Sunday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (2-2) vs. Bates College (0-1), 3:00 pm, Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine
Series History: Bates College holds a 10-1 all-time record over the Mariners, including a 4-1 record when playing in Castine.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell in overtime to Bates College 72-69 last season on November 19, 2017, in the final day of the Maine Maritime Tip-Off Tournament inside of Smith Gymnasium.
The first half featured 10 lead changes and three ties, with Bates holding their biggest lead of the half, four points, twice. The Bobcats took a narrow 28-26 advantage into the halftime.
Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) and Brendan Newcomb led the Mariners with nine points each in the first half, while Jeff Spellman led the Bobcats with 13 points.
Bates held a lead early in the second half but the Mariners built a nine-point lead twice, once following seven-straight points from Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) at 10:46 and just a few moments later on a jumper by Newcomb. The Bobcats fought back to tie the game up for the sixth time and the two teams battled back-and-forth and ended regulation deadlocked at 59-59.
DePatsy splashed a three to open up overtime, but the Bobcats countered with a jumper from Spellman to keep the deficit at one. Richardson made a pair of shots at the line to give the Mariners a three-point advantage but Bates responded with two of their own at the line to keep the game within reach.
Riley Jorgenson (Vienna, Va.) hit a three to build the Maine Maritime lead to four, but the Bobcats responded on the other end to make it 67-65 with 2:35 to play.
Newcomb made a jumper for the Mariners to retake the four-point lead, but the Bobcats hit a three and a came up with a timely defensive rebound on the other end. Spellman hit a three to give the Bobcats' their first lead of the overtime period. Bates came up with two defensive rebounds in the closing seconds and built up a 72-69 lead that the Mariners could not overcome.
Richardson tallied his first career triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Maine Maritime and DePatsy also ended the afternoon with 18 points and added four rebounds, an assist and a steal. Newcomb contributed 13 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Spellman led all players with 24 points for Bates, while also adding five rebounds, a steal and an assist. Tom Coyne chipped in with 15 points, four assists, a steal and a rebound and Nick Gilpin finished the game with a double-double of 11 rebounds, 10 points, and also added five assists and two blocks.
The Mariners shot 36.9 percent from the floor, while the Bobcats shot 33.8 percent. The Bobcats held a 51-40 advantage in rebounds.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball erased a 16-point first half deficit to defeat Eastern Nazarene College 75-73, on Thursday night in non-conference action at the Lahue Physical Education Center.
The two teams battled closely in the opening minutes but Eastern Nazarene began to pull away and held a 16-point lead with 8:27 to play in the first half. The Mariners continued to battle and a long buzzer beater from Kimani Anderson (Houston, Texas) cut the Lions' lead to 38-31 entering halftime.
The Mariners went on a 14-5 run to open up the second half and took a 58-53 lead with 12:22 remaining. The Lions took a 64-63 edge with 8:01 to go, and the two teams swapped the lead back-and-forth. Eastern Nazarene took a 73-69 lead with 2:37 to play, but the Mariners responded with six-unanswered points and three defensive rebounds to hang on for the win.
DeMerrill Levy (Houston, Texas) led the Mariners with a game-high 20 points, adding four rebounds and four assists.
Riley Jorgenson tallied 14 points, a game-high eight rebounds, five assists and two steals, while teammate Adam Richardson also tallied 14 points, on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor, to go along with two rebounds and two assists. Nicholas DePatsy added 12 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Noah Cheney led the Lions with 16 points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal, while teammate David Lopez contributed 15 points, seven rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block. Levi Grady-White added 12 points, two steals, two rebounds, an assist and a block off the bench, and Ricky Shearman rounded out the players in double-digits with 11 points, five assists, two rebounds and two steals.
The Mariners shot 53.6 percent from the floor, and 33.3 percent from three-point land, while the Lions shot 50 percent from the floor and 27.3 percent from beyond the arc. The Lions held a narrow 30-27 edge in rebounds.
Bates College's Last Game: Bates College fell to Brandeis 54-48 on Saturday, in non-conference action.
The Bobcats led 27-24 at half, but Brandeis outscored the hosts 30-21 in the second half to take the victory.
Jeff Spellman led the team with 12 points, Max Hummel added 11 points and Nick Gilpin led the Bobcats with eight rebounds.
The Mariners: After four games the Mariners average 73.5 points, 34.8 rebounds, and 18 assists per game, while shooting 49.3 percent from the floor, 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the line.
DeMerrill Levy leads the Mariners with 19.8 points per game, while Nicholas DePatsy averages 14.5 points per game, Adam Richardson averages 13.5 points per game and Kimani Anderson averages 10 points per game. Anderson leads the team with 6.8 rebounds per game and Richardson leads the team with 4.5 assists per game. Riley Jorgenson leads the Mariners with 1.8 steals per game.
The Bobcats: After one game the Bobcats average 48 points, 39 rebounds and 10 assists per game, while shooting 31.7 percent from the floor, 21.1 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the line.
Jeff Spellman leads the Bobcats with 12 points per game, and Max Hummel averages 11 points per game. Nick Gilpin leads the team with eight rebounds per game and both Spellman and Gilpin lead the team with three assists per game. Andrew Snoddy leads the Bobcats with two steals per game.