FARMINGTON, Maine – After a close first half, the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers (19-4, 11-1 NAC) pulled away for the 71-47 win over the visiting Husson University men's basketball team (9-14, 6-6 NAC) on Friday night.
INSIDE THE ACTION:
Swapping the lead ten times throughout the first half, the Eagles remained neck-and-neck with the Beavers as neither team pulled ahead by more than three points until there was 1:10 left in the half. UMF struck an 8-0 run to get ahead by five, 25-20, before Husson crept back within a point (25-24) thanks to jumpers by DJ Bussey and Scott Lewis to close out the half.
Hitting the court running after the break, the Beavers opened up on an 11-0 run (36-24) led by a pair of threes from Terion Moss. Husson dialed back the home team's lead to single digits after sinking nine consecutive free throws by three different players. Heading into the final ten minutes of the game, UMaine-Farmington stepped up their defense and outscored Husson, 15-3, over the next four minutes. The Eagles couldn't quite catch back up as the clock ran out with the Beavers on top, 71-47.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Scott Lewis accomplished his second career double-double between 11 boards and 11 points.
- Both teams shared the wealth under the glass, splitting 40 rebounds apiece, while Husson outshot UMF from the charity stripe, 81.3% (13-16) to 67.9% (19-28).
- Jack Kane contributed nine points, eight boards, and three blocks to the win for UMF.
- Brett Cunningham went 4-for-4 from the free throw line to add onto his nine points.
Husson faces another conference opponent tomorrow, February 15th yet on their home court as they host Thomas College for a 5:00 p.m. match-up. The Husson men's basketball program will also be honoring Bryan Jefferson's #00 jersey prior to the game.