Friday’s college roundup: USM overtakes Castleton for 73-55 win

GORHAM — Trevor Ward scored 13 points and Cody Hawes added 12 as the University of Southern Maine won 73-55 over Castleton in a men’s basketball game on Friday.

The Huskies improved to 8-9 overall and 3-5 in the Little East Conference. Chance Dixon, Simon Chadbourne and Clay Kuhn added nine points each. Hawes added eight rebounds and six assists.

The Spartans fell to 5-13 on aggregate, 0-9 in the LEC.

COLBY 79, BATES 63: Matt Hanna had 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals to propel the Mules (9-8, 1-3 NESCAC) past the Bobcats (6-7, 0-4) in Waterville.

Noah Tyson contributed 16 points and five rebounds for Colby.

Simon McCormick scored 18 points for Bates. Stephon Baxter had 16 points and Jacob Iwowo added 13.

SALVE REGINA 78, U. OF NEW ENGLAND 57: Mikey Spencer scored 33 points and Cameron Collins added 15 as the Seahawks (14-4, 9-2 CCC) beat the Nor’easters (3-16, 2-10) in Newport, Rhode Island.

Ray Evans scored 25 points for UNE. Alex Kravchuk added nine.

TUFTS 74, BOWDOIN 53: Dylan Thoerner scored 25 points and Tyler Aronson added 20 as the Jumbos (8-9, 3-2 NESCAC) managed the Polar Bears (10-9, 1-5) in Brunswick.

Xander Werkman scored 14 points for Bowdoin. James McGowan added 12. Each had eight rebounds.

FLORIDA: Florida, already thin, will be without center Jason Jitoboh for the rest of the season after eye surgery on Friday.

Jitoboh, a 285-pound junior who lost more than 50 pounds in the offseason, pricked his left eye late in the first half Wednesday night in Tennessee. Coach Mike White declined to go into details about the injury, but called it “significant”.

“There are one or more issues that have been brought to my attention,” he said. “It is significant. You wouldn’t want it for anyone. He is a wonderful young man. It’s just a really difficult scenario for him.

Jitoboh entered a starting role last week to replace injured big man Colin Castleton (shoulder).


TUFTS 69, BOWDOIN 47: Erin Poindexter-McHan scored 19 points and Maggie Russell added 18 as the Jumbos (14-2, 4-1 NESCAC) took a 20-8 first-quarter lead and passed the Polar Bears (13-4 , 3-2 ) in Medford, Mass.

Sela Kay had 12 points and eight rebounds for Bowdoin. Annie Boasberg added six points.

(2) STANFORD 78, ARIZONA STATE 50: Haley Jones had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season, and the Cardinal (15-2, 6-0 Pac-12) beat the Sun Devils (9-7, 1-2) at Stanford , California .

Fran Belibi added 12 points and Cameron Brink had 11 for the Cardinal, who earned their seventh straight win since losing to No. 1 South Carolina. Freshman Kiki Iiriafen scored 12 points in 10 minutes during the second half for Stanford.

(23) IOWA 72, NORTHWEST 67: Caitlin Clark had 28 points and a 3-point clutch, Monika Czinano added 24 points with a season-high 16 rebounds, and the Hawkeyes (14-4, 8-1 Big Ten) beat the Wildcats (11- 8, 3-5) in overtime at Evanston, Illinois.

Clark, the nation’s leading scorer (25.4 ppg) and assists (8.2 apg), hit a 3-pointer with 1:06 left in overtime to give the Hawkeyes a 66-64 lead. Iowa finished the win with six free throws in the streak, four by Clark and two by Czinano.

Still, a Melannie Daley 3-pointer drew Northwestern to 70-67 with four seconds left before Clark finished with his final two free throws. She was 9 for 9 from the line and Czinano was 6 for 6.


MAINE 4, BOSTON COLLEGE 1: Grant Hebert had two goals and an assist as the Black Bears (4-14-4, 2-10-2 Hockey East) edged past the Eagles.

Adam Dawe and Jakun Sirota also scored for Maine while goalkeeper Victor Ostman made 32 saves.

Marc McLaughlin scored for Boston College, while Eric Dop made 33 saves.

COLBY 3, BOWDOIN 1: Connor Blanchard, Jake MacDonald and Henry Molson scored and Andy Beran made 38 saves as the Mules (11-3, 8-2 NESCAC) managed the Polar Bears (5-6-4, 5-4-3 ) in Braunschweig.

Chris Brown scored for Bowdoin. Alex Kozic made 12 saves.

SOUTH MAINE 4, CASTLETON 3: Curtis Judd scored twice while Adam Withers and Antoine Gignac also scored to lead the Huskies (7-7-1, 5-4-1 LEC) past the Spartans (4-15-1, 0-12-1 ) in Rutland, Vermont.

Kyle Penton finished with 22 saves for USM. Kyle Alaverdy made 29 saves for Castleton.

U. OF NEW ENGLAND 6, WENTWORTH 4: Ryan Kuzmich scored two goals and Billy Girard made 18 saves as the Nor’easters (10-2-1, 9-2-1 CCC) capitalized on a four-goal third period to pull away from the Leopards ( 4-12-2, 3-10-1) in Everett, Massachusetts.

Jake Fuss had one goal and three assists. Chris Jones, Jimmy Elser and Jared Christy also scored.


SOUTH MAINE 2, CASTLETON 1: Madison Chagnon and Ally Stymiest each scored and Haley McKim made 19 saves as the Huskies (11-8, 8-5) edged the Spartans (7-8-2, 5-5-1) at Gorham.

MAINE 2, PROVIDENCE 1: Ally Johnson and Mira Seregely each scored as the Black Bears (11-13-1, 9-8-1 Hockey East) used two power plays to pass the Friars (8-11-5, 5-10-2) in Providence, Rhode Island.

Loryn Porter made 41 saves for Maine.

COLBY 7, TRINITY 0: Meg Rittenhouse had two goals and an assist, Nina Prunster made 22 saves and the Mules (10-3, 6-3 NESCAC) beat the Bantams (6-6-1, 2-4-0) in Hartford, Connecticut .

Anna Staton, Bri Michaud-Nolan, Paige Larose, McKinley Karpa and Anya Jiang also scored.


GEORGIA: The Bulldogs’ national champion announced Friday that former school quarterback and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is joining coach Kirby Smart’s staff as an offensive analyst.

Bobo and Smart were teammates at Georgia for two seasons in the 1990s. Bobo, 47, spent last season as Auburn’s offensive coordinator, but he was left out after a late slip. season that left the Tigers with a 6-7 record.

Bobo was Colorado State’s head coach for five years, compiling a 28-35 record before being kicked out after the 2019 season.

ARIZONA STATE: Offensive coordinator Zak Hill has resigned amid an NCAA investigation into alleged recruiting violations, a person familiar with the move confirmed to The Associated Press. Hill became the fourth assistant to leave the program this week, the person said Friday on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Wide receivers coach Prentice Gill and secondary coach Chris Hawkins were fired for cause and tight ends coach Adam Breneman quit earlier this week. All three were placed on administrative leave ahead of the 2021 season following an investigation into Arizona State’s harboring of rookies on campus during an NCAA-mandated COVID-19 dead period. among other possible offences.

Coach Herm Edwards appeared to be in the hot seat with the investigation weighing on the program and a string of ugly mid-season defeats, but sporting director Ray Anderson says the head coach will return for a fifth season after that Arizona State beat Arizona in the regular season. final.

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