BRUNSWICK — Marcus Delpeche and Tom Coyne each made a pair of free throws in the final 18 seconds as Bates held on to beat Bowdoin 64-59 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon.
Bates (11-3, 2-0 NESCAC) had a 31-30 halftime lead, but with the game tied 38-38 early in the second half, Bowdoin (7-6, 0-2) went on a 13-4 run, capped by a Hugh O’Neil layup.
The Bobcats responded with an 11-2 run, including nine points by Coyne, to tie the game at 53-53 with 6:10 to play.
Coyne gave Bates the lead for good, 60-59, with a 3-pointer with 3:36 left. He finished with 23 points.
Jack Simonds the Polar Bears with 17 points. O’Neil had 13 points and grabbed 10 boards, and David Reynolds came off the bench and tossed in 12 points.
Ben Engvall, Tarik Smith and Vincent Pace each scored 11 points, while Tom Palleschi had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Jumbos.
Sean Gilmore scored 12 points for Colby. Ethan Schlager added 11, and Maximilian Steiner had 11 rebounds.
Keene State opened the game with a 15-3 run and led 47-29 at halftime.
Christian McCue scored 17 points for Southern Maine, while Zach Leal added 14 points and five rebounds.
Quinn Richardson-Newton added 16 points and 17 rebounds.
The Monks trailed 51-41 at halftime but opened the second half on a 9-0 run. Emmanuel led 81-77 with 1:33 left, but a pair of free throws by Richardson-Newton cut the deficit to two.
After consecutive turnovers by both teams, Ian Mileikis canned a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left, giving St. Joseph’s an 82-81 lead. A jump shot by Emmett Riddick with 11 seconds remaining put Emmanuel back ahead before Hall sank the winning shot.
DeAnte Bruton added 18 points, six assists and five steals for Nichols, which made 18 3-pointers.
Jean-Luc Parker scored 21 points and CJ Autry had 13 points and 10 rebounds for UNE. Gavin Dibble added 11 points.
Mark Shroyer scored 5:48 into the third period to tie the game at 4 for Castleton.
Michael Washington, Cody Braga, Cole Klippenstein and Sasha Makarov scored for Southern Maine, which led 2-1 after one period. Klippenstein’s goal was short-handed.
Ryan Mulder had 24 saves for Castleton, and Kyle Shapiro stopped 35 shots for the Huskies.
Cam MacDonald scored in the first period and J. P. Schuhlen scored in the third for Colby.
David White scored in the first period for Amherst.
Connor Girard stopped 31 shots for Amherst, while Andrew Tucci made 15 saves for Colby.
Brandon Willett scored in both the first period and the second to give Hamilton a 2-0 lead.
Bowdoin pulled within 2-1 when Joseph Lace scored early in the third, but Jason Brochu and Truman Landowski answered to push Hamilton’s lead to 4-1.
Ian Nichols and Willett scored later in the period for the Continentals.
Brendan Conroy and Thomas Dunleavy also scored for Bowdoin.
Peter Cronin had 31 saves for Bowdoin, while Evan Buitenhuis stopped 24 shots for Hamilton.
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