|UM-Farmington||University of Southern Maine|
GORHAM, Maine – James Starks III (Miami, Fla./Miami Killian Senior) record his fifth straight double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds – both game-high totals – to lead three players in double figures as the University of Southern Maine Huskies cruised to a 93-65 win over the UMaine Farmington Beavers in a non-conference mens’ basketball game Tuesday night at Fifield Court.
With the win, Southern Maine bounces back from a two-game slide to even out their record at 4-4. UMaine Farmington drops to 2-5 with the loss.
Starks was 7-for-15 from the field to pace the Huskies. Junior Christian McCue (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) added 16 points, including four three-pointers, while senior Zach Leal (York, Maine) tossed in 13 points. Junior Cam Scott (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) added nine points off of the bench.
UMF freshmen Amir Moss (Portland, Maine) and Isaac Witham (Smithfield, Maine/Skowhegan) each scored 13 points, while senior Ryan Camire (Acton, Maine/Sanford) chipped in with 12 points. Freshman Riley Robinson (Dixfield, Maine/Dirigo) added 10 points.
Tied at 17 with 11:57 remaining in the first half, Southern Maine used a game-altering 26-1 run over the next eight minutes and forty seconds to seize control of the game 43-18. The Huskies hit for six three-pointers in the run, led by two a piece from McCue and Scott. UMF closed out the half on a 13-4 run but still trailed by 16, 47-31, heading into the second stanza. Moss had four points in the run for the Beavers.
In the second half, Southern Maine continued to click offensively and opened with a 24-7 in the first six minutes to lead 67-38 with 14:04 to play. McCue had eight points in the run, and Leal had seven. USM remained comfortably ahead the rest of the way and lead by as many as 32 points in the half en route to the win.