JAMAICA, N.Y. – Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to York College 79-72 on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at York College Gym.
How It Happened: The Mariners built an early 10-2 lead, but the Cardinals fought back and took a 41-36 advantage into halftime.
York led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but the Mariners scored nine-unanswered points to tie the game at 60-60 with 9:41 remaining. Maine Maritime took a 63-62 lead after a three-pointer from Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) but the Cardinals held the Mariners to just nine points in the final seven minutes of the game to hang on for the win.
Inside the Numbers: Freshman DeMerrill Levy (Houston, Texas) led the Mariners with 29 points, on 11-of-15 shooting from the floor, and a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc. Levy also contributed three rebounds and two assists.
DePatsy recorded 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal and Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) added 11 points, a team-high eight rebounds, and four assists.
Stephan Cadet led York with 16 points, seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block. Darin Dove added 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a block and Malique John chipped in with 11 points, eight rebounds, and two assists.
The Mariners shot 50 percent from the floor, and 50 percent from three-point land while the Cardinals shot 38.2 percent from the floor and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc. York held a 43-36 edge in rebounds.
Up Next: The Mariners fall to 1-1 on the season, while the Cardinals improve to 1-0 overall with the win. Maine Maritime travels to Pine Manor on Wednesday, November 14 for a non-conference matchup at 7:00 p.m.