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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:35 pm

Thomas Men's Basketball Downed by Plymouth State in Season Opener

WATERVILLE, ME --- Thomas College (0-1) saw its furious comeback attempt held off by clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch as Plymouth State University (1-0) captured a 77-71 win Friday night at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium in the men's basketball season opener for both schools.

Down as many as 10 points in the second half, the Terriers cut the lead to two points at 71-69 with a 3-pointer by junior Tyheem Simon (Far Rockaway, NY) with 55 seconds left. The Panthers, however, made good on six of six free throw attempts in the final minute to put the game away.

Simon scored a team-high 16 points off the bench to lead Thomas. Senior Levi Barnes (Skowhegan, ME) added 14 points, while Mike Akanji (Lincoln, RI) and Carlos Gonzalez (Kennebunk, ME) added 10 points apiece. Gonzalez also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.

Curtis Arsenault led a physical Plymouth State with 19 points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists. Jack Preston added 18 points and six boards, while Uche Nwokeji had 15 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

Thomas worked with a lead for most of the first half as Akanji kicked off his senior season with a 3-pointer on the Terriers' first possession. Plymouth State enjoyed a short lead at 6-5 on a Jack Preston trey, but Akanji stole the lead back for Thomas with his second triple of the game.

Five points by Gonzalez sandwiched around a Preston layup pushed the Terrier lead to 15-11 but the Panthers battled back to tie the game as Mike Osgood hit a layup then blocked Tyheem Simon's shot at the other end. Arsenault cashed in on the ensuing fast-break opportunity to knot the score at 15-15.

After Mike Osgood's layup at the 11:31 mark gave the Panthers a 17-15 lead, the Terriers scored 14 of the next 17 points over the next six minutes to take a 29-20 lead. Simon tallied eight of his team-high 16 points during that stretch while Nolan Smeeton added a pair of layups and Akanji had a bucket.

The final 5:16 of the first half belonged to Plymouth State, outscoring Thomas by an 11-3 margin. Nathan Clarke capped the run with a 3-pointer with 1:41 to play. The Terriers took a 32-31 lead into the locker room at halftime courtesy of three Simon free throws down the stretch.

Arsenault hit a jumper with 15:23 to play, knotting the score at 41-all and setting the Panthers off on a 12-0 run over the next 5:10 as they built a 10-point lead. Dayne Savage (Caribou, ME) hit a jumper to cut the lead to eight, but Preston answered with a jumper of his own to set the margin back at 10 with exactly 10:00 to play.

Paced by seven points from Barnes and five each from Simon, Savage and Eli Huggins (Bronx, NY), the Terriers whittled away at the lead over the next nine minutes, getting within two points on three separate occasions, but the Panthers used solid free throw shooting to keep Thomas at bay.

Plymouth State held slight edges in rebounds (35-32), assists (13-10) and turnovers (18-20), and the Panthers had advantages of in second-chance points (19-13) and points in the paint (36-32), though the Terriers bench outscored their PSU counterparts 35-9.

Thomas returns to the court on Tuesday evening when the Terriers travel to Dudley, Massachusetts to face Nichols in a nonconference game. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:15 am

Simon Scores 28 But Nichols Tops Terriers, 90-76

DUDLEY, MA --- Tyheem Simon (Far Rockaway, NY / Lawrence) scored a game-high 28 points but Thomas College could not overcome 28 turnovers in a 90-76 non-conference loss at Nichols College on Tuesday night.

Simon, who scored the Terriers' first eight points, finished the game 10-of-12 from the field and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe.

Nichols jumped to a 6-0 lead, capitalizing on five Thomas turnovers, before Simon got the Terriers on the board with a layup at the 15:46 mark. After Adam Carlsen (Rockport, ME / Camden Hills) nailed a trey to tie the game at 11-11, Levi Barnes (Skowhegan, ME / Skowhegan) scored Thomas' next 11 points.

After back-to-back three-pointers by Marcos Echevarria and a jumper by Brandon Marshall gave Nichols its largest lead of the half at 32-22, Thomas scored 11 of the next 13 points over the final 3:52 to cut the deficit just one point at 34-33 at the break. Simon scored five points and Carlos Gonzalez (Kennebunk, ME / Lewiston) added four down the stretch for the Terriers, who shot 48.1 percent (13-of-27) from the field in the first half but committed 15 turnovers.

Thomas' hot shooting continued into the second half, allowing the Terriers to keep pace with a Bison club that finished the game hitting 12 of 32 shots from behind the line.

After a Gonzalez layup cut the Nichols lead to a single point at 73-72 with 4:35 to play, the Bison scored nine of the next 10 points to open up an 82-73 lead. Devin Stallings hit a jumper before Echevarria drained all three free throws after being fouled on a shot behind the line. Stallings then rattled home a three off a feed from Echevarria and Irving Eggleston added a free throw.

Barnes made a layup and Justin Murray (Winslow, ME / Winslow) added a free throw to draw within six with 1:12 to play at 82-76, but Nichols put the game out of reach with three pointers by Stallings and Echevarria on consecutive trips down the court.

In addition to his game-high 28 points, Simon had six rebounds and two assists. Barnes finished with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting and a pair of blocks. Gonzalez added 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds, while Carlsen checked in with 10 points off the bench.

Eggleston led Nichols with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, six rebounds, five assists and four steals. Echevarria drained five three-pointers en route to 21 points, while Christian Horton had eight points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

Thomas (0-2) ended the game shooting 57 percent (29-of-51) from the field compared to Nichols' 42 percent (31-of-74), but the Bison drained 12 three-pointers compared to the Terriers' five.

Barnes on the Move: With 29 points in his first two games, Levi Barnes has moved into sole possession of 11th place on Thomas' career scoring chart with 1,402 points. He needs eight points to jump Adam Rich (1,409 points, 2002-05, 07) into 10th place overall.

Up Next: The Terriers return to the court this weekend when they host the annual Charlie Ryan Classic on Saturday and Sunday at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium in Waterville.

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Re: Thomas College - men 2015-2016:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:38 am

Thomas, Bates Pick Up Wins On First Day of Charlie Ryan Classic

WATERVILLE, ME --- Host Thomas and 2015 NCAA qualifier Bates both picked up victories Saturday as the Charlie Ryan Classic kicked off at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.

Thomas 63, UM-Fort Kent 57
Down 24-19 with 6:46 to play before halftime, Thomas (1-2) used a 13-0 run fueled by six points each by Levi Barnes and Carlos Gonzalez to take a 32-24 lead. Qaadir Ali stopped the run with a 3-pointer and Rosevelt Smith added a layup to draw UMFK (4-3) back within three before the Terriers countered with a three of their own by Justin Murray and a layup by Barnes. Ali closed the half with a layup to send the teams to the locker rooms with Thomas up 37-31.

In the second half, the Terriers pushed the lead to 11 points at 46-35 with 14:27 to play, only to see UMFK erase the deficit with 13 straight points. Barnes stopped the rally with a layup at the 7:45 mark. Fouled on the play, he made the ensuing free throw to give Thomas back the lead. Two free throws by Benson Arogbo put UMFK ahead briefly, but Tyheem Simon put the Terriers up for good with a jumper with 6:05 to play.

The Terriers received a game-high 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting from Levi Barnes. He was 4-of-8 from three-point range and added eight rebounds. Tyheem Simon added 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting while Carlos Gonzalez was one rebound shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine boards. Ian King had a team-high 10 rebounds for Thomas, which shot 44.8 percent (26-of-58) from the floor and 38.9 percent (7-of-18) from 3-point range.

Joe McCloskey scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead UMFK. Qaadir Ali added 12 points, while Rosevelt Smith hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds.

Bates 79, Norwich 49
In the second game of the night, Bates used a 22-4 run early on to create some breathing room en route to a 79-49 win over Norwich. Malcolm Delpeche filled the stat sheet for the Bobcats (1-0), finishing with a game-high 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting, eight rebounds, five steals and four blocked shots. Marcus Delpeche and Shawn Strickland each added 10 as Bates shot 49.2 percent from the field.

Norwich was limited to 35.0 percent shooting and was just 2-of-18 from behind the 3-point arc. Ryan Fitzgerald and Mike Hogervorst each had 10 for the Cadets (1-2).

Thomas kicks off the second day of the Classic with a noon matchup against Norwich. Bates and UMFK play in the finale at 2 p.m.

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Re: Thomas College - men 2015-2016:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:44 am

Terriers, Bobcats Post Victories to Close Out Charlie Ryan Classic

WATERVILLE, ME --- Thomas College and Bates College completed 2-0 weekends with victories Sunday at the Charlie Ryan Classic at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium on the Thomas campus.

Thomas 79, Norwich 59
Thomas (2-2) hit nearly one-third (10-of-31) of its attempts from behind the arc and posted a commanding 45-32 advantage on the boards en route to a 20-point win over Norwich (1-3).

Tied at 22-22 with 7:02 to play, the Terriers went on a 13-2 run fueled by three Adam Carlsen three-pointers to take a 35-24 lead.

A layup by Steven Scott-Lopez and a trey by Ryan Booth on consecutive trips down the court allowed Norwich to cut the advantage to six points with 3:00 to play but the Cadets could get no closer. The teams traded points down the stretch as Thomas took a 39-33 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Norwich battled back to start the second half to take a 43-42 lead with 15:58 to play as Ryan Booth's three-pointer capped a run that saw the Cadets scoring 10 of the half's first 13 points. Tyheem Simon was fouled on a made layup on the next trip down the floor. He converted the three-point play to put Thomas up 45-43, a lead the Terriers would not relinquish.

Thomas outscored Norwich, 35-16, down the stretch with its lead at the end of the game being its largest.

Carlsen, who had 18 first-half points on 6-of-10 shooting, finished with a game-high 21 overall. He hit his only attempt in the second half -- a three-pointer -- with 17:06 to play.

Levi Barnes finished with 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting after posting six in a relatively cold-shooting first half while Tyheem Simon added 16. Carlos Gonzalez finished with eight points and a game-high 17 rebounds, including seven on the offensive glass, while Ian King pulled down seven of his own.

Ryan Booth and Ryan Fitzgerald both scored 12 to lead Norwich, which shot only 29 percent (9-of-31) from the field in the second half. Four players, including Fitzgerald, had five rebounds.

Bates 86, UM-Fort Kent 65
Up by just six at the break, Bates used a 21-0 run in the second half to top UMaine-Fort Kent, 86-65, in the finale of the Charlie Ryan Classic.

The Bobcats (2-0) used seven early points from Mike Boornazian to jump out to a 15-3 lead. UMFK (4-4) slowly chipped into the lead, getting back to 22-18 on a Mauro Vicic 3-pointer with 8:33 to play in the period. Bates followed with an 11-3 run to build the lead back to 12 at 33-21. Brothers Marcus and Malcolm Delpeche combined for nine points for the Bobcats over that span.

A late UMFK rally sparked by Joe McCloskey and Qaadir Ali made it a one possession game in the final seconds of the half, but Bates' Jerome Darling hit a 3-pointer to send the teams into the locker room with the Bobcats holding a 39-33 lead.

The teams traded baskets over the first five minutes of the second half as both squads looked to find a spark.

A Fletcher Brown 3-pointer drew the Bengals within five at 45-40 with 15:41, but the Bobcats responded with a 21-0 run over the next 8:44 to take a 66-40 lead. Marcus Delpeche scored seven points during the stretch which was finally curbed by a layup from UMFK's Rosevelt Smith with 6:57 to play.

UMFK would get no closer than 19 points down the stretch as Bates used a combination of 3-pointers and free throws to maintain their advantage.

Bates shot 50 percent (16-of-32) from the field in the second half compared to just 33.3 percent (11-of-33) for UMFK.

Marcus Delpeche finished with a game-high 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and nine rebounds. Boornazian added 15 while Josh Britten scored 10 of his 13 in the second half.

Jake Rioux led UMFK with 11 points while Smith added nine points and nine rebounds.

All-Classic Team
Four players - one from each competing school - were named to the All-Classic Team.

Carlos Gonzalez, Thomas
Malcolm Delpeche, Bates
Qaadir Ali, UMFK
Jimmy Warden, Norwich

Carlos Gonzalez earned Thomas' selection after averaging nine points and 13 rebounds. 10 of Gonzalez's 26 rebounds came on the offensive glass. Bates' Malcolm Delpeche averaged 13 points and eight rebounds and was 10-of-16 from the field. Qaadir Ali averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds for UMFK and Jimmy Warden had 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists off the bench for Norwich.

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Re: Thomas College - men 2015-2016:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:37 am

Colby men’s basketball pulls away from Thomas
Mules go on big run in 2nd half to get past crosstown rival.

WATERVILLE — After a back and forth first half, the Colby College men’s basketball team started to see the results of its defensive effort. After taking the lead for good late in the first half, the Mules opened the second half with a strong run, pulling away from crosstown rival Thomas College for a 77-61 win.

“I think we just kept bringing our defensive intensity and playing hard. I think that carried over from the first half,” Colby senior forward Patrick Stewart said. “The first five minutes of the game, you give up 16 points, but after that I think the energy was there.”

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:58 am

Thomas Men's Basketball Falls to Maine Maritime in NAC Opener

CASTINE, ME --- Brendan Newcomb scored a game-high 31 points behind 17-of-19 shooting from the free-throw line to lead Maine Maritime Academy past Thomas College, 74-64, on Tuesday night in the North Atlantic Conference opener for both schools.

Maine Maritime grabbed lead out of the gate as Dylan Stevens hit from behind the arc and Tyler Gilson converted a traditional three-point play to give the Mariners a 6-0 lead.

It took nearly four minutes for Thomas to get on the board before Carlos Gonzalez finally ended the drought with a layup with 16:08 to play in the half.

The Terriers drew even at 10-10 on a Justin Murray three-pointer with 13:00 remaining but the Mariners responded with a 13-5 run to take a 23-15 lead. Brendan Newcomb had six points during the stretch on a three-pointer and a trio of free throws.

Thomas cut the lead to five on a handful of occasions but could get no closer and Maine Maritime took a 35-25 lead into the locker room at halftime.

In the second half, the Mariners maintained their lead by connecting on 18 of 28 opportunities at the free-throw line compared to just 11-of-16 for Thomas.

Thomas won the battle on the boards, 36-32, but committed 30 fouls -- 19 in the second half -- which allowed Maine Maritime to spend the majority of the period in the bonus.

The Terriers were led by 14 points from Adam Carlsen, while Tyheem Simon added 12 points, five rebounds and a pair of steals. Simon also had seven of Thomas' 15
turnovers. Carlos Gonzalez fell just short of a double-double for the third consecutive game, finishing with nine points and 11 rebounds. Thomas was without the services of senior guard Levi Barnes due to illness. Barnes is averaging 17.0 points and 4.0 rebounds through five games this season.

Newcomb had six field goals, including a pair of three-pointers, to go with his 17 free throws. He also had four rebounds, a pair of assists and a pair of steals. Tyler
Thayer added 12 points, while Dylan Price pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.

Thomas returns to the court for a pair of games this weekend as the team makes the first of two trips to Vermont this season. The Terriers face Green Mountain at 7:30 p.m. Friday before facing Castleton at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:47 am

Hot Second-Half Shooting Propels Terriers Past Spartans

CASTLETON, VT – Thomas College shot 65.0 percent from the field and made 22 of 28 free throws in the second half to turn a one-point halftime lead into an 83-72 victory at Castleton University in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

Five different players scored in double figures for Thomas (3-5, 1-2 NAC) which finished the game shooting 46.3 percent (25-of-54) from the field. Adam Carlsen posted 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting, while Tyheem Simon added 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Carlos Gonzalez (12), Dayne Savage (11) and Andrew Middleton (10) also cracked double figures. Mike Akanji was solid with six points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Defensively, the Terriers limited the Spartans (3-4, 2-1 NAC) to 35.9 percent (24-of-67) shooting from the field and 9-of-35 shooting from downtown. Chad Copeland led Castleton with a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds in 29 minutes of action before fouling out. Casey McGraw contributed 16 points on five threes, with four rebounds while Pavin Parrish was also in double figures with 12 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals.

Castleton jumped out to a 9-2 lead, punctuated by a Copeland dunk off a feed from Parrish at the 15:35 mark. Thomas responded and used a 10-0 run to take a 16-11 lead. The Spartans grabbed a 21-20 lead on a triple from Coloutti with 7:21 left, but four quick points from the Terriers gave them a 24-21 advantage. The teams continued to trade hoops over the final six minutes of the half, with a late Copeland layup pulling Castleton within one, 31-30 at the break.

The teams went back-and-forth over the first three minutes of the second, and a three-point play from Copeland gave the Spartans a 40-37 lead at 17:16. Carlsen tied the game with a three 17 seconds later, igniting a 12-0 run while keeping Castleton scoreless for the next five minutes. The Spartans were able to pull within eight twice in the final eight minutes but Thomas countered every basket and eventually extended its lead to 13 in the final minute before finishing with the 11-point win.

Thomas returns to the court on Wednesday, December 9, when it hosts UMaine-Augusta in the final home game of the semester. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:58 am

Simon's 28 Helps Push Terriers Past UMA

WATERVILLE, ME --- Tyheem Simon scored a game-high 28 points off the bench and Carlos Gonzalez added a double-double as Thomas College held off the University of Maine at Augusta, 91-83, at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.

Keith Chesley may have tallied the first point for the Moose (6-8), but it was Dallas Murray who had the hot hand early. Murray scored 14 straight UMA points on four three-pointers and a layup to put the Moose up 15-6 nearly five minutes in. Carlos Gonzalez kept the Terriers (4-5) close, however, scoring three early layups during the run.

UMA eventually pushed the advantage to 11 points, taking a 28-17 lead with 10:35 to play in the half after Chesley drained a jumper. Thomas responded with a 19-2 run over the next six minutes, kicked off by a three-point play by Gonzalez and sustained by eight points from Simon to take a 36-30 lead.

A three-pointer by Brandon Rogers and a pair of free throws by Joseph Davila drew the Moose within at 36-35 with 2:10 remaining. A trey by Adam Carlsen extended the Terrier lead back to four points, but a jumper by Davila and another three by Rogers in the final seconds gave UMA a 40-39 lead at the break.

Murray drained another three-pointer to kick off the second half but the Moose could not sustain the momentum as they missed their next seven shots from the field. Thomas took advantage, going on a 17-0 run behind a trio of three-pointers by Carlsen, another by Mike Akanji and an old-fashioned three-point play by Gonzalez. Ian King capped the run by tipping in a Gonzalez miss to give the Terriers their largest lead of the game at 56-43 with 15:44 to play.

UMA was able to cut the lead to as few as three points later in the half, including with just 1:45 left after a Murray jumper made it 83-80, but Thomas hit eight of 10 free throws in the final 2:46 to help ice the game.

Simon, who came off the bench for the second straight game, was 12-of-16 from the field in 28 minutes of play while Gonzalez netted 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. He also pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds and had two blocks and two steals. Carlsen, who was 5-of-9 from three-point range, finished with 15 points in just 18 minutes.

King and Justin Murray each had four assists to lead the Terriers.

Dallas Murray and Rogers each had 21 points to lead UMA, while Chesley had a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double. The Terriers were effective in limiting Rogers' chances on the boards. Rogers, who entered the game ranked second in USCAA Division II in rebounding at 13.9 per game, was held well below his average with just eight caroms. Caleb McGuire also posted double-digits for the Moose with 11 points.

UMA finished with 14 three-pointers in the contest, hitting at a 42.4 percent clip, but Thomas gained its advantage at the free throw line. The Terriers were 15-of-18 overall, compared to just 5-of-7 for the Moose. Thomas also won the battle on the boards, 44-33, including 13-7 on the offensive glass. UMA had entered the game averaging nearly 40 rebounds per outing.

The Terriers improved to 11-0 all-time against the Moose.

Thomas closes out its non-conference schedule Sunday afternoon with a 3 p.m. contest at University of Maine at Presque Isle. The Owls are currently 3-5 overall, but have matchups with Unity (Thursday) and Plymouth State (Saturday) before facing the Terriers.

The Terriers return to North Atlantic Conference play at UMaine-Farmington on Tuesday, January 5, before settling in for a six-game home stand through mid-January.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:04 am

Thomas Men's Basketball Falls to Johnson State, 81-75

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Rahim Bunch scored a game-high 32 points to lead Johnson State College past Thomas College, 81-75, in North Atlantic Conference men's basketball play on Saturday at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.

The Terriers (6-7, 2-4 NAC) relied heavily on Carlos Gonzalez inside in the early going. Gonzalez tallied 11 points as Thomas build a 22-9 lead with 11:39 to play in the first half. The run would be short-lived, though, as two fouls in quick succession sent the big man to the bench for the remainder of the half.

The Badgers (2-10, 2-4 NAC) responded to Gonzalez' absence by scoring eight straight points - five by Demetrius Slade - to cut the advantage to 22-17 at the 9:24 mark. The teams traded runs of seven and 12 points, respectively, over the next seven minutes with a Slade free throw drawing the teams even at 29-29 with 2:40 to play.

Mike Akanji scored Thomas last six points of the half, starting with a three-pointer to break the tie and finishing with a free throw in the final seconds of the half to give Thomas a 35-33 halftime lead.

With Gonzalez back in the lineup to start the second half, the Terriers were able to build an eight-point lead in the first 3:30.

Johnson State closed ranks after four players were dismissed at the 7:00 mark after leaving the bench during an on-court altercation. The Badgers continued to attack the basket on offense and pressure the Terriers into turnovers on defense despite their bench getting much shorter.

After a pair of Dayne Savage free throws gave Thomas a 73-64 lead at the 4:28 mark, Johnson State rattled off nine straight points, knotting the score at 73-73 with 2:19 to play.

Mike Akanji gave the Terriers a 75-73 lead with 1:56 to play when he tipped in a Levi Barnes missed three-pointer. Johnson State regained the lead, though, as Bunch scored layups on back-to-back possessions. The Badgers iced the win with two free throws each by Bunch and Slade.

Bunch finished with 32 points on 10-of-25 shooting with three three-pointers to lead all players. He also hit nine of 10 free throws, pulled down nine rebounds and had four assists. Demetrius Slade added 17 points, 11 rebounds and four steals off the bench, while Benjamin Holl drained three three-pointers en route to 11 points and six rebounds. Slade and Bunch combined to account for 18 of the Badgers' 20 made free throws.

Gonzalez and Savage scored 18 points each to lead the Terriers. Gonzalez completed the double-double by pulling down 11 rebounds and also had three blocks. Barnes struggled to just 6-of-18 shooting from the field but finished with 15 points and eight boards. Akanji added 11 points and seven rebounds, while Tyheem Simon had nine points.

Thomas was more efficient from the field, shooting 43.3 percent (26-of-60) from the field compared to Johnson State's 37.5 percent (27-of-72) and held a slim 44-43 rebounding advantage, but turnovers were the Terriers' bugaboo. Thomas committed 22 to Johnson State's 11.

Both programs host league leader Husson (7-3, 5-0 NAC) in their next outing. The Terriers host the Eagles on Tuesday night, while the Badgers take their shot on Friday evening. Thomas follows that up with a January 16 home date with UMaine-Farmington, while Johnson State entertains Maine Maritime that same afternoon.

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