CASTINE, Maine — The Husson Eagles built a 16-point halftime lead, then held off a Maine Maritime Academy rally to claim an 85-79 North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball victory at Smith Gymnasium on Saturday.

Raheem Anderson scored 18 points and Trevon Butler doubled up with 17 points and 12 rebounds for Husson University of Bangor (7-3, 5-0 NAC). Jordon Holmes scored 13 points and Zach Curran tallied 12 for the winners.

Maine Maritime Academy (3-8, 2-3 NAC) was propelled by a game-high 23 points and six rebounds from Tyler Thayer. Dylan Price scored 15 points, Dylan Stevens provided 14 points and five assists and Nick Judge added 11 points for the Mariners, who shot 53 percent but were outrebounded 32-20.

Lyndon State 73, UMF 69

At Farmington on Saturday, the Hornets overcame a 13-point, first-half deficit to pick up a North Atlantic Conference victory over the Beavers.

Xavier Colbert paced Lyndon State (5-5, 3-3 NAC) with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Gabriel Torres and Avery King chipped in with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Balance was the key for the University of Maine-Farmington (1-11, 1-5 NAC) as Nick Hilton (8 rebounds), Anfernee Dent (6 rebounds) and Sean Murphy connected for 15 points apiece.

Johnson State 81, Thomas 75

At Waterville on Saturday, Rahim Bunch poured in 32 points, grabbed nine rebounds and added four assists, two steals and a blocked shot to carry the Badgers to a North Atlantic Conference victory.

Demetrius Slade turned in a double-double (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Benjamin Holl added 11 points for Johnson State (2-10, 2-4 NAC).

Carlos Gonzalez (11 rebounds) and Dayne Savage led Thomas (6-7, 2-4 NAC) with 18 points each. Levi Barnes had 15 points and eight rebounds and Mike Akanji added 11 points and seven boards.

UMFK 59, Williamson Trade 54

At Williamson, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, UMaine-Fort Kent turned in a strong defensive effort to earn the win.

Joe McCloskey led the Bengals with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Mauro Vicic hit five 3-pointers and Qaadir Ali had 10 points and five assists.

Women’s Hockey

Vermont ties, beats Maine

At Alfond Arena in Orono, Bridget Baker scored her second unassisted goal of the game with 1:17 remaining in regulation to help the Catamounts rally from a two-goal deficit to gain a 3-3 Hockey East tie with the Black Bears on Saturday.

On Sunday, Vermont outshot Maine 30-15 en route to a 4-1 victory in the first of Hockey East’s Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer games.

Daria O’Neill scored a shorthanded goal off assists from Victoria Andreakos and Dayne Colang in the third period for Vermont (6-16-1, 4-8-1 HE), which received 26 saves from Madison Litchfield.

Cassidy Herman and Brook Stacey had staked UMaine (7-14-2, 3-10-1 HE) to a 2-0 lead in the first period and Morgan Sakundiak made it 3-1 with a second-period goal. Jillian Langtry had two assists while Audra Richards, Mikayla Rogers and Stacey logged assists.

Meghann Treacy piled up 41 saves for the Black Bears.

On Sunday, Colang scored two goals to lead the Catamounts who took a 4-0 lead before Maine’s Emile Brigham scored on an Alyson Richards assist with 2:55 left in the game.

Litchfield finished with 14 saves for Vermont and Maine’s Treacy had 22.

Women’s Basketball

UMFK 96, Southern Vermont 65

At Bennington, Vermont, on Sunday, senior 6-foot-2 center Ericka Saucier turned in a dominant offensive performance in leading UMaine-Fort Kent to victory.

Saucier nailed 17 of 22 field goals and 5 of 7 free throws to finish with 39 points. She also had 10 rebounds. Romanalyn Inocencio chipped in with 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors (13-3) and Samantha Carapellucci added 11 points.

Amber Flagg paced Southern Vermont (6-5) with 20 points.

Husson 75, MMA 57

At Castine on Saturday, Victoria McIntyre hit six 3-pointers on her way to 25 points to power the Eagles to a North Atlantic Conference win over the Mariners.

McIntyre added five rebounds, four assists and two steals for Husson (7-3, 5-0 NAC), while the Eagles also received nine points apiece from Chandler Guerrette (4 steals), Kenzie Worcester and Rebecca Young.

Tess Clark posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Maine Maritime Academy (5-6, 2-3 NAC) and Alayne Felix provided 14 points and six rebounds.

UMF 69, Lyndon 55

At Farmington on Saturday, Kelly Pomerleau’s 18-point performance led the Beavers to a North Atlantic Conference win.

Meghan Smith posted a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds for the University of Maine-Farmington (6-5, 5-1 NAC)) and Jenessa Talarico added 10 points.

Mikayla Hodge registered a double-double with 20 points and 18 rebounds for Lyndon State (3-8, 2-4 NAC) and Marley Harmon finished with 11 points.

Johnson State 72, Thomas 48

At Waterville, Amanda Bednarick led a balanced offensive output with 15 points to lift Johnson State to a North Atlantic Conference victory on Saturday.

Allyson Bruckner (7 rebounds, 6 steals) and Domonique Carter-Stanley scored 12 points each and Nicole Menard provided 11 for the Badgers (6-7, 3-3 NAC).

Ashleigh Gagne sparked Thomas (2-10, 1-5 NAC) with 20 points and nine rebounds and Jordan Agger-Barnes chipped in with 12 points.

Tufts 54, Colby 45

At Waterville on Saturday, 14th-ranked Tufts outscored Colby 19-11 in the fourth quarter to earn a NESCAC victory.

The taller Jumbos (11-2, 2-0 NESCAC) were paced by 18 points and 14 rebounds from Michela North and 10 points and five assists from Emma Roberson. Melissa Baptista grabbed 12 rebounds.

Desi Smith led Colby (8-4, 1-1 NESCAC) with 17 points, and five rebounds. Carylanne Wolfington chipped in 11 points.