LAVAL, Quebec — Junior college transfer Raheem Singleton scored a game-high 26 points and had 12 during a decisive 29-6 run in the second quarter that included 25 unanswered points as the University of Maine men’s basketball team beat the University of Laval 87-80 on Sunday.
The Black Bears beat Carleton University (Ontario) 73-62 on Saturday and concluded their Canadian exhibition tour at 5-0.
On Sunday, Maine was trailing 30-28 in the second quarter when it went on its 29-6 run to take a 57-36 lead into the intermission.
Murphy Burnatowski’s jumper gave Maine the lead for good at 34-33 and triggered the string of 25 consecutive points. Burnatowski then nailed a three-pointer before Boston native Singleton hit three consecutive three-pointers to build the lead to 46-33.
Jon McAllian’s jumper, Burnatowski’s three-pointer, Sean McNally’s jumper, a Malachi Peay free throw and Singleton’s three-pointer capped the flurry.
Laval outscored Maine 44-30 in the second half to make things interesting but the Bears hung on.
Singleton scored his 26 points in 24 minutes and he also dished out four assists and made two steals. He was a perfect six-for-six from beyond the three-point arc.
Burnatowski finished with 20 points, Troy Barnies contributed 13 points and Terrance Mitchell had 11 points and five rebounds. Andrew Rogers had a team-high six rebounds and a game-high five assists.
Jerome Turcotte-Routhier scored 21 points to pace Laval. He also had eight rebounds and a game-high four steals.
Jean-Francois Beaulieu Maheux scored 19 points and Etienne Labrecque chipped in with 12 points, a game-high nine rebounds and three assists.
On Saturday in Ottawa, the Black Bears shot 52 percent in the first half, including a 5-for-8 showing from beyond the three-point arc, and built a 39-23 halftime lead against the cold-shooting Ravens, who shot just 19.2 percent from the floor.
Mitchell scored a game-high 15 points, McNally had 11 more and Peay scored 10 points. McNally had a team-high five rebounds. Singleton contributed three assists and three steals to go with five points and Burnatowski had eight points and four rebounds.
Tyson Hinz and Philip Scrubb had 11 points apiece for Carleton. Aaron Chapman chipped in nine points and a game-high nine rebounds.
Rogers 1-0-3, Mitchell 2-6-11, McNally 2-1-5, Burnatowski 8-0-20, Chetinov, McAllian 1-0-2, Singleton 10-0-26, Fraser 1-0-2, Wilcher 0-1-1, Barnies 5-2-13, Peay 1-2-4, Allison
Baribeau 2-1-7, Beaulieu-Maheux 4-10-19, Crevant 2-0-4, Turcotte-Routhier 6-8-21, Labrecque 5-0-12, Lefebre, Addai, Renaud 2-5-10, Hugues 1-0-2, Mercier 1-0-2, Deslauniers-Trottier 1-0-3
3-pt. goals: Singleton 6, Burnatowski 4, Rogers, Mitchell, McNally, Barnies; Baribeau 2, Labrecque 2, Beaulieu-Maheux, Turcotte-Routhier, Renaud, Deslauniers-Trottier
Halftime: Maine 57-36
Singleton 2-1-5, Wilcher, Mitchell 5-2-15, Burnatowski 3-0-8, Allison 1-2-5, McAllian, Rogers 3-0-7, Fraser 3-1-7, Barnies 1-0-3, McNally 3-4-11, Peay 2-6-10, Chetinov 1-0-2
Kenny 0-2-2, Thompson 1-4-7, Hobin 2-0-5, Hinz 3-5-11, Chapman 2-5-9, Faulkner 1-0-3, Manigat 2-0-5, Smendziuk 2-0-4, T. Scrubb 1-2-4, P. Scrubb 3-2-11, Churchill 0-1-1
3-pt. goals: Mitchell 3, Burnatowski 2, Allison, Rogers, Barnies, McNally; P. Scrubb 3, Thompson, Hobin, Faulkner, Manigat
Halftime: Maine 39-23