GORHAM — Jose Nouchanthavong got fouled on a drive to the basket and completed a three-point play with 12 seconds left to lift the University of Southern Maine men’s basketball team to a 77-76 win over Eastern Connecticut Saturday.

Atencio Martin scored 22 points, shooting 7 of 15 from the field. Nouchanthavong added 16 for the Huskies, which led by as many as 13 midway through the second half.

Brown and Trachone Preston each scored 18 points to lead Eastern Connecticut (12-6, 6-1 Little East Conference).

Zach Leale added 15 points for the Huskies (10-7, 4-3).

WESLEYAN 82, BATES 67: B.J. Davis scored 22 points to lead the Cardinals (15-4, 3-3) to a NESCAC win over the Bobcats (9-9, 3-3) at Middletown, Connecticut.

Mike Boornazian led the Bobcats with 19 points. Malcolm Delpeche chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds.

TRINITY 85, BOWDOIN 66: Shay Ajayi scored 19 points to lead the Bantams (14-4, 5-0 NESCAC) past the Polar Bears (8-7, 1-4 NESCAC) in Brunswick.

Lucas Hausman scored 14 points to lead Bowdoin, while Neil Fuller had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Jack Simons scored 11 points.

UM-PRESQUE ISLE 72, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 64: Maurice Harris scored 19 points and Chase Vicaire added 16 to lead the Owls (9-9) as they erased a 12-point halftime deficit to rally past the Seawolves (10-13) at South Portland.

Derek Healy chipped in 14 points for the Owls, including 12 points in the second half.

Matt Talbot had 18 points and 11 rebounds for SMCC, while Jordan DeRosby added 13 and Grayson Waterman 12.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 66, WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 64: Matt Lettick made 1 of 2 foul shots to break a 64-64 tie with 49 seconds left as the Nor’easters (10-7, 5-5) edged the Golden Bears (6-10, 4-6) in a Commonwealth Coast game at Biddeford.

UNE trailed 35-21 at halftime but was able to rally behind 18 points from Devin Thompson, who made a 3-pointer with 2:57 that gave the Nor’easters their first lead of the game.

Drew Coveney added 15 points and five assists for the Nor’easters, and Jean-Luc Parker scored 12 points.

JOHNSON & WALES 82, ST. JOSEPH’S 61: The Wildcats (16-1, 10-0 GNAC) scored 23 points off 17 turnovers while committing just three turnovers of their own to beat the Monks (6-11, 3-7) at Standish.

Quinn Richardson-Newton finished with 27 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Monks, and Marc Corey chipped in 13 points.

COLBY 66, AMHERST 64: John Gallego made a pair of foul shots with 33 seconds left that gave the Mules (12-5, 1-4 NESCAC) a three-point lead in a win over the Lord Jeffs (14-3, 4-1) at Waterville.

Ryan Jann scored his 1,000th career point for Colby, becoming the 37th player in school history to reach that mark.

Chris Hudnet scored a game-high 17 points for the Mules. Jann and Gallego finished with 13 points apiece.

Women’s basketball

ST. JOSEPH’S 62, JOHNSON & WALES 54: Kelsi McNamara scored six points in overtime as the Monks (14-3, 4-0) scored the final seven points to pull away from the Wildcats (15-2, 5-1) in a Great Northeast Athletic game at Providence.

Morgan Cahill scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Monks. McNamara finished with 14 points and six assists.

AMHERST 62, COLBY 37: Jaimie Renner scored 15 points and the Lord Jeffs (18-0, 5-0) held the Mules (10-7, 3-2) to just 13 second-half points in a NESCAC win at Amherst, Massachusetts.

Carylanne Wolfington scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Mules, who trailed 28-24 at halftime.

EASTERN CONNECTICUT 53, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE 45: Jill Ritrosky scored 16 points and Jordyn Nappi scored 13, all in the fourth quarter, to lead the Warriors (13-4, 6-1 LEC) over the Huskies (10-7, 5-2) in Gorham.

Ella Ramonas scored 11 points off the bench for the Huskies, while Megan Pelletier added nine.

BOWDOIN 71, TRINITY 36: Shannon Brady had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the Polar Bears (13-5, 3-2 NESCAC) over the Bantams (9-6, 0-5 NESCAC) in Hartford, Connecticut.

Marle Curle added 11 points, seven rebounds and five steals for the Polar Bears.

BATES 59, WESELYAN 53: Nina Davenport scored 19 points to lead the Bobcats (6-11, 2-4 NESCAC) over the Cardinals (7-10, 1-5 NESCAC) at the Alumni Gymnasium in Lewiston.

Bernadette Connors added 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Bates.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 68, WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 66: The Nor’easters (13-3, 10-0 CCC) outscored the Golden Bears (9-8, 6-4) 10-8 in overtime to win in Biddeford.

Alicia Brown had 20 points for UNE, while Olivia Shaw had 15, Meghan Gribbin 13 and Alanna Vose 12.

Dorothy O’Neill had 18 points for Western New England.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 89, UM-PRESQUE ISLE 51: Alicia Hoyt scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Seawolves (17-5) in a win over the Owls (3-16) at South Portland.

Vanese Barnes and Maria Veino added 13 points apiece for the Seawolves. Sydney Churchill scored 18 points for the Owls.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

MIDDLEBURY 4, BOWDOIN 2: Jessica Young scored twice in the third period to lift the Panthers (9-3-3, 5-0-3 NESCAC) to a win over the Polar Bears (6-8-1, 3-5) in Middlebury, Vermont.

Shanna Hickman and Maddie Winslow gave Middlebury a 2-1 lead after two periods. Miranda Bell scored in the second period and Jessica Bowen in the third for Bowdoin.

AMHERST 3, COLBY 1: Brenna Sullivan and Eileen Harris scored in the final five minutes as the Lord Jeffs (11-1-3, 7-1-3 NESCAC) pulled away from the Mules (5-9-3, 3-6-1) in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Alex Toupal scored a short-handed goal for Amherst five minutes into the game. Bella Papapetros answered for the Mules less than two minutes later.

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5, MAINE 1: Jonna Curtis had a goal and two assists, and Amy Boucher a goal and an assist to lead the Wildcats (9-16-1, 6-10 Hockey East) by the Black Bears (7-17-2, 3-13-1) in Orono.

Cassandra Vilgrain, Margo Lund and Amy Schlagel also scored for UNH. Audra Richards scored for Maine.

Meghan Treacy made 48 saves for Maine.

Men’s hockey

WILLIAMS 3, COLBY 1: Dan Doherty scored a pair of first-period goals for the Ephs (11-4-1, 7-2-1 NESCAC) and they held on to beat the Mules (5-8-4, 3-7-2) at Waterville.

Jack Burton scored for Colby. Emerson Verrier made 27 saves for the Mules.

BOWDOIN 2, MIDDLEBURY 1: Cody Todesco scored the game-winner with 1:24 left to lift the Polar Bears (7-7-3, 4-5-3 NESCAC) to a victory over the Panthers (5-7-4, 4-2-4) at Brunswick.

Matt Sullivan gave Bowdoin the lead 10:15 into the game. Peter Cronin had 39 saves for the Polar Bears.


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