CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to the University of New England, 114-101 on Sunday afternoon in non-conference action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
How it Happened: The two teams battled closely in the beginning, but the Nor'easters began to pull away and took a 66-51 advantage at halftime. The Mariners continued to fight but UNE's early lead proved to be too much and the visitors came away with the win.
Inside the Numbers: Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) scored a game-high 22 points, to go along with 13 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block, teammate Kimani Anderson (Houston, Texas) added 20 points, four rebounds, and three assists and both Riley Jorgenson (Vienna, Va.) and Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) contributed 14 points. Jorgenson added five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal and DePatsy chipped in with eight rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals. Colby Furrow (Thorndike, Maine) rounded out the Mariners in double-figures with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block.
Alex Kravchuk led UNE with 21 points, two rebounds and an assist, while Avery DeBrito added 17 points, two assists, two steals and a rebound and Drew Muniz chipped in with 14 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block. Ryan Beatty added 13 points, four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.
The Mariners shot 51.9 percent from the floor, while UNE shot 46.4 percent. The Nor'easters held a 45-40 edge in rebounds.
Up Next: The Mariners fall to 5-4 overall, while the Nor'easters improve to 3-8 on the season. Maine Maritime returns to action on Friday, January 4, 2019 at SUNY Canton.