January 18

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Thomas hangs on for win

Terriers have 2 turnovers in final 15 seconds but still win

Staff Report

FARMINGTON — Despite committing a pair of turnovers in the final 15 seconds, the Thomas College men’s basketball team held on for a 61-60 win over the University of Maine at Farmington.

After Garrett Clemmer hit a 3-pointer to pull UMF within a point, Nick Hilton stole the Terriers’ inbounds pass, but an offensive foul gave the ball back to Thomas. The entry pass was stolen again, but in a scramble for the ball, officials ruled a UMF player stepped on the sideline with possession, giving the Terriers the ball with under a second to play.

Garen Manzo and Shaun Munson each scored 13 points to pace Thomas (5-8, 5-3 North Atlantic Conference).

Andrew Dickey led the Beavers (6-8, 4-4) with a game-high 18 points.

Albany 85, Maine 78: Gary Johnson scored a career-high 28 points and the Great Danes held on for the America East win in Orono.

Maine cut a second-half deficit to 79-76 with 55 seconds remaining after Till Gloger hit a pair of free throws, but Zarko Valjarevic’s attempt at a game-tying 3-pointer with 18 seconds left was off the mark. Peter Hooley made all six of his free throw attempts in the final 16 seconds of the game as Albany (9-9, 3-2) held on for the win. Hooley scored 19 for the Great Danes, including 12-of-12 from the free throw line.

Ethan Mackey scored a career-high 24 points Maine (3-14, 1-4).

Williams 69, Colby 62: Duncan Robinson scored 27 points to lead the Ephs to the New England Small College Athletic Conference win in Williamstown, Mass.

Michael Mayer scored 15 points for Williams (13-2, 3-1).

Chris Hudnut led Colby (7-7, 1-3) with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Shane Rogers scored 16 points for the Mules.

Women’s basketball

Williams 71, Colby 54: The 15th-ranked Ephs used a 17-0 run that stretched over both halves to take the NESCAC win in Williamstown, Mass.

Lauren McCall led Williams (14-2, 2-2) with 17 points. Waterville’s Jen Nale scored 12 points for Colby (5-11, 0-4), while Hall-Dale grad Carylanne Wolfington scored 11 points for the Mules.

UMF 61, Thomas 28: Ayla Allen scored 15 points to lead the Beavers to the NAC win in Farmington.

UMF outscored the Terriers 42-13 in the second half. Messalonskee grad Holly Oliver added 10 points for the Beavers.

Gardiner graduate Katie McAllister led Thomas with 13 points.

Albany 84, Maine 56: The Great Danes pulled away in the second half to take the America East win in Albany, N.Y.

Sarah Royals scored 23 points for Albany (14-3, 4-0) and Sheeresha Richards added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Ashleigh Roberts led Maine (9-9, 3-2) with 22 points, moving her into 16th all-time in scoring for the Black Bears.

Women’s hockey

Colby 3, Connecticut College 0: Brianne Wheeler stopped 43 shots for a second straight game and Annie Papadellis scored two goals to lead the Mules in a NESCAC game in Waterville.

Megan Fortier scored a goal and two assists for Colby (5-6-2, 3-4-1).

Wheeler also had 43 saves in a 1-1 tie with the Camels (6-6-3, 14-3) on Friday.

Men’s hockey

Trinity 6, Colby 3: Ryan Cole netted a hat trick, including the go-ahead score to break a 3-3 tie early in the third period, to lead Trinity to the NESCAC win in Hartford, Conn.

Trinity led 3-2 after two periods, but Colby tied the game when Michael Van Siclen scored at 3:10 of the third. Thirty-four seconds later, Cole gave the Bantams the lead for good.

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