Friday, May 24, 2013
Morning Sentinel Staff
FARMINGTON -- The University of Maine at Farmington men's basketball team reached the 20-win mark, beat Thomas College 82-64 in a North Atlantic Conference game Saturday at Dearborn Gymnasium.
The Beavers are 20-5 overall and 15-3 in conference play. This is just the fourth 20-win season in school history and is one shy of the school record. UMF is the top seed in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference tournament and will host No. 8 New England College on Tuesday.
Thomas finishes the regular season 13-11, 9-9 in the conference and will travel to Colby-Sawyer for a quarterfinal game.
Maranacook Community school graduate Ben Johnson and Garrett Clemmer each had 20 points for UMF. Johnson also grabbed 16 rebounds. Andrew Dickey chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Yusuf Iman had nine points and four assists.
Franklin Salvador had 16 points, while Jarrad DeVaughn and Skowhegan graduate Levi Barnes each had 14 for Thomas.
No. 1 Amherst 83, No. 8 Colby 53 : The Lord Jeffs, ranked second in the country, pulled away from the Mules to earn a victory in a New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal in Amherst, Mass.
Aaron Toomey led Amherst (23-2) with 28 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Allen Williamson added 12 points, three assists and three steals.
Chris Hudnut scored 21 points for Colby, which ends the season 7-17.
Maine 64, Binghamton 60: Zarko Valjarevic scored a career-high 25 points as the Black Bears won in Vestal, N.Y.
Alasair Fraser added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Maine (11-15, 6-5 in America East play).
UMF 82, Thomas 44: Lindsay Ranquist scored a career-high 19 points to lift the Beavers to the North Atlantic Conference win Farmington. Mt. Abram garduate Kenni Norton added 18 poitns for UMaine-Farmington (11-13, 11-7 in NAC play) while Messalonskee grad Holly Oliver scored 11. Jasmine Bishop and Messalonskee graduate Megan Pelletier each scored 10 points for Thomas (4-17, 5-13).
Maine 74, Binghamton 68: Liz Wood tied her career-high with 22 points and had a career-high 13 rebounds to lead four Black Bears in double-figure scoring. Maine improves to 3-22 overall and 2-10 in America East play while Binghamton falls to 4-22 and 3-10 in league play.
Boston University 5, Maine 4: The Black Bears scored three times in the third period to tie the game but lost to the Terriers in overtime in Orono.
Joey Diamond, Devin Shore and Steven Swavely all scored in the third for Maine (8-16-6, 4-11-6 in Hockey East). Swavely scored with 39 seconds left to send the game to overtime.
Matt Nieto scored in overtime to give BU (14-12-2, 11-7-2 in Hockey East) the win.
Men's track and field
New England DIII Indoor Track and Field Championship: Colby College sprinter Dom Kone won the 60-meter dash, breaking his own meet and facility record, at Bates College in Lewiston.
Kone won the race in 6.82 seconds, after running a 6.84 in the preliminary race. He set the meet record last year with a 6.85. The facility record was 7.0.
The Mules fininshed 11th among 22 teams. Also for Colby, Ethan Druskat was seventh in the 60 in 7.12. Matt White was fourth in the 600 with a time of 1:21.54 and helped the 3,200 relay team finish fourth with a time of 8:00.25. Kevin Clarke, Chris Greenlee and Dylan Nisky also ran on that team.
Women's track and field
New England DIII Indoor Track and Field Championship: The Colby College team of Emily Doyle, Alanna McDonough, Emily Tolman, and Brittney Bell won the 1,600-meter relay Saturday at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham.
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