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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:55 am

USM Too Much for Forest-Bulley and Hilton Tandom, UMF Falls 65-47

GORHAM, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball team (2-5, 2-1) traveled to Southern Maine on Wednesday to makeup Tuesday’s postponement and fell to the nonconference opponent, 65-47.

The Beavers offense started out slow but quickly battled back into the game. Southern Maine rebuilt a six to eight point lead on three separate occasions in the opening minutes, but UMF came roaring back to close the margin to four points on each succession.

Clinging to a 12-8 lead with 13 minutes left in the opening frame, the Huskies offense took control of the game and finished the half on a 27-12 run and took a 39-20 lead into the break.

In the second half, USM kept its foot on the gas peddle and increased its lead to as much as 25 points.

Uriah Forest-Bulley notched a team-high14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Nick Hilton nearly matched Forest-Bulley with 13 points and seven rebounds of his own.

Pet Sumner finished the game only one point shy of scoring 1,000 career points and becoming the 17th member of UMF’s 1,000 points club.

UMaine-Farmington returns home on Friday to host Bowdoin College at 7:00pm in Dearborn Gymnasium.
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Re: UMF basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:44 am

Beavers Close Semester with Loss to Bowdoin; Sumner Scores 1,000th Point

FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball team (2-5, 2-1) closed out the semester with a, 72-41, loss to Bowdoin College on Friday night at Dearborn Gymnasium.

The Beavers started the game with a lot of energy, but could not find the bottom of the net to keep pace with the Polar Bears. Bowdoin developed a 10-point lead in the first eight minutes of the game and increased the margin to 17 points with 5:30 left in the opening half. The Polar Bears held a 36-14 lead at the break.

Uriah Forest-Bulley muscled his way in the paint, scoring eight of his team-high 15 points in the second half. The captain from Turner Falls, Massachusetts shot 3-of-6 from the field and a perfect 2-for-2 in the final frame.

With 2:27 remaining in the game, the Beavers forced a Bowdoin turnover and Pet Sumner drove to the hole on a fast break with two Bowdoin defenders contesting his layup. After two bounces on the rim, the ball found nothing but nylon and gave Sumner his 1,000th and 1,001career point. The senior becomes the 17th member to score 1,000 career points at UMF.

Bowdoin’s Lucas Hausman notched a game-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting and grabbed five rebounds.

UMaine-Farmington returns to action in 2015, hosting non-conference opponent Colby on January 3rd at 3:00pm in Dearborn Gymnasium.
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Re: UMF basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:52 am

Sumner Scores 1,000th Point

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:37 am

Men's Hoops Caps of Comeback Over Colby in Final Minutes

FARMINGTON, Maine – Nick Hilton’s game-high 22 points led the UMaine-Farmington men’s basketball team (3-6, 2-1) to a, 67-60, come-from-behind victory over Colby on Saturday afternoon at Dearborn Gymnasium.

With less than seven minutes left in the game, Colby was clinging to a 56-47 lead. Logan Nichols hit a pair of free throws and reduced the lead to seven points. Hilton made the first of a one-and-one situation and Colby’s lead was down to six points.

After a Colby offensive foul, the Beavers cashed in on the other end. Uriah Forest-Bulley made a tough layup over two Colby defenders in the paint, making the lead only four.

Colby’s Ryan Jann added two shots from the charity stripe for the Mules and the lead was increased back to six. The Beavers scored six straight points to tie the game with 2:34 left in the contest. Colby’s Luke Westman stole the ball at midcourt from UMF and made the fast break layup to retake the lead.

On UMF’s next possession, Pet Sumner hit a three-pointer in front of the UMF bench to give the Beavers the lead for good. In the final 1:39, the Beavers made a perfect 6-for-6 from the line to seal the victory.

Four Beaver players scored in double figures. Hilton shot his game-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting and grabbed five rebounds. Uriah Forest-Bulley, Pet Sumner, and Jimmie Chaisson added 10 points apiece.

UMaine-Farmington returns to the hardwood in primetime on Tuesday as the Beavers travel to Thomas at 7:30p.m.
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Re: UMF basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:34 am

UMF 73, Thomas 81

January 6, 2014

Hilton's Career Night Not Enough for UMF Hoops at Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine – Nick Hilton’s second consecutive 20-point performance was not enough for UMaine-Farmington (4-7, 2-2) to overcome Thomas on Tuesday night, falling 81-73 to the North Atlantic Conference opponent.

Hilton set a new career-high with 24 points on 6-of-15 shooting from the floor and hit a perfect dozen (12-12) from the free throw line. The junior also grabbed eight rebounds. Uriah Forest-Bulley finished a rebound shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Thomas’ Levi Barnes stole the show with 30 points as he hit 10-of-14 and 6-of-8 from three-point land to lead all scorers.

The Beavers battled from a 12-point deficit early in the second half and trimmed the lead to as small as three points with two and a half minutes left in the game. In the final two minutes, Thomas scored 10 of the game’s last 15 points including 6-for-6 from the charity stripe for the win.

UMaine-Farmington looks to rebound on Friday night as the Beavers host New England College at 7:30p.m.
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Re: UMF basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:58 am

UMF/Colby-Sawyer Men's Basketball: CSC 72, UMF 55
NAC Leading Colby-Sawyer Tops UMF & Hilton’s Double-Double

FARMINGTON, Maine – Four Colby-Sawyer (7-3, 5-0) players scored in double figures to keep the Chargers perfect in conference play after Friday night’s, 72-55, win over the University of Maine at Farmington (3-8, 2-3) at Dearborn Gymnasium.

The two teams were evenly matched shooting from the floor. CSC shot 41.9% (26-62) as UMF shot a percent better at 42.9% (21-49) and both teams shot 31% from long range. The Chargers defense caused 15 Beaver turnovers and outscored UMF by 16 in points off turnovers.

Nick Hilton recorded a double-double with a team-high 14 points and game-high 11 rebounds. Freshman Michael Atkins set a new career high with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 16 minutes.

Colby-Sawyer’s Zach Bean nailed four three-pointers on his way to a game-high 16 points. Wol Monjong was close behind Bean with 14 points.

UMaine-Farmington faces New England College on Saturday afternoon with a 3:00p.m. tip off. Colby-Sawyer travel to Thomas on Saturday in part III of its three-game conference road trip.
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Re: UMF basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:30 am

UMF/NEC Men's Basketball: NEC 78, UMF 80
Chaisson's Game Winner Lifts UMF Over NEC

FARMINGTON, Maine – Jimmie Chaisson nailed a three-point jump shot with nine seconds left in the game to lift the University of Maine at Farmington (4-8, 3-3)) to an, 80-78, win over conference opponent New England College (6-7, 3-3) on Saturday afternoon at Dearborn Gymnasium.

UMF overcame a 12-point halftime deficit and took a 50-49 lead with ten minutes remaining. The two teams dueled until the very end by trading baskets and lead changes.

At the 2:57 mark, Jimmie Chaisson stole it away from NEC and passed up-court to Pet Sumner for the fast break layup, giving UMF the late 75-73 lead. The Pilgrims tied the game when Dezron Wilson made a pair of free throws. UMF retook the lead when Uriah Forest-Bulley made a tough layup down low over two NEC defenders.

With 37 seconds left, CJ Capilets made a clutch three-pointer to give NEC a 78-77 lead. Coming out of a Beavers timeout, Pet Sumner took a three-pointer from the top of the arc and on the rebound; a NEC defender knocked it out-of-bounds. On the in-bounds, Logan Nichols passed to his right to Chaisson, standing in front of the UMF bench, fired the game-winner.

“Unbelievable. We needed this one, this was a huge victory for us,” Chaisson said after the game.

Chaisson finished with seven points and four steals. A pair of 20-point performances led the Beavers, Nick Hilton scored a game-high 24 points and Uriah Forest-Bulley added 20 points with both players finishing a rebound shy of a double-double.

UMaine-Farmington looks to continue the momentum on Tuesday when the Beavers travel to Husson at 7:30p.m.
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Re: UMF basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:11 am

UMF Men's Basketball: UMF 52, Husson 72

Hilton Finishes Only a Board Shy of a Double-Double in Husson Loss

BANGOR, Maine – Nick Hilton (Wilton, Maine/Mt. Blue) recorded a game-high 14 points on Tuesday night as the University of Maine at Farmington lost, 72-52, to conference-leading Husson University at Newman Gymnasium.

UMF was not intimidated by the Eagles, who were nationally ranked a week ago, and claimed to an early five-point advantage. After Husson tied the score at, 11-11, the Beavers reclaimed another five-point lead. The Eagles evened the score and then built a 10-point edge at the break.

Husson’s defense shut the Beavers down in the second half. The Beavers shot 28.1% (9-32) from the field in the second half and 0-7 from long range.
Hilton finished with nine rebounds to add to his 14 points. Pet Sumner (Cramerton, N.C./Gaston Day) scored nine points and Uriah Forest-Bulley (Turner Falls, Mass./Turner Falls) followed with eight points.

UMaine-Farmington hosts NAC opponent Thomas on Saturday at 3:00p.m.
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Re: UMF basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:24 am

Thomas Holds Off UMF Comeback; Forest-Bulley Has Career Night

FARMINGTON, Maine – Uriah Forest-Bulley matched a career-high with 24 points and nine rebounds as the University of Maine at Farmington (4-10, 3-5) fell to North Atlantic Conference opponent Thomas College, 74-60, on Saturday evening at Dearborn Gymnasium.

The Beavers and Terriers battled toe-to-toe in the first half and took a slim, 27-25, lead into the locker room. Forest-Bulley scored 14 of his 24 points in the first half and was the only UMF player to score double figures in the opening frame.

At the 12:27 mark of the second half, Thomas built a commanding 15-point lead. The Beavers quickly bounced back with an, 11-3, run and trimmed the lead to, 55-48, with eight minutes to play. With Thomas in the double bonus, UMF took advantage from the free-throw line and scored its next five of seven points from the charity stripe.

The UMF defense caused five straight turnovers. Logan Nichols brought the Beavers within a bucket of tying the game after getting a steal and making the fastbreak layup on the other end of the court.

After a Thomas timeout and the scoreboard set at, 60-58, the Terriers closed the game with a, 14-2, run in the final five minutes to defuse the UMF comeback.

Forest-Bulley’s career night was a game-high. Nick Hilton finished with 10 points and eight rebounds. Thomas’ Mike Akanji led the Terriers with 22 points and hit 6-for-10 from long range.

UMaine-Farmington hosts Castleton on Friday, January 23rd in Dearborn Gymnasium for a 7:30p.m. tip-off.
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Re: UMF basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:44 am

UMF/Castleton Men's Basketball: Castleton 68, UMF 51
January 23, 2015

Castleton Sinks UMF with Hot Shooting From Long Range

FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington (4-11, 3-6) were outmatched by Castleton’s Rob Coloutti and his three-point shooting in Friday night’s, 68-51, loss to Castleton at Dearborn Gymnasium.

The Spartans jumped out to an early 10-point lead in the opening seven minutes, but the Beavers clawed their way back into the game with a three-pointer from Logan Nichols and five points from Jimmie Chaisson to make it a four-point game.

UMF trailed at the half, 29-22, thanks in large part to its free throw shooting. The Beavers hit 9-of-12 from the charity stripe despite shooting 20% from the floor.

In the second half, Coloutti took over by draining three-of-five from long range. Castleton shot 63.6% (14-22) from the floor in the second half while holding UMF to only 37.5% (9-24).

Rob Coloutti drained four three-pointers on his way to a game-high 18 points and seven rebounds. Chad Copeland recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jimmie Chaisson led the Beavers with 11 points and six rebounds off the bench.

UMaine-Farmington returns to the hardwood on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. to host Green Mountain.
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