WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College men’s basketball team was given their first North Atlantic Conference loss of the season as they fell to the University of Maine at Farmington, 77-61, on Tuesday night at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
The Terriers dropped their four-straight loss moving to 5-6 (3-1 NAC) while the Beavers improve to 3-7 (2-2 NAC) in the victory.
In the first half, the Terriers knocked down five threes, including four from Jordan Turner (Waterville, Maine / Waterville) to pace the Terriers to a 25-14 advantage just over nine minutes in. In the final ten minutes of the first, the Beavers used a huge 27-4 run to enter the locker room with a 41-29 edge over Thomas. Eric Berry led UMF with eight points along with seven points from Amir Moss to give their team the lead.
Tyheem Simon (Far Rockaway, N.Y. / Lawrence) opened the second with nine straight points to bring the Terriers within six at the 16:41 mark. The Beavers answered right back with a 9-0 run of their own on five points from Riley Robinson.
In the middle of the half, the Terriers found themselves in a 58-44 deficit. Quick buckets from Ian King (Westbrook, Maine / Westbrook), Jordan Greenleaf (Belgrade, Maine / Messalonskee), and Carlos Gonzalez (Kennebunk, Maine / Lewiston) brought the Terriers back within seven.
UMF cranked up their defense in the final ten minutes, limiting the Terriers to just ten points as they pulled out with the 77-61 victory.
Simon led Thomas with a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds while King finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.
Robinson finished with a double-double at 16 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Moss contributed with 15 points and four boards.