WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s basketball team had five players in double figures and scored 51 points in the second half to pull away for a 90-65 win over the University of Southern Maine in non-conference play Tuesday night.
The Mules (10-9 overall) shot 50 percent (15-for-30) from 3-point range.
Zach Leal, a senior guard, reached 1,000 career points for the Huskies (7-13). He has 1,002 points after scoring six.
Sam Jefferson was 4-for-8 from long range for a team-high 14 points for Colby, which shot 52.4 percent (33-for-63) from the field. Joe Connelly finished with 13 points, while Ethan Schlager was 4-for-6 on 3-point shots for 12 points. Alex Dorian hit three of his four 3-point shots on the way to 11 points, while Dean Weiner added 10 points. Steven Daley had six rebounds and four assists, and Tyler Williams had six assists and four steals.
James Starks III paced the USM with 21 points on 10-for-15 shooting and six rebounds. Jacob Littlefield added 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field , seven rebounds, and three assists. James Lathrop and Chandler Foss both hit 2-for-3 from long range for six points.
The Huskies led 11-7 after four minutes of play and only trailed 18-17 with 10:45 to halftime. However, the Mules used a 19-6 run the rest of the way to take a 39-23 margin into intermission.
With Colby up 41-25, the Mules hit five straight 3-point shots to go up 56-31 with 14:47 to go. Colby was able to substitute liberally over the final 10 minutes.