Maine defeats Hartford 77-69; wins 5th straight

Posted Jan. 24, 2010, at 8:24 a.m.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Gerald McLemore scored 27 points to help Maine defeat Hartford 77-69 on Saturday.

The Black Bears (13-6, 5-1 America East Conference) shot 51.2 percent from the field (22 of 43) and 12-for-18 from 3-point range (66.7 percent).

McLemore, who was 7 of 11 from beyond the arc, shot 8 of 13 from the field.

Terrance Mitchell scored 17 points, including 9 of 9 from the free throw line for Maine. Junior Bernal added 11 points.

The Black Bears had 15 turnovers, which led to 26 Hartford (5-15, 3-4) points, but outrebounded the Hawks 32-28.

Maine led 43-32 at halftime and shot 63.6 percent in the first half (14 of 22).

Charles White scored 18 points, Morgan Sabia had 16, Joel Barkers added 13 for Hartford.

MAINE (13-6)

Bernal 4-7 3-4 11, Barnies 2-4 0-0 5, McNally 1-5 1-2 3, Burnatowski 1-2 0-0 3, McLemore 8-13 4-5 27, Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Rogers 1-1 2-2 5, Mitchell 3-6 9-9 17, Peay 1-1 0-0 2, Allison 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 22-43 21-24 77.

HARTFORD (5-15)

Burton 4-10 0-0 9, Erickson 1-3 0-0 3, Barkers 5-14 3-7 13, Sabia 5-12 2-2 16, J.Zeglinski 6-15 0-1 18, White 1-3 2-3 4, Baker 0-0 0-0 0, Minor 2-2 0-0 4, Estes 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 25-60 7-13 69.

Halftime_Maine 43-32. 3-Point Goals_Maine 12-18 (McLemore 7-11, Mitchell 2-4, Rogers 1-1, Burnatowski 1-1, Barnies 1-1), Hartford 12-28 (J.Zeglinski 6-13, Sabia 4-9, Burton 1-2, Erickson 1-3, White 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Maine 32 (McNally 7), Hartford 28 (Barkers 6). Assists_Maine 17 (Bernal, McNally 4), Hartford 16 (Burton 7). Total Fouls_Maine 13, Hartford 19. A_1,345.

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