February 12, 2012

Clippers Top NHTI

Machias, ME- The University of Maine at Machias men's basketball team won a Yankee Conference game Sunday afternoon over NHTI.  The Clippers were able to withstand a great comeback from the Lynx to hold on to an 88-85 victory.  The victory was the third in three days for the Clippers.  Friday night the team beat Central Maine in Auburn and then Saturday beat Southern Maine in South Portland.  The three game win streak puts the Clippers at 20-8, 11-3 in conference play, with two regular season games to go.

The Clippers were led by Will Lewis with 24 points and 6 assists.  David Mendez 17, Hampton Mack 16 and Floyd Higgins 11 all reached double figures.  Mack also had a game high 14 rebounds.  The Lynx were led by Besford Syla with 29 points.

The Clippers return to action Wednesday night with a home game against the University of Maine at Augusta.  Tip for the game is 7:30 pm.