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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:11 am

Nor'easters open with 66-41 win over Mariners

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- The University of New England men's basketball team opened up a 27-14 halftime lead and cruised to a 66-41 season-opening win over Maine Maritime Academy in the Ramada Roundball Invitational on Saturday (Nov. 15) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

UNE (1-0) advances to the finals of its own event and will face Middlebury College tomorrow at 2 p.m. The Panthers defeated Mitchell College, 101-71, in Saturday's other first-round game. Maine Maritime and Mitchell will square off in the day's first game at 12 p.m.

Sophomore Jean-Luc Parker led all scorers with 15 points to pace the Nor'easters. Junior Devin Thompson overcame a scoreless first half to contribute 12 points in the win. He also added 11 rebounds, seven assists and six steals. Sophomore Sam Thomas scored a career-high 12 points on 6-for-11 shooting to go with six boards. First-year Drew Coveney hauled in nine rebounds from the guard position.

Sophomore Nick Holt came off the bench to score a team-high 11 points for the Mariners (0-1). He made three shots from beyond the arc and added seven rebounds. Junior Brian Goda collared a game-best 15 rebounds for MMA.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:13 am

Huff provides Middlebury with tourney title

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BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Junior forward Connor Huff converted an offensive rebound with 1.2 seconds remaining to give Middlebury College a 69-67 win over the University of New England in the championship game of the 2014 Ramada Roundball Invitational on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 16) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

After UNE junior guard Devin Thompson had tied the game at 67 on a pair of free throws with 0:16 on the clock, Middlebury senior forward Dylan Sinnickson drove down the left side of the lane and was forced into a difficult off-balance shot. Huff came up with the rebound and converted the put-back from close range. The Nor'easters were then unable to get a shot off before time expired.

Sinnickson -- the tournament MVP -- posted his second double-double of the event with 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the way for the Panthers (2-0). Senior forward Hunter Merryman contributed 15 points and seven boards en route to an all-tournament team selection, while sophomore guard Matt St. Amour added 10 points.

Thompson and sophomore guard Jean-Luc Parker were named to the all-tournament team for UNE (1-1). Thompson led all scorers with a career-high 31 points, including a 13-for-13 effort from the free throw line. He also made four treys, hauled in six rebounds and had four assists. Parker added nine points and six boards.

The game featured 10 ties and 14 lead changes. Middlebury had a 52-38 advantage on the glass, which led to 16 second-chance points.

The Nor'easters' next game is Wednesday (Nov. 19) when they make the short trip to Gorham to take on the University of Southern Maine (7:30 p.m.). The Panthers will take part in the Bridgewater State Invitational next weekend.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:08 am

Bates goes to 5-0 with 101-85 triumph over Big Blue

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- All five starters scored in double figures as Bates College remained unbeaten on the young season with a 101-85 victory over the University of New England in non-conference men's basketball action Sunday evening (Nov. 30) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

The Bobcats (5-0) are off to their best start since the 2006-07 campaign, which featured 11 consecutive wins to start the year. The Nor'easters drop back to 1-4 overall with the setback.

Bates received 21 points apiece from senior guard Billy Selmon and sophomore center Malcolm Delpeche, while combining for 17-of-24 from the field. Selmon had four of his five treys and 14 points after halftime; Delpeche added three blocks. Senior point guard Graham Safford posted a double-double with 19 points and 14 assists, in addition to collecting a game-high eight rebounds as well as three steals. Senior Mike Boornazian had 11 of his 12 points in the opening frame, and sophomore Marcus Delpeche tallied eight of his 10 in the 2nd stanza.

The visitors, who never trailed in the contest, shot 56 percent (36 for 64) from the floor and went 12-of-23 (52 percent) from deep.

UNE's Devin Thompson registered a career-best 36 points in the match, eclipsing his previous high by five as he made all but one of seven 3-point attempts in the process. The junior guard, who had 21 points at the break, also notched four assists, four steals, and three blocks. First-year Evrim Ozkan contributed 13 points off the bench, and sophomore CJ Autry did not miss a shot on the way to 11 points. Sophomore Jean-Luc Parker had 10 points for Big Blue, which connected at a 55 percent (27-of-49) clip shooting the ball and canned 11-of-17 tries (65 percent) from long distance. First-year Drew Coveney totaled eight assists.

The Bobcats jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two minutes, but the hosts assembled a 12-4 run to tie things at 14-all with six minutes gone. The scoreboard was level at 19-19 and 22-22 before Bates took control near the midway mark of the 1st period.

The cushion peaked at 13 (48-35) with a little more than three minutes left in the half, before UNE closed with a 10-4 stretch to make it 52-45 at intermission. The Nor'easters trailed after 20 minutes despite shooting 58 percent (14-of-24) from the floor and going 7-of-7 from behind the arc.

Following the initial basket of the 2nd frame that cut the gap to five, Bates used an 11-2 spurt to bump the margin to 15 (66-51).

Big Blue got within nine on two occasions down the stretch (76-67, 92-83), but was unable to draw any closer. The second time came with 2:12 left on the clock, and after a Bobcats timeout, Marcus Delpeche ended the 7-0 UNE run with a dunk. Seven unanswered free throws pushed the lead to its highest (18) before Thompson capped his performance with one final jumper.

Bates returns home to face Colby College on Tuesday (7 p.m.). The Nor'easters begin Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play on Wednesday (7:30 p.m.) when Eastern Nazarene College brings it 7-0 record into the Forum.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:00 am

Endicott pulls away late for 71-59 win over UNE

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- The Endicott College Gulls closed the game with a 16-3 run to take a 71-59 Commonwealth Coast Conference victory over the University of New England on Saturday (Dec. 6) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

The Gulls pushed their record over the .500 mark to 3-2 (1-1 CCC), while the Nor'easters fell to 1-6 overall, 0-2 in conference play.

Sophomore Kamahl Walker poured in 27 points to lead all scorers. He was 8 of 14 from the floor, including a 4-for-6 performance from three-point land, and made 7 of 8 free throw attempts. Walker added six rebounds and four assists.

Senior Andre Makris scored 11 of his 13 points before halftime for the Gulls, who received nine points from sophomore Max Motroni.

Junior Devin Thompson tallied 18 points, five steals and four assists to lead the way for UNE. First-year Evrim Ozkan contributed 12 points and CJ Autry matched his career high with 11. Autry made all three of his attempts from beyond the arc.

The contest was tight the entire way until Endicott slowly pulled away late. Trailing 56-55 on a Thompson free throw with 6:15 on the clock, the Gulls would tally the next five points to grab the lead for good. Walker made a layup, then Motroni drilled a three-pointer to make the score 60-56 in favor of the visitors.

After Thompson converted 1 of 2 at the line, Motroni had a bucket on a drive to the hoop and a trey on the Gulls' next possession to push their margin to seven (64-57) with 1:32 remaining.

UNE missed a pair of field goal tries and two attempts at the line on its next trip up the floor before Endicott sophomore Steven Baden (Lynn, Mass.) put the game out of reach with a layup at the 1:00 mark.

The stat sheet was relatively even. The Gulls shot 41.1 percent (23 of 56) compared to UNE's 36.8 percent accuracy (21 of 57). Endicott also had a slight edge on the boards (40-35) but two more turnovers (17-15).

The Nor'easters had led 35-32 at halftime as Thompson scored 14 points and came up with five steals.

Endicott will play another CCC tilt Tuesday when it travels to Eastern Nazarene College for a 7 p.m. start. The Nor'easters are off until Jan. 2-3 when they take part in the Wesleyan University Red and Black Holiday Tournament.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:44 am

Nor'easters post CCC win over Seahawks, 64-56

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BIDDEFORD, Maine -- The University of New England men's basketball squad led from start-to-finish on Thursday (Jan. 8), securing a 64-56 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) victory over Salve Regina University at the Harold Alfond Forum.

With their second win in the last three games, the Nor'easters (3-8) improve to 1-3 in league outings. The setback puts the Seahawks down to 3-9 on the year (0-5 CCC).

Junior Devin Thompson led the hosts with 15 points and three steals, and sophomore CJ Autry contributed 11 points. First-year Evrim Ozkan notched 10 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore Matt Lettick and first-year Gavin Dibble came off the bench to add seven points apiece. Sophomore Sam Thomas pulled down eight boards and recorded eight blocks -- the highest single-game mark by a UNE player in more than 23 seasons.

For the Seahawks, junior guard Barrett Hanlon led all players with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore reserve Nicholas Bates also regsitered a double-double with 13 points and 10 caroms. First-year Adam Quinlan went for 10 points and eight rebounds.

Salve had 27 rebounds on the offensive end, helping to a 58-46 advantage in the contest. But the visitors were held back by shooting just 24 percent (20 of 84) on the night and making only 12-of-24 at the line.

UNE started with a 10-0 run and led by the same margin at the break (27-17), despite surrendering 16 offensive rebounds in the opening stanza. The Nor'easters shot 38 percent from the floor in the 1st half, while holding the Seahawks to a mere 15 percent.

In the 2nd frame, an 11-0 spurt pushed the gap up to 19 (46-27) with 12:06 on the clock. Thompson, who tallied 12 of his points in the period, hit two treys and had the first seven in the stretch.

Runs of 8-0 and 9-0 by Salve over the ensuing 10 minutes helped cut the deficit down to five (55-50) with 2:11 to play, however the Seahawks could not get any closer.

A layup and four free throws had the UNE lead back up to double digits before settling on the final difference of eight.

Both the Nor'easters and Seahawks will be on the road for conference action on Saturday (3 p.m.), with Big Blue heading to CCC-unbeaten Nichols College and SRU visiting Gordon College.


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http://athletics.une.edu/news/2015/1/8/ ... ath=mbball
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:47 am

Nichols goes to 6-0 in CCC with big win over UNE

DUDLEY, Mass. -- Gustave Koumare tallied a career-high 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting to help pace Nichols College to a 100-46 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's basketball win over the University of New England on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 10).

The Bison (9-4) up their conference ledger to 6-0 with the victory, while the Nor'easters slip back to 3-9 overall (1-4 CCC).

Koumare knocked down 5-of-8 from long distance to aid his scoring output, and also tallied seven assists, five rebounds, and four steals. Irving Eggleston chipped in with 22 points, and Christian Horton finished with 17 points and seven assists. A fourth player in double figures for Nichols was Matt Langadas, who recorded 16 points. Reserve Chris Johnson collected a game-best nine boards as the hosts posted a 46-33 margin in rebounding.

As a team, the Bison connected on 59 percent of their shots (and 8-of-17 from deep) in the 1st half on the way to 60 points at the break. For the game, NC made 53 percent from the floor and turned 19 steals into 35 points off UNE turnovers.

Big Blue got 11 points off the bench from first-year Mano Senthil. Junior Devin Thompson had an additional nine points, and first-year reserve Gavin Dibble contributed seven more.

After a scoreless opening two minutes to the game, the Nor'easters went up on the board first. Nichols answered with 12 straight and assumed a 25-4 cushion before the midway mark of the period. The margin reached as high as 60-18 before settling on a 40-point spread at intermission.

UNE gets back to action on Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) at Western New England University.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:24 am

UNE hangs on to edge Golden Bears, 60-58

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The University of New England men's basketball team defeated Western New England University by a slim 60-58 margin on Tuesday night (Jan. 13), in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) match played at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.

Big Blue's third win in five outings has the Nor'easters at 4-9 overall and 2-4 in CCC action. The Golden Bears slip back to 3-10 on the year (1-5 CCC).

After a free throw by UNE first-year Drew Coveney made it 60-55 with 2:21 left, WNE got one back a few seconds later and added two more freebies with a little more than one minute remaining to make it 60-58.

UNE's next two trips resulted in a turnover and missed layup, leaving the door open for the hosts with 14 seconds remaining. A three-point attempt from the top of the arc was blocked out-of-bounds by Coveney with 2.1 seconds on the clock, and, following a timeout, Western New England could not get a shot off before the buzzer sounded.

The Nor'easters were paced by the efficient shooting of sophomore CJ Autry, who scored 16 points on 4-of-4 shooting from long range while also collecting a team-best six rebounds, prior to fouling out in the closing minutes. Junior Devin Thompson netted 15 points, and Coveney finished with six points, five rebounds, and six assists.

The Golden Bears received a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds from Zack Askew. Mike Gelineau chipped in with 14 points, which included WNE's only two treys on the evening (out of 21; 9.5 percent). Musa Elsir pulled down nine boards to help the home side establish a 39-27 rebounding advantage.

In the 1st half, UNE turned a late 26-21 deficit into a 33-32 lead at the break, connecting on 44 percent of its field goal tries and going 6-of-11 from deep.

Elsir hit two of his three baskets to begin the 2nd stanza, and a pair of free throws from Gelineau gave the Golden Bears another five-point edge (38-33). But 10 straight from the Nor'easters swung the cushion back in favor of the visitors, and Big Blue would not trail again.

The margin got as high as eight (53-45) with 8:50 to go on a three-pointer from Thompson, before WNE began working its way back.

UNE will be back in Biddeford on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) to face Gordon College. The Golden Bears are slated to visit Wentworth Institute of Technology the same night.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:30 am

Big Blue battles for CCC win over Gordon, 65-59

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Sophomore CJ Autry drilled a three-pointer with 1:02 left to break up a tied game, as the University of New England scored the final seven points of the night for a 65-59 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's basketball victory over Gordon College on Thursday (Jan. 15) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

Winning for the fourth time in six contests, the Nor'easters now stand at 5-9 overall, 3-4 in league outings. The Fighting Scots, who had won the last three meetings between the teams, settle back to 6-8 on the year (3-4 CCC).

After Gordon senior Hans Miersma hit a baseline jumper with 2:04 left to put the visitors up one (59-58), UNE first-year Drew Coveney made the second of two free throws on the ensuing possession to lock things up for a seventh time on the evening.

Big Blue got the ball back when the Fighting Scots missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and Coveney, who corralled the defensive board, tracked down an offensive rebound moments later and found Autry in the right corner for the go-ahead hoop.

An errant shot by Gordon on the other end and Coveney added one more with 26 seconds left to make it 63-59. The Nor'easters sealed it with 0:06 on the clock as sophomore Matt Lettick was fouled making a steal and stepped to the charity stripe to knock down a pair.

UNE had four players in double figures, led by junior Devin Thompson and first-year Evrim Ozkan with 12 points apiece. Ozkan also pulled in a team-high six rebounds. Coveney gathered most of his stats in the 2nd half, finishing with 11 points, six assists, five rebounds, and five steals. Autry contributed eight of his 10 points in the closing stanza.

The hosts, who left 10 freebies at the line (15-of-25) during the match, did manage to produce 25 points off of 22 Gordon turnovers.

The Fighting Scots were paced by senior Jason Dempsey with 15 points, and classmate Craig McFarlane chipped in with 11. Senior Taylor Bajema and first-year Jaren Yang each scored nine points in support. Miersma (8 points) picked up 11 caroms to help his side post a 37-30 margin on the glass, as well as become Gordon's all-time leader in rebounds (871).

At the start of the evening, the Nor'easters built a 16-5 cushion after 10 minutes of action, while holding their opponents to just 2-of-13 shooting and forcing six turnovers.

The Fighting Scots slowly began to work their way back, using the following eight minutes to construct a 21-7 stretch and move in front (26-23).

After one for UNE, Coveney and McFarlane traded triples to give Gordon a 29-27 edge at intermission. Bajema recorded all of his points during the initial period to help his side gain the advantage.

Big Blue faced its largest deficit (45-38) near the midway mark of the final frame, but answered with the next 12 points over a four-minute span to go up 50-45 with 7:15 to play. Ozkan accounted for half of the run.

The CCC schedule continues for both squads on Saturday (3 p.m.), as the Nor'easters are set to host Roger Williams University and the Fighting Scots will entertain Eastern Nazarene College.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:57 am

Roger Williams turns back UNE in 63-52 decision

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Five different players scored between 11 and nine points to pace Roger Williams University to a 63-52 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's basketball victory over the University of New England on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 17) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

The Hawks (7-8, 5-3 CCC) received 11 points from both junior Josh McCourt and first-year Jaylen Jennings, and 10 more out of sophomore Andrew Wasik. Senior Ryan Palumbo and first-year Conor O'Brien scored nine points apiece, while the game-high 11 rebounds from O'Brien helped the visitors establish a 43-33 advantage on the glass.

Sophomores CJ Autry and Jean-Luc Parker paced the Nor'easters (5-10, 3-5 CCC) with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Junior Devin Thompson and first-year Drew Coveney chipped in with eight points each, and Coveney also recorded six steals to go with four assists. First-year Evrim Ozkan collected a team-best nine rebounds.

Both offensive units struggled a bit during the 1st half with shooting and turnovers. UNE led 19-16 in the closing minutes of the period before Roger Williams scored eight unanswered to gain a 24-19 cushion at intermission. Wasik tallied the last five, including a buzzer-beating trey from the top of the arc.

Thompson converted a three-point play to begin the 2nd frame, but O'Brien responded with one of his own and the Hawks quickly extended to a 31-22 lead capped by a pair of baskets from Palumbo.

The gap peaked at 15 (41-26) with just under 12 minutes to go, and the hosts could only get as close as eight (51-43, 59-51) down the stretch.

RWU returns home to face Gordon College (3-5 CCC) on Tuesday (7:30 p.m.). At the same time, the Nor'easters are scheduled to visit Curry College (1-7 CCC).
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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:03 am

Gulls surge into halftime; top Big Blue, 72-50

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BEVERLY, Mass. -- Closing the 1st period with a 20-4 run to break open a two-point game, Endicott College went on to a 72-50 victory over the University of New England in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's basketball action Thursday evening (Jan. 29) at MacDonald Gymnasium.

The Gulls improve to 12-5 (8-2 CCC) on the year, while the Nor'easters (3-8 CCC) slip back to 5-13 overall.

John Henault and Andre Makris paced Endicott with 16 points apiece, combining to shoot 11-for-15 from the floor. Max Motroni chipped in with 10 points. Stephen Basden hauled in 10 rebounds to help the Gulls establish a 44-27 advantage in the category.

For UNE, Evrim Ozkan tallied nine points and Jean-Luc Parker added eight.

The lead changed hands eight times over the initial 10 minutes before the Gulls scored 12 unanswered to go up 33-19. The margin was 18 (41-23) at the break, with EC shooting 50 percent from the field and 6-of-9 from deep, and the Nor'easters making 37 percent of their shots and going 1-of-8 from long distance.

Big Blue started the 2nd stanza with a 14-3 run in 4:22 to close to within seven (44-37), but the hosts countered with nine of the next 12 points to restore the double digit cushion (53-40).

Endicott, which grew the lead to as many as 25 (68-43), heads up the road to Gordon College (4-6 CCC) on Saturday (3 p.m.).

UNE visits Eastern Nazarene College (8-2 CCC) the same day and time.
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