MBB: Terriers Pull By UMPI, 82-71

MBB: Terriers Pull By UMPI, 82-71

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – The Thomas College men's basketball team defeated UMaine-Presque Isle 82-71 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Saturday afternoon.

The teams traded the lead through the first 10 minutes of the half, with the score tied 14-14 midway through the period. The Terriers used an 11-3 run over the next three and a half minutes to take a 25-17 lead late in the half and went into the break up 35-27.

UMPI closed the gap early in the second, starting the half on a 9-2 run that cut the Thomas lead to 37-36. The Terriers held off the Owls through the next few minutes, but UMPI eventually gained a 55-51 lead with 8:37 to go in the game. Thomas took back over with a 10-2 run that gave them the lead back for good as they pulled away with the 82-71 victory.

Lovegeurson Fleurine (Fort Pierce, Fla.) led the way for Thomas with a 19-point, eight-rebound performance. Justin Butler (Orlando, Fla.) and Michael Gilman (Windham, Maine) each chipped in 17 points, with Butler adding six rebounds and five assists.

WHAT'S NEXT

Thomas will visit Husson for a NAC contest on Friday, February 8 at 5:30 PM.

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