Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (5-2) at Saint Joseph's College of Maine (5-2), 7:30 pm, Harold Alfond Center, Standish, Maine.
Series History: The Monks hold a 20-0 all-time advantage over the Mariners, including a 10-0 record when hosting.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to Saint Joseph's College 82-75 last season on November 15, 2017 inside of Smith Gymnasium.
The Monks opened up the scoring with a layup from Ian Mileikis, and the two teams exchanged the early lead. The Mariners went on a 10-2 run led by four points from Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) to take a 12-6 lead but the Monks chipped away at the lead and tied the game at 19-19 with 8:05 remaining. The Monks took a five-point lead with 5:43 left in the half but the Mariners outscored the Monks 17-10 in the last minutes of the half to take a 38-36 lead into halftime.
Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) led the Mariners in the first half with 12 points, going a perfect 4-for-4 from the beyond arc, while Mileikis led the Monks with 16 points.
The Monks retook the lead early in the second half, and never relinquished it, despite an eight-point run from the Mariners to close the deficit to 71-70 with 3:10 remaining. The Monks scored seven-unanswered point to build up a 77-70 lead and hung on for the 82-75 victory.
Richardson fell just shy of a triple-double to lead the Mariners with 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, while also adding a pair of steals and a block. Nick Judge and DePatsy each contributed 15 points, with Judge adding two rebounds and an assist and DePatsy chipping in with three assists and two rebounds. Tyler Thayer rounded out the Mariners in double-digits with 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.
Mileikis led the Monks with 27 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals, Darian Barry added 20 points, six rebounds, and two assists and Aaron Hall contributed 11 points, three rebounds, two blocks and a steal.
The Mariners shot 52.9 percent from the floor, while the Monks shot 50 percent. The Monks held the 35-25 edge in rebounds.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fought back from a 16-point deficit to defeat NVU-Lyndon, 70-69 on Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Stannard Gymnasium.
The two teams battled closely in the beginning, but the Hornets took a 36-25 lead into halftime and jumped out to a 16-point lead with 15:38 remaining in the game. The Mariners fought back and took a 61-60 advantage at 5:29 following seven-straight points from Riley Jorgenson (Vienna, Va.).
Jorgenson net a career-high 23 points, while adding seven rebounds, four steals and two assists.
Richardson ended the afternoon with 20 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a steal and Andrew Liebert (Plano, Texas) added 14 points, five assists, and three rebounds.
Kevin Love and Damon Denteh led the Hornets with 14 points each, Love contributed eight rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block and Denteh chipped in with six assists, five rebounds and a steal. Corey Frost added 11 points and two assists and Zach Falkenburg tallied 10 points, six rebounds and two assists.
The Mariners shot 43.5 percent from the floor, while the Hornets shot 44.1 percent. Lyndon held a narrow 37-36 edge in rebounds, but committed 19 turnovers while the Mariners committed 17.
Saint Joseph's College of Maine's Last Game: Senior forward Marc Corey scored 27 points to help lift Saint Joseph's College past Bates College, 82-58, in a non-conference men's basketball game at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.
Saint Joseph's held the lead for all but the opening possession and blew the game open early. With the score tied 8-8 four minutes into play, the hosts launched a 16-2 run capped by a pair of Corey freebies to claim a 24-10 advantage with 10:07 before the break.
The Bobcats drew back to within six points (28-22) five minutes later when a Nick Lynch bucket closed out a 12-4 surge at the 5:14 mark, but Corey netted a pair of three-pointers and sophomore Jack Casale added another to help the Monks take a 43-26 cushion into intermission.
St. Joe's managed to lead by at least 17 points for the remainder of the afternoon and held a 24-point advantage (59-35) with 13:53 left in the game.
There was a major discrepancy in three-point shooting, as the Monks posted a 52.4% (11-21) performance and the Bobcats countered with a 13.6% (3-22) effort. Overall, St. Joe's shot 53.8% (28-52) from the floor and Bates was 26-70 (37.1%) from the field.
Corey was 9-13 from the floor, 4-7 from downtown, and 5-6 from the FT line en route to scoring a game-high 27 points. Senior guard Darian Berry approached a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds.
Casale contributed 15 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Senior guard Ian Mileikis added 14 points, four boards, four assists, and two steals and was 6-6 from the free throw line.
Lynch paced the Bobcats with 16 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Malik Velmar was 3-3 from beyond the arc with 11 points in 13 minutes off the bench
The Mariners: After seven games the Mariners average 72.1 points, 37.4 rebounds, and 17.3 assists per game, while averaging 47.3 percent from the floor, 37.1 percent from three-point land and 76.1 percent from the line.
Adam Richardson leads the Mariners with 17 points and 4.4 assists per game, while DeMerrill Levy (Houston, Texas) averages 15.1 points per game, Nicholas DePatsy averages 12.9 points per game and Riley Jorgenson averages 11.7 points per game, while leading the team with 1.6 steals per game. Kimani Anderson (Houston, Texas) leads the team with seven rebounds per game.
The Monks: After seven games the Monks average 88.4 points, 38.7 rebounds and 20.3 assists per game, while shooting 51.2 percent from the floor, 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the line.
Jack Casale leads the Monks with 24.6 points, nine rebounds per game, 4.1 assists per game and 1.4 steals per game. Darian Berry averages 16.9 points per game, while Ian Mileikis averages 13.9 points per game and Marc Corey averages 12.6 points per game.
For the Record: Both teams enter tonight's game with a 5-2 overall record. Both teams have won four-straight.
Historically Speaking: The Mariners are off to their best start since the 2002-2003 season, when they were also 5-2 after seven games.