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Re: UMF basketball - men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:31 pm
by Tom Nolette
Beavers Close Out the Season with an Overtime Win at MMA

CASTINE, Maine – The University of Farmington (9-16, 8-10) wrapped up the 2014-15 regular season with a thrilling, 71-68, overtime victory over Maine Maritime Academy (3-23, 2-16) on Saturday afternoon in conference play.

Maine Maritime made one more field goal and three-pointer than Farmington in the first half, but MMA’s seven free throws made the difference and led, 30-27, at the break.

UMF tied the game exactly four minutes into the second half after Pet Sumner made a three-pointer to even things up at, 34-34, apiece. For the next 15 minutes, neither team held a lead larger than five points.

With a minute remaining in the game, Eric Berry banked in a layup to give the Beavers a, 59-56, advantage. MMA’s Jason Hatch hit a pair of clutch free throws on Maritime’s next possession to keep the Mariner’s within one of the tying the game.

On the other end of the court, the Beavers could not get a bucket and MMA came down with the defensive rebound. After a Maritime timeout, UMF forced Hatch to the line with 13 ticks left on the clock. Hatch scored the equalizer, tying the game at, 59-59, but missed his second free throw and the contest was headed to overtime.

Like so many other games in basketball, the foul line determined the winner of this one. In the extra period, UMF sank 6-of-8 attempts from the charity stripe shot and shot 67% from the floor in overtime to hold on for the victory.

In his final collegiate game, senior Pet Sumner scored a team-best and tied the game-high with 19 points and made three field goals from beyond the arc. Nick Hilton shot 8-of-14 from the field for 18 points and gathered five rebounds. Eric Berry added 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals for the Beavers. MMA’s Jason Hatch matched Sumner with 19 points, grabbed six rebounds, and dished a game-high five assists.

UMaine-Farmington ended the season today only two games short of replacing Lyndon State for the final playoff spot. The top six teams make the North Atlantic Conference Tournament which tips-off on Tuesday, February 24th.

Re: UMF basketball - men

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:30 am
by Tom Nolette
UMF Men's Basketball Receives Conference Team Sportsmanship Award

WHITINGHAM, Vt. – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) announced on Thursday that the University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball team received the NAC Team Sportsmanship Award for the 2014-2015 season.

The Beavers finished the year with an overall record of 9-16 and 8-10 in conference play. UMF made a strong push for the playoffs by winning five of its final six games, including a thrilling overtime victory over Maine Maritime Academy in the season finale. Plus, UMF upset Castleton on the road, 90-84. It marked the first time since the NAC Championship season of 2009-2010 that the Beavers defeated the Spartans on their home floor in the regular season.

Farmington opened the season for the first time in school history at the Guilford Tournament, hosted by Guildford College in North Carolina. The team welcomed the UMF community to a grand opening ceremony of a newly-renovated Dearborn Gymnasium in the home opener, which guided the team to a, 72-55, conference win over MMA.

This marks UMF’s third overall Team Sportsmanship Award and first since the 2009-2010 season. UMF also won the award in 2008-2009.

2014-2015 Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams

First Team
Pos. ClassInstitution
Levi Barnes G Junior Thomas
Trevon Butler F Junior Husson
Peter Donato C Junior Colby-Sawyer
David Johnson G Senior Lyndon
Dezron Wilson G Junior New England College

Second Team
Student-Athlete Pos. Class Institution
Cameron Anderson F Junior Green Mountain
Raheem Anderson G Sophomore Husson
Carnelius Green F Senior Castleton
Wol Majong G Junior Colby-Sawyer
Aaron Willis G Senior Husson

Player of the Year & Defensive Player of the Year - Peter Donato, Colby-Sawyer
Rookie of the Year - Pavin Parrish, Castleton
Co-Coach of the Year - Bill Foti, Colby-Sawyer
Co-Coach of the Year - Charlie Mason, NEC
Team Sportsmanship Award - University of Maine at Farmington