MBB: Thomas Falls in Overtime to UMPI

MBB: Thomas Falls in Overtime to UMPI

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College men's basketball team fell in overtime to UMaine-Presque Isle 93-82 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Wednesday evening.

After an early back-and-forth, UMPI eventually took control and held a 31-19 lead midway through the first half. Thomas quickly closed the gap, outscoring the Owls 21-15 through the rest of the period to bring the score to 46-40 in favor of UMPI at the break.

The Terriers came out hot in the second, starting the half on a 9-2 run to take a 49-48 lead five minutes in. Thomas built their lead to double-digits going up 72-62 with less than seven minutes remaining. UMPI battled back, eventually hitting a last second layup to force overtime.

The Owls kept their momentum going in the extra frame, outscoring Thomas 15-4 to take the 93-82 win.

Lovegeurson Fleurine (Fort Pierce, Fla.) recorded a double-double, leading the Terriers with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Justin Butler (Orlando, Fla.) added 15 points, five rebounds and three assists off the bench, while Jordan Goodson (Orlando, Fla.) notched 12 points.


Thomas will visit UMaine-Farmington on Saturday, January 19 for a NAC game at 1:00 PM.