College roundup: Maine men’s basketball team drops fifth straight game

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 23, 2014, at 7:50 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Stony Brook Seawolves used a balanced scoring attack and shot 45 percent from the field to hand the Maine Black Bears their fifth straight loss, 83-79 in America East men’s basketball action at the Cross Insurance Center Sunday.

Stony Brook was led by Carson Puriefoy who scored 24 points, while Jameel Warney and Anthony Jackson scored 15 and 14, respectively.

The Bears, who haven’t won since beating UMBC on Feb. 1, dropped to 5-21 overall and 3-11 in America East while Stony Brook improved to 20-8 and 12-2, respectively.

Stony Brook also controlled the rebounding game, 37-30, behind nine from Warney and seven each from Ahmad Walker and Dave Coley.

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Maine was plagued by 15 turnovers and the Seawolves capitalized by scoring 23 points off the miscues.

Till Gloger scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Black Bears while Xavier Pollard notched a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. He also had four assists. Shaun Lawton chipped in with 10 points and five assists.

Stony Brook jumped out to a 24-6 run over a seven-minute span and built a 69-55 lead with 8:15 left in the game.

Maine responded with a 13-1 run sparked by five points from Gloger to cut it to 78-75 with 31 seconds left, but the Seawolves nailed 5-of-6 free throws to secure the victory.

Maine returns to action at UMass Lowell at 7 p.m. Thursday.

NAC men’s tourney field set

Husson University of Bangor (17-1 NAC) has earned the top seed for the North Atlantic Conference tourney and will host No. 8 Johnson State (3-15) on Tuesday at Newman Gym in Bangor.

Other quarterfinal matchups are: No. 7 New England College (5-13) at No. 2 Castleton State (16-2), No. 6 UMaine Farmington (9-9) at No. 3 Colby-Sawyer (13-5) and No. 5 Thomas of Waterville (11-7) at No. 4 Lyndon State (12-6).

The semifinals follow on Friday at the site of the highest remaining seed, followed by the final at the same site on Saturday.

UMF 63, MMA 50

At Farmington, UMaine-Farmington’s Andrew Dickey netted 21 points to lead the Beavers by Maine Maritime in a North Atlantic Conference game..

The win sends the No. 6 seeded Beavers into this week’s NAC tourney quarterfinals with an 11-14 overall record, 9-9 in the NAC. UMF will play No. 3 seed Colby-Sawyer College on Tuesday in New London, N.H.

Maine Maritime (2-23 overall, 1-17 NAC) closed out its season in head coach Chris Murphy’s final appearance. He is retiring after 22 season with MMA.

Ben Johnson added 14 points and 16 rebounds for UMF (11-14, 9-9).

Jason Hatch paced MMA with 17 points. Tyler Chiasson added 10 points and 12 rebounds while Kyle Boucher had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Husson 104, Thomas 70

At Waterville, Husson clinched the regular season North Atlantic Conference title and will host a quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Trevon Butler paced Husson (23-2, 17-1 NAC) with 22 points and eight rebounds. Phil Leighton chipped in with 16 points, Aaron Willis added 14, Donte Cottonham had 12 and Corey Wood put in 10.

Levi Barnes scored 16 to lead Thomas (11-14, 11-7) and Adam Carlsen added 10.

Women’s Basketball

NAC women’s tourney field set

Castleton State has finished as the regular season champ in the North Atlantic Conference and is the tourney’s top seed when the quarterfinal round begins Tuesday. Castleton (17-1) will host No. 8 Thomas (4-14).

The rest of the quarterfinal schedule is: No. 7 Johnson State (7-11) at No. 2 Colby-Sawyer (14-3), No. 6 UMF (8-10) at No. 3 MMA (13-5) and No. 5 New England College (9-9) at No. 4 Husson (13-5).

The semifinals follow on Friday at the site of the highest remaining seed, followed by the final at the same site on Saturday.

MMA 52, UMF 48

At Farmington, Cheyenne Malloy came off the bench to score a game-high 14 points for the Mariners while Kari Jones and Bekah Campbell each added nine points.

Leah Jackson contributed with 13 rebounds, five points and six assists for MMA.

Elizabeth Ferry paced UMF with 11 points.

Husson 73, Thomas 45

At Waterville, Victoria McIntyre scored all 14 of her points in the first half when the Eagles surged to a 21-point lead en route to the win.

McIntyre also had six rebounds and four steals for Husson (14-11, 16-5 NAC) while Amanda Johnson chipped in with 10 points. Chandler Guerrette contribute dsix points, six rebounds and three assists.

Elizabeth Goodell scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Thomas (4-21, 4-14).

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