Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (2-8, 0-2 NAC) vs. SUNY Canton (5-8, 1-1 NAC), 7:30 p.m., Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.
Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. SUNY Canton, 3:00 p.m., Second Annual Jimmy Card Celebration of Life Game, Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.
Series History: The Mariners and Roos are 1-1 all-time in two meetings, meeting for the first time last season for a pair of NAC matchups at Canton.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to SUNY Canton 76-64 last season on January 5, 2019 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Stan Cohen Court.
The Kangaroos jumped out to a 7-0 lead at 16:26 of the first half, and continued to pull away taking a 41-23 lead into halftime.
The Mariners battled back in the second half and put together a 10-point run to cut Canton's lead to 54-49 with 7:57 remaining. Maine Maritime closed the gap to four points following a basket by Kimani Anderson (Houston, Texas) at 6:46, but the Roos held on for the win.
Riley Jorgenson (Vienna, Va.) led the Mariners with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, while also adding five assists, a steal and a block.
Adam Richardson tallied 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine) contributed 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and a steal.
Jordan Stewart led Canton with 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Brandon Adkisson and Robert Holliday, Jr. contributed 13 points each. Adkisson added four assists and a rebound, while Holliday, Jr. chipped in with two assists, two steals and a rebound.
Andrew Fitch tallied a game-high 13 rebounds, eight points, five blocks and a steal for the Roos.
The Mariners shot 36.8 percent from the floor and 26.9 percent from three-point land, while the Roos shot 53.8 percent overall and 36.8 percent beyond the arc. Canton held a 33-29 advantage in rebounds.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball fell to Saint Joseph's College of Maine, 81-72 on Tuesday night in non-conference action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
The Mariners used a seven-point run to take a 14-6 lead at 12:32, but the Monks battled back and took a 23-19 advantage at 9:06. The two teams battled closely in the closing minutes of the first half and entered halftime deadlocked at 34-34.
St. Joe's used an 11-point run to take a 66-59 lead with 5:54 remaining and took a double-figure lead (71-61) with less than four minutes to play. The Mariners closed the gap to seven points on two occasions with under one minute to play, but St. Joe's hung on for the win.
Riley Jorgenson led the Mariners with 17 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block, Nicholas DePatsy contributed 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and a block and DeMerrill Levy (Houston, Texas) added 13 points, a game-high eight assists, five rebounds and a steal. Kimani Anderson chipped in with 11 points, a team-best eight rebounds, three steals and an assist.
Jack Casale led the Monks with a double-double of 28 points and 16 rebounds, while also adding three assists, and a steal, David Keohan recorded 18 points, two rebounds and a block and Griffin Foley chipped in with 16 points, three rebounds and three steals.
The Mariners shot 45.8 percent from the floor and 52.9 percent from behind the arc, while the Monks shot 48.2 percent overall and 24.1 percent from three-point land. The Mariners held a 33-31 edge in rebounds, but committed 23 turnovers while the Monks only committed 17.
SUNY Canton's Last Game: Quran DuBois scored a game-high 16 points and Andrew Fitch added his fourth double-double of the season but the SUNY Canton men's basketball team fell 58-54 at SUNY Delhi in non-league action on Saturday, January 4.
The Broncos were all over the Roos early jumping out to an 18-3 lead less than five minutes in. The hosts extended their lead to as many as 15 but Canton used a 9-0 run to get within four (27-23) with 1:59 left in the opening half. Delhi led 30-25 at intermission.
The Roos tied the game at 30 apiece early in the second half following a DuBois three-pointer. Delhi extended the lead to eight midway through the second stanza and led by as many as 10 with 6:37 to play. Canton cut the lead down to two with 10 seconds remaining but Joseph Werner was unable to hit on the free throw to finish the old-fashioned three-point play.
After a pair of missed free throws from the Broncos, Canton had a chance to tie or take the lead but was unable to get a shot off before turning it over. The Broncos then hit a pair of the charity stripe to seal the win.
DuBois led all players with 16 points and added five rebounds and four steals. Fitch totaled 13 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks. Juztin Chambers-Phillips chipped in eight points and six rebounds. Werner tallied seven points and eight boards, while Danny Santana recorded seven points and six rebounds.
Payton Dean led Delhi with 10 points and 14 rebounds, while Justin Daoud (11) and Jordan Fragale (10) also reached double figures.
The Mariners: After 10 games Maine Maritime averages 67.3 points, 33.3 rebounds and 14.9 assists per game, while shooting 42.3 percent from the floor, 37.6 percent from three-point land and 70.8 percent from the line.
Nicholas DePatsy leads the Mariners with 17.7 points per game, DeMerrill Levy averages 12.7 points per game while leading the team with 5.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Kimani Anderson and Riley Jorgenson lead the Mariners with 1.4 steals per game.
The Roos: After 13 games the Roos average 68.5 points, 43.8 rebounds and 13.1 assists per game, while shooting 41.0 percent from the floor, 29.2 percent from three-point land and 71.2 percent from the line.
Danny Santana leads Canton with 15.2 points per game, while Quran DuBois averages 12.3 points per game and leads the team with 2.7 steals per game and Andrew Fitch averages 11.1 points per game, while leading the Roos with 9.1 rebounds and 4.4 blocks per game. Kahdean Bennett leads the Roos with 2.6 assists per game.