|Lyndon State College||UM-Farmington|
FARMINGTON, MAINE – UMaine Farmington’s second half surge gets the Beavers past the Hornets of Lyndon St. on Friday night in Dearborn Gymnasium by a score of 75-69 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) men’s basketball action.
The Beavers move to 7-10 overall and 6-5 in NAC action while the Hornets fell to 6-11 overall and 5-6 in conference play.
Tyus Ripley scores 11 points, shooting 5-12 from the field and notched 11 rebounds to achieve the double double.
Amir Moss led the Beavers with 15 points shooting 5-8 from the field, 2-3 from behind the arc and 3-4 at the charity stripe.
The Beavers shot 50.8 percent from the floor, 35.7 percent from the free throw line. UMF had 39 rebounds, 20 assists and 10 steals while forcing 17 turnovers.
UMF tallied 14 fast break points and eight-second chance points.
Xavier Colbert led all scores for the Hornets with 20 points, shooting 8-15 from the floor and 2-3 from behind the arc.
Charles Correa Jr. added 15 points and tallied seven rebounds.
The Hornets shot 40.3 percent from the floor and 28.6 percent from three-point land. Notched 38 rebounds, seven assists and 10 steals.
The Hornets held an 11-9 lead about half way through the first quarter when Darnay Gray hit a layup followed by a Xavier Colbert three to push the lead to 14-9. UMF battled back to take a lead when Ryan Rice hit back-to-back layups after a few turnovers by the Hornets.
With about five minutes left in the first half, the Hornets tied the game at 21 and went on a 9-4 run to finish out the first half with the lead at 30-25.
UMF opened the second half on a 24-12 run in the first 10 minutes of play. The Beavers took the lead in the time after Amir Moss hit a three pointer.
The Hornets battled back and scored a quick eight points in just under a minute to make the score 51-50. UMF would then go on a 8-0 run of their own to push the score back up to 59-50 with about five minutes to go in the game.
Each team went back and forth for the next two minutes but the Beavers held on to their lead after Robinson hit a layup to make the score 65-54.
The Hornets went on to hit a few threes from Charles Correa Jr., which put the Hornets down by seven. UMF started to hit their free throws after going 2-8 in the first half to close out the game with the score at 75-67.