|Colby-Sawyer College||Maine Maritime Academy|
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy men’s basketball fell to Colby-Sawyer College on Friday evening, 83-56 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
Maine Maritime opened up the game with a 5-0 lead, following a jumper from Nick Judge (Cushing, Maine) and a three-pointer by Tyler Thayer (Hermon, Maine) but the Chargers fought back, taking an 11-8 lead after a three-point basket from Taylor Grande at 13:23.
Colby-Sawyer built as much as an 18-point lead with 2:16 to go in the half, but the Mariners used a 6-1 run to close the gap to 41-28 entering the intermission. Thayer led the Mariners with 16 points in the first half and Milani Hicks led the Chargers with 13 points.
The Chargers continued to build their lead early in the second half and hung on for the victory.
Thayer led all players with a season-high 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal, while Dylan Price (Madison, Maine) and Brendan Newcomb (Holden, Maine) added seven points each. Judge pulled down a team-high six rebounds, to go with two points and a steal.
Jourdain Bell led the Chargers with 23 points, six assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block, Hicks ended the evening with 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks, and Patrick Coffey added 12 points, five rebounds and an assist. Nate Cook chipped in with 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals and Dana Bean rounded out the Colby-Sawyer players in double-digits with 10 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a steal.
The Mariners fall to 3-15 overall and 0-11 in the NAC, while the Chargers improve to 8-10 on the season and 5-6 in the conference