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Southern Maine downs PSU Men’s Basketball

Burt tops Panthers with hot-shooting

            GORHAM, Maine – Senior guard Alex Kee (Bath, Maine) scored a game-high 15 points on 5-for-12 shooting from the field Tuesday night to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 71-46 win over the Plymouth State University Panthers in a Little East Conference men's basketball matchup at Hill Gym.

            Senior Kevin Eisenberg (Moultonborough, N.H.) drained a jumper 51 seconds into the game giving the Panthers an early lead, but Southern Maine junior Conor Sullivan (Scarborough, Maine) scored just over a minute and a half later to tie the score at two, and the Huskies never trailed after that, pulling ahead by as many as 25 points in the second half.

            Kee added four rebounds, two assists and one steal to go along with his 15 points. Junior Brandon Tomah (Princeton, Maine) scored nine points, and Sullivan and junior James Odneal (Pontiac, Mich.) each scored seven points.

            The Huskies held the Panthers to 17 points on 20 percent shooting from the field in the first half, heading into the break with a 31-17 lead.

            PSU junior Petey Skevas (Wethersfield, Conn.) scored 1:16 into the second half, making the score 31-19 before USM rattled off a 7-0 run to jump out to a 38-19 lead. The Huskies gained their largest lead when a jumper from sophomore Tyler Penney (Barnstead, N.H.) put USM up 51-26 with 8:33 remaining in the game.

            Sophomore Alex Burt (Dover, N.H.) led Plymouth with 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field and a 2-for-5 mark from beyond the arc. Junior Mark MacGregor (Rochester, N.H.) had a game-high 10 rebounds, and Skevas and freshman Uche Nwokeji (Lynn, Mass.) scored nine points apiece.

            Southern Maine improves to 11-7 and 6-2 in the LEC, while. Plymouth State drops to 3-14 and 1-7 in conference play. Both teams play conference road games on Saturday as USM travels to Western Connecticut and Plymouth State visits UMass Dartmouth. 

(Courtesy of Southern Maine Sports Information) 

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