Men's Basketball Opens 2018 with a Victory Over Curry

Men's Basketball Opens 2018 with a Victory Over Curry

MILTON, Mass. -- Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball defeated Curry College 84-73 on Tuesday night in non-conference action inside of Katz Gymnasium. 

With the win the Mariners improve to 1-10 on the season, while Curry drops to 1-9 overall. Maine Maritime returns to action on Saturday, January 6 against Husson University at 3:00 p.m. inside of Smith Gymnasium.

The Mariners jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first three minutes of play, but the Colonels took the lead with 12 minutes to go in the first half. The two teams battled back-and-forth until a pair of 3-pointers from Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) and a layup from Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) sent the Mariners into halftime with a 42-31 lead. 

Maine Maritime never looked back in the second half, leading by as much as 17 points (52-35) at 16:52. The Colonels closed the gap to single-digits in the closing minutes, but the Mariners hung on for the victory.

DePatsy and Richardson led Maine Maritime with 17 points each. DePatsy added five rebounds, three assists and a steal while Richardson chipped in with six rebounds and two assists. Brendan Newcomb (Holden, Maine) added 12 points, two assists and a rebound and Riley Jorgenson (Vienna, Va.) tallied his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while also adding three steals and two assists.

Jared Thorpe-Johnson and Louis Stein led Curry with 17 points apiece. Thorpe-Johnson added three rebounds and an assist while Stein chipped in with two assists, a steal and a rebound. Justin Kelley contributed 15 points and three rebounds. 

The Mariners shot 50.9 percent from the floor, while the Colonels shot 40.7 percent. Maine Maritime also held a 42-25 edge in rebounds.