Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Maine 81, Bishop's 54

The Black Bears broke the game open with a 20-1 run to end the third quarter, holding the host Gaiters to only 32 points after 3 quarters to build leads as large as 30 points as Maine began their five-game tour of CIS schools in Lennoxville with a comfortable win. 

After trailing by 15 after the opening half, Bishop's had opened the second half on a 12-5 run highlighted by six points including a three by 6'8" incoming freshman Matt McLean (Ottawa Ashbury) and culminated by back-to-back threes by 6'0" Orien Green (12 points on 4-10 shooting from downtown) and 6'0" JUCO transfer Sean Monplaisir (8 points) to bring the game back to within 8 with 8 minutes remaining in the third.  But Bishop's could score only 1 point the remainder of the quarter, hurting themselves with 5 turnovers during the stretch and the game was never in doubt thereafter.

Burly 6'7" 250 lbs. senior center Sean McNally had 17 points and 9 rebounds for Maine, which shot 48% from the floor and went 23-31 from the foul line for the game.  Fellow 6'7" senior forward Troy Barnies added 10 while 6'6" senior swingman Malachi Peay from Brooklyn, NY added a 13 point, 10 rebound double-double for the Black Bears, who continue their tour of Canada on Wednesday night in Montreal against McGill, in Dave DeAveiro's Redmen coaching debut.

The Gaiters had difficulty scoring against the bigger, more experienced Black Bears as Bishop's got to the line only 8 times all night and shot only 32.8% for the game.  Bishop's stayed in the game with a 9-25 performance from beyond the arc while Maine went only 2-21 from downtown.

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