Bangor, Maine – The Thomas College men's basketball team dropped a heartbreaking 77-70 loss to North Atlantic Conference rival Husson University Tuesday evening. The Terriers were led by junior Jarrad DeVaughn, who scored 17 points and grabbed a team high eight rebounds.
With the loss the Terriers fall to 7-5 (4-3 NAC) on the season, while the home standing Eagles improve to 3-9 (3-3 NAC).
Along with DeVaughn three other Terriers hit double figures in the loss, sophomore Franklin Salvador came through with a 15 point performance despite going 5-21 from the field. Stanley Greene Jr. came off the bench and added 13 points for the Terriers, while Martin Cleveland scored 11 points against his former team. Cleveland was a member of the Eagles 2007 NAC Championship team.
The Terriers led for much of the first half, and found themselves up 18-6 with left in the half, when the Eagles with on a 20-0 run. The Eagles took a 28-20 lead in the break.
The Terriers chipped away at the Eagles lead and tied the game up at 57 apiece with 8:28 left in the game. The Eagles began to run away from the Terriers with a layup by Mike Gonzales pushing the Eagles lead to 58-62. After a 30 second time the Terriers were able to shrink the host teams' lead to one point with 6:08 remaining, but the visitors were unable to gain a lead on their host as the Terriers offense seemed to cool off for the remainder of the game.
The Terriers will return to action on Saturday January 14th when they hope to take down rival the University of Maine at Farmington at 2:00 p.m. The Beavers are currently in first place in the NAC.