WATERVILLE, Maine – Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) hit nine three-pointers to set a Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball single-game record and scored a career-high 33 points as the Mariners fell to Thomas College 79-73 on Saturday afternoon, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
How it Happened: After a back-and-forth opening five minutes, the Mariners went on a 10-point run, highlighted by back-to-back threes from DePatsy to take a 17-8 lead at 12:09. The Terriers hit a basket, but DePatsy responded with another three to give the Mariners their biggest lead of the game, 20-10, at 11:04. Thomas orchestrated a 15-1 run to close out the first half, and the Terriers took a 40-32 edge into halftime.
The Terriers scored seven-unanswered points to open up the second half to build a 47-32 lead, but the Mariners continued to chip away at the deficit and closed the gap to just two points (67-65) with 3:57 to play. Despite the Mariners' surge, Thomas went a perfect 6-of-6 from the line in the final minute to hang on for the victory.
Inside the Numbers: DePatsy led all players with a game-high 33 points, going 9-of-13 from behind the arc, and added five rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block.
Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) tallied 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Zach Mackinnon led Thomas with 21 points and two rebounds, Justin Butler contributed 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and a steal and Michael Gilman chipped in with 11 points and a steal. Jordan Goodson finished just shy of a double-double with game-high 10 rebounds, eight points, six assists and four steals.
The Mariners shot 51.2 percent from the floor and 60.0 percent from three-point land, while the Terriers shot 43.3 percent overall and 40.0 percent from behind the arc. Thomas held a 37-26 advantage in rebounds on the afternoon.
Historically Speaking: With nine three-pointers, DePatsy becomes the single-season leader in three-pointers made with 88 and counting this season. The junior moves to second all-time in three-pointers made in a career with 235 and is the first MMA player since 2005 to score 33 points in game.
Up Next: The Mariners fall to 11-12 overall and 7-6 in the conference, while the Terriers improve to 11-12 on the season and 8-5 in the NAC. Maine Maritime wraps up regular season play on Tuesday, February 12 when they host Husson University at 5:30 pm and honor the team's lone senior, Richardson, on Senior Night.