Mariners Hold Off Canton's Late Rally

Mariners Hold Off Canton's Late Rally

CANTON, N.Y. – Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball defeated SUNY Canton 68-66, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Stan Cohen Court on Friday night.

How it Happened: The Mariners went on a 5-0 run to start the game, but the Roos fought back with 15-unanswered points to lead by 10 at 13:44. Maine Maritime began to chip away at Canton's lead and used another five-point run to close out the half down by just three (31-28).

The Mariners outscored the Roos 9-2 to open up the second half and built a 14-point lead with 4:17 to play. Canton battled back with seven-unanswered points in the final 2:39 to play, but the Mariners pulled down a crucial defensive rebound and drew a foul to hang on for the win.

Inside the Numbers: Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) tallied a game-high 21 points to lead the Mariners. DePatsy also added four steals, two assists and a rebound.

Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) added 15 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal and Riley MacLeod (Bucksport, Maine) contributed a career-high 14 points, along with five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.

Kimani Anderson (Houston, Texas) chipped in with a team-high eight rebounds while also recording four points and three steals.

Brandon Adkisson led Canton with 16 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal, while Robert Holliday, Jr. added 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Andrew Fitch tallied a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, to go along with eight blocks and three assists and Jordan Stewart rounded out the Roos in double-figures with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal.

The Mariners shot 46.8 percent from the floor, while the Roos shot 45.1 percent. Canton held a narrow 32-31 edge in rebounds, but committed 17 turnovers, while the Mariners only turned the ball over eight times.

Up Next: The Mariners improve to 6-4 on the season and 3-0 in the NAC, while the Kangaroos fall to 6-8 overall and 2-1 in the conference. The two teams will square off again tomorrow at 1:00 pm.