BANGOR — The Husson Eagles built a 23-point halftime advantage, then held off a determined rally by Thomas College to earn an 87-78 North Atlantic Conference win on Wednesday night at Newman Gym.

Raheem Anderson led Husson (18-6, 14-3 NAC) with a game-high 23 points, six rebounds and five assists. Darryl Wood posted 14 points and seven rebounds, while Trevon Butler (6 rebounds) and Zach Curran provided 13 points each.

Levi Barnes sparked Thomas College of Waterville (12-12, 8-9 NAC) with 22 points, Tyheem Simon tossed in 19 and Adam Carlsen provided 11.

MMA 98, UM-Farmington 63

At Castine, Brendan Newcomb broke loose for 23 points and four assists as the Mariners cruised to a North Atlantic Conference win over the Beavers.

Dylan Stevens (5 assists) tossed in 19 points, Tyler Thayer scored nine of his 18 from the foul line and Nick Judge racked up a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds for Maine Maritime Academy (5-19, 4-13 NAC).

Ryan Camire paced the University of Maine-Farmington (3-21, 3-14 NAC), while Nick Hilton and Ryan Rice contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Women’s Basketball

Husson 78, MMA 42

At Castine, Bekah Campbell spearheaded a group of five players in double figures with 16 points as Maine Maritime Academy registered a North Atlantic Conference victory over the University of Maine-Farmington at Smith Gymnasium.

Mackenzie Vosburgh tossed in 14 points and Megan McLean provided 11 for the Mariners (16-8, 12-5 NAC), who shot 54 percent overall. Maggie McConkey (6 assists) and Alayne Felix chipped in with 10 points each.

Meghan Smith paced the Beavers (11-13, 9-8 NAC) with 12 points and eight rebounds and Liz Ferry added 11 points and six rebounds.

Husson 66, Thomas 38

At Newman Gym in Bangor, the Eagles built an 18-point halftime lead en route to the North Atlantic Conference victory.

Victoria McIntyre was the game’s only double-figure scorer with 13 points and she pulled down seven rebounds for Husson (17-6, 15-1 NAC). Darla Morales (4 assists) and Miranda Drinkwater (3 steals) each scored eight points.

Katie McAllister (7 rebounds), Taylor Johnson and Kelly Macomber connected for eight points apiece for Thomas College of Waterville (3-20, 2-14 NAC).


William Peace sweeps UMPI

At Cary, North Carolina, the University of Maine-Presque Isle opened its baseball season by dropping a doubleheader to William Peace, which took the opener 6-0 and won the nightcap 3-2 in eight innings.

In the second game, a sun-field fly ball with two out in the eighth plated the winning run. Easton Payton doubled and singled and Alex Scott singled twice for the Pacers.

Scott pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.

Ryan Sanders singled and knocked in a run for the 0-2 Owls. Tyler McLaughlin suffered the loss in relief of Matt Curry, who spaced seven hits and one earned run with six strikeouts and three walks through seven innings.

In the opener, Will Cunningham tripled, single and drove in a run to propel the hosts. Payton added a double and an RBI while five pitchers combined on a four-hitter.

Jesus Garcia singled twice for UMPI behind losing pitcher Andrew Bartlett.