MEDFORD, Mass. — Carylanne Wolfington finished with 14 points in her final game at Colby College after top-seeded Tufts University used a big second quarter on the way to a 62-42 win over the Mules in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s basketball semifinal game Saturday.

The Mules close out the season at 15-11, while Tufts (23-2) plays in the NESCAC title game Sunday at noon against either Amherst College or Bowdoin College.

Wolfington was 9-for-11 from the foul line to tie for game-high scoring honors. She finished her Colby career with 1,143 points, 485 rebounds, 183 made 3-point shots, 135 assists, and 96 steals. Wolfington finished ninth on Colby’s career scoring list.

Haley Driscoll added 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting, while Mia Diplock added six points, five assists, and three steals. Diplock had 837 career points, 277 rebounds, 248 assists, 148 steals, and 103 3-point shots.

Melissa Baptista paced Tufts with 14 points and a pair of blocks.

MAINE 69, BINGHAMTON 37: Bella Swan had her first career double-double and led a suffocating defensive effort as the Black Bears routed the Bearcats at the Cross Insurance Center.

The victory clinched at least a tie of the America East Conference championship for a second consecutive year for the Black Bears. Albany would join them as co-champs with a victory Sunday.

Swan scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds, but also helped hound Bearcats star guard Imani Watkins into a poor shooting day. Watkins, coming off a career-high 30-point outing, had only six Saturday.

Sigi Koizar had 19 points to lead Maine. Mikaela Gustafsson added 10 points. The Black Bears won a 19th consecutive home game while eight seniors played what may be their final game at the CIC.

Maine next plays in the quarterfinals of the America East Conference tournament Saturday in Binghamton.


BINGHAMTON 78, MAINE 66: The Bearcats used a 14-4 run in the middle of the second half to pull out to a game-high 19 point lead as they handled the Black Bears in the regular season finale at Binghamton, New York.

Binghamton (8-21, 5-11 America East) held a 34-29 halftime lead.

Issac Vann had a game high 26 points and grabbed eight boards for Maine (8-21, 4-12), while Aaron Calixte added 14 points.

Willie Rodgriguez led the way for the Bearcats with 24 points, Marion Beck II had 14 points, and Bobby Ahearn tossed in 10.


NORDIC: Colby’s Zane Fields had success in his first Eastern Nordic Skiing Championships by taking seventh place in the 10-kilometer men’s freestyle race at Rikert Touring Center.

Silas Eastman was 12th for the Colby men, while Olivia Amber took 10th and Amy Bianco finished 12th for the women.

Fields and Eastman helped the Colby men place fifth with 79 points.

The Colby women took sixth place with 71 points.

ALPINE: All-Americans Sierra Leavitt and Mardi Haskell both had podium finishes to lead the Colby women’s team to a second-place finish in the giant slalom at the Eastern Championships at Middlebury Snow Bowl.

Leavitt finished second while Haskell was third to help the Mules finish with 107 points, just two points behind winner University of Vermont.

For the men, the Mules camde in 12th place.


NEW HAMPTON 49, KENTS HILL 43: Manchester’s Luke Arsenault scored 15 points but it wasn’t enough for Kents Hill to overcome New Hampton School of New Hampton, NH in a 49-43 lost in the MAISAD tournament championship.

Patrick Robertson added 10 points and Trevor Guity nine points for the Huskies (11-10).

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