GORHAM, Maine – Dhalyn Sanders-Dyer had a game-high 18 points to lead four players in double figures as the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs earned an 83-56 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference men's basketball game Saturday afternoon at Hill Gymnasium.
The Corsairs remain undefeated with the win improve to 5-0 and 1-0 in the Little East. Southern Maine's three-game win streak comes to an end as the Huskies stand at 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the LEC.
Dyer was 7-for-11 from the field for his 18 points. Junior Jake Ashworth added 17 points, while sophomore Adam Seablom tossed in 16. Ashworth was 5-for-8 for three for his 17 points. Sophomore Sean Leahy had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Corsairs, while senior Harry Alexander ripped down a game-high 15 boards, including seven offensive rebounds.
USM sophomore Jacobe Thomas (Houston, Texas/Davis) led USM with 16 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. He added a pair of blocked shots. Juniors DJ Anderson (Houston, Texas/Davis) and Peter Drennan (New Orleans, La./Isidore Newman) each had seven points, while freshman Cameron Wood (Winthrop, Maine) led USM with eight rebounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Down four, 22-18, following a layup from Thomas with 9:18 to play in the half , USM found itself down by 11, 29-18, following a 7-0 run from the Corsairs capped by an Ashworth three with 6:12 to play in the half. USM freshman Cody Hawes (Carmel, Maine/Hermon) trimmed USM's deficit to eight, 38-30, with 17 seconds remaining in the half with a three, but the Corsairs answered right back wth a layup from Marcus Azor for the 40-30 lead at the break.
- Both teams exchanged baskets in the second half, and a triple from Anderson with 8:49 left in the game had USM down 60-50; however, the Corsairs slammed the door on the game with a 21-0 run that spanned seven minutes to have the game in hand 81-50 with 1:42 to play . Six different players scored in the pivotal run for UMD led by five points from Leahy.
- The Corsairs shot 47.1 percent from the field (33-for-70) and had an advantage of a 46-35 on the glass. UMD outscored USM 46-18 in the paint.
- USM shot 32.3 percent (21-for-65) from the field, and had 17 offensive rebounds, led by six from Wood.
Southern Maine hosts non-conference opponent Bates College on Tuesday (7:30 pm).