Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Curry College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Curry College

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Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-10) at Curry College (1-8), 6:00 p.m., Katz Gymnasium, Milton, Mass.

Series History: The Colonels hold a 2-1 all-time advantage over the Mariners, including a 1-0 record when hosting.

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball defeated Curry College last year on December 31, 2016, 81-39 in the final game of the Mariner Holiday Classic, inside of Smith Gymnasium.

The Mariners' 42-point margin of victory was the team's largest since December 2, 2008 when the Mariners defeated Unity College, 109-26.

Curry jumped out to a 6-2 lead following back-to-back threes from Jared Johnson and Luke Schreiner. The teams exchanged threes before the Mariners went on a 12-2 run, capped off by two three-pointers by Brendan Newcomb (Holden, Maine), to take a 17-11 lead with 10:41 remaining. Maine Maritime outscored the Colonels 17-11 in the remainder of the first half to take a 34-22 lead into the intermission.

A jump shot from Nick Judge (Cushing, Maine), followed by six-consecutive points from Tyler Thayer (Hermon, Maine) sparked a 14-4 run by the Mariners. Maine Maritime held Curry to just six points during the final 10:25 of play, leading by as much as 45 points, to cruise to the 81-39 victory.

Maine Maritime shot 54.9 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Colonels 30-21. The Mariners also shot 54.5 percent from three-point land.

Judge led the Mariners with 21 points, on 6-of-7 shooting and a perfect 4-for-4 from three-point land, while also tallying two rebounds, two steals, and a block. Thayer ended the afternoon with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting and dished out a team-high seven assists while also tallying five rebounds.

Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) scored 15 points on all three-point baskets, five rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block and Dylan Stevens rounded out the Mariners in double-digits with 11 points, a team-high five steals, two rebounds, and an assist. Sam Meklin led the team with eight rebounds and three blocks.

Johnson led the Colonels with nine points, two rebounds, and an assist and James Pina added eight points, five rebounds, two steals, an assist, and a block.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to Hunter College 97-55 on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the Hunter Sportsplex.

The Hawks shot 62.9 percent from the floor and connected on 10 three-pointers to take a 57-27 edge into halftime. Hunter held onto the lead throughout the second half and picked up the victory. 

Nicholas DePatsy led the Mariners with 12 points, on four three-pointers, five rebounds, and a steal, while Nick Judge added 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal and Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) added seven points, four rebounds, two blocks and an assist.

Danny Fusco led Hunter College with 20 points, four assists, three steals and a rebound, and Matt Stroud and Blendi Ibraj each added 11 points, two rebounds and two steals. Abraham Rosow and Matt Franks contributed 10 points apiece.

The Mariners held a narrow 34-33 edge in rebounds, but the Hawks shot an impressive 57.1 percent from the floor while the Mariners shot 37 percent.

Curry College's Last Game: The Curry College men's basketball team dropped an 88-66 non-league contest to visiting Emerson College on December 9 at the Katz Gymnasium. 

Geoffrey Gray scored a game-high 27 points to lead Emerson. Jack O'Connor added 17 points, four rebounds and two assists while Michael Sheng closed out the Lions in double-figures with 16. 

Kieran Carroll netted a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds on 10-for-15 shooting to pace Curry. Jared Thorpe-Johnson pitched in 21 points off the bench, knocking down 6-for-8 shots from the floor, including 4-for-5 from distance. He was also a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line in 22 minutes. RJ Hadfield was the third-leading scorer with seven points off the bench.

An early 8-0 run over a two-minute span gave Emerson the early lead, 14-6 with 16:17 left in the first half. The Curry deficit reached 11 when Gray converted on a layup with 9:35 to go in the opening stanza. The Colonels kept fighting in the contest, cutting the lead to as few as five when Carroll connected on a layup to make the score 32-27 with 6:35 to go. The lead quickly ballooned to double figures, reaching as many as 14 when Sheng make a layup with 1:03 to go. The Colonels got on the board once more when Carroll hit a layup as the Lions took a 46-34 advantage into the break. 

The deficit reached 20 in the opening moments of the second half when O'Connor converted on a three to make the score 66-46. Sheng knocked down a three just 30 seconds later. Curry was able to cut the Emerson lead to as few as 20 over the final moments of the second half as the Lions took the contest by the 20-point margin, 86-66. 

The Mariners: Adam Richardson leads the Mariners with 13.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Nick Judge averages 9.7 points per game and leads the team with 0.9 steals per game.

As a team the Mariners are averaging 63.3 points, 34.0 rebounds and 16.4 assists per game. The team is shooting 39.3 percent from the floor, 30.0 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line.

The Colonels: Jared Thorpe-Johnson leads Curry with 14.7 points per game, while Kieran Carroll averages a team-best 5.2 rebounds per game and Akhari Goodridge leads the team with three assists per game. Barak Swarttz leads the team with 1.3 steals per game.

As a team the Colonels average 61.7 points, 33.6 rebounds and 12.4 assists per game. The team is shooting 39.0 percent from the floor, 35.2 percent from three-point land and 54.1 percent from the line.