February 22

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Lee tops 1,000 points, leads UMA

Moose get upset win over SMCC.

Staff Report

SOUTH PORTLAND — Arreonte Lee picked a good time to score her 1,000th career point Saturday in leading the University of Maine at Augusta women to a 75-67 upset over Southern Maine Community College in the Yankee Small College Conference semifinals. Lee, who needed 27 points to reach 1,000, scored a game-high 30 points. The Moose (15-9, 10-5) play top-seeded Central Maine Community College today at 1 p.m. at SMCC for the conference championship.

“I knew how focused our team was heading into this game and they were able to maintain that focus for the entire 40 minutes,” UMA coach Jennifer Laney said.

The game required all the focus the Moose could muster, as the lead changed hands 16 times. SMCC led 65-64 with 3:22 remaining in regulation but Lee and Richmond graduate Jamie Plummer kicked in consecutive buckets to give UMA a three point advantage with just under two minutes to play. The Moose finished by nailing six of their final nine free throws. Monmouth grad Jenn Lola scored 19 points for the Moose while Plummer added 17 poitns and eight rebounds. Maria Veino and Danielle McCusker scored 17 points each for SMCC (19-8, 12-3).

HUSSON 73, THOMAS 45: Elizabeth Goodall scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Terriers but it wasn’t enough to stop the Eagles in the North Atlantic Conference game in Waterville. Victoria McIntyre led Husson with 14 poitns while Skowhegan graduate Amanda Johnson chipped in with 10.

With the loss, Thomas ends the regular season with a 4-21 (4-14 NAC) record, while Husson’s regular season comes to a close with a 14-11 (16-5 NAC) record.

MAINE MARITIME 52, UMF 48: Skowhegan graduate Cheyenne Malloy scored 14 points to lead the Mariners to the NAC win in Farmington. Leah Jackson added 13 rebounds and six assists for Maine Maritime (16-9, 13-5) while Winslow grad Elizabeth Ferry led UMaine-Farmington (9-16, 8-10) with 11 points.

STONY BROOK 73, UMAINE 65: Sabre Proctor scored a game-high 26 points and Brittany Snow added 12 as Stony Brook pulled out the America East victory.

Jessica Ogunnorin had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Stony Brook (20-7, 10-3 in America East). Ashleigh Roberts had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead Maine (14-13, 8-6). Liz Wood grabbed 13 rebounds for the Black Bears as well.


HUSSON 104, THOMAS 70: Trevon Butler scored 22 points and Phil Leighton added as the Eagles cruised to the NAC victory in Waterville.

Donte Cottonham chipped in with 10 points for Husson (23-2, 17-1 in NAC). Levi Barnes scored a team-high 16 points and Marquis Pollard added 10 to pace the Terriers (11-14, 11-7).

UMF 63, MMA 50: Former Maraancook center Ben Johnson scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Beavers to the NAC victory at Dearborn Gym in Farmington.

Andrew Dickey led all scorers with 21 points for UMF (11-14, 9-9 in NAC). Jason Hatch scored 17 points for MMA (2-23, 1-17).

AMHERST 82, COLBY 72: Connor Green scored 23 points to lead the Lord Jeffs (22-3) to the NESCAC win in Amherst, Mass. Luke Westerman and Shane Rogers scored 15 points each to lead Colby (14-11) while Connor O’Neil added 11 points, Chris Hudnut 13 rebounds and Patrick Stewart 10 rebounds.


CLEMSON 13, MAINE 3: The Tigers rallied in the late innings to defeat the Black Bears in Clemson, S.C. Tyler Slaton collected four of Clemson’s 18 hits while Troy Black had three hits for Maine, Sam Balzano two and Kyle Silva drove in three runs. Maine is 1-4, Clemson is 4-1.


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