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USM versus UMB

Posted on February 15, 2016 in Sports
By USM Free Press

By Erin Brown

Gorham – Wednesday night the Southern Maine Huskies paid tribute to the town of Gorham when both women and men’s basketball teams hosted Gorham Night at the Costello Sports Complex.

The Gorham Recreation Department’s third and fourth grade boys and girls All-Star basketball teams took the court during both halftimes to provide entertainment with exhibition games. Members of both men’s and women’s basketball teams signed t-shirts which were raffled off to two lucky third and fourth graders from Gorham Recreation.

Women Drop Second In A Row After 69-68 Loss To UMass Boston

The first portion of the Gorham Night double-header started out when women’s team record dropped to 11-8 after the Huskies spent majority of the game neck and neck with the UMass Boston Beacons. Though the Beacons held onto the lead majority of the matchup, it took until the last seconds to decide a winner after the

Huskies attempted a fourth quarter rally that included a three pointer from senior Ella Ramonas (Portland, ME/Deering) to tie up the game with eight seconds remaining.

UMass Boston edged Southern Maine for the majority of the game and held onto a strong lead for the first three quarters of play. Coming into the fourth quarter trailing, 55-49, the Huskies we’re able to outshoot the Beacons 19-14 in the hopes of a comeback. Ramona’s totaled eleven points in the fourth quarter, including her three-pointer to tie the game up at 68 in the last eight seconds. A charge foul on freshman Kimberly Howrigan (Fairfield, VT/Bellows Free Academy) would send UMass Boston’s Grace Geary to the free throw line where she went one for two to win the game for the Beacons 69-68. Senior Megan Pelletier (Winslow, ME/ Messalonskee) lead Southern Maine in points for the evening with a tally of twenty. Ramona’s followed with a total of sixteen.

UMass Boston sophomore Grace Geary led both the Beacons and Huskies in points with a total of thirty-three after four quarters. Geary lead the Beacons into improving their record to 13-9.

Men Snap Two Game Losing Streak With 74-53 Win

The final game of the Southern Maine versus UMass Boston double-header tipped off at 7:30 as the men’s teams hit the courts. The Huskies grabbed a hot start and didn’t let up the entire forty minutes of play. Southern Maine would improve to 13-9 with their win over UMass Boston and break the two game losing streak the Huskies had going for them.

Senior Cole Libby (Buxton, ME/Bonny Eagle) had the Huskies out ahead as he lit up the first half. Libby led both teams in points as he picked up twenty throughout the course of the game. Southern Maine closed the first half leading UMass Boston 35-25; fourteen of Southern Maine’s points came from the hands of Libby.

The second half was just as prosperous for the Huskies, they allowed only 28 baskets from the Beacons and put up an additional 39 to take the game 74-53. Senior Aaron Toman (Gardiner, ME/Gardiner) came second to Libby in points for the evening with sixteen. Toman put up twelve of his points in the second half to bring the Huskies to their eventual victory.  

Both teams will be hosting their final home games of the season Wednesday February 17th as they take on Plymouth State for senior night. The double header begins at 5:30 when the women tip off and the men are to follow for a 7:30 tip off.

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