Men's basketball falls in non-conference game to USM

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 29, 2013
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Sam Willson (Dustin Satloff Photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Sam Willson (Watertown, Conn.) and Ryan Jann (Westford, Mass.) both had 12 points and seven rebounds for Colby College, but the Southern Maine men's basketball team had 18 steals in the game with aggressive halfcourt defense as the Huskies pulled away in the second half for a 70-50 win in non-conference play Tuesday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

 
The Huskies moved to 13-7 overall, while the Mules fall to 6-13.
 
Conor Sullivan (Scarborough, Maine) had 12 points and three assists to lead USM, which forced 23 Mule turnovers. Alex Kee (Bath, Maine) and Sean Bergeron (Kennebunk, Maine) both had 10 points for the winners. James Odneal (Pontiac, Md.) had a solid all-around game with six points, a team-high nine rebounds, and a team-high four assists. Mike Poulin (Readfield, Maine) was 3-for-3 from the field for seven points and seven rebounds.

Connor O'Neil (Freeport, Maine) chipped in eight points, while Patrick Stewart (Bangor, Maine) had a game-high 11 rebounds for the Mules.

Southern Maine got off to a 9-0 start to the contest, thanks to five points from Poulin. The Huskies never trailed in the game, but the Mules were as close as 18-16 with 8:02 to play in the first half. USM, though, went on a 14-3 run to end the first half to take a 32-19 margin.
 
Colby was never able to get the lead to single digits in the second half. The Mules got as close as 42-32 with 13:58 to play, but the Huskies immediately scored four straight points. USM's biggest lead was 22 points at 60-38 with 6:25 to go.
 
SOUTHERN MAINE 70, COLBY 50
SOUTHERN MAINE (13-7)
Conor Sullivan 6-14 0-0 12; Sean Bergeron 4-9 2-2 10; Alex Kee 5-17 0-1 10;
Cole Libby 3-5 1-2 8; Mike Poulin 3-3 0-1 7; James Odneal 3-7 0-0 6; Brandon
Tomah 2-6 0-0 5; Brian Alexander 2-5 0-0 5; Jacob Littlefield 1-3 0-0 3;
Aaron Toman 1-1 0-0 2; Brandon Graham 1-3 0-0 2; Kyle Sanborn 0-0 0-0 0;
Michael Trahan 0-0 0-0 0; Tanner Storey 0-0 0-0 0; Tyler Penney 0-0 0-0 0;
Lincoln Dresser 0-0 0-0 0; Omar Haji-Hersi 0-0 0-0 0; Jeremy Chambers 0-1
0-0 0. Totals 31-74 3-6 70.
COLBY (6-13)
Ryan Jann 2-7 7-7 12; Sam Willson 4-15 4-6 12; Connor O'Neil 3-8 0-0 8;
Patrick Stewart 2-4 0-1 4; Shane Rogers 2-4 0-0 4; Nick Rimsa 2-3 0-0 4;
Kareem Kalil 1-2 0-0 2; Danny Chase 1-7 0-0 2; Matt Mignon 0-4 1-2 1; Jesse
Coulon 0-1 1-2 1; Ben Brassord 0-2 0-0 0; Jonathan Kalin 0-1 0-0 0; John
Gallego 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-59 13-18 50.
Southern Maine................ 32 38  - 70
Colby......................... 19 31  - 50
3-point goals--Southern Maine 5-27 (Mike Poulin 1-1; Jacob Littlefield 1-2;
Brian Alexander 1-2; Brandon Tomah 1-4; Cole Libby 1-2; Brandon Graham 0-1;
James Odneal 0-1; Alex Kee 0-7; Sean Bergeron 0-2; Conor Sullivan 0-5),
Colby 3-20 (Connor O'Neil 2-5; Ryan Jann 1-4; Shane Rogers 0-1; Danny Chase
0-4; Matt Mignon 0-2; Jesse Coulon 0-1; Jonathan Kalin 0-1; Sam Willson
0-2). Fouled out--Southern Maine-None, Colby-None. Rebounds--Southern Maine
43 (James Odneal 9), Colby 48 (Patrick Stewart 11). Assists--Southern Maine
18 (James Odneal 4), Colby 10 (Danny Chase 3). Total fouls--Southern Maine
18, Colby 13. Technical fouls--Southern Maine-None, Colby-None. A-200

 
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