BOX SCORES Smithfield, Rhode Island – The University of Maine men’s basketball team lost its winning streak to the Bryant Bulldogs on Wednesday night, 71-53.
Bryant got off to a hot start as he scored the first 10 points on the night.
After the first scoring burst by the Bulldogs, the Black Bears quickly settled as the Maine scored the next seven points to make it a 10-7 game.
The Bulldogs pushed their lead back to double digits with Antoine Walker’s layup with 8:12 left in the first half.
The Black Bears locked down their defensive end nearing the end of the half as they forced three turnovers in four possessions to make it a two-point contest with 2:55 remaining and 28-26. Jaden Clayton, Kellen Tynes And Fofo Adetgun was forced to turnover.
Kellen Tynes Decided a three-point shot in the corner, making it a one-point game to the half.
Ja’Shonté Wright-McLeish made a 3-for-3 perfect 3 from the field and hit a pair of 3s for eight points, giving the Black Bears the lead on the attacking side of the floor.
Jaden Clayton He scored five points, grabbed three rebounds, and recorded three assists, which turned into a solid first half.
Charles Pryde led all scorers in the first half with 11 points for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs came out in the second half and took the lead back to double digits as they scored the first 14 points of the first half to make the game 42-29.
Black Bears on the scoreboard in the second half peter filipoviti I hit a free throw at 13:48.
The Bulldogs maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half as the Black Bears won their third straight game Wednesday night, 71-53.
Ja’Shonté Wright-McLeish ended the night with a team-high 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting.
Jaden Clayton Recorded 7 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Kellen Tynes Recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Main. (9-13, 3-6 AE) Back in Orono, he will face off against the UMBC Retrievers on Saturday, February 4th.Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 PM