|University of Southern Maine||Connecticut College|
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Isaiah Robinson scored 17 points to lead three players in double-digit scoring as the Connecticut College Camels defeated the University of Southern Maine Huskies 78-62 in a non-conference men’s basketball game during the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip Off Tournament Sunday afternoon at Luce Field House.
Opening its season with a pair of wins, Connecticut College improves to 2-0 with the victory. Southern Maine drops its second straight after opening its season with a victory to stand at 1-2.
Robinson helped the Camels shoot 45.5 percent (25-for-55) from the field knocking down 4-of-8, including a perfect 3-for-3 from three point range for his team-high totals. David Labossiere added 16 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, while Dan Draffan added 10 points and nine rebounds off of the bench.
Southern Maine senior Christian McCue (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Huskies. Junior Sean Jany (Westbrook, Maine) had 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Junior Kevin Weisser (Windham, Maine) and and senior Donne Agossou (Auburn, Maine/Lewiston) each had eight points, with Agossou added six rebounds.
Holding a two-possession lead 18-13 with 10:57 to play in the first half, the Camels rolled off a 9-0 run in 90 seconds to take a commanding 27-13 lead with 9:18 left. USM trimmed its deficit to 10, 29-19 with 6:59 to go on a layup from Weisser, but Connecticut College closed out the half on a 17-7 run for a 46-26 lead at the break.
Connecticut College remained comfortably in front of the Huskies and led by 28 points, 66-38, with 8:32 to play after a jumper from Phil Leotsakos. The Huskies put together a solid 12-0 run to make it a 16 point game over the next 2:32 of action, highlighted by eight points from McCue. The Huskies continued to press, and got to within 13 of the Camels with 2:33 left in regulation on another score from McCue, but it was as close as they would get as Connecticut College closed out the game to earn the win.
Southern Maine will play its first home game of the season on Tuesday (7:30 pm) when it hosts Bates College.