GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine held on down the stretch Tuesday night to top Colby in men’s basketball, 92-87.

The Mules (10-10) went on a late 13-3 run, but the Huskies (3-17) prevailed to end a three-game losing streak.

Grayson Waterman scored 27 points to lead Southern Maine, and Christian McCue added 24 points.

Sam Jefferson scored 27 points for Colby, connecting on six 3-pointers.

ST. JOSEPH’S 76, MOUNT IDA 70: Darian Berry scored 21 points, hitting five 3-pointers, Ian Mileikis added 14 and the Monks (12-7, 7-3 GNAC) held off the Mustangs (9-11, 3-8) in Newton, Massachusetts.

Jack Casale added 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench for St. Joseph’s, which opened the second half on a 10-2 run to take a 51-33 lead.


Jae Johns chipped in with 11 points.

BATES 76, UM-FARMINGTON 67: The Bobcats (11-10) started the second half on a 29-12 run and defeated the Beavers (7-12) in Farmington.

Max Hummel scored 28 points to lead Bates, with 23 coming after halftime. Tom Coyne added 13 points off the bench.

Riley Robinson scored 21 points for Farmington.

UNE 105, EASTERN NAZARENE 96: The Nor’easters (9-11, 7-6 CCC) used a 34-17 run in the second half to pull away and defeat the Lions (7-13, 3-10) in Biddeford.

The UNE bench led the way, scoring 68 points. Drew Buniz scored 14 points, hitting four 3-pointers.


Josh Rice scored 20 points for Eastern Nazarene.

(17) OHIO STATE 71, INDIANA 56: Jae’Sean Tate scored 16 points and the host Buckeyes (19-5, 10-1 Big Ten) took control early in cruising past the Hoosiers (12-11, 5-6).

Kaleb Wesson added 14 points and Keita Bates-Diop had 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Buckeyes bounced back from last week’s buzzer-beater loss to Penn State that dropped them three places in the AP Top 25 poll.

(20) CLEMSON 82, (19) NORTH CAROLINA 78: Marcquise Reed had 20 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer as the host Tigers (18-4, 7-3 ACC) ended a 10-game losing streak to the Tar Heels (16-7, 5-5) .

(22) RHODE ISLAND 85, UMASS 83: Jeff Dowtin had 19 points and 10 assists, and the Rams (18-3, 10-0 Atlantic 10) escaped with a win over the host Minutemen (10-13, 3-7), who botched an intentional missed free throw in the final seconds.

The Rams led by three with 1.8 seconds left when UMass’ Luwane Pipkins went to the free-throw line. Pipkins made the first shot and missed the second on purpose, but he was called for a lane violation while grabbing the rebound.


Rhode Island has won 13 straight games.

Jared Terrell led the Rams with 21 points and fueled a 21-2 run in the first half.

GEORGIA 72, (23) FLORIDA 60: Yante Maten scored 20 points and the host Bulldogs (13-8, 4-5 SEC) recovered after blowing a halftime lead to beat the Gators (15-7, 6-3).

Georgia had lost three straight and 5 of 6.

The Gators recovered after trailing 37-32 at halftime to lead 48-43.



UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 63, EASTERN NAZARENE 50: Olivia Shaw scored 13 of her game-high 23 points in the third quarter to go along with 15 rebounds as the Nor’easters (14-5, 10-2) downed the Lions (10-10, 4-9) at Harold Alfond Forum in Biddeford.

Trailing by four at halftime, UNE outscored Eastern Nazarene 27-12 in the third quarter to take a 52-41 lead heading into the fourth.

Sam MacDondald added 13 for the Nor’easters. Ashley Coneys scored 10.

SOUTHERN MAINE 48, COLBY 44: Chantel Eels scored 14 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead the Huskies (11-9) over the Mules (8-11).

Colby missed a 3-pointer with 18 seconds remaining that would have tied the game, and Alexa Srolovitz made a free throw for Southern Maine on the next possession to clinch the game.

Haley Driscoll led Colby with 13 points.


ST. JOSEPH’S 58, LASELL 38: Kelsi McNamara scored 16 points with six assists to lead the Monks (18-1, 10-0 GNAC) over the Lasers (3-14, 1-9) in Auburndale, Massachusetts.

Hannah Marks added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists for St. Joseph’s, which led 31-18 at the half.

Morgan Church scored 14 points for Lasell, connecting on two 3-pointers.


COLBY 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: The Mules (10-8) scored three times in the opening 10:29 to beat the Huskies (3-14-4) in a nonconference game in Waterville.

Cam MacDonald scored both of his goals in a span of 2:20 after Joe Schuler opened the scoring for Colby less than five minutes into the first.


Nick O’Connor and Michael Rudolf each added goals for the Mules.

Mark Tomaschek scored 15:26 into the second for Southern Maine.


COLBY 8, POST 0: Seven players scored for the Mules (8-8-4) as they defeated the Eagles (2-21-2) in Waterville.

Carly Thomas scored twice to lead the Mules, who led 4-0 after the first period.

Anna Cosentino, Tess Dupre, Taylor Lundberg, Lauren Klein, Brooke Gary and Lucy Dembeck each added a goal.



AWARDS: Two Mainers have been named to the Fastpitch News Preseason NCAA Division III All-America softball second team.

Elizabeth Walker, a sophomore from Falmouth who plays first base and outfield at the University of Maine-Farmington, batted .429 with an .831 slugging percentage last spring. She had more extra-base hits (eight doubles, four triples, five homers) than singles (16) in 29 games.

Bri Brochu, a sophomore infielder from Gardiner at Husson University, batted a team-high .509 .634 in 112 at-bats last spring.

Brochu also stole 12 bases and drove in 16 runs. She struck out six times in 38 games.

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