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Thomas Men’s Basketball Has a Solid Game vs #1 NAC Seed UMF

Thomas Men’s Basketball hosted the #1 NAC Seed University of Maine Farmington on Tuesday, January 31, finishing with a 96-79 loss. First-Year James Thomas Phelan landed his career high in points tonight, ending with 23 points.

The Records:
Thomas College: (3-17), NAC (1-10)
University of Maine Farmington: (14-7), NAC (10-1)

How it Happened:

  • Thomas kept a good pace with Farmington, but seven minutes in found themselves down by ten, 20-10
  • Multiple Terriers worked to minimize that gap, finishing with Jacob Bouchard dropping a three to make it a four point game, 26-22 Farmington
  • The Beavers went on a thirteen-point run until Thomas could find the basket, leaving a big gap going into halftime 46-31 Farmington
  • The Terriers had their hot moments, but could not get stops while on defense keeping the lead with the Beavers
  • One specific hot hand came from Phelan as he got nineteen points during the second half
  • Final score ending 96-79 Farmington

Inside the Numbers:

  • Along with Phelans career high points, he finished the night with five assists and three steals
  • Matthew Hadnot had an impressive night with seven total rebounds, four being on offense
  • Hadnot also ended the night with the Terriers second highest points with thirteen
  • Thomas went 12 for 13 on the free throw night, one of their best performances of the season

What is Next:
Men’s Basketball with host the University of Maine Presque Isle on Friday, February 3rd at the Larry Mahaney Gymnasium at 7:30pm.