CASTINE, Maine — The No. 3 Maine Maritime Academy Mariners outscored No. 6 Colby-Sawyer 20-10 in the third quarter en route to a 68-56 women’s basketball victory in North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal action Tuesday night.
Mackenzie Vosburgh scored five points in the third quarter while Bekah Campbell and Alex Winchester each added four to help the Mariners pull away for the victory.
MMA advanced to a 1 p.m. semifinal on Friday against second-ranked Castleton at Husson University’s Newman Gym in Bangor.
Vosburgh finished with 20 points, six rebounds and two steals to lead MMA (18-8). Alayne Felix chipped in with 16 points, nine rebounds and two assists while Campbell finished with nine points and six rebounds.
Amanda Calvo scored 20 points to lead Colby-Sawyer (12-14).
NEC 66, UMF 55
At Henniker, New Hampshire, fourth-ranked New England College surged to an 11-point lead at the end of the third quarter and then held off fifth-seeded University of Maine-Farmington to earn the North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal win.
NEC will take on No. 1 Husson in a NAC semifinal at 3 p.m. Friday at Newman Gym in Bangor.
Tiffany Davis recorded a double-double of 15 points and 17 rebounds to lead NEC (19-7). Breana Ramirez added 15 points and nine rebounds while Marjani Lillard put in 11 points.
Meghan Smith notched a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead UMF (11-15). Kelly Pomerleau and Kennadi Grover each put in 12 points and Bridget Humphrey added 10.
UMass Dartmouth 61, USM 58
At Gorham, Beth Castantini and Megan Ronaghan combined for 37 points, including 12 in overtime, to give fifth-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth the win over fourth-seeded University of Southern Maine in a Little East Conference quarterfinal.
Castantini and Ronaghan scored nine of the Corsairs’ 13 points in the fourth quarter, and all 12 in the five-minute overtime period, to give the visitors their second win in four days over the Huskies. USM’s senior trio of Gretchen Anderson, Ella Ramonas and Megan Pelletier combined for 43 of the Huskies’ 58 points. Anderson led the Huskies with a double-double scoring 17 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Ramonas finished with 16 points, and Pelletier added 10 points.
Thomas 83, Castleton 65
At Waterville, No. 4 Thomas shot 55.8 percent from the field and held a dominating 45-26 rebounding advantage to record the win over No. 5 Castleton in the North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal.
Thomas advanced to Friday’s semifinal round when it will play tourney host and No. 1 Husson at 6 p.m. at Newman Gym in Bangor.
Levi Barnes paced Thomas (14-12) with 26 points while Adam Carlsen and Dayne Savage each added 14. Mike Akanji grabbed 11 rebounds and Carlos Gonzalez had 10 while Ian King notched seven assists.
Casey McGraw scored 17 points to lead Castleton (9-17) and Edmund Fitzgerald added 12.