Saturday’s Sports Digest: Red Claws make up 26-point deficit in victory

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Red Claws make up 26-point deficit in second half for 99-98 victory

Archie Goodwin scored 24 points and hit two free throws with less then a second remaining Saturday night to help the Maine Red Claws rally from a 26-point deficit in the second half and beat the Memphis Hustle 99-98 in a G League game at the Portland Expo.

Memphis (17-14) took a 98-97 lead with 2.9 seconds remaining on a pair of free throws from Harvey, but Doral Moore fouled Goodwin as he was shooting with .9 seconds left.

R.J. Hunter also scored 24 points for the Red Claws (9-19), including eight in the fourth quarter. Maine trailed 75-49 in the third quarter before cutting it to 84-69 heading into the fourth.

HOCKEY

ECHL: Spencer Watson scored all three of his goals in the third period, including the go-ahead goal 35 seconds in, as the Manchester Monarchs (20-18) rolled to a 6-3 win over the visiting Maine Mariners (21-18).

Jason Salvaggio, Morgan Adams-Moisan and Greg Chase scored for Maine.

BIATHLON

WORLD CUP: Clare Egan of Cape Elizabeth posted the second-best finish of her career, placing 11th in a 10-kilometer pursuit in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy.

Egan started the race in 22nd place, 57 seconds behind the winner of Thursday’s 7.5K sprint – Marketa Davidova of the Czech Republic. Egan climbed into the top 10 by clearing all five targets in her first three shooting stages, but she missed two of her last three shots in the final shooting stage and finished 1:31.9 behind Dorothea Wierer of Italy, the World Cup points leader. Egan’s only higher finish was sixth in a pursuit in Slovenia in early December.

TRACK AND FIELD

HALL TRIUMPHS: Kate Hall of Casco won her first event as a professional, finishing first in the long jump at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge in New York.

Hall won with a leap of 21 feet, 4 3/4 inches on her third attempt. Tristine Johnson was second at 20-5 and Malaina Payton was third at 19-11 3/4.

FIGURE SKATING

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS: Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue won their second straight ice dancing title, beating out Madison Chock and Evan Bates in Detroit.

Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc won the pairs competition, and world champion Nathan Chen had the top short program in the men’s event.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Javier Fernandez of Spain ended an illustrious career with his seventh consecutive title after his Russian rival, Mikhail Kolyada, floundered in the free skate at Minsk, Belarus.

PREP SCHOOLS

GIRLS’ HOCKEY: Rylie McIntyre and Samantha Babbitt scored to give North Yarmouth Academy a 2-0 victory over the Pingree School in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

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