AMHERST, Mass. — Hannah Fox had 18 points and 11 rebounds and top-ranked Amherst used a 21-9 run in the second half to pull away for a 53-47 win over St. Joseph’s in the second round of the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament Saturday night.

Kelsi McNamara scored 30 points for St. Joseph’s (28-2), connecting on 11 of 21 field-goal attempts. The rest of the Monks struggled, shooting a combined 7 of 26.

The loss snapped the Monks’ 27-game winning streak.

Madeline Eck added 13 points for Amherst (29-0), the defending national champions.

BOWDOIN 79, FDU-FLORHAM 57: Kate Kerrigan had 24 points, 13 rebounds and four assists to lead the Polar Bears (26-2) over the Devils (22-7) in the second round of the NCAA Division III tourney, at Brunswick.

Lauren Petit added 10 points and five rebounds.

Bowdoin advances to play Scranton (27-1) in the third round.


NORTHEASTERN 2, MAINE 1: Matti Hartman scored 5:27 into the third period as the Huskies rallied from a 1-0 deficit to beat the Black Bears in the semifinals of the Hockey East tournament in Boston.

Maine (19-14-5) took a 1-0 lead early in the first period on a goal by Daria Tereshkina. Veronika Pettey tied it with 11 seconds left in the first for Northeastern (18-16-3).

Northeastern advances to play UConn in the championship game at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

MIDDLEBURY 2, BOWDOIN 1: Maddie Winslow’s power-play goal with 5:35 remaining lifted the top-seeded Panthers (19-4-3) over the fourth-seeded Polar Bears (13-9-3) in a NESCAC semifinal at Middlebury, Vermont.

Winslow one-timed a feed from Madie Leidt past Bowdoin goalie Kerri Denis just six seconds after Bowdoin’s Julia Surgenor got called for hooking.


UNIV. OF NEW ENGLAND 17, SOUTHERN MAINE 6: Keara Dwyer scored six goals, and Anna Stowell, Mackenzie Collins and Molly Camelo each had three for the Nor’easters in a season opener in Gorham.

Dwyer got five goals in the first half when UNE built an 11-2 lead.

Allison Irish scored three goals and Alex Farley finished with two for the Huskies.

ST. JOSEPH’S 19, HUSSON 10: Elyse Caiazzo scored six goals to lead the Monks to a season-opening victory over the Eagles in Standish.

Kara Kelly added four goals, Kayla Kelly finished with three, and Emily Ryan had two for the Monks, who broke the game open with an 11-2 run that started midway through the first half and carried into the second half.

Maddy Olsen had four goals and Amanda Deshaies scored three for Husson.

AMHERST 13, COLBY 12: Lindsey Call had four goals and an assist and Maia Noyes added three goals and four assists as the Mammoths edged the Mules in a NESCAC season opener in Waterville.

Emma Banks had four goals and an assist, while Kendall Smith chipped in with two goals and an assist for Colby.

BOWDOIN 23, CONN. COLLEGE 6: Katherine Miller scored six goals, and Margaret Savage, Allison Williams and Kate Kelly added three apiece as the Polar Bears handled the Camels in a NESCAC season opener at Brunswick.

The Polar Bears went ahead 12-2 with a 10-1 run, beginning with a goal by Kelly and ending with Miller’s fourth goal with 6:01 left in the first half.

MIDDLEBURY 12, BATES 5: The Panthers (1-0, 1-0 NESCAC) scored the first seven goals and went on to defeat the Bobcats (2-1, 0-1) in Lewiston.

Summer Dias got three goals, and Allison Dewey and Camile Belletete also scored for Bates.


MAINE 8, ST. FRANCIS 3: Meghan Royle hit a grand slam in the fifth inning that helped the Black Bears (4-4) beat the Red Flash (10-8) in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Rachel Carlson, Laurine German Erika Leonard and Kristen Niland each had two hits for Maine. Niland hit a two-run double in the first inning and Leonard singled in a run in the fifth.

OKLAHOMA STATE 8, MAINE 0: Logan Simunek struck out four and tossed a five inning no-hitter to lead the Cowboys (12-6) over the Black Bears (4-5) at Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Alyssa Derrick was Maine’s lone base runner, walking in the fifth.

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