First-Half Run Lifts Beavers Over Mariners

First-Half Run Lifts Beavers Over Mariners

FARMINGTON, Maine –  Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to UMaine-Farmington 95-72, on Friday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Dearborn Gymnasium.

How it Happened: The two teams battled back-and-forth early in the first half, but the Beavers outscored the Mariners 31-8 in the final 10 minutes of the half to take a 57-34 advantage into halftime.

Maine Maritime closed the gap to 20 points on two occasions to start the half and again with 2:59 remaining, but Farmington's early run proved to be too large to overcome.

Inside the Numbers: Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) led the Mariners with 21 points, two rebounds and an assist.

Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) added 17 points, four rebounds, an assist and a block.

Riley Robinson led all players with 24 points, while adding five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Amir Moss contributed 16 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. Milani Hicks added 15 points, nine rebounds, three steals and a block. Bill Ruby rounded out the players in double-figures with 13 points, three rebounds and three assists.

The Mariners shot 55.6 percent from the floor, and 50.0 percent from beyond the arc, while the Beavers shot 50.0 percent from the floor, and 52.0 percent from three-point land. Farmington held a 32-24 edge in rebounds.

Up Next: The Mariners fall to 8-8 overall land 4-3 in the conference, while the Beavers improve to 11-6 on the season and 7-1 in the NAC. Maine Maritime returns to action tomorrow, Saturday, January 26 when they host Thomas College at 1:00 pm inside of Smith Gymnasium.