Game Notes: Men's Basketball Faces Bowdoin and UMaine

Game Notes: Men's Basketball Faces Bowdoin and UMaine

Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (2-0) at Bowdoin College (2-1), 3:00 p.m., Morrell Gymnasium, Brunswick, Maine.

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Sunday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. University of Maine at Orono (1-3), 3:00 pm, Military Appreciation Game, Portland Expo, Portland, Maine

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Series Histories: The Polar Bears hold a 31-1 all-time advantage over the Mariners, with Maine Maritime's win coming in 2000 in Brunswick.

This is the first-ever meeting between Maine Maritime and the University of Maine at Orono.

Maine Maritime's Last Meeting with Bowdoin: January 28, 2019: Bowdoin College 84 – Maine Maritime Academy 63

The two teams exchanged the lead early on, until the Polar Bears used a 10-point run to take a 15-8 lead at 11:15. The Mariners fought back and retook a the lead, 24-23, following a three-pointer from Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) at 5:16. DePatsy hit another three with 54 seconds to play in the first half to tie the game at 33-33, but the Polar Bears scored four-straight to take a narrow 37-33 edge into halftime.

The Mariners remained within striking distance in the second half, until Bowdoin orchestrated a 14-point run to take a 75-58 lead at 2:33 and held the Mariners to just five points in the remaining time, to secure the victory.

DePatsy led the Mariners with 18 points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Riley Jorgenson (Vienna., Va.) added 14 points, a team-high six rebounds, four assists and a block, Kimani Anderson (Houston, Texas) contributed 13 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block and Riley MacLeod (Bucksport, Maine) added a game-high seven assists, to go along with eight points, five rebounds, a steal, and a block.

David Reynolds led Bowdoin with 21 points, five rebounds, and two assists while teammate Jack Simonds tallied a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and also added three assists, a steal and a block.

Zavier Rucker had 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal and Hugh O'Neil added 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block.

The Mariners shot 40.7 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from three-point land, while the Polar Bears shot 56.9 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from behind the arc. Bowdoin held a 36-24 advantage in rebounds.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Senior Nicholas DePatsy scored a game-high 24 points, surpassing 1,000 career points, and led Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball to an 81-58 victory against UMaine-Machias on Wednesday night in non-conference action inside of Reynolds Gymnasium.

DePatsy becomes just the 13th player in Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball history to reach the milestone.

The Mariners jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back, taking a 43-33 advantage into halftime and outscored the Clippers 38-25 in the second half en route to the victory.

DePatsy led the Mariners with 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal. DeMerrill Levy (Houston, Texas) contributed 20 points, three rebounds and two steals, while Malachi Reincke (Houston, Texas) tallied 13 points five rebounds a steal and a block and Riley Jorgenson added 11 points a team-high nine rebounds, five steals and three assists.

Jaylen Moreno led Machias with 14 points and a steal, while teammate Marcus Massey chipped in with 11 points, five rebounds, two steals and a block.

The Mariners shot 51.8 percent from the floor and 27.8 percent from beyond the arc, while the Clippers shot 32.9 percent overall and 29.2 percent from three-point land. 

Bowdoin College's Last Game: The Bowdoin College men's basketball team rallied to force overtime, but couldn't complete the comeback in a 78-77 setback at the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday night.

The Polar Bears struggled from the field in the opening 20 minutes, connecting on just 33% of their shots and going 0-6 from long range as USM shot 54% and nailed six three-pointers.

Jacobe Thomas and Jay Roberts combined to score 28 of USM's 31 first-half points as the hosts took a 31-25 lead into the break.

Thanks to 16 points in the second half from David Reynolds, Bowdoin rallied from ten points down with under four minutes to play to force overtime.

Down 61-51, Bowdoin closed the second half on a 13-3 surge, tying the game on a three-pointer by Reynolds with under 30 seconds in regulation.

The teams traded the lead on numerous occasions in overtime, as another Reynolds three-pointer tied the game at 77 with under a minute to go in the extra session.

Jay Roberts converted one free throw with 17 seconds remaining, giving Bowdoin one final possession, but Reynolds' desperation three from the corner rimmed out, giving USM the one-point victory.

David Reynolds had 29 in the effort for Bowdoin while Zavier Rucker added 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

USM was led by 29 off the bench from Jay Roberts.

The Huskies finished at 50% shooting compared to just 44% for Bowdoin and went 10-15 from three-point range.

Bowdoin also committed 17 turnovers compared to just 13 for USM.

UMaine-Orono's Last Game: The University of Maine men's basketball team fell to the No. 25 Washington University Huskies on Tuesday night, despite only trailing the Huskies by a 36-35 margin in the second half.

Maine jumped out to 7-2 lead out of the gate after Nedeljko Prijovic hit the first of what would be four three-pointers for the Serbian-native on the evening. The Huskies turned on the jets from there however, putting together a 15-0 run and never looking back, cruising to the 72-53 victory. f

Nedeljko Prijovic and Andrew Fleming matched each other 18 points apiece to lead all scorers on both sides. Fleming went 7-13 from the field and 2-3 from three, along with four boards, three assists, and a block. Prijovic went 7-9 from the field and 4-5 from deep, coupled with five boards and a steal.

Sergio El Darwich set a new career-high with nine rebounds on the day, along with five assists and a single steal.

It was a tale of two halves for Maine from the floor, as they put up a 32.0/15.4/0.0 split in the first half followed by a 50.0/50.0/100.0. Maine only trailed Washington by a 36-35 mark in the second half.

The Black Bears controlled the boards by a 35-32 margin, and held the Huskies to just a 3-15 night from three-point territory.