FARMINGTON, Maine – Despite recording one of the team's better overall shooting performances of the season, including a team season-high nine made three-pointers, the Green Mountain College men's basketball team suffered an 84-64 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) loss to UMaine-Farmington on Friday night in Dearborn Gymnasium.
The game was a tale of two dramatically different halves as the Eagles struggled through the opening 20 minutes while thriving in the game's second half.
Green Mountain (7-14, 5-11 NAC) endured a pair of first half scoring droughts that combined spanned a period of five minutes and allowed UMaine-Farmington to shoot the ball at a 66.7 percent clip which resulted in a 53-26 deficit at the intermission. The Eagles were outrebounded 20-7 and registered just two assists in the opening frame.
The Eagles played significantly better in the second half shooting 15-of-29 (51.7 %) from the field while racking up 10 assists on their 15 made baskets. The team also outrebounded the Beavers 19-9. All of this led to GMC outscoring the hosts 38-31 in the second half.
Alex Sanchez (San Fernando, Calif.) finished with 15 points on 5-10 shooting and 3-7 from behind the arc to lead the team in scoring. Duane Goodman, Jr. (Charlotte, N.C.) added 12 points as the only other Eagle to score double-digit points. Matt Hess (Rising Sun, Md.) tied for the lead among reserves with seven points along with his team-high 10 rebounds. Oluwadare Sowunmi (Harlem, N.Y.) scored a season-best seven points with three boards and a pair of blocks.
The Eagles shot 47.2% from the floor (25-53), 34.6% from three-point land (9-26) and 45.5% at the free throw line (5-11). The Eagles tallied 32 rebounds, 12 assists, four steals and two blocks.
GMC will close out the trip to Maine with a game against Thomas on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.