Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (6-6) at Colby College (11-4), 7:30 pm, Wadsworth Gymnasium, Waterville, Maine.
Series History: The Mules hold a 16-2 all-time record over the Mariners including a 8-1 record when hosting. The Mariners' last win over Colby came in 2003.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to Colby College, 71-60 in non-conference action inside of Smith Gymnasium on November 30, 2017.
Nick Judge splashed a three to open up the scoring for the Mariners, but the Mules answered back with a jump shot on the other end and built an 8-3 lead, before five-straight points from Maine Maritime's Riley Jorgenson (Vienna, Va.) tied the game at 8-8 with 14:41 to go in the first half. The Mules took back the lead and held the Mariners scoreless for nearly six minutes as they built a 17-point lead with 7:25 remaining and took a 38-23 advantage into halftime.
The Mariners went on a 19-7 run, led by a trio of 3-pointers from Jorgenson to open up the second half and closed the Mules' lead to just three points (45-42) with 15:10 to play. The Mariners remained within striking distance until the Mules went on a 12-4 run to take a 67-54 lead with 4:10 to play. Tyler Thayer hit a pair from the line to close the gap to 11 points, but Dean Weiner responded with two from the line for the Mules to make it 69-56 with 90 seconds remaining.
Thayer added a layup with 59 seconds to go, and Colby's Matt Hanna made a free throw to make it 70-58 with 30 seconds left. Andrew Liebert (Plano, Texas) added a basket with 10 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to 10, but the Mules added another point from the line to take the 71-60 victory.
Thayer led the Mariners with 21 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal, while Jorgenson added a career-high 20 points, on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor, a team-high eight rebounds and two assists.
Weiner led the Mules with a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds and also added five assists and a block and Hanna and Sam Jefferson each contributed 11 points.
The Mules shot 46.6 percent from the floor compared the Mariners' 41.7 percent shooting, and Colby held a 38-30 edge in rebounds.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to Husson University 79-69 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Friday night, inside of Newman Gymnasium.
The two teams battled back and forth early, but the Mariners built a 21-14 lead at 11:06. The Eagles responded with 13-unanswered points to take a 27-21 lead with 7:07 remaining in the first half and held the Mariners scoreless in the final five minutes of the half to take a 46-28 lead into halftime.
Maine Maritime began to chip away at the Eagles' lead in the second half, closing the gap to 52-46 with 13:13 to play. The Mariners closed the gap to seven points on numerous occasions, and outscored the Eagles 41-33 in the second half, but Husson held on for the victory.
Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Mariners, while also contributing six rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) added 16 points, three assists, two steals and two rebounds, and Riley Jorgenson tallied a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Jorgenson also added five assists and a steal.
Cole Thomas led the Eagles with 14 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block. Justin Thompson added 13 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals and Corey Kaiser contributed 12 points, two rebounds, two steals and an assist.
The Mariners shot 47.5 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from three-point land, while the Eagles shot 52.6 percent from the floor and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc. The Mariners held a 33-32 edge in rebounds.
Colby College's Last Game: The Colby College men's basketball team suffered a tough 62-60 setback at the buzzer to Trinity College in NESCAC play Sunday, despite 17 points apiece from Alex Dorion and Ronan Schwarz.
Schwarz was 7-for-13 from the field, 2-of-3 from 3-point range, had six rebounds, three assists, and two steals. He hit some key baskets in the final minutes of the game.
Dorion was 4-of-6 from 3-point range and added three assists. Wallace Tucker added 10 points and Sam Jefferson scored eight for the Mules.
Bell came off the bench with 15 points, six rebounds, and two steals for the Bantams.
Trinity first-year Anthony Kelley had a finger roll layup at the buzzer after taking an inbounds pass and racing toward the basket.
There were two lead changes and two ties in the final 1:30 of play. The Mules went up 56-54 when Ty Williams nailed a jumper and Schwarz followed with a 3-point shot.
Bell completed a 3-point play to give the Bantams the lead back at 57-56. However, Schwarz came up big again with a drive to the basket for a 58-57 margin with 47 seconds remaining.
Colby forced a miss on the other end, but Trinity got the offensive rebound and Christian Porydzy nailed a 3-point shot with 20 seconds remaining.
Trailing 60-58, Dorion was fouled on a 3-point attempt with seven seconds left. He made the first two free throws to tie the game and then missed the third after a Bantam timeout.
Colby had a terrific start to the game, leading 10-0 and 19-16 before settling for a 35-34 halftime lead.
The Mariners: After 12 games the Mariners average 73.8 points, 35.3 rebounds, and 17.8 assists per game, while averaging 47.0 percent from the floor, 36.6 percent from the three-point line and 69.7 percent from the line.
Adam Richardson leads the Mariners with 17.7 points and 4.5 assists per game while Nicholas DePatsy leads the Mariners with 1.4 steals per game and averages 14.1 points per game. Riley Jorgenson averages 11.6 points per game and both Richardson and Jorgenson lead the team with 6.8 rebounds per game.
The Mules: After 15 games the Mules average 87.0 points, 41.3 rebounds and 19.9 assists per game, while averaging 46.7 percent from the floor, 41.5 percent from three-point land and 65.8 percent from the line.
Sam Jefferson leads Colby with 16.9 points and 1.1 steals per per game, Matt Hanna averages 14.9 points per game and Ronan Schwarz averages 12.3 points per game. Noah Tyson averages 10.7 points per game while leading the team with 7.9 rebounds per game and Wallace Tucker averages 10.3 points per game. Both Hanna and Tyson lead the Mules with 2.9 assists per game.