cut Colby’s lead to one with 16 seconds left, but Gallego made a foul shot with 14 seconds left. Hudnut led Colby with 17 points. Gallego and Ryan Jann each scored 13 for the Mules. Jann scored his 1,000th career point in the win.

Green led Amherst with 13 points.

THOMAS 102, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 84: The Terriers made 15 3-pointers and shot 55.9 percent from the field to take the NAC win in Waterville.

Skowhegan’s Levi Barnes led five Terriers in double figures with 23 points. Mike Akanji made six 3-pointers for Thomas (9-8, 5-5 NAC) and scored 18 points.

Dezron Wilson led NEC (5-12, 2-8) with 34 points.

COLBY-SAWYER 88, UMF 58: The Chargers made 16 3-pointers to runaway with the NAC win in Farmington.

Wol Majong led Colby-Sawyer (11-5, 7-3 NAC) with 20 points. Peter Donato had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Chargers.

Mt. Blue grad Nick Hilton led UMF (2-13, 2-7) with 12 points.

MEN’S HOCKEY

WILLIAMS 3, COLBY 1: Dan Doherty scored a pair of first period goals to lead the Ephs to the New England Small College Athletic Conference win at Alfond Rink in Waterville.

Zander Masucci’s goal early in the second period gave Williams (11-4-1, 7-2-1 NESCAC) a 3-0 lead. Jack Burton scored for Colby (5-8-4, 3-7-2) in the third period.

Noah Klag made 32 saves for the win. Emerson Verrier made 27 stops for the Mules.


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