PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – The Thomas College men's basketball team defeated UMaine-Presque Isle 82-71 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Saturday afternoon.
The teams traded the lead through the first 10 minutes of the half, with the score tied 14-14 midway through the period. The Terriers used an 11-3 run over the next three and a half minutes to take a 25-17 lead late in the half and went into the break up 35-27.
UMPI closed the gap early in the second, starting the half on a 9-2 run that cut the Thomas lead to 37-36. The Terriers held off the Owls through the next few minutes, but UMPI eventually gained a 55-51 lead with 8:37 to go in the game. Thomas took back over with a 10-2 run that gave them the lead back for good as they pulled away with the 82-71 victory.
Lovegeurson Fleurine (Fort Pierce, Fla.) led the way for Thomas with a 19-point, eight-rebound performance. Justin Butler (Orlando, Fla.) and Michael Gilman (Windham, Maine) each chipped in 17 points, with Butler adding six rebounds and five assists.
Thomas will visit Husson for a NAC contest on Friday, February 8 at 5:30 PM.