Game Notes: Men's Basketball Prepares for Home/Away Conference Doubleheader

Game Notes: Men's Basketball Prepares for Home/Away Conference Doubleheader

Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (8-7, 4-2 NAC) at UMaine-Farmington (10-6, 6-1 NAC), 5:30 pm, Dearborn Gymnasium, Farmington, Maine.

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Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Thomas College (8-10, 5-3 NAC), 1:00 pm, Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.

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Series Histories: The Beavers hold a 51-12 all-time record against the Mariners, including four-straight victories. Farmington also holds a 29-3 all-time record over Maine Maritime when hosting.

The Terriers hold a 38-21 record over the Mariners, including victories in the last five meetings. When playing in Castine, Thomas holds an 18-10 all-time advantage.

Last Meetings:

February 17, 2018: UMaine-Farmington 85 – Maine Maritime 66

Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to UMaine-Farmington 85-66, last season in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Dearborn Gymnasium.

Maine Maritime's Brendan Newcomb hit a three to open up the scoring but the Beavers answered with eight unanswered points to take an 8-3 lead. Newcomb hit threes on back-to-back possessions to keep the Mariners within striking distance but the Beavers began to pull away and took a 44-35 advantage into halftime.

The Mariners cut the deficit to six points twice early in the second half, but UMaine-Farmington went on a 15-0 run to take a 67-46 lead midway through the half and never looked back to claim the victory.

Newcomb and Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) led the Mariners with 18 points each, Newcomb added three rebounds while DePatsy added a team-high eight rebounds and dished out a pair of assists. Andrew Liebert (Plano, Texas) contributed nine points, two rebounds and two assists while both Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) and Tyler Thayer chipped in with six points. Thayer also tallied seven rebounds, a team-best four assists and a steal. 

Milani Hicks led the Beavers with a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds, while also adding three blocks, two steals and an assist. Riley Robinson added 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal and Eric Berry contributed 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal. Bill Ruby added a double-double of his own with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while also adding four assists and two steals, while teammate Amir Moss also totaled 11 points and chipped in with five rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Maine Maritime shot 38.7 percent from the floor, while the Beavers shot 41.9 percent. The Beavers also held a 49-35 edge in rebounds.

February 14, 2018: Thomas College 78 – Maine Maritime 71

Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to Thomas College, 78-71 last season in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Smith Gymnasium.

Thomas College jumped out to a 5-0 lead early in the game, but Nick Judge splashed a three and Nicholas DePatsy added a jumper to tie the game at 5-5 at 17:14. The Mariners built a seven point lead (15-8) after back-to-back threes from Brendan Newcomb, but the Terriers fought back to close the gap to one, 19-18, at 9:41 and tied the game up following a free throw from Lovegeurson Fleurine. 

The Mariners went on a 16-2 run, highlighted by six points from DePatsy, to build a 35-21 lead with 5:25 to go in the half. Thomas College scored six-unanswered points to close the gap to 35-27 but the Mariners took a 45-34 advantage into halftime.

The Terriers went on a six-point run to open up the second half and closed the Mariners' lead to 45-40. Maine Maritime answered back with a three from DePatsy to retake an eight-point lead, but the Terriers continued to chip away and scored another six-straight to close the deficit to 48-46 with 15:59 to go. Thomas College stayed within striking distance, and used back-to-back three-pointers to take a 58-56 lead at 10:21. Adam Richardson hit a layup to tie the game, but the Terriers scored six-straight once again, to take a 64-58 lead at 5:22.

A three from Riley Jorgenson (Vienna, Va.) closed the Terrier lead to 68-65 with 2:56 to play. Jorgenson pulled down a rebound on the other end, setting up a three from Newcomb to tie the game, but the Mariners came up short in the final seconds as the Terriers went 5-of-6 from the line in the closing seconds to pick up the victory.

Jorgenson led the Mariners with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists, while  Newcomb ended the evening with 15 points, one rebound and an assist. Tyler Thayer chipped in with nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while Judge contributed nine points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal.

John Morgan led Thomas College with 18 points, nine rebounds and a steal, while Matt Allen contributed 12 points, four assists and three rebounds and both Carlos Gonzalez and Justin Butler tallied 10 points.

The Terriers shot 46.0 percent from the floor, while the Mariners shot 40.3 percent and Thomas held a 44-34 edge in rebounds.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Riley Jorgenson dropped a triple-double of 11 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists and Nicholas DePatsy contributed a career and game-high 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball to a 93-71 non-conference victory over UMaine-Fort Kent inside of Smith Gymnasium on Tuesday evening.

The Mariners shot 60.6 percent from the floor and splashed nine 3-pointers in the first half to take a commanding 50-30 lead into halftime.

Adam Richardson hit a layup to spark a nine-point run for the Mariners to open up the second half and gave the Mariners a 58-30 lead at 17:38. Riley MacLeod (Bucksport, Maine) scored eight-straight points to make it 68-35 at 13:30 and despite at 14-point run for the Bengals late in the half, the Mariners came away with the 93-71 victory.

Jorgenson added two steals to go along with his triple-double, while shooting 4-of-7 from the floor and DePatsy added four rebounds and two assists to his career-high.

Richardson ended the evening with 20 points, five assists, a rebound, a steal and a block, Andrew Liebert contributed 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal and MacLeod rounded out the Mariners in double-figures with 10 points, five assists, a rebound, a steal and a block.

Jarid Walton led the Bengals with 21 points, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal, Chance Cole added 18 points, three rebounds and a steal and Jacob Powell contributed 13 points, four assists, three steals and two rebounds. Kwame Oduro chipped in with 12 points, five rebounds, and three steals.

The Mariners shot 62.5 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from beyond the arc, while the Bengals shot 39.7 percent from the floor and just 20 percent from three-point land. The Mariners held a 38-22 advantage in rebounds. 

UMaine-Farmington's Last Game: UMaine-Farmington's men's basketball fell to Bowdoin College, 74-46 on Monday night in non-conference action at Morrell Gymnasium.

Amir Moss led the Beavers with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and two steals while Jack Kane added 10 points with four rebounds and two blocks. Bill Ruby added eight points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal as Riley Robinson added seven points. 

David Reynolds led all scorers with 31 points on 12-20 shooting with four rebounds, and three assists as Jack Simonds added 12 points with six rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Zavier Rucker and Hugh O'Neil each added nine points.

Thomas College's Last Game*: The Thomas College men's basketball team defeated UMaine-Farmington 78-74 on Saturday afternoon in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game. 

The Beavers jumped out to an early lead, holding a 17-7 advantage six minutes in. The UMF lead continued to mount through the middle part of the first with the hosts up 33-16 at the 8:15 mark. Thomas turned it on to close out the half, going on a 24-8 run to narrow the UMF lead to 41-40 at the break.

The teams traded the lead throughout the second half, with the Beavers holding a 72-71 edge with just over three to go. A Tyler Nixon layup with 2:47 remaining regained the lead for Thomas that they would not surrender, as they took the 78-74 victory.

Zach Mackinnon led the Terriers with 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting from three-point range. Demetris Webster chipped in 13 points, while Patrik Lubin pulled in a team-high nine rebounds. 

*The Terriers host Husson on Friday night before heading to Castine.

The Mariners: After 15 games the Mariners average 74.3 points, 35.3 rebounds, and 18.3 assists per game, while averaging 48.2 percent from the floor, 38.4 percent from the three-point line and 72.2 percent from the line.

Adam Richardson leads the Mariners with 18.5 points and 4.5 assists per game while Nicholas DePatsy averages 14.7 points per game and Riley Jorgenson averages 11.5 points per game and lead the Mariners with 7.1 rebounds. Jorgenson and DePatsy leads the Mariners with 1.3 steals each. 

The Beavers: After 16 games the Beavers average 82.8 points, 38.7 rebounds and 15.1 assists per game, while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor, 34.4 percent from three-point land and 76.9 percent from the line. 

Amir Moss leads the Beavers with 17.1 points and 2.4 steals per game, Milani Hicks averages 15.1 points per game while leading the team with 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game, and Riley Robinson averages 13.7 points per game and leads the Beavers with 2.9 assists per game. Bill Ruby averages 11.2 points per game and Issac Witham averages 10.3 points per game. 

The Terriers: After 18 games the Terriers average 75.7 points, 37.8 rebounds and 13.4 assists per game, while shooting 45.0 percent from the floor, 38.7 percent from three-point land and 63.9 percent from the line.

Zach Mackinnon leads Thomas with 11.9 points per game, Demetris Webster averages 11.1 points per game while leading the team with 2.7 assists per game, Lovegeurson Fleurine averages 10.8 points per and a team-best 7.4 rebounds game and Jordan Goodson averages 10.0 points per game and a team-high 2.2 steals per game.