Wednesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (5-18, NAC 4-12) vs. Thomas College (13-10, NAC 10-6), 7:30 p.m., Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.
Series History: The Terriers hold a 37-21 all-time record against the Mariners. Maine Maritime is 10-17 against Thomas College at home.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball stumbled against Thomas College 82-71, on January 23 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Mahaney Gymnasium.
The two teams battled closely throughout most of the first half, with the Mariners taking a six-point lead following back-to-back three-pointers from Riley Jorgenson (Vienna, Va.) and Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) at 11:53. The Terriers answered with six-straight points to tie the game at 17-17 with 9:44 to go. The Mariners put together a seven-point run to take another six-point lead, this time at 5:57 but the Terriers responded with eight-unanswered points to take back the lead, 28-26. The Mariners tied the game twice in the next 90 seconds, but the Terriers outscored the Mariners 8-2 in the final 2:14 of the half to take a 38-32 advantage into halftime.
DePatsy led Maine Maritime in the first half with eight points, while Carlos Gonzalez led Thomas College with 11 points.
The Terriers began to pull away in the second half, hovering around a double-digit lead for most of the 20 minutes and claimed the 82-71 victory.
DePatsy finished the night with 15 points, three rebounds, and an assist, while teammate Nick Judge (Cushing, Maine) also added 15 points, and chipped in with two rebounds, two assists and two steals and Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) contributed 11 points, four rebounds and two assists. Andrew Liebert (Plano, Texas) led the Mariners with a career-high 10 rebounds, and also added eight points and two steals.
Demetris Webster led the Terriers with 20 points, two assists and a rebound, while C. Gonzalez added a double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds, and chipped in with three blocks, and a steal. Angel Gonzalez also contributed 16 points, while pulling down five rebounds, and dishing out two assists. Justin Butler rounded out the Thomas players in double-digits with 11 points, a rebound, an assist and a steal.
The Terriers shot 43.5 percent from the floor, while the Mariners shot 37.1 percent. The Terriers also held the 43-38 advantage in rebounds.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball picked up an 84-61 victory over Lyndon State College last Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
The Mariners jumped out to a 5-0 lead before the Hornets got on the board with a three. Riley Jorgenson and Andrew Liebert hit baskets and Nicholas DePatsy drained a three to give the Mariners a 12-3 lead. Lyndon put together a 12-2 run on four three-pointers from Zach Knowlton to take a momentary 15-14 lead but the Mariners retook the lead on a layup by Nick Judge.
Lyndon tied the game up twice, but the Mariners began to pull away and took a 42-29 lead into halftime.
Adam Richardson led Maine Maritime with 11 points in the first half, while Knowlton led the Hornets with 18 points, all on three-pointers.
Maine Maritime scored 11-unanswered points early in the second half to build a considerable lead and cruised to the victory.
Richardson led the Mariners with 24 points, five assists, four rebounds and a steal, DePatsy added 17 points, including five three-pointers, a team-high eight rebounds, six assists and two steals and Brendan Newcomb (Holden, Maine) contributed 12 points, three assists, three steals and two rebounds.
Knowlton led the Hornets with 21 points, on seven three-pointers, and also added two rebounds and an assist, while Ricky Shuford added 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal.
The Mariners shot 55.0 percent from the floor, the highest all season, while Lyndon shot 32.9 percent. The Hornets held a 45-35 edge in rebounds,
Thomas College's Last Game: Thomas College men's basketball cruised to a 91-67 victory over North Atlantic Conference (NAC) opponent Green Mountain College last Saturday afternoon at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
Thomas opened the game with an early lead as the Eagles looked to keep pace with the Terriers who shot 50 percent (16-of-32) from the floor throughout the half. Sophomore Matt Allen led with 14 points after hitting four shots from behind the arch while John Morgan scored seven of his first 11 points in the first five minutes of play. Duane Goodman Jr. and De Shaun Carr combined for 14 points for Green Mountain as they trailed Thomas 41-27 at the break.
Throughout the second half, the Eagles offense picked up as they shot a strong 12-for-24 from the field including 5-of-9 from three. Turnovers were costly as the Terriers forced ten in the half for a game total of 17. Morgan continued the hot hand in the second with another 14 points while freshman Demetris Webster went 4-for-4 with eight points off the bench. Goodman added 11 for the Eagles including a pair from behind the three-point line.
Morgan led all scorers with 25 points, four rebounds, and four assists while Allen ended with 18 points and four steals. Zach Mackinnon also reached double figures with 11 points and four assists. Profenno contributed with a late bucket in the final minute to record his first collegiate points in his debut.
Goodman netted a team-high 18 points along with four rebounds in the effort for the Eagles. Carr chipped in with 12 points while Hess added four points and ten rebounds.
The Mariners: Adam Richardson leads the Mariners with 14 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. Nicholas DePatsy averages 12.4 points per game and Brendan Newcomb averages 10.4 points per game. Riley Jorgenson leads the team with 1.2 steals per game.
As a team the Mariners are averaging 67.3 points, 33.7 rebounds and 16.5 assists per game. The team is shooting 41.5 percent from the floor, 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line.
The Terriers: John Morgan leads the Terriers with 12.5 points per game, teammate Carlos Gonzalez averages 11.7 points per game while leading the team with 10.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game and Zach Mackinnon averages 11.3 points per game. Justin Butler leads the Terriers with 3.3 assists per game.
As a team the Terriers average 73.3 points, 44.3 rebounds and 15.3 assists per game. The team is shooting 46.6 percent from the floor, 33.7 percent from three-point land and 65.7 percent from the charity stripe.
The Seniors: Prior to Wednesday's game the Mariners will recognize their three senior players; Nick Judge, Brendan Newcomb and Tyler Thayer (Hermon, Maine) as well as the team's Student Assistant Coach Caleb Tipton (Boscawen, N.H.).