GAME RECAP • 1/5/2014
MEN'S BASKETBALL vs. UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK - ST. JOHN
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The University of Maine-Fort Kent men’s basketball team capped off play at the 2014 United Insurance Can-Am Classic Sunday afternoon defeating the University of New Brunswick-St. John 75-59. UMFK went 2-0 on the weekend defeating Dalhousie Agricultural Campus 79-60 on Saturday.
Sunday, the host Bengals used a 40-29 second half to pull away from the Seawolves after holding just a five point lead at the break (35-30). All-Tournament selection Jeremy Bishop (JR Montreal, Canada) scored eight of his 10 points and grabbed nine of his 10 boards in the second half. Bishop was joined on the All-Tournament team by Fred Sanchez (SO Bronx, NY) who scored a game-high 24 points Sunday.
UMFK jumped out to a 18-8 lead seven minutes into the game but UNB-SJ responded to draw within five at the break behind the play of All-Tournament player Jarred Crawford (3rd YR Quispamsis, New Brunswick) who scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half.
The host Bengals then put together a strong second half to pick up their second win in as many days. Junior guard James Givens (Fairfield, Maine) was solid running the Bengals with 15 points and a team-high eight assists. UMFK held a 40-26 advantage on the glass and a 16-2 margin in bench points.
The University of Maine-Presque Isle cruised past Dalhousie Agricultural in the first men’s game of the day two 92-28 behind a game-high 26 points from Michael Warner (SR Norwich, UK) and 17 points from All-Tournament Selection Thiago Conceicao (FR Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The Owls nailed eleven three pointers and held a 54-24 advantage on the boards.
DAL AG was led by All-Tournament member Taran Jordan (Truro, Nova Scotia) with seven points, seven rebounds and six assists.