MACHIAS, Maine — Brandon Blakely hit two free throws and Ben Teer added a 3-pointer in the game’s final 90 seconds to lift the University of Maine-Machias Clippers to an 85-81 men’s basketball victory over the UM-Fort Kent Bengals Monday night.
UMFK’s Joe McCloskey hit a jumper to give the Bengals an 81-80 lead with 2:17 to play in a seesaw final 10 minutes, but Blakely answered for UMM with two free throws and Dexter Moore grabbed the defensive rebound on a UMFK miss to set up Teer’s 3-pointer with 32 seconds left. UMFK then missed its next two attempts.
Brandon Blakely paced UMM with 28 points and Ivory Snead contributed 19 points and 18 rebounds. Teer finished with 15 points and seven assists.
McCloskey poured in 35 points to lead UMFK. He also had nine rebounds. Roosevelt Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds while Jake Rioux had 13 points.
St. Joseph’s 60, UMF 56
At Farmington, the St. Joseph’s College Monks took an eight-point lead with 21 seconds left and then held off the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers for the victory.
Ian Mileikis hit two free throws with 21 seconds left to give the Monks a 59-51 lead, but UMF’s Logan Nichols hit a jumper and Sean Murphy followed with a 3-pointer to cut it to 59-56 with 14 seconds left.
Mileikis then hit one of two free throws with two seconds left to secure the win for St. Joe’s, now 1-1. UMF is now 0-2.
John Crawley sparked the Monks with 18 points, Ben Malloy added 12 and Quinn Richardson-Newton put in 11. Jerome Diggs grabbed nine rebounds and Darian Berry had eight to help St. Joe’s gain a 47-34 team advantage.
Nick Hilton paced UMF with 17 points and five rebounds. Eric Berry and Murphy each added 10 points. Murphy had eight rebounds.
St. Joseph’s 62, UMF 54
At Farmington, St. Joseph’s outscored UMaine-Farmington 22-15 in the third quarter after trailing by three at halftime and then enjoyed a four-point scoring margin in the final quarter to earn the victory.
Morgan Cahill paced St. Joe’s with 20 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots. Emily Quirion chipped in with 14 points while Kelsi McNamara contributed with 10 points, five steals, five assists and five rebounds.
Meghan Smith paced UMF 20 points and 22 rebounds. Kennadi Grover added 15 points and five rebounds.
UMFK 78, UMM 40
At Machias, Romanalyn Inocencio recorded 22 points, six rebounds and three assists to help the UMaine-Fort Kent Bengals roll by the UM-Machias Clippers.
Inocencio hit 10 of 11 shots from the field, sparking UMFK’s strong 28-for-53 team effort (52.8 percent).
Ahjana Coleman chipped in with 16 points and six assists for UMFK while Samantha Carapellucci contributed 14 points and seven rebounds. Danielle Carrillo added 12 points.
Brooklynne Lewis paced UMM with 12 points and Meagan Cope added 10. Kali Alley chipped in with nine points and 11 rebounds.