AUGUSTA, MAINE – UMA men's basketball hosted the University of Maine Machias Wednesday night in the Augusta Civic Center after having Tuesday's games postponed due to storms.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Israel Brown was out again for the Moose and Machias was missing their big man Trey Thompson in this YSCC conference matchup. Alex LaFountain's defensive play for the Moose in the opening minutes helped set the pace for an exciting first half of basketball as each team grasped the importance of this conference game. Throughout the first half each team held the lead momentarily staying within 5 points through the first half with the Moose going into the locker room with the lead 45-43.
The Moose continued to have foul trouble in the second half and Machias was able to capitalize on this opening up a 11-point lead with 12 minutes remaining in the game. The Moose stayed within 10 points through the remainder of the game with a final score of 90-80 in favor of Machias.
NOTES OF THE GAME
- Dustin Simpson-Bragg scored 27 points and had 12 rebounds
- Senior Noah Thompson had 14 points 4 rebounds, 1 steal
- Alex LaFountain notched 9 points and 7 rebounds
UMA men's basketball heads to Norwich University for the Ed Hockenbury Classic on Saturday, December 1st at 6PM.