FARMINGTON, ME – The University of Maine at Farmington (1-4, 0-1 NAC) falls to Husson University (3-0, 1-0 NAC) Tuesday night in Dearborn Gymnasium for the North Atlantic Conference home opener by a score of 92-81.
With the loss, UMF falls to 1-4 on the year overall and 0-1 in the NAC while the Eagles will move to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
– Amir Moss led all scores with 20 points going 8-17 overall and 3-3 from behind the arch.
– Ryan Camire totaled 17 points on the bench for the Beavers shooting 80 percent at the charity strike.
– As a team, UMF shot 43.9 percent, just under 30 percent from three-point range and totaled 32 rebounds.
– Justin Martin tallied a double-double for the Eagles with 19 points and 13 rebounds while going 7-16 from the field.
– Mitch Worcester and Raheem Anderson each notched 19 points in the win for the Eagles.
The Beavers got on the board first with a Bill Ruby layup just 30 seconds into the game. Husson then took control of the game by forcing turnovers and by playing great defense. The Eagles took a 12-4 lead at the 14-minute mark when Mitch Worcester hit a deep three pointer.
The Beavers pulled within 7 about mid way through the first half when Ryan Camire made a layup and then came right back down the floor with a three pointer to make the score 22-15.
Bruce Peter would put the Eagles back up by 12 points with a made free throw about three minutes later. Ruby came right back down the floor after grabbing the rebound to score a layup on a fast break to put the Eagles lead back at 10.
With about four minutes remaining Moss hit a down town three pointer to cut the lead to five. The Eagles would stretch the lead back up to 10 until Camire would score 11 points to the Eagles four points to cut the lead five (42-37) at the half,
Again Ruby would open the half with a quick basket, followed by a quick basket by Husson’s Connor Adams.
The Eagles would go on to an 8-0 scoring run within the next four minutes to push their lead to 12.
The Eagles would continue their run to go up by 15 at the 12:30 minute mark when Justin Martin hit back-to-back free throws. The Beavers would start to cut into the lead when Ruby and Camire hit five free throws.
Husson wouldn’t the Beavers get close as they stretched out their lead to 12 when Justin Smith hit a three to make the score 80-62.
The Beavers tried to climb back into the game but the Eagles have stretched out their lead to 20 (86-66).
The Beavers would start to go on a scoring run and score six unanswered to cut the lead to nine but a late basket by Justin Martin put the Eagles up 92-81.
Editor’s note: This story was updated with the correct game on Nov. 30, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.