February 23, 2013

LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Zaharchuk scores 1,000th career point in win

Staff Reports

FARMINGTON — Richmond High School graduate Marc Zaharchuk surpassed the 1,000 point mark for his career as the Husson University men’s basketball team beat Castleton 74-68 in the North Atlantic Conference championship game Saturday at Dearborn Gymnasium at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Zaharchuk finished with eight points and now has 1,005 points for her career. He was named the tournament MVP after scoring 22 points in the semifinals and 20 points and eight rebounds in the quarterfinals.

No. 2 Husson wins the NAC title for the third time in five season. The Eagles improve to 20-8 overall 17-4 in the conference. The Eagles receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament with the tournament title.

Lawrence High School graduate Brooks Spaulding added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles. 

Aaron Willis also had 16 points, while Phil Leighton and Corey Wood each had 10 for Husson.

Mark Comstock scored  game-high 25 points for Castleton. Logan White added 12.

Men’s hockey

No. 2 Williams 2, No. 7 Colby 1: Craig Kitto scored the eventual game-winning goal with late in the second period as the Ephs beat the Mules in a New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal game in Williamstown, Mass.

Colby ends the season 7-15-3 overall, while Williams improves to 16-6-3 and advances to the NESCAC semifinals.

UMass 5, Maine 2: Jake Rutt and Bill Norman each scored goals for the Black Bears, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Minutemen in Amherst, Mass.

Martin Ouellette made 22 saves for Maine (9-17-6, 5-12-6 Hockey East).

Steve Mastalerz made 23 saves for UMass (11-17-2, 8-14-1 Hockey East).

Women’s basketball

Stony Brook 56, Maine 53: Sabre Proctor scored 19 points and Dani Klupenger scored 18 to lead  the Seawolves to the America East win in Stony Brook, N.Y. Lauren Bodine led UMaine with 16 points while Liz Wood added 13 points and eight rebounds. Maine is 4-23, 3-11 in America East while Stony Brook is 14-14, 6-9 in the conference.

Women’s hockey

Middlebury 6, Colby 0: The Mules finished their season  with a loss to the Panthers in a NESCAC quarterfinal game. Brianne Wheeler stopped 33 shotsi n goal for colby which finishes at 10-15. Middlebury is 17-6-2.

Women’s track

Open New England Championships: The Colby College women's indoor track and field team set three school records in the relay races at the Open New England Championships at Boston University.

The 3,200 relay team of Laura Duff, Ginny Keesler, Alanna McDonough, and Morgan Lingar finished in seventh place with a time of 9 minutes, 20.50 seconds. The team was second among Division III teams in the meet that includes squads and athletes of all three NCAA divisions.

Men’s squash

CSA National Team Championship: CJ Smith and Roy Simpson III won at the top two spots for the Colby College men's squash team in a semifinal win over Georgetown University in the Conroy Division  at the College Squash Association National Team Championships in New Haven, Conn.

The Mules will play in the final of the (D) Division against Stanford University today at 9 a.m. Stanford posted a 9-0 win against Bucknell in the other Conroy Division semifinal.

Smith won his match in four games, while Simpson won his match in five games.

College Alpine

USCSA Eastern Region Championships: University of Maine at Farmington sophomore Alex Rose placed fifth overall to lead the Beavers to a seventh place team finish the USCSA Eastern Region giant slalom championships, held Saturday at the Mt. Abram ski area in Greenwood.

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